Independent
journalism that swims
against the current.
Mediacheck
Federal Election 2011

The Tyee Guide to Social Media Campaign Sites

Where to plug into the 2011 federal election online.

Crawford Kilian 29 Mar 2011TheTyee.ca

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

image atom
Key websites, Facebook pages, twitter hashtags, and more.

Just over seven years ago, the brand-new Tyee gleefully took on the awful websites of Canada's federal Liberal and NDP leaders (and the contenders for the leadership of the semi-new Conservative Party of Canada).

What a difference seven years can make! As we launch into the 2011 federal election campaign, all parties are well entrenched in social media that didn't even exist in 2004. (The NDP even has an on-message 404 page.) How well they use them remains to be seen.

Here's our guide to the parties' websites, Facebook pages and Twitter pages, plus some useful hashtags for topics, election reporters, and kibitzers. We'll add or remove links as the campaign advances.

PARTY WEBSITES

Conservative Party of Canada

Liberal Party of Canada

New Democratic Party of Canada

Green Party of Canada

Bloc Quebecois

LEADERS' TWEETS

Stephen Harper

Michael Ignatieff

Jack Layton

Elizabeth May

Gilles Duceppe

PARTIES' AND LEADERS' FACEBOOK PAGES

Conservative Party of Canada

Stephen Harper

Liberal Party of Canada

Michael Ignatieff

New Democratic Party of Canada

Jack Layton

Green Party of Canada

Elizabeth May

Bloc Quebecois

Gilles Duceppe

CAMPAIGN HASHTAGS

#canpoli

#cdnpoli

#canadavotes

#PMSH

#elxn41

REPORTERS, MEDIA AND KIBBITZERS

Rosie Barton

CBCNews

Andrew Coyne

Alison Crawford

Susan Delacourt

Guy Giorno

Eric Grenier

Warren Kinsella

Ezra Levant

Don Martin

Rick Mercer

Rod Mickleburgh

Terry Milewski

Kady O'Malley

Judy Rebick

Tabatha Southey

Norman Spector

Jane Taber

Bill Tieleman

The Tyee

Aaron Wherry

Please suggest more online destinations in the comments section.  [Tyee]

Read more: Federal Election 2011

  • Share:

Facts matter. Get The Tyee's in-depth journalism delivered to your inbox for free

Tyee Commenting Guidelines

Comments that violate guidelines risk being deleted, and violations may result in a temporary or permanent user ban. Maintain the spirit of good conversation to stay in the discussion.
*Please note The Tyee is not a forum for spreading misinformation about COVID-19, denying its existence or minimizing its risk to public health.

Do:

  • Be thoughtful about how your words may affect the communities you are addressing. Language matters
  • Challenge arguments, not commenters
  • Flag trolls and guideline violations
  • Treat all with respect and curiosity, learn from differences of opinion
  • Verify facts, debunk rumours, point out logical fallacies
  • Add context and background
  • Note typos and reporting blind spots
  • Stay on topic

Do not:

  • Use sexist, classist, racist, homophobic or transphobic language
  • Ridicule, misgender, bully, threaten, name call, troll or wish harm on others
  • Personally attack authors or contributors
  • Spread misinformation or perpetuate conspiracies
  • Libel, defame or publish falsehoods
  • Attempt to guess other commenters’ real-life identities
  • Post links without providing context

LATEST STORIES

The Barometer

Who Do You Think Will Win the Conservative Leadership Race?

Take this week's poll