If Andrew Weaver were to describe his political relationship status this year, "it’s complicated" wouldn’t even come close to covering it. The results of B.C. 's incredibly close election forced his Green party to choose between supporting the Liberals, who had collaborated with Weaver before, and the NDP. The latter’s actions during the campaign were a low point in 2017, Weaver says. “Some of my staff on the campaign team were crying on the bus.
When you think of optimists, Rich Coleman probably isn’t the first person to come to mind. But all things considered, the interim leader of the BC Liberals does have a glass-half-full take on 2017. “I don’t ever think it’s a bad year," Coleman says. Still, things weren’t great. The Liberals lost their chance to govern, they lost their longtime leader, and they lost an MLA to the Speaker’s role. Coleman says it’s all about context.
When it comes to 2017 resolutions, John Horgan says he killed it. “My New Year’s resolution was to form a government,” he told CTV News in a year-end interview, “and we were able to do that.”The way it happened was spectacular and unexpected. In opposition for 16 years, the NDP faced a formidable opponent. Under the Christy Clark Liberals, unemployment was low and finances were good, with the province recording several years of surpluses in a row.
Premier Horgan will head to Asia January 20th for a 10 day trip focusing on building relationships & increasing economic opps. Stops include China, South Korea and Japan. The China portion of visit will also look at boosting tourism
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".