The need for a national public awareness campaign and the encroaching July 2018 deadline for cannabis legalization will be on the minds of provincial and territorial health ministers when they meet in Edmonton on Friday with their federal counterpart, Ginette Petitpas Taylor. Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette said the deadline is the single biggest issue facing all health ministers. "Marijuana will be legalized, sellable over the web and delivered to houses ... will we be all ready?
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson remains reluctant to raise the threshold for people to run for municipal office despite the large number of fringe candidates he faced in Monday's election. Anyone wishing to run for mayor only has to submit a $500 deposit and gather 100 signatures. Some critics feel the entry requirements should be raised so only serious candidates can run.
United Conservative Party leadership candidate Brian Jean on Wednesday accused Jason Kenney's campaign team of spreading lies about him. "My vision is a positive vision and I believe a positive vision is what most Albertans, including millennials, want," Jean said during a UCP leadership debate in Fort McMurray. "You see, they're sick and tired of politicians lying about each other. In fact, right now, there is a politician on this stage, that his team is lying about me.
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".