These days, politicians from every level of government have some kind of online presence in the public sphere. Federal MPs, provincial legislators and city councillors constantly post pictures of themselves at various functions and events on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

They also use these various platforms to promote events, public meetings, town hall forums and other announcements on a constant basis. With this kind of overwhelming trend going on in 2017, you would be hard pressed to find any politician acting like a Luddite and not using any online medium at all, relying solely on just emails, telephone and newsletters.


Alan Kan, InSauga, October 9, 2017