Re: “Trump hands Poilievre’s Conservatives the bully’s blueprint to power,” (The Hill Times, June 19, p. 10). We have been hearing a lot from Pierre Poilievre that “Canada is broken” and that even things that past Conservative governments did are now to be blamed on the current Trudeau government. Well, the wider world seems to have a different take on things. The Economist Intelligence Unit, the group providing analysis to the British news journal, The Economist, just recently published its annual list of the 10 most livable cities in the world. Three of the 10 are in Canada. More Canadian cities made the list than any other country. The ranking was based on a number of factors including access to health care, culture, quality of the environment, education, infrastructure, and political stability. Except for 2021, the same three Canadian cities—Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver—have been in the top 10 for the last nine years. The populist governments of the United Kingdom and the United States have failed to have even one city make the grade during that time. There is a correlation between solid, democratic, socialist governments and the quality of life. Populism seems attractive as a democratic meme, but it isn't real democracy. Is Canada broken? I don't think so. Tom McElroy Toronto, Ont.