Who are those commenters to judge? Denmark is a tiny country, about the size of the state of Virginia. Its extensive train and long-distance bus network gets travelers from one end of the country to the other in a relatively short time. Its sustainability initiatives are world-class. So it's no surprise that they might find us "backward".
Besides, many citizens of Europe have no clue about how large Canada really is - or North America for that matter - and how necessary a car is to many people living here because of the sheer distances between places.
When my cousin Graham first came here from England he had landed in South Carolina to visit his fiancée, and then phoned and told us that he would see us "tomorrow". My father was flabbergasted and told him that it took three days to drive from Conway to Montreal, but Graham insisted that it appeared much closer than that on the map. He arrived a week later (after making a side trip to Niagara Falls) and the first thing he said was "You were right".
So don't judge a country or its people on the basis of one visit or one article. There is always more information available if one's willing to look.