MacLean's apparently has an article about a survey done by the Atlantic Institute about the best/worst run cities in Canada. I found it interesting. There lots of supporting data to go along with it too for all the sceptics, so I suggest at least looking it over before being too defencive about how your city was ranked.
The rankings for CFL cities are:
In my estimation, there doesn't seem to be a huge difference between Vancouver and Montreal, but I haven't read all the supporting docs either. Looking at the list in total, I doubt there are any really bad places, but I haven't been to quite a few of them, let alone lived there for very long.
Anybody have any thoughts on this?