Thales Canada has been awarded a contract worth up to CAD5.2 billion (USD4.1 billion) for in-service support (ISS) of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) forthcoming Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPSs) and Joint Support Ships (JSSs), acting Minister of Public Services and Procurement Jim Carr announced on 17 August. The two contracts were combined in July 2016 and are now referred to as the AJISS programme.
The Canadian counter-Islamic State mission in Iraq will continue until March 2019, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan announced on 29 June. The effort, known as Operation IMPACT, began in October 2014 with airstrikes from Boeing CF-18 (F/A-18) fighter aircraft. Those aircraft were subsequently withdrawn, and Canada increased its efforts to 'train, advise, and assist' local security forces.
Canada’s Defence Policy Review, released by the Department of National Defence (DND) in June, outlined a series of measures the Canadian Government has planned to shape the future of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The review committed to CAD53.5 billion (USD40.5 billion) worth of spending for equipment projects, on a cash basis, over the next 20 years. ‘Cash basis’ expenses represent funding for payments in the year that the expenditures are made.
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".