Twitter Publishes Canada’s Year in Review 2017


Last week, Instagram released its year in review data for 2017 and today, Twitter is looking back at the year that is drawing to a close by publishing ‘Canada’s Year in Review 2017’, spotlighting the country’s most popular hashtags, the most followed athletes, politicians, entertainers and much more. 

Prime minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) was the most mentioned Canadian account in Twitter for 2017, followed by Toronto Blue   Jays (@BlueJays), Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL), Globe and Mail (@globeandmail) and CBC (@CBCNews). The top 5 hashtags were #GoHabsGo2, #BellLetsTalk3, #cdnpoli4, #Toronto5 and #Canada150, with #Canada150 remaining the biggest topic on Twitter Canada all year long.

Other interesting statistics for 2017 shared by Twitter Canada include the following:

Most Retweeted Tweets by Canadian Twitter users

  • #NuggsForCarter
  • Justin Trudeau – #WelcomeToCanada
  • Ellen –  #BellLetsTalk
  • Obama Tweet about U.S. racial – divides
  • Penn State RT for Houston hurricane relief

Canadian follower milestones from 2017

  • Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister (@JustinTrudeau) – 3,000,000 followers (March 2017)
  • Norm Kelly, Toronto city councillor (@norm) – 500,000 (July 2017)
  • John Tory, Mayor of Toronto (@JohnTory) – 200,000 (June 2017)
  • Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa (@JimWatsonOttawa) – 100,000 (January 2017)
  • Jason Kenney, United Conservative Party leader (@jkenney) – 100,000 (March 2017)
  • Mohamed Salih, London city councillor – 100,000 (July 2017)
  • Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defense (@HarjitSajjan) – 100,000 (September 2017)
  • Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver (@mayorgregor) – 100,000 (October 2017)
  • Jagmeet Singh, NDP leader (@theJagmeetSingh) – 100,000 (November 2017)

Most account mentions: Federal cabinet members

  • Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment & Climate Change (@cathmckenna)
  • Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance (@Bill_Morneau)
  • Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs (@cafreeland)
  • Harjit Sajjan, Minister of Defense (@HarjitSajjan)
  • Me?lanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage (@melaniejoly)

Most account mentions: Canadian premiers

  • Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario (@kathleen_wynne)
  • John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia (@jjhorgan)
  • Rachel Notley, Premier of Alberta (@RachelNotley)
  • Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan (@PremierBradWall)
  • Philippe Couillard, Premier of Quebec (@phcouillard)

Most account mentions: Canadian mayors

  • John Tory, Toronto (@JohnTory)
  • Naheed Nenshi, Calgary (@nenshi)
  • Jim Watson, Ottawa (@JimWatsonOttawa)
  • Don Iveson, Edmonton (@DonIveson)
  • Vale?rie Plante, Montre?al (@Val_Plante)