Canadians love twitter. A LOT. Seven tweets is a weekly column that looks at the funniest, sharpest tweets written by Canadians and is a look back at the week's events through a 140-character lens.
1. B.C. Political Meltdown
B.C. Premier Christy Clark is currently dealing with a scandal involving a leaked memo about her party's attempts to influence B.C.'s ethnic communities. It's not good for the B.C. Liberals but it IS hilarious for political watchers of all stripes.
Maybe Christy Clark should prorogue the legislature again. I mean, it's been what, eleven days? Obviously due for another break.— aaronwherry (@aaronwherry) March 3, 2013
2. Could a Canadian Be Pope?
The Vatican is currently selecting a new pope and Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet is one of the forerunners for the Catholic Church's top job. Cue the poutine and maple syrup jokes.
The next Pope might be Canadian! Poutine for everyone up in Vatican City bitches!— G Adventures (@brucepoontip) March 5, 2013
Daily Tellywag suggests Canadian cardinal is a front runner for Pope. Accordingly I have trademarked Papal Syrup and the Papal Leafs. #pope— simon billing (@simonbilling) March 5, 2013
We can get behind Papal Syrup but not Papal Leafs. We all know Oulett is a Habs fan.
3. Toronto Gets Bigger
Toronto inched above Chicago to become the fourth most-populous city in North America. Sadly, this doesn't mean we can have good transit. Of course things got a bit ugly when Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg wrote a column slamming our fair city. Why did you go after the doughnuts Neil?!
SAY ANYTHING YOU WANT BUT WHEN YOU DISS MY TIM HORTONS DONUTS ITS PERSONAL @neilsteinberg— Michelle ♥ 117 Days (@HooliganBMars) March 8, 2013
4. Stompin' Tom
Canada lost a musical legend this week. Twitter was flooded with moving tributes to Stompin' Tom Connors. We loved this one from Chris Hadfield and this from reporter Antonella Artuso.
.@shazjm23 Very sorry to hear Stompin' Tom Connors died. I'll play Sudbury Sat Night/To It n At It up here today, sing with him on his way.— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) March 7, 2013
Farewell and thanks Stompin' Tom. Taught us something about Canada that you can't get from history books - to love it. #onpoli— Antonella Artuso (@suntooz) March 7, 2013
5. Rob Ford's Latest Gaffe
Sigh. Another week another Rob Ford scandal. This time it's allegations that Ford groped former mayoral candidate Sarah Thomson. Actor, director Sarah Polley put it best.
Toronto just teleported itself back in time. She was smiling! She asked for it! She should have dealt with it privately! So retro. #topoli— Sarah E. Polley (@SarahEPolley) March 8, 2013
Let's just end the week on something a little less unpleasant shall we.
Whenever I'm feeling down, I take a look at Nunavut's wacky coat of arms. twitter.com/TristinHopper/...— Tristin Hopper (@TristinHopper) March 5, 2013
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