For a second year in a row, Canada’s prime minister will march in the Toronto Pride parade. In 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau became the first sitting Canadian PM to march in a Pride parade. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the first openly gay premier in Canadian history, and Toronto Mayor John Tory will also march again, meaning the leaders of all three levels of government will participate.
Members of the Jewish Defence League plan to march in the Toronto Pride parade, Xtra has learned. They are planning what they call a “death march” that will include fake severed heads, caskets, drums and a litany of anti-Islamic signs. JDL is a far-right Jewish group active in Canada. It was founded on the teachings of the late Rabbi Meir Kahane, who called for the removal of Arabs from Israel.
After a years-long fight, trans rights are finally set to be enshrined in Canadian law. Bill C-16, which would protect gender identity and gender expression in the Canadian Human Rights Code and include it in hate crime provisions, has passed both houses of Parliament and will soon be signed into law. Despite opposition from some Conservative senators, the bill was passed on June 15, 2017, by the Senate 67-11.
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".