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Canada's Most Talked About Twitter Account Of 2019 Wasn't Even Canadian

Who got the most attention from Canada?

Not only is 2019 coming to an end very soon, but it's also the beginning of an entirely new decade. To celebrate, Twitter Canada has officially released its end of the year data for what Canadians were tweeting about. As it turns out, the most mentioned account in Canada doesn't even belong to a Canadian.

The most mentioned account by Canadians on the social media site in 2019 belonged to none other than President Donald Trump. That's pretty amazing considering Canada had its own election this year.

Of course, plenty was happening in the United States to keep Donald Trump in the Canadian news cycle. Most recently, other politicians, including Justin Trudeau were overheard laughing at Trump during the NATO summit.

Despite all of the NATO drama, Trudeau insisted in a press conference that he and Donald Trump still have an excellent working relationship.

Donald Trump also became a topic during the Canadian Federal election. At one point, a poll revealed that Canadians thought Andrew Scheer would have worked best with Trump if he was elected as Prime Minister.

Donald Trump also caught some heat (and mentions) from Canadians when he said that Alexander Graham Bell was American. In fact, he was a Scottish immigrant who invented the telephone while going back and forth between Canada and the U.S.

While Donald Trump may have had the most mentioned account in Canada, he didn't have the most liked or retweeted post.

The tweet most liked by Canadians belonged to internet celebrity PewDiePie, who wrote on August 20, "We are married!!! I'm the happiest I can be ❤️ I'm so lucky to share my life with this amazing woman." It also included wedding photos and was liked 2.3 million times.

Meanwhile, the most retweeted tweet in Canada was actually part of Bell's Let's Talk campaign. 

The post from January 29 reads, "BELL LET’S TALK DAY 2019 OFFICIAL VIDEO: Today, every view of this video makes a difference. All you need to do is watch it and Bell will donate 5¢ to mental health initiatives. Share to help spread the word! #BellLetsTalk." 

The included video has been viewed 6.6 million times. The post was retweeted over 166,000 times.

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