01/24/2012 03:11 EST | Updated 03/25/2012 05:12 EDT

Political Traction: Liberals, Keystone XL and health care

Jaime Watt joins Power & Politics host Evan Solomon each week to look at how issues making waves in Ottawa resonate with Canadians.

Monitoring the House of Commons' question period, mainstream media and the conversation on social media, Watt and his team at Navigator Ltd. determine which issues gained the most attention in official Ottawa, and then measure how much traction those issues managed to find with Canadians outside the nation's capital.

With the House of Commons still on its extended winter break, discussion in Ottawa centred on questions of Liberal leadership around the party's biennial convention in Ottawa, along with the premiers conference on health care and the Obama administration's decision not to approve the Keystone XL pipeline application.

Across Canada, the Liberals grabbed a much larger share of the conversation, followed by Keystone XL, with health care a distant third.

Here's a look at the numbers based on the week of Jan. 14 to 20: