The Montreal police service is trying to boost the number of visible minority officers, but critics say the SPVM needs to do more to recruit them and to change its overall culture. According to the SPVM's 2016 annual report — the latest to be published — 8.5 per cent of its police officers identify as Indigenous or as a visible minority. Compare that to the city's general population: 32.8 per cent of Montrealers are visible minorities or Indigenous.
A Laval mother has filed an ombudsman complaint with the Montreal Children's Hospital about how her 12-year-old daughter's head injury was dealt with earlier this week. After her daughter fell down and hit her head, Judy Schafer took her to the Children's emergency room. When they arrived, the waiting rooms were full and a lineup extended out the door. Schafer says she grabbed the nurse who was checking in on patients in the lineup to explain what was wrong with her daughter.
In an effort to make sure they are fairly compensated for their work, Inuit stone carvers are turning to the Open Door for help. The drop-in centre near Cabot Square, whose clients are largely Indigenous, is providing carvers with all the tools and soapstone they need — and it is also helping them get a fair price for their carvings.
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".