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Canadian Cabinet Ministers, Party Leaders & Members of Parliament using Twitter

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Following recent reports (see here, here and here) on the growing number of U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives that use Twitter (about 120 right now), I decided to look into which Canadian Cabinet ministers, party leaders, Senators and Members of Parliament use Twitter. Below are my preliminary results as of May 12, 2009. I have included the number of each person’s Twitter followers in parenthesis.

This list is not exhaustive. If you know of other Cabinet Ministers, Senators or MPs using Twitter, please add them in the comments with a link to their twitter profile. Many thanks.

Cabinet Members

Stephen Harper – Prime Minister:

http://twitter.com/pmharper (12,219)

Jason Kenney – Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism:

http://twitter.com/MinJK (702)

Tony Clement – Minister of Industry:

http://twitter.com/TonyClementMP (501)

[Update: This must be someone spoofing a Tony Clement profile.]

Stockwell Day Minister of International Trade:

http://twitter.com/Stockwell_Day  (2 – hasn’t posted anything yet)

Steven Fletcher – Minister of State (Democratic Reform):

http://twitter.com/stevenjfletcher (377)

Party Leaders:

Other Members of Parliament

  1. Niki Ashton (ndp) http://twitter.com/nikiashton (95)
  2. Dawn Black (ndp) http://twitter.com/Dawn_Black (179)
  3. Kelly Block (cons) http://twitter.com/KellyBlockMP (65)
  4. Peter Braid (cons) http://twitter.com/peterbraid (148)
  5. Lois Brown (cons) http://twitter.com/loisbrownmp (102)
  6. Patrick Brown (cons) http://twitter.com/brownbarrie (87)
  7. Paul Calandra (cons) http://twitter.com/PaulCalandra (112)
  8. Chris Charlton (ndp) http://twitter.com/chrischarltonmp (120)
  9. Olivia Chow (ndp) http://twitter.com/oliviachow (420)
  10. Siobhan Coady (lib) http://twitter.com/SiobhanCoadyMP (169)
  11. Denis Coderre (lib) http://twitter.com/DenisCoderre (316)
  12. Don Davies (ndp) http://twitter.com/dondavies (266)
  13. Libby Davies (ndp) http://twitter.com/LibbyDavies (210)
  14. Paul Dewar (ndp) http://twitter.com/PaulDewar (181)
  15. Ruby Dhalla (lib) http://twitter.com/MPRubyDhalla (174)
  16. Ujal Dosanjh (lib) http://twitter.com/ujjaldosanjh (245)
  17. Rick Dykstra (cons)  http://twitter.com/RickDykstra (59)
  18. Hedy Fry (lib) http://twitter.com/HedyFry (55)
  19. Martha Hall Findlay (lib) http://twitter.com/TeamMHF (1,503)
  20. Royal Galipeau (cons) http://twitter.com/galipeauMP (113)
  21. Jim Maloway (ndp) http://twitter.com/JimMaloway (21)
  22. Brian Masse (ndp) http://twitter.com/BrianMasseMP (140)
  23. Dan McTeague (lib) http://twitter.com/danmcteague (2,449) – seemingly only tweets about gas prices
  24. Bob Rae (ndp) http://twitter.com/bobraeMP (1,165)
  25. John Rafferty (ndp) http://twitter.com/johnraffertyMP (76)
  26. Brent Rathberger (cons) http://twitter.com/brentrathgeber (149)
  27. Blake Richards (cons) http://twitter.com/WildRoseMPBlake (138)
  28. Denise Savoie (ndp) http://twitter.com/denisesavoie (53)
  29. Peter Shurman (pc?) http://twitter.com/shurmanator (198)
  30. Michelle Simson (lib) http://twitter.com/MichelleSimson (53)
  31. Chuck Strahl (cons)  http://twitter.com/ChuckStrahl  (221)
  32. Glen Thibeault (ndp) http://twitter.com/GlennThibeault (104)

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