Gord Downie performs at the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest in Ottawa on July 11, 2013. In 2017, Downie was the readers’ pick for Yahoo’s Canadian newsmaker of the year. Gord Downie made headlines around the world when he died this year.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seen here in Ottawa on Dec. 14, 2017, is one of several politicians in the running for Yahoo’s Canadian newsmaker of the year. It was a landmark 12 months for Canadian politics with new leaders being chosen for the Conservatives and New Democrats. Yahoo Canada put together a list of some of the biggest newsmakers of the year.
From the potential threat of nuclear war to an ongoing refugee crisis, the news that Canadians have been searching for has been decidedly grim. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before departing the White House for New York in Washington, U.S., December 2, 2017. It should come as no surprise to anyone that the U.S. President was the No. 1 most-searched for news topic of 2017.