Good morning,The House of Commons rose for the summer last night, but not without sending a parting shot to the Senate. “By unanimous consent, it was ordered … a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint Their Honours that the House disagrees with the amendments made by the Senate to [the budget bill], because these amendments infringe upon rights and privileges of the House,” the motion read, agreed to by all MPs.
Good morning,It’s about to get a whole lot quieter in the nation’s capital, with both the House of Commons and the Senate rising for the summer. There are rumours swirling that the Liberals will prorogue this session of Parliament and that MPs will return to a new session in the fall. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will then give a new Speech from the Throne that will outline the government’s priorities for the second half of their mandate. The recess may also see Mr. Trudeau shuffle his cabinet.
British Columbia’s Lieutenant-Governor, is scheduled to present the province’s latest Throne Speech, setting off a process that is expected to end the Liberal government of Premier Christy Clark. The May 9 election reduced the Liberals to 43 seats in the legislature, one short of a majority. The New Democrats, who won 41 seats, and the Greens, with three, have signed an agreement to use their combined majority to bring vote down the government at the earliest opportunity.
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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 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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".