Dozens of new sexual abuse lawsuits involving priests from the Moncton archdiocese are threatening the financial viability of the church. CBC News found at least 56 lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church in New Brunswick that are still in front of the courts, and this despite an extensive conciliation process that was conducted a few years ago. Between 2012 and 2014, the church hired retired judge Michel Bastarache to talk to victims confidentially.
Almost every month for the past year, new lawsuits have been filed against the Roman Catholic Church in New Brunswick by alleged victims seeking compensation for sexual abuse by priests. Many of the priests singled out are dead, but that hasn't stopped the lawsuits against the church in Moncton, Bathurst and Edmundston from piling up. CBC News has found at least 56 that are still in front of the courts, despite an extensive conciliation process a few years ago.
Minutes from a 2012 Codiac policing authority meeting show thousands of dollars were allocated that February to the purchase of carbines, raising a question for some: why were the guns not readily available to police the night of Justin Bourque's shooting rampage more than two years later? The request for funding came from Supt. Marlene Snowman, then officer in charge of the Codiac division, who called it a "safety issue."
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".