CTV News Announces the Top 10 Canadian News Stories of 2009

- The economy lands top spot in CTV's Top 10 Canadian news stories for the second year in a row -

- CTV NATIONAL NEWS outperforms GLOBAL NATIONAL and CBC's THE NATIONAL -

TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - 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:

    
    1.  The Recession (Jan. 1)

    2.  H1N1 / The Swine Flu (Dec. 31)

    3.  The Afghan Mission (Dec. 30)

    4.  Newfoundland Chopper Crash (Dec. 29)

    5.  Car Industry Collapse (Dec. 28)

    6.  Tori Stafford (Dec. 27)

    7.  Jim Balsillie's bid for the Phoenix Coyotes (Dec. 26)

    8.  Earl Jones Ponzi Scheme (Dec. 25)

    9.  The Olympic Torch Run (Dec. 24)

    10. Canadians in Space (Dec. 23)
    

To see the complete announcement, go to http://www.ctvmedia.ca

SOURCE CTV

For further information: For further information: Emily Young Lee, CTV News, (416) 384-3004 or Emily.Younglee@ctv.ca; Patricia Garcia, CTV News, (416) 384-2645 or Patricia.Garcia@ctv.ca; Shannon Gallagher, CTV News, (416) 384-4623 or Shannon.Gallagher@ctv.ca


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