Quebec politicians have passed a unanimous motion calling on staff at the province's shops and restaurants to greet their customers with a simple, warm "bonjour." All 111 MNAs who were present voted in favour on Thursday, including every Liberal MNA. Introduced by the Parti Québécois, the motion specifically "invites all businesses and workers who enter into contact with local and international clients to welcome them warmly with the word, 'bonjour.'"
Coalition Avenir Québec health critic François Paradis says the Quebec government needs to recognize people's "fundamental right" to have children by restoring full funding for in-vitro fertilization. In 2010, Quebec began paying the full cost of up to three IVF attempts for anyone covered by the province's health care insurance. By 2015, that program was costing taxpayers $70 million a year, and the government replaced it with a less generous system of tax credits.
A resolution asking the Quebec Liberals to spend more time considering the needs of anglophones faced an unusual amount of friction Saturday at a party convention. The proposal called for the provincial government to keep accurate statistics on Quebec's English-speaking population, to analyse how any future legislature could impact English-speakers and to help them gain access to the workforce.
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".