A Calgary MP accused of misappropriating parliamentary resources has been flagged to authorities. Kent Hehr, a rookie Liberal MP and cabinet minister, campaigned with his father, who ran a successful bid for the school board in last month’s Calgary election. On Oct. 13, in a push to get voters to the polls, Hehr’s father tweeted a photo of himself and his son in front of a table covered in a red cloth bearing the House of Commons coat of arms and the MP’s name, status and website.
If you’re answering questions for days on end, with microphones and recorders documenting your every word, you may say something you wish you hadn’t, says federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau. At least that was the case for him, last week. “You know, I think I can say that every one of us, when we’re speaking all week long, there might be one word or two that we might take back,” he said in an interview with Global National’s Ottawa Bureau Chief Vassy Kapelos.
Pop quiz: what is the Liberal government’s forecasted deficit for this year? You’re forgiven if an avalanche of dollar figures and question marks just tumbled through your brain. After all, tracking the spending promises and forecasts of this government has become a bit of a sport since the 2015 general election.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".