It seems that @BarackObama stopped using Twitter as of his inauguration, but really, he only has 2 tweets since the election back in November.Â (Yes, I know he has taken over the @TheWhiteHouse account, but even that only has a couple of tweets since he has taken the reigns)
I’d love to say that Canadian politicians are making better use of the platform, but sadly, while many of the prominent ones have an account on Twitter, few are using them effectively.Â It’s still pretty cool for a casual tweet from your Prime Minister, “Called Mexican President Calderon today”
Regardless, here are some of the big ones in the Twitterverse.
Federal Party Leaders:
- @PMHarper – Prime Minister Stephen Harper
- @JackLayton – NDP Leader Jack Layton
- @M_Ignatieff – Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff
- @gillesduceppe – Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe
- @elizabethmay – Green Party Leader Elizabeth May
Other Notable Federal Politicians and Groups:
- @BobRaeMP – Bob Rae
- @LiberalTour – Liberal Party
- @g_campbell – BC Premier Gordon Campbell
- @EdStelmach – Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach
- @TimHudak – Tim Hudak (Ontario) [HT: Joseph Lavoie]
Other Local Politicians:
- @MayorMiller – Toronto Mayor David Miller
- @MayorGregor – Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
Let me know if I’m missing anyone in the comments below, and I’ll add them to the list!
Though he just started using Twitter last week, @timhudak seems to have taken to it rather well.
Whether you are a regular Twitter user or not, it has become a very powerful tool for gaining and keeping supporters for politicians. The trick is using it in the right way, and to use it as a conversation with your followers.
Here is a large list of Federal and provincial politicians on twitter: http://politwitter.ca/page/canadian-politics-twitters
Great link Canadaka! Thanks for sharing!