Canadians love twitter. A LOT. This week in 7 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. Pope Watch
The last Papal enclave was in 2005, an innocent, halcyon time before Twitter and Instagram and all this hyper-connected social media nonsense. As we mentioned last week, Canadians paid particular attention to this enclave because Quebec's Cardinal Marc Ouelett was in the running for Vatican's Next Top Pope.
Sun Media's David Akin, who was in Italy for the conclave tweeted out this surprising fact about Papal conclaves.
Longest conclave in modern history? 1740. Lasted 181 days and 4 cardinals died during the conclave.— David Akin (@davidakin) March 11, 2013
I'm also incredibly fond of this tweet by Toronto writer Ivor Tossell
In happier astronaut news, @cmdr_hadfield is about to become Commander of the Int'l Space Station. Or, as NASA calls it, Space Pope.— Ivor Tossell (@ivortossell) March 13, 2013
2. Garneau Quits
Sadly, it wasn't all good news for astronauts or former astronauts this week. Liberal MP Marc Garneau decided that he wasn't going to beat Justin Trudeau and dropped out of the Liberal Leadership race. It inspired this great tweet from @TrudeauGoogles.
bob rae office key— Trudeau Googles (@TrudeauGoogles) March 13, 2013
garneau was a little too "out of this world" to be a liberal leader. sources inside the party weren't "'nauts" about him.— John Semley (@johnsemley3000) March 13, 2013
3. Better Than A Car
Is this the most Canadian marriage proposal you've seen? Probably.
4. Heritage Minutes Remembered
I get like this when I think of peach baskets and/or toast. Don't get it?
5. Penashue Quits
More trouble for the Tories as intergovernmental minister Peter Penashue resigns. Ottawa journalist Paul Wells wonders whether this is a bad trend for the Tories
John Duncan, Peter Penashue, Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau, Bev Oda: Welcome to the 7-year ethical itch.— Paul Wells (@InklessPW) March 14, 2013
6. NHL Realignment
Forget politics for a second and rejoice that the NHL finally put the Winnipeg Jets in the right place.
80% of Canadians have memorized the new NHL divisions but can't remember their kids' birthdays— Stats Canada (@stats_canada) March 14, 2013