Use of Twitter by Canadians to express and engage in political discourse (identified wth #cdnpoli) has grown significantly over the last few years.
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As of 5:45amET, Minister Baird has been mentioned in 12,518 tweets by 7,888 unique Twitter users over the previous 24 hours.
Women are becoming more active in online discussions about Canadian politics and public affairs.
Democratized media means political conventions can attract a lot of online chatter, much of which reflects public opinion rather than party messages.