Michael Ignatieff is resigning as leader of the Liberal Party after presiding over the most devastating defeat in his party's history. He made the announcement Tuesday morning in an emotional press conference - his team stood at the back of the room, some in tears - just hours after he watched the election returns, seeing his party go from 77 seats to 34 and losing official opposition party status to the NDP.
EKOS pollster Frank Graves has built the perfect politician. In an article for The Mark, Mr. Graves relates what Canadians have told him would make the ideal prime minister as the country's 150th birthday approaches:» A woman; over half the population are female. » Or perhaps, a visible minority Canadian given the country's growing diversity. » Character: courage, honesty, sensitivity, authenticity and able to "stir the soul as well as a Tim Hortons coffee," Mr. Graves says.
Arthur Milnes and his merry band of presidential groupies travelled to Plains, Ga., last month to pay tribute to America's 39th president, Jimmy Carter. In return, the former president spoke emotionally about his long relationship with Canada, including his friendships with Pierre Trudeau and Joe Clark, and the so-called Canadian Caper in which six American diplomats were hidden and then spirited out of Iran by Canadians.
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 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
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".