It's easy to see why. Ford had an eventful year that included a number of high-profile battles with the media, admitting that he smoked crack cocaine and has a drinking problem, uttering a lewd remark about his wife and then some.
Nelson Mandela, who died just a few short weeks ago, was sixth on the list.
The rest of Google's top 10 list for Canada in 2013 is below:
1. Rob Ford
2. Cory Monteith
3. Paul Walker
4. Tim Bosma
5. Boston Marathon
6. Nelson Mandela
7. Royal Baby
8. North Korea
9. Harlem Shake
10. Lac Megantic
Google Canada's Zeitgeist also revealed a few more things about the country's internet users. We're equal parts serious and pop-culture obsessed. Searches for "What is twerking" and "What is fracking" took the first and second spot in their list of "What is..." searches.
On the political front, Thomas Mulcair should be a bit worried. The NDP leader barely cracked Google's top 10 list of federal politicians, well behind Stephen Harper (No. 2), Justin Trudeau (No. 1) and two disgraced senators and four Cabinet ministers.
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