CTV News Announces the Top 10 Canadian News Stories of 2009

Canada’s ongoing recession, the swine flu, the Afghan mission, and the collapse of the car industry topped CTV News’s list of Canadian news stories this year. The Top 10 Canadian News Stories were selected by a panel of journalists led by CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lloyd Robertson. Beginning on Wednesday, December 23, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON features in-depth reports on each of the Top 10 Canadian News stories every night leading up to New Year’s Day. CTV’s team of top correspondents will take a closer look at each of the major stories, reporting on recent developments and examining the impact they will have on Canadians in the upcoming year. These reports will also air the following day on CTV News Channel.

The complete list of CTV’s Top 10 Canadian News Stories for 2009 as revealed on CANADA AM this morning is:

The Recession (Jan. 1)
H1N1 / The Swine Flu (Dec. 31)
The Afghan Mission (Dec. 30)
Newfoundland Chopper Crash (Dec. 29)
Car Industry Collapse (Dec. 28)
Tori Stafford (Dec. 27)
Jim Balsillie’s bid for the Phoenix Coyotes (Dec. 26)
Earl Jones Ponzi Scheme (Dec. 25)
The Olympic Torch Run (Dec. 24)
Canadians in Space (Dec. 23)

The Top 10 Canadian News Stories will be examined on CTV.ca where an interactive puzzle will allow visitors to create their own “lineup” of the year’s top stories. Additionally, visitors can add comments to the year’s top news stories as the coverage rolls out over the next 10 days. The CTV Video Player will feature a growing archive of these stories over the holiday season.

Once again, the past year was a successful one for CTV as Canada’s leading news organization. In 2009, CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LLOYD ROBERTSON continued its reign as the nation’s #1 newscast, outperforming both GLOBAL NATIONAL and CBC’s THE NATIONAL with the most total viewers, and winning the key advertising demographics A25-54, A18-49, and A18-34.

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