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2013 year in review

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Canadian press has been offering no shortage of year-in-review columns as of late. What's my pick for top story of 2013, you ask? I don't know if I have a headline per se, but I do have a theme: the decline of Brand Canada. If there's one thing Justin Trudeau, Rob Ford, and the Senate scandal have in common, after all, it's that they all prove, in different ways, that Canada is not nearly as serious, respectable, and mature of a country as we often like to believe.
2013 has been a year full of important lessons for Alberta. From the resilience show during the floods, to a reminder to
But while Ford may have sparked headlines and punch-lines around the world, there were plenty of other mayors who disappointed