03/15/2013 05:26 EDT | Updated 05/15/2013 05:12 EDT

This Week Has 7 Tweets


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.

I'm also incredibly fond of this tweet by Toronto writer Ivor Tossell

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.

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

6. NHL Realignment

Forget politics for a second and rejoice that the NHL finally put the Winnipeg Jets in the right place.

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