TORONTO (December 18, 2014) – It was a shocking and tragic day for Canada as an armed attacker shot and fatally wounded a Canadian soldier before being shot dead inside the main Parliament building in Ottawa. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 11 p.m. ET, CTV NATIONAL NEWS looks back at this day of infamy, continuing each night through Thursday, Jan. 1 with a countdown of the Top 10 news stories of 2014, as selected by a panel of journalists led by Lisa LaFlamme, CTV News’ Chief Anchor and Senior Editor. The Ottawa shooting – a day of chaos that left hundreds of people in the area of Parliament Hill under lockdown and a nation in mourning – is the top news story of 2014; the fight against ISIS sits at #2; while the Ebola outbreak in West Africa fills the #3 spot.
“In the remarkably storied year that was 2014, the tragic shooting at Canada’s national war memorial struck a nerve in Canadians across the country, and our newsroom was unanimous in citing this as our top story of the year,” said LaFlamme. “On this day as on all days, it is our privilege to keep Canadians informed, to follow the intricacies of the story as it unfolds, and to be held to account as the journal of record for viewers across the country.”
CTV NATIONAL NEWS’ 10-day countdown features in-depth reports on each of 2014’s top news stories as determined by Canada’s leading news organization, CTV News, with the latest story updates, along with comprehensive analysis of the impact each will have on Canadians heading into the New Year.