After decades of lagging other developed nations and decades of lobbying, Canadians may finally get universal access to good-quality and affordable childcare. At long last, the political resistance to accessible and affordable early childhood education programs across the country appears to have been overwhelmed with all of the evidence that indicates the investment is good for the economy as well as the long-term health, wealth and happiness of the children who receive it.
Housing activists and area residents concerned with the housing crisis in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside take part in a ‘paint-in’ to protest the lack of affordable housing in a spare lot slated for development on W. Hastings Street in May of last year. Jason Payne / PNG Files The Balmoral Hotel was a disgrace, a slum no better than those in some of the world’s most unlivable cities.
Michael McDonald describes himself as a product of the fur trade and the Hudson’s Bay Company. His story is a microcosm of Canada’s history, from the early blending of cultures to today’s attempts to tell the truth about the past, reconcile the wrongs and forge a new relationship. He bears a Scottish name, has never lived on a reserve, and didn’t have Indian status until the 1980s, but McDonald identifies himself as aboriginal. He also describes himself as bi-cultural.
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".