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FIPA dominates #cdnpoli tweets for Nov 2-8

I typically provide a #cdnpoli week-in-review in my newsletter. However, my analysis wasn’t complete when I had to issue this week’s edition. So, I’m providing this week’s highlights in this post, instead. What follows is a summary of #cdnpoli activity for November 2 through 8. The analysis was performed using Marketwire/Sysomos Heartbeat.

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  • #cdnpoli tweets: 48,419 (up 3.9% from 46,591 last week)
  • Unique sources: 12,134 (up 10.5% from 10,982 last week)
  • Top 3 tweeters production: 3,570 tweets (7.3% of overall #cdnpoli traffic)

Top six issues

  1. FIPA (holds at #1, second week)
  2. Election (up from #4, Oil and the NGP down to #5)
  3. India trade trip (enters at #3, Economy down to #4)
  4. Economy (down from #3, Election up to #2)
  5. Oil and the NGP (down from #2, displaces Taxes)
  6. Forces personnel and Remembrance (enters at #5, displaces Crime)

Note that Election was dominated by tweets about the November 6 US election. However, the tally includes a small number of tweets related to the robocall scandal, Minister Penashue’s election spending/flights and the upcoming byelections.

The percentages presented in the graph above indicate the share of the volume of the top-six issues occupied by each individual issue.

Most popular tweet

Honourable mention tweet (second-most popular)

Analysis performed using Marketwire/Sysomos Heartbeat.


About the Author:

Mark Blevis is a digital public affairs strategist and President of, an integrated digital communications, public affairs and research company. His work focuses on the role of digital tools and culture on issues and reputation management. He also leads research into how Canadian opinions are shaped through online content and interactions.