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Twitter Publishes Canada’s Year in Review 2017

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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 https://twitter.com/carterjwm/status/8498135777707786242.
  • Justin Trudeau – #WelcomeToCanada https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/825438460265762816
  • Ellen –  #BellLetsTalk  https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/824307399297146880
  • Obama Tweet about U.S. racial – divideshttps://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/896523232098078720
  • Penn State RT for Houston hurricane relief https://twitter.com/PennStateIFC/status/902970410404372480

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)

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