It’s been just over 175 years since Ontario — or more precisely Upper Canada, as it was styled at the time — had a functioning upper chamber. Initially established under the Constitutional Act of 1791 that divvied up the colony into French- and English-speaking regions, the nine-member Legislative Council endured for 48 years, but was dissolved upon the creation of the Province of Canada. Since then, there has been next to no push for Ontario to return to its primordial bicameral traditions.
With the fate of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s budget implementation bill – and maybe the parliamentary summer recess – still up in the air, some might argue that now is not the time to start assigning blame for the last-minute outburst of cross-chamber hostilities that upended plans to bring the spring sitting to an orderly close on Wednesday night.
Okay, seriously: Are they going to shut down early, or is regular House business destined to drag on until Friday afternoon when the summer recess automatically kicks in? (Assuming, that is, that we’ve officially passed the point at which the government could successfully force through a motion to extend the sitting … which is a safe assumption, right? RIGHT?) Literally everyone on Parliament Hill plus a lot more outside the precinctLong answer: Maybe tomorrow, but as always, stay tuned.
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".