What you need to know about Twitter and trending in Canada

What you need to know about Twitter and trending in Canada

What do #canadianbeefapp, #ceta, #exposweekend, #jonimitchell and #senateproblems all have in common? They’re all among the many hashtags that “trended” on Twitter in Canada between March 29 and April 4. Some of these even received regional or...
Justin Trudeau’s surprise senate announcement

Justin Trudeau’s surprise senate announcement

Justin Trudeau shocked pretty much everyone this morning when he announced that he was removing senators from the Liberal caucus in a bid to “end partisanship in the Senate.” The news appears to have been unexpected, even to the 32 Liberal senators themselves. Twitter...
CDNpoli trends – October 21, 2013

CDNpoli trends – October 21, 2013

Very few political issues in Canada stand much chance of getting noticed so long as the Senate expense scandal. Food and transportation safety, which seemed primed for renewed interest after events from the weekend, could have been contenders. That was until a press...
CDNpoli trends – October 17, 2013

CDNpoli trends – October 17, 2013

For political junkies, the return of Question Period is akin to what the start of the NHL season is for hockey fans. Surprisingly enough, the first session of Question Period was not the only thing that was preoccupying #cdnpoli followers today: QP resumes Parliament...
Hill happenings: Online reaction to throne speech #SFT13

Hill happenings: Online reaction to throne speech #SFT13

The 2013 throne speech has just ended and Canadians are responding online. Twitter chatter about the issues was low, likely because of the vast number of topics that were covered (in general terms) by the speech. The top 5 topics mentioned on Twitter (as of 6:30pm)...