We made the cut!

Often Canadians like making it onto lists — best quality of life, most expensive cities, kindest and gentlest societies, that kind of thing.

But then there are lists Canada is on but would prefer to be left off, like the Al-Qaeda target lists, or this one — super-bear economist Nouriel Roubini’s list of countries likely to experience a hard landing. That’s right, we made the big time, along with the U.S., the U.K., helium-housed Ireland and Spain, and, um, the Baltics. Poor old Japan, which has only recently recovered from its “lost decade”, is also part of the exclusive club.