"...Canada joins a list of mostly emerging economies as a country with the wind at its back in the coming years. Among other countries Bremmer identifies as winners are Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey and even Africa, which he describes as a “pivot continent.”

Not surprisingly, Bremmer cites Canada’s commodity-heavy economy as the reason for its inclusion in the list, but he notes that one of the major factors in Canada’s sunny outlook is its decreasing dependence on the U.S. as a market. "