Yahoo Canada's Year in Review Reveals Canadians Are Globally Engaged

Brexit, Trump and Zika Virus Among Top Searches in 2016

TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2016 /CNW/ - Yahoo Canada has released its highly anticipated Year in Review, which highlights the top stories and people that captured Canadians' attention in 2016. This year's most searched keywords and news stories knew no bounds; Canadians were equally intrigued by distinctly Canadian topics like Celine Dion and The Blue Jays as they were with international issues including Brexit and the Zika virus.

"Canadians are known for being compassionate, open-minded people so it's no surprise that we were concerned with human interest stories from around the world," says Noel Hulsman, Head of Media for Yahoo Canada. "Canadians wanted to dig deeper into these trending stories, and Yahoo allows them to do that with compelling, engaging and culturally-relevant content." 

See below for a fulsome look at the trending topics and figures in 2016.

Yahoo Canada Top News Searches 2016
Donald Trump
Justin Trudeau
Hillary Clinton
Fort McMurray fire
Zika virus
North Korea
Hurricane Matthew
Italy earthquake

Yahoo Canada Top Searches 2016
Canadian Dollar
Toronto Blue Jays
Donald Trump
Justin Trudeau
Rio 2016
Game of Thrones
Euro 2016
Hillary Clinton
Céline Dion

Yahoo Canada Top Obsessions/Crazes 2016
Game of Thrones
Pokémon Go
Walking Dead
House of Cards
League of Legends
Animal Jam
Star Wars

Yahoo Canada Top Male Celebrities 2016
Gord Downie + The Tragically Hip
Prince William
Leonardo Dicaprio
Johnny Depp
Jian Ghomeshi
Kanye West
David Bowie
Brad Pitt
Justin Bieber

Yahoo Canada Top Female Celebrities 2016
Céline Dion
Taylor Swift
Kristen Stewart
Amber Heard
Jennifer Aniston
Katy Perry
Kaley Cuoco
Angelina Jolie
Amy Schumer
Lea Michele  

Yahoo Canada Top Political Figures 2016
Donald Trump
Justin Trudeau
Hillary Clinton
Rob Ford
Melania Trump
Barack Obama
Bernie Sanders
Jo Cox
Sophie Grégoire Trudeau
Michelle Obama

Yahoo Canada Top Sports Moments 2016
Toronto Blue Jays
Rio 2016
Euro 2016
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Raptors
Vancouver Canucks
Eugenie Bouchard
Milos Raonic

Yahoo Canada Top Sports Figures 2016
Eugenie Bouchard
Milos Raonic
Serena Williams
Maria Sharapova
Ronda Rousey
Sidney Crosby
Novak Djokovic
Cristiano Ronaldo
Gordie Howe
Penny Oleksiak

Yahoo Canada Top Diets 2016
Weight Watchers
Low Carb Diet
Paleo Diet
Ketogenic Diet
Mediterranean Diet
Vegetarian recipes
Military Diet
Atkins Diet
Cabbage Soup Diet

Yahoo Canada Top Weather/Disasters 2016
Fort McMurray fire
Hurricane Matthew
Italy earthquake
East coast blizzard
Japan earthquake
Indonesia earthquake
Pakistan earthquake
Ecuador earthquake
Calabasas fire
Taiwan earthquake

Yahoo Canada Top Questions Canadians Asked Us
How to win at scrabble
How to change password
How to tie a tie
How to draw
How to lose weight fast
How to get rid of fruit flies
How to make money
How to buy powerball tickets online
How to write a cover letter
How to cook quinoa

About the Yahoo Year in Review Methodology
To develop the Yahoo Year in Review, our editors analyzed Yahoo Search queries based on a number of factors, including volume and growth from previous periods, to identify themes and deliver insights. Search queries are anonymized before they are assessed to protect users' privacy. 

About Yahoo
Yahoo is a guide focused on making users' daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom ( or the Company's blog (

Click here to download the 2016 Year in Review video.

SOURCE Yahoo Canada

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