The federal government is recruiting temporary foreign workers for Alberta at below-market wages while the province’s unemployment is over eight per cent. Destination Canada, a Crown corporation, is hosting ads for Edmonton jobs on its website under a program intended to attract French-speaking foreign workers to Canada. Alberta Federation of Labour president Gil McGowan said the postings undermine the Alberta government’s ban on hiring foreign workers for 29 job categories in the province.
Growing support for the federal government’s plan to close tax loopholes shows Canadians are tired of seeing anti-tax rhetoric dominate political discourse, says the head of a coalition advocating tax reform. Dennis Howlett of the Canadian Coalition for Tax Fairness said the public has grown weary of constant anti-tax messaging from business and conservatives and wants government to be able to provide decent services. “The tax issue was dominated by the right wing for many years” Howlett said.
China is using Canada to help portray itself as a world leader on climate change despite Beijing’s plan to continue increasing emissions until 2030, says an expert on China’s government and its approach to international relations. Charles Burton of Brock University said China’s participation with Canada and the European Union in a climate conference Saturday in Montreal is aimed at furthering its goal of replacing the U.S. as the dominant global superpower.
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".