This shouldn't be the time of year when baseball makes headlines in Montreal. For starters, it's the off-season. Oh, and we have no Major League Baseball team. And yet, baseball has been in the news a lot lately, thanks in large part to our mayor-elect, Valérie Plante. She and her team are a big reason why baseball became an election issue. And her win is the reason the sport is still in the headlines now.
In the days, weeks and months after the death of Anthony Griffin, they marched. And they marched. Members of Montreal's black community, outraged that a young black man could be fatally shot in the head while complying with a police order, wanted answers. They wanted justice. They wanted change. His death was a lightning rod and ushered in a new era of relations between multiethnic communities and Montreal police. Most say there were changes for the better.
Fresh off her historic win last night, newly elected Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante will meet with her new constituents outside a Metro station Monday morning. Plante beat incumbent Denis Coderre and is now the 45th mayor of the city, garnering about 51 per cent of the vote and and becoming the first woman to be elected to the position. She will be flanked by colleagues who are also newly elected at her event this morning.
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".