As 2019 comes to a close, CTV NATIONAL NEWS looks back on the year that was and counts down the top news stories of 2019, nightly beginning Monday, Dec. 23 through New Year’s Day on CTV, CTV News Channel, CTVNews.ca, the CTV News app, and everywhere CTV content can be found.
Selected by a panel of the country’s top journalists led by CTV’s Chief News Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme, Canada’s federal election has been named the top news story of 2019, with the SNC Lavalin affair at #2, and the world climate crisis taking the #3 spot.
CTV NATIONAL NEWS will roll out its Top 10 news stories in features led by LaFlamme, who is joined by CTV NATIONAL NEWS correspondents from across the country and around the world. The countdown reveals further insights into the most memorable stories covered throughout the year.
The complete list of topics comprising CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ Top 10 Stories of 2019 is as follows:
10. China (Dec. 23)
9. B.C. Manhunt (Dec. 24)
8. Canadian Sports Victories (Dec. 25)
7. Don Cherry (Dec. 26)
6. New Zealand Mosque Shootings (Dec. 27)
5. Trump Impeachment (Dec. 28)
4. Boeing 737 MAX 8 Tragedy (Dec. 29)
3. Climate (Dec. 30)
2. SNC Lavalin Affair (Dec. 31)
1. 2019 Federal Election (Jan. 1)
Viewers can visit CTVNews.ca to follow along with the network’s Top 10 stories of 2019, including a countdown of each feature as it is rolled out, as well as past reports, additional context, and the most-read articles of 2019.
Throughout 2019, viewers across the country overwhelmingly made CTV NATIONAL NEWS their #1 destination among Canadian broadcast news outlets, outperforming its two closest competitors among total viewers and the key adult advertising demographics (25-54, 18-49, and 18-34).