Insights

#ThisHappened in Canada 2019

By Michael Palombo
Tuesday, 10 December 2019

2019 was a year of trends, trophies and triumphs for top Canadians on Twitter.

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Whether it was music superstars cleaning up at award shows, or top teams cleaning up on the court, there was no shortage of topics that kept Canadians trending globally over the past 12 months. 

Here are some top highlights

  • Bianca Andreescu (@Bandreescu_) was the Canadian athlete with the most account mentions in 2019. This was the first time a female has been the most mentioned Canadian athlete for a full calendar year. 
  • Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) was the Canadian musician with the most account mentions in 2019. This was a first for Mendes, besting past winners Drake (@Drake) and Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber).
  • Ryan Reynolds (@VanCityReynolds) was the Canadian actor with the most account mentions in 2019. We’ve been tracking this category since 2016 and this is the third time in four years @VanCityReynolds has come out on top. 
  • The Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) won the NBA championship for the first time in 2019 and were the Canadian sports team with the most account mentions for the second consecutive year. 

Here are some of the other Canadian Twitter accounts with the most mentions by category in 2019. These insights are based on total Tweet volumes between January 1, 2019 and November 15, 2019.

 

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Athletes - Male

  1. RJ Barrett (@RjBarrett6) - basketball
  2. Mitch Marner (@Marner93) - hockey
  3. Brad Marchand (@BMarch63)  - hockey
  4. John Tavares (@91Tavares) - hockey
  5. P.K. Subban (@PKSubban1) - hockey
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Athletes - Female

  1. Bianca Andreescu (@Bandreescu_) - tennis
  2. Tessa Virtue (@TessaVirtue) - ice dancing
  3. Genie Bouchard (@geniebouchard) - tennis
  4. Brooke Henderson (@BrookeHenderson) - golf
  5. Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) - soccer
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Teams

  1. Toronto Raptors (@Raptors)
  2. Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs)
  3. Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays)
  4. Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL)
  5. Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames)
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Musicians - Male

  1. Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes)
  2. Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber)
  3. Drake (@Drake)
  4. Sebastian Javier (@sebtsb)
  5. The Weeknd (@TheWeeknd)
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Musician - Female

  1. Alessia Cara (@alessiacara)
  2. Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne)
  3. Celine Dion (@celinedion)
  4. Carly Rae Jepsen (@CarlyRaeJepsen)
  5. Grimes (@grimezsz)
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Musicians - Bands or Duos

  1. Zeds Dead (@ZedsDead)
  2. Nickelback (@Nickelback)
  3. Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara)
  4. Arkells (@ArkellsMusic)
  5. Loud Luxury (@LoudLuxury)
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Actors - Male

  1. Ryan Reynolds (@VanCityReynolds)
  2. Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen)
  3. Stephen Amell (@stephenamell)
  4. Finn Wolfhard (@finnskata
  5. Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud)
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Actors - Female

  1. Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh)
  2. Ellen Page (@EllenPage)
  3. Stana Katic (@Stana_Katic)
  4. Nina Dobrev (@ninadobrev)
  5. Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch)
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Politicians 

  1. Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) - Prime Minister of Canada
  2. Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) - Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada
  3. Doug Ford (@fordnation) - Premier of Ontario 
  4. Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) - Leader of the People’s Party of Canada
  5. Jason Kenney (@jkenney) - Premier of Alberta
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Provincial Premiers

  1. Doug Ford (@fordnation) - Ontario
  2. Jason Kenney (@jkenney) - Alberta
  3. François Legault (@FrancoisLegault) - Quebec
  4. John Horgan (@jjhorgan) - British Columbia
  5. Scott Moe (@PremierScottMoe) - Saskatchewan
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Mayors

  1. John Tory (@JohnTory) - Toronto
  2. Jim Watson (@JimWatsonOttawa) - Ottawa
  3. Valerie Plante (@Val_Plante) - Montreal
  4. Naheed Nenshi (@Nenshi) - Calgary
  5. Kennedy Stewart (@KennedyStewart) - Vancouver
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