Now that Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has decided to pedal off into the sunset, maybe citizens of this beleaguered city can catch a break. Ever since Robertson and his Vision party became our rulers, he has been on a mission to turn Vancouver into some sort of theme park for the environmental and socially conscientious. His disdain for the internal combustion engine is legendary. Millions of dollars have been spent frivolously on bike lanes and barriers to hinder traffic flow.
With B.C. Green Party leader Andrew Weaver we finally have someone in the government who actually understands the problem with the Lower Mainland real-estate market and wants to do something for the average person. Concerning offshore money wanting a safe investment, with no regards to those of us living here, I’ve long advocated for the kind of laws that other countries have banning foreign ownership of property and restricting flipping.
If the goal is to steer Canadians more toward a plant-based diet, rather than adding another tax I would suggest simply redirecting government agricultural subsidies away from meat and dairy to growing plants for a human diet. In the 1970s, Finland did this with their “Dairies to Berries” project after their country “won the award” for the highest rate of cardiovascular disease. The results were an astonishing and very gratifying 80-per-cent reduction in heart disease and strokes.
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".