The confused logic of many pipeline-development opponents beggars the imagination. They make clear what they are fighting against, but it is never really clear what they are fighting for. Pipelines are a form of vital transportation infrastructure, bringing energy-generating resources from place to place. In the absence of pipelines, energy-generating resources are still needed, but they are transported in less cost-effective, more energy intensive and more dangerous ways.
Apparently Confucius was once asked what his first act would be if given power to rule an area. He responded: "My first task would certainly be to rectify the names." Without having planned to in advance, I found myself referencing this anecdote a couple weeks ago during a discussion about human rights with foreign affairs officials in Beijing. I was there as part of a Canadian Foreign Affairs Committee trip, a week ahead of the Prime Minister's visit.
Congratulations to everyone who put their name forward in our recent municipal elections. We are enriched as a community by your contributions. I look forward to working with the newly–elected councils. Like so many of you, I was deeply disappointed (though not altogether surprised) by the decision of TransCanada to cancel the Energy East pipeline project.
I have some concerns re S-228 as written, but will vote in favour in order to send to committee for further study. Controlling advertising to those with limited choice-making capacity (young children) is legitimate, & is very different from regulating choices of adults. #cdnpoli
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".