The sanctity and popularity of the NDP campaign finance reform promises depended for years on maintaining that if big money were banished from politics, it wouldn’t just be replaced by taxpayer money. That kept the crusade simple. They could stand for driving the big money from unions and corporations out of politics, without having to defend the less-appealing idea of making up the difference by funneling tax money to parties.
HOME ALONE — Saanich South MLA Lana Popham acknowledged a staff member in the legislature this week and, in the process, recalled her early Macaulay Culkin-like days as the new agriculture minister. “When I was first sworn in as the minister of agriculture, I went to see where my office would be,” she said. “I walked in and the first thing I noticed was that there was nobody in my office, at all. There were a lot of desks and a lot of spots where people might be, but nobody was there.
Interim B.C. Liberal leader Rich Coleman was spitting venom after his former Liberal colleague Darryl Plecas went all Game of Thrones and grabbed the Speaker’s post, to the benefit of the NDP and Greens, who don’t have to worry as much about vote counts now that a Liberal is in the chair. Coleman called it a betrayal and accused Plecas of double-crossing his party, which kicked him out the next day.
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".