Politicians Reaching Out to Canadians and Ontarians

Politicians, walking the walk, talking the talk (and Tweeting the Tweets)
Rahman Mohamed

October 2011: Ontario’s last provincial election; federal slightly earlier (May 2011).  So now Ontario is scheduled to hit the polls twice again in 2015 within 3 weeks (October 1 provincially, October 19 nationally), after recovering from election fever set to end with municipal votes on October 27, 2014.  But campaigning has already begun (2 Ontario by-elections; February 13, 2014); could it predict the future?

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Tweets from the Top

Rahman Mohamed
The digital voice of those who lead Canada

Once upon a time (not too long ago), from a land not too far away (England), Canada was ruled by an all-powerful monarch. With so many subjects and so little power to contact everyone, it was pretty hard to keep in touch.

Today, Canada’s led by Canadians—people elected by the people to rule the people. But how in touch are they with those they rule? At this very moment Canadian leaders can communicate with their Followers as rulers in no other era ever could: Twitter.

With a simple Tweet (instead of tying a scroll on the legs of a Canada goose or a loon that nips your thumbs), the rulers can send messages to anyone they wish in Canada or the world. But how many of Canada’s great leaders are really taking advantage of the voice of this new bird without wings? And how?
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