Young Canadians think they’re one of the main groups being targeted by e-cigarette ads and believe that certain flavour names — like “unicorn puke” — are aimed directly at them. That’s according to a report written under contract by Health Canada that details focus group and survey research on young Canadians. The report lands as the government is in the midst of creating new rules for vaping products intended to keep youth from purchasing them.
It’s almost the end of July but the political game of musical chairs hasn’tÂ stopped â€“ not even atÂ the top. Tim Krupa has left PMO and is heading to Oxford University under a scholarship program that combines an MBA with a master’s degree. Krupa was a ‘special assistant’ in the policy branch at PMO, and previously worked on tour planning when the Liberals were in opposition. We’re going to miss you at PMO @Tim_Krupa. Thanks for all your hard work and good humour. Congratulations!
Canada is a “nation of innovators.” Infrastructure investments will help “the middle class” and “those working hard to join it.”These were PR lines the federal Liberals came up with to promote their 2017 budget — and subsequently abandoned, after finding out that many Canadians hated them. The federal government recently published message-testing research contracted by and delivered to the Finance Department on March 7, done by Quorus Consulting Group (the final budget was released March 22).
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".