The Canadian Press

2015-12-22 | YEAR News Story

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The Syrian refugee crisis has been chosen by news editors across the country as Canada's News Story of the Year for 2015. Canadian Press reporter Stephanie Levitz explains why it was the top pick. (The second choice among newsrooms was the Liberal election victory. Other contenders were the impact of turmoil in the oil patch and the NDP's surprise election win in Alberta.)

Date: 2015-12-22
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << 26 of the 73 votes cast in the annual Newsroom survey were for the refugee crisis editors largely said their choice stem from the fact that the story galvanized Republican political response to a war that's largely flown under Canadians radar until a photograph of a young boy who died trying to escape capture the world's attention I lent her his family had pinpointed Canada is a place of possible refuge and the fact they couldn't make it here spurred a national debate >>