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The Tyee Guide to Social Media Campaign Sites

Where to plug into the 2011 federal election online.

By Crawford Kilian 29 Mar 2011 | TheTyee.ca

Crawford Kilian is a contributing editor of The Tyee.

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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

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