“Banks in particular need to pay,” wrote Marya Buckingham from Niagara Falls on Facebook. “They are not in the same kind of competition that impacts some corporations.”The Star report also showed how Canada’s big banks have the lowest tax rate in the G7. “Banks and big businesses should be taxed as in other G7 countries, and be held accountable when those taxes are avoided through loopholes,” wrote Nicolette Goff from Comox, B.C.
“People are focused on this issue: who is being taxed and who is avoiding tax; who is getting subsidized and who is using loopholes,” said Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch. “This is not going to go away.”The number of signatures from across Canada has been rising gradually, but took off this week on social media sites such as Facebook. “Fair is only fair. If I have to pay so should banks,” wrote Stewart Papke , a signatory from Alberta.
While tax agencies around the world have already collected more than half a billion dollars from tax cheats identified in the Panama Papers, Canada won’t say if it has collected anything and will not release a number until mid-2020 at the earliest. Spain alone has collected $122 million (U.S.) in the nearly two years since the leak of tax haven data was made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and the Toronto Star/CBC in Canada.
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".