The Couillard government is calling for a one-year delay on legalizing recreational cannabis. The Quebec Liberal government’s demand for a one year extension from the feds comes just ahead of Quebec tabling its provincial cannabis legislation Thursday. Lucie Charlebois, Quebec’s minister for rehabilitation, youth protection and public health, said at a news conference Wednesday that her government has been saying all along that July 2018 seems like too tight of a deadline to meet.
People gather outside supervised injection site, Insite, during a demonstration in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday June 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl DyckThe federal government says it is going to allow for drug-checking services at supervised consumption sites to make sure that street drugs aren’t contaminated with lethal doses of other substances like fentanyl or carfentanyl – meaning the rest of Canada can soon follow B.C.’s lead on opioid harm-reduction efforts.
A new study by Health Canada says the health effects of exposure to pollution from gasoline exhaust fumes could cost society $7.3 billion in a year based on their negative effects on human health. The modelling done in the report, called the Human Health Risk Assessment for Gasoline Exhaust, looked at data for the year 2015 for on-road and off-road exhaust pollution (excluding emissions from railways, boats and airplanes).
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".