12/05/2011 06:55 EST | Updated 12/05/2011 08:34 EST

What Were The Biggest Canadian News Stories Of 2011?


We want to hear from you: What were the top Canadian stories of 2011?

It was a remarkable year in news. Stephen Harper steamrolled the Michael Ignatieff Liberals to a long-coveted majority government, while Jack Layton rode an "Orange Crush" of support into the House of Commons, crushing the Bloc Québécois in Quebec and forming Canada’s Official Opposition.

When Layton died at the end of the summer, Canadians of all political stripes stopped and mourned, as hundreds upon hundreds turned out for visitations on Parliament Hill and at Toronto City Hall.

In between, William and Kate captivated the country on their first official visit overseas, while Vancouver rioters dismayed many the night their team lost the Stanley Cup final.

But there were several other stories that dominated headlines in Canada: from labour strife and hockey franchises to pipelines and foreign conflicts.

In your view, what were the year's biggest stories in Canada? What were the top headlines, the most important issues?

Tweet your top stories to @HuffPostCanada with the hash tag #2011news, or leave your top picks in the comments of this story. We’ll compile a list of your suggestions and open it up to voting in a few days.