Canada does better than the USA on most standard of living indices including life expectancy, health care, and education. Canada even bests the USA on social issues such as marriage equality and immigration.
Moreover, Canada has this image of being environmentally progressive. It's a land of virgin forests, pristine lakes, and snow capped mountains. However, according to the Conference Board of Canada, Canada produces more garbage per capita than any other developed country in the world. That's right, Canadians are big garbage producers!
Here's one statistic where the USA isn't number one.