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It pays to live on an island: N.L., P.E.I. least stressed provinces

More than 1 in 5 Canadians reported significant levels of stress

November 12, 2017

There's no need to worry, say Newfoundlanders. (Submitted by Jo-d Martin/Facebook)

The economic prospects on the East Coast may not be the best in the country, but people living there don't seem to be too worried about it.

The Canadian Community Health Survey, released by Statistics Canada this week, shows that all four Atlantic provinces have stress levels below the national average. 


It pays to live on an island: Newfoundland and Labrador's stress levels were the lowest (the vast majority of the population lives on Newfoundland), and P.E.I. ranked second.

The survey asked people 12 and over if they perceived that most days in their life were quite a bit or extremely stressful. More than one in five Canadians said yes.

The most stressed Canadians lived right next to Atlantic Canada in Quebec.

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