Justin Trudeau's first year as Prime Minister on Twitter

By Cam Gordon
Monday, 31 October 2016

Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) will hit the one-year mark as Canadian Prime Minister on Friday, November 4, 2016.

Prime Minister Trudeau has used Twitter as one of his key communication platforms over the past 12 months, sharings hundreds of photos, videos and other content with Canadians and followers from across the planet. He has also been far more active than his predecessor Stephen Harper (@StephenHarper). Since joining Twitter in March 2008, Prime Minister Trudeau has sent 3.3x more Tweets than Harper.

In the process, he has become one of the few world leaders to surpass two million followers, a milestone he reached in September 2016. More than 1.2 million of those followers were gained after he was sworn in as Canadian Prime Minister.

Many top users worldwide follow Prime Minister Trudeau on Twitter. These include fellow world leaders such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) of India, Prime Minister Charles Michel (@CharlesMichel) of Belgium and President Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) of Mexico.

Big name Canadian users who follow Prime Minister Trudeau include P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1), Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII), Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen), Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) and Ryan Reynolds (@VanCityReynolds).

Here is a snapshot of how the @JustinTrudeau conversation on Twitter has played out during his first year in office.

These are the top five most Retweeted Tweets sent by @JustinTrudeau between November 4, 2015 and October 31, 2016:

These are the top five emojis in Tweets mentioning @JustinTrudeau between November 4, 2015 and October 31, 2016:

@JustinTrudeau has also regularly used Twitter as a tool to interactive with Canadians. 

In his first 12 months, Prime Minister Trudeau has also used Twitter as a platform to answer questions from Canadians in real-time. He visited the @TwitterCanada offices in February 2016 for a Twitter Q+A to commemorate his 100th day in office. He also took to Twitter in July 2016 to interact with the youth of Canada during a Q+A as part of his #PMyouthcouncil initiative.

Follow @JustinTrudeau and @CanadianPM for the latest updates from our Prime Minister.