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What Canadians were Googling during the 2019 federal election campaign

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American tech giant Google released a trends report Monday detailing what Canadians were searching for during the 2019 federal election campaign.

“As Canadians head to the polls today, the Google Trends – Canada Federal Election microsite offers a snapshot of how Canadians are searching for the elections over the past week,” said Google spokesperson Christina Peck.

Here are some of the highlights:

Top questions on political parties in Canada in the last week:

  1. What does NDP stand for?
  2. Who is the leader of the Conservative Party?
  3. Why vote NDP?
  4. Is Trudeau Liberal?
  5. What is the People’s Party of Canada?
  6. Why is the Bloc Quebecois a federal party?
  7. Who is the leader of the NDP?
  8. What is the NDP platform?
  9. What is the NDP’s vision for Canada?
  10. What is the Liberal party platform?


Top questions on elections in the past 7 days:

  1. Who is winning the Canadian election?
  2. Who will win the Canadian election?
  3. When is the Canadian election?
  4. Who is leading the federal election polls?
  5. Who should I vote for in the federal election?
  6. Where to vote?
  7. How to vote Canada 2019?
  8. Is election day a holiday in Canada?
  9. How to register to vote?
  10.  What time do polls open on election day?


Other questions Canadians plugged into Google included “what does the NDP stand for?”, “what is the People’s Party of Canada?” and “who is the leader of the Conservative party?”

Google added that more practical questions like “when is the Canadian election?” and “what time do polls open on election day?” were popular as well.

To view the complete results, visit Google’s website.


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