The B.C. Court of Appeal is considering how to handle a case where the province’s conflict of interest commissioner may himself be in conflict. A panel of three judges heard an appeal by Democracy Watch Wednesday. The group is arguing that B.C.’s Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Paul Fraser, shouldn’t have cleared former premier Christy Clark on accusations related to her accepting a large personal stipend when Fraser’s son worked directly for her.
A Vancouver environmental organization got a scare today as bailiffs arrived intending to seize and sell their assets on behalf of a major Canadian energy company. Amid a social media backlash, however, Enbridge pulled the plug at the last minute on a move to recoup $14,000 in court costs from Stand.earth over a dispute over an Ontario pipeline. Stand.earth director, Karen Mahon, told CTV News she believed Enbridge was trying to disrupt their activism. “Enbridge made $4.6 billion last year.
Five women who were sexually assaulted in brutal attacks in the early 1980s are suing Ivan Henry, saying he should pay them the millions he was awarded after he spent 27 years behind bars. That’s despite almost a decade of legal wrangling that resulted in Henry’s convictions being thrown out, a judge awarding him $8 million at a trial that found his rights had been violated, and another man pleading guilty to a string of rapes that bore a resemblance to the crimes.
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".