The news that was 2010

After watching a few programs highlighting the top news according to Canadians in 2010, I thought I’d give my own 5, because we all know how much I love doing top 5 lists by now. What are your Canadian news highlights (or low-lights) of the year?

5. HST

As if our economic struggles weren’t bad enough, the Ontario and British Columbia governments had to slap the harmonized sales tax (HST) onto the majority of our bills. I wish Ontarians had a stronger backbone and stood up to the tax like those in BC.

4. Rob Ford

..err I mean..

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford <- Not something I enjoy seeing. I was so shocked to hear he was elected mayor of my city. Unfortunately this is probably the first domino to fall for a larger conservative political movement in the province. So help us all.

3. Russell Williams

Sick and Twisted – the only way to describe this guy. Good things don’t always grow in Ontario, it seems; let this one rot in Kingston Penitentiary.

2. G20

Ahh, the G20.. so much debate was seen on this event across many news networks and of course on Twitter. It brought out so many opinions on the matter of over-spending, police brutality, rights to protest, etc. Check out the blog post I wrote on the topic.

1. Vancouver Olympics

Yes, my top choice was also Canada’s top choice, but I couldn’t help it, no matter how hard I tried. For a couple weeks my tweets were probably 90% about the Olympics. Is there any one highlight? Yes of course. The Gold medal winning hockey game was my favourite, as I was downtown celebrating in the streets with the rest of Canada. GO CANADA GO!

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3 Responses to The news that was 2010

  1. Marg says:

    I personally had no problem with the HST, considering the fact that our taxes had consistently been dropping in the past 10-years it was only a matter of time, and considering my propensity for left-leaning politics, I see a rise in taxes as a good thing! Now before you take my head off, hear me out!

    Taxes in Canada are low. Compared to the Americans, maybe not, but the majority of the first-world countries pay heftier taxes than we do. And a lot of them have a MUCH better socio-economic system for it. Our public services have been cut off at the knees, and not only in my lifetime, but more specifically the past 15-years. I strongly support a tax/gov’t system much like the one Sweden and Switzerland have!

    Granted, if we’re going to be taxed more, I would demand MUCH more accountability that our disgusting representation of a government has been inclined to show…

    • Sean Bailey says:

      I’d also be okay with taxes if I knew the government was spending that money accordingly. However it’s not happening and therefore I am disappoint.

      What was your 2010 news highlight/lowlight?

  2. Marg says:

    hmm lowlight: tie between BP and Ford…
    Highlight: definitely the Olympics, most specifically the men’s hockey team :p

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