The Fair Change Legal Clinic is challenging the Ontario government to repeal its panhandling legislation that the organization says violates the charter rights of the homeless. If a police officer witnesses a person asking for money and they receive it out of charity, they can be issued a ticket for violating the Safe Streets Act. Joanna Nefs of the legal clinic says the fines imposed on them almost never get paid.
Two men behind a controversial newspaper banned by Canada Post are now facing criminal charges for words the editor-in-chief wrote about political strategists Warren and Lisa Kinsella. An Ontario Justice of the Peace has charged Your Ward News editor James Sears and owner Leroy St.Germaine with uttering threats. The Kinsellas have long fought the newspaper they call a "hate-rag" and this is the first criminal charge they've had stick. Sears has called his writing "satirical."
A sculpture of a snapping turtle will soon sit in Nathan Phillips Square as a tribute to the city's Indigenous population. Andrea Chrisjohn, board designate at the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, told Matt Galloway on CBC Radio's Metro Morning that she hopes the new sculpture will prompt people passing by to reflect. "The turtle is revered by all of our nations as the base of being here on this earth," she said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".