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Trending: Easter, F-35 and American Reunion

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 Auditor General Michael Ferguson, shown at a committee meeting in January, took questions from MPs at the public accounts committee Thursday morning.(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)At the outset of the long weekend in Canada and abroad, people sent out their holiday greetings on Twitter to dominate much of the trending lists in the country. Here's a rundown of what people are talking about this Friday morning.

Good Friday, Happy Easter: Good Friday is a statutory holiday in Canada, and many took a moment to celebrate it online. While the inspiration for posts came from religious and non-religious reasons - a clear sky for a morning jog, a freshly brewed cup of coffee without the rush to work, among others - people told their friends and others why today was a good Friday for them. The French translation for Easter, Pâques, trends in Montreal as well as the other Canadian lists.

RIP Jesus Christ: Twitter is infamous for pre-emptively announcing the deaths of celebrities, but technically this one is about 2000 years late. Expect some sort of revised trend come Easter Sunday.

F-35: Auditor General Michael Ferguson said Thursday that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet would have known the cost of acquiring the F-35 fighter jets was estimated at $25 billion, not the $15 billion that the public was later told. In the Power and Politics Ballot Box question, 95 per cent of respondents said they did not believe what the government is saying about the jets.

American Reunion: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan and other stars of 1999's teen comedy American Pie return 13 years after the first film released. Fans on Twitter compared it to the re-release of James Cameron's Titanic, which first his theatres in 1997.

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