They boast one of the world's highest per capita gun ownership rates — and yet have one of the lowest incidence rates of violent crime of any developed nation.
On top of that, in the last four years the nation's political compass (based on recent elections) has hardly changed at all.
Compare that to America's state of political stability, where one party would just as soon tear out the other's throat than work together...
All this before we even start to delve into what really makes the nation a force to respect: their wealth.
With as much as 1.7 trillion barrels of oil now within recoverable reach from their massive oil sands mega-formations, this nation has in its grasp more than six times the oil of Saudi Arabia's reserves.
If that weren't enough, they have a total landmass second only to Russia — including some of the world's richest mineral reserves.
This nation is home to the world capital of precious metals and mineral mining, a city that consistently ranks as one of the most livable cities on Earth.
In a time of general economic uncertainty, this level of stability has a way of reflecting on all aspects of life... especially those that suffer most when growth stagnates.
An example: Their real estate market has thoroughly bounced back from recession-era lows to such an extent that high-end properties are the common target of bidding wars today among both national and international buyers.
The smart money is pouring in from around the globe. But perhaps the biggest single segment comes from another emerging economic powerhouse: China.
All this with a population just barely more than 10% of the United States'.
I'm talking, of course, about our neighbor to the north.
Canada isn't just a resource superpower to rival Russia or the United States...
They're right up there in terms of defense as well. Because Canada is the only nation in the world with whom the U.S. shares its strategic nuclear nerve center, NORAD, it is arguably not just the most stable economy there is, but the safest place to live on any basis.
Of course, all of this may not be news to people interested in the energy or mineral industries.
In fact, for many investors — myself included — Canadian industry is the foundation of a stable and consistently-growing portfolio.
Which is why what's coming next is all the more exciting.
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You see, one of the world's largest corporations is about to make one of their biggest expansions ever right into the Canadian market.
It's an American company — a household name to any consumer interested in, well, any household product there is... from groceries and household electronics to auto parts and clothing.
This expansion (announced less than two months ago) should easily double this company's share price in the next year or two.
If you think Apple's unstoppable rise over the last few years is a compelling investment story, you're going to love this...
Later this week, I'll be publishing an extensive write-up on how you can play Canada with one of the safest investments on the planet.
To your wealth,
Brian is a founding member and President of Angel Publishing and investment director for the income and dividend newsletter The Wealth Advisory. He writes about general investment strategies for Wealth Daily and Energy & Capital. Known as the "original bull on America," Brian is also the author of the 2008 book, Profit from the Peak: The End of Oil and the Greatest Investment Event of the Century. In addition to writing about the economy, investments and politics, Brian is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox and countless radio shows. For more on Brian, take a look at his editor's page.