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.
Stephen Harper – Prime Minister:
Jason Kenney – Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism:
Tony Clement – Minister of Industry:
[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):