just in keeping with the short positions theme - as at December 31st there were 35.7mill shares short, an increase of 9mill since December 15th making this the 7th highest/largest short position on the TSX. the stock has rallied sharply in the last few days which may indicate some covering/buybacks. in any event i will continue to monitor this metric closely. you can view the data here:

http://www.financialpost.com/markets/data/market-short_pos.html