How Canadian newspapers responded to an eventful news day on Mar. 23.

March 22 was going to be a busy news day in Canada no matter what. The federal budget was scheduled for release, and editors and reporters would have been readying stories about it. However, a terrorist attack in Brussels, and the death of former Toronto mayor Rob Ford made it a day unlikely to be forgotten soon. Here’s how some Canadian newspapers responded on Mar. 23.

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