Top 5 news stories - Week of March 4th to March 10th, 2019

Top 5 news stories across Quebec
Rank Events Media Prominence Score
1 SNC-Lavalin : Justin Trudeau reacts, Minister Jane Philpott resigns whilst Gerald Butts testify before the Commons’ Justice Committee 8,46 %
2 Political and social crisis in Venezuela : Guaidó is back in the country whilst the country is hit by a major blackout 1,43 %
3 Martin Prud’homme, head of the Sûreté du Québec, is suspended from his duties following criminal allegation 1,42 %
4 Meng Wanzhou takes legal actions against Canadian government as extradition proceedings against her begin 1,27 %
5 New allegations of sexual abuse against Michael Jackson in a HBO documentary, fans from around the world react 1,09 %


Top 5 news stories across Canada
Rank Events Media Prominence Score
1 SNC-Lavalin : Minister Jane Philpott resigns whilst Gerald Butts testify before the Commons’ Justice Committee 3,57 %
2 Changes to the Ontario health-care system are still making people react 0,35 %
3 Celina Caesar-Chavannes claims to have had a very stormy conversation with Justin Trudeau when she told him she would not be a candidate in the next election 0,27 %
4 Death of the American actor Luke Perry 0,23 %
5 Ron Taverner, a friend of Doug Ford, withdraws from the OPP leadership race and ends the controversy over his ties to the Ontario premier 0,22 %


Top 5 Twitter - Week of March 4th to March 10th, 2019


Rank Keywords Rank in Canada Score
1 Niemi 13 0,89 %
2 #1stHabsGoal 19 0,84 %
3 Butts 22 0,80 %
4 Jane Philpott 29 0,73 %
5 Jacques Plante 41 0,63 %


Rank Keywords Score
1 #WorldBookDay 1,53 %
2 #InternationalWomensDay 1,32 %
3 #DaylightSavingsTime 1,31 %
4 #Flames1stGoal 1,25 %
5 Ethiopian Airlines 1,17 %


Rank Keywords Score
1 #InternationalWomensDay 1,44 %
2 #NationalCerealDay 1,31 %
3 #WorldBookDay 1,27 %
4 #WednesdayWisdom 1,18 %
5 #DaylightSavingsTime 1,16 %


Rank Keywords Score
1 #InternationalWomensDay 1,62 %
2 #WorldBookDay 1,08 %
3 #ImpeachmentBolsonaro 1,06 %
4 #InternationWomensDay 0,97 %
5 #PancakeDay 0,90 %


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Established in 2001, Influence is Canada's premier news information broker. From its head office in Montreal, Influence conducts media monitoring for the majority of Canada's largest corporations. With its Interactive Communication Environment (ICE) system and network of partners across Canada and in 160 countries, Influence offers comprehensive monitoring, aggregation and analysis of print and broadcast media and more than 7,000 Internet news sites. Each day, Influence collects over one million news items from around the world.

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  • For twelfth consecutive year, Influence Communication has made public its annual summary of the news that captured the attention of the media in Canada over the past 12 months. State of the News: 2017 Report© analyzes the trends in the news as well as all of the news items published or broadcast in Canada between January 1 and December 4, 2017.

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  • In the two days following the massacre at the Quebec City mosque, the shooting was the second most reported-on event in the world. When questioned if the timing of the study was appropriate, Labeaume said he wanted to have a picture of the situation before the Medias did.


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