It’s that time of year again.
As the decade comes to close and yearly roundups start to pour in, it’s time to see what Canadians were most curious about in 2019.
Google has just released their highlight reel of trending search topics in Canada, showcasing some of the country’s major sports victories at the NBA, the Rogers Cup and the US Open.
Based on the trending lists, Canadians also kept themselves informed ahead of and after the 2019 federal elections by Googling politicians like Jagmeet Singh and Andrew Scheer.
Some decided to skip all the hassle and just straight up ask Google, “Who should I vote for?”
Others wanted to educate themselves on some of the controversy dredged up during the federal elections and wondered, “Why is blackface offensive?”
Here are the top 10 trending searches of the year in Canada:
- Toronto Raptors
- Kawhi Leonard
- Canada Election Results
- Luke Perry
- Cameron Boyce
- Game of Thrones
- Bianca Andreescu
- Don Cherry
- Hurricane Dorian
Within a few months, Canada went from #WeTheNorth to #SheTheNorth. Canadians searched for “what is Bianca Andreescu’s ranking?” after beating Serena Williams in incredible back-to-back victories at the Rogers Cup and US Open.
Top 10 trending questions in Canada 2019:
- Who should I vote for?
- Who won the Raptors game?
- Who won the Super Bowl?
- Who killed Jimmy Hoffa?
- Who won the Stanley Cup?
- Why is Toronto called the 6?
- Why did Don Cherry get fired?
- Why is blackface offensive?
- Why is it called Good Friday?
- Why am I always tired?
The search engine also compiled a list of top 10 trending moments of the decade for the country.
Here they are:
- Toronto Raptors win the NBA Championship for the first time ever.
- Bianca Andreescu becomes highest ranked Canadian tennis player of all time; wins two grand slams.
- Drake dominated pop music this past decade; the Toronto native beat the Beatles’ 50 year record for the most top 10 singles on Billboard’s Top 100.
- The Humboldt Broncos Bus Crash unites the nation in tragedy.
- Canadians from coast to coast tuned in to watch The Tragically Hip’s final concert following Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis.
- Canada meets its target to resettle 25,000 Syrian Refugees.
- During his third mission to space, Colonel Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian Commander of the ISS, making him the first Canadian in history to command a spaceship.
- Justin Bieber is currently the most subscribed to artist on YouTube with over 20 billion views. Trending searches for Bieber peaked in 2011 when Never Say Never debuted.
- Canada celebrates the heroes of the Fort McMurray wildfire.
- Canada arrives on the world stage like never before with the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.
From sports to politics, musicians to national heroes, this past decade has yielded a plethora of moments which united Canada as a nation, allowing the country to look optimistically ahead towards the next 10 years.