Another day, another Liberal fact-check of PC leader Patrick Brown, this time relating to the party's candidate in Sudbury, former NHL tough guy Troy Crowder. Wednesday morning the Grits sent out an email blast, appealing to the noble principles in all of us, and invoking some of Canada's most notable politicians:What misinformation might Macdonald and Cartier object to, according to the email?
The leading candidates promise they can keep property taxes around or below inflation. Here's why that promise is either irresponsible or the product of wishful thinking. On the mayoral campaign trail, it has become an accepted truism through sheer force of repetition: Toronto cannot afford a property tax increase beyond the rate of inflation. But this has more to do with addressing what (some) people want to hear rather than reflecting the true state of Toronto’s financial needs.
Thousands of protestors across Canada gathered to voice their opposition to Bill C-51. WHAT: In co-ordinated protests across the country, thousands of Canadians showed their opposition to proposed federal Bill C-51. In dozens of cities, the “day of action” drew concerned citizens who feel that the anti-terror legislation erodes checks and balances meant to safeguard civil liberties, and compromises oversight of law enforcement in the process.
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".