Canada jumped three notches to the fourth place on the Global Peace Index in 2011, an international think-tank said Tuesday. Only Iceland, Denmark and New Zealand were more peaceful.
The index, published by the independent Institute for Economics and Peace, attributed Canada’s rise to fewer casualties among its troops stationed in Afghanistan.
Overall, it showed the world was a more peaceful place last year despite unrest in different parts of the globe, reversing a two-year decline.
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