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3 july 2015

11:37
The president of Toronto's 10,000-strong transit workers union says Vancouver's massive rejection of a sales tax increase to fund failed and increasingly expensive for-profit transit projects is a warning to governments that the public tolerance for...

08:00
First Nation leaders, Elders and youth from across the country will gather in Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) traditional territory next week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) 36th national Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the Hotel...

07:00
June 25, 2015 will be remembered as a sad day in the history of Rwanda. Speaking in Parliament, Rwandan President Kagame addressed the arrest of General Karenzi Karake at the United Kingdom's London Heathrow Airport on June 20. The arrest was...

06:00
Members of Toronto's taxi industry expressed disappointment in Mayor Tory's response to their request that the City begin enforcing existing laws where Uber is concerned, which the Toronto Taxi Alliance considers an illegal bandit cab company. "We...


2 july 2015

16:01
The Québec Medical Association (QMA), which recognizes that charging patients for incidental costs could lead to two-tier medicine, suggests that the Minister tackle the problem of unnecessary medical procedures, combat overdiagnosis and...

15:46
AJC commends the Episcopal Church for rejecting calls for divesting from companies doing business with Israel and for boycotting Israeli products. The House of Bishops overwhelmingly defeated a divestment and boycott resolution at the Church's 78th...

15:39
As former U.S. Senator Jim Webb launches his presidential campaign today, the Circle of Protection is asking him to record a video telling Americans what he would do to provide help and opportunity for hungry and poor people if elected. "We are...

15:30
American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox Sr., National Secretary-Treasurer Eugene Hudson Jr., and National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas today issued the following statement: "We...

13:14
Pope Francis, President Obama, medical organizations, and the prestigious British medical journal The Lancet are all demanding "action" to prevent disastrous public health effects from "climate change." The most important action is the Obama...

12:12
The truth® campaign was recognized for excellence in Branded Content and Entertainment at the Cannes Lions 62nd International Festival of Creativity. Its attention-getting, viral music video Left Swipe Dat received the Cannes Bronze Lion Award....

11:45
Statement in Reaction to Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Medina County Captive Deer "The discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a deer breeding facility in Medina County is devastating news for Texas wildlife, hunting, and our rural...

11:22
Anger is rising among administrative personnel at CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île, formerly the CSSS-Dorval-Lachine-Lasalle, the Douglas University Mental Health Institute and Grace Dart Extended Care Centre, represented by the Syndicat québécois des...

10:51
Delegate Michel Moffatt has called upon West Virginia Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox to have the Division of Highways reconsider reliance on a study that could lead to a new traffic signal on West Virginia Route 34, also known as Teays Valley...

10:18
The June jobs report released this morning was overshadowed weeks ago by the very troubling first quarter of 2015 report on productivity growth, said the chief executives of Job Creators Network. That report showed six straight months of American...

10:00
The 2015 federal budget's reduction of the mandatory minimum withdrawals from registered retirement income funds (RRIFs) and similar tax-deferred accounts will reduce the risk that many Canadians will outlive their savings. Yet with yields on safe...

09:39
The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and...

09:39
Teamsters, community leaders and labor allies are joining together to denounce union-busting efforts by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC). Just under 700 workers represented by Teamsters Local 215 are seeking a fair contract...

09:17
The following is being released by the Massachusetts Nurses Association: The nurses of Newton Wellesley Hospital voted yesterday to ratify a new union contract, which was negotiated last Monday, averting the need for a strike that was set for June...

09:16
The United States Supreme Court's endorsement of same-sex marriage is a huge victory for the gay rights movement but it is hardly the end of the battle for equality. With only 21 states banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender...

08:01
There will be a barbecue with friends, fireworks, and a day off from work. But for me, this Independence Day will be far different from the ones I have celebrated since I moved to the United States 13 years ago. It will be the first one I...

06:00
Toronto taxi industry requests emergency meeting asking officials to ENFORCE THE LAW regarding Uber, as France has done. Text of complaints to Integrity Commissioner and Freedom of Information Acts will be available. Event date: July 2, 2015, 11am...


1 july 2015

22:20
The following statement is being issued by Neil Kurtz, M.D., President and CEO, Golden Living: "Golden Living is confident that claims made by the Attorney General are baseless and wholly without merit. No doubt, this is an unfortunate result of...

18:55
The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) participated in a national sting operation the weeks of June 15-26, 2015; we had nine (9) state contractor members take part in this event across the country.  The states that...

18:41
The Bladensburg WWI Memorial Peace Cross was dedicated on July 12, 1925 to honor 49 men from Prince George County, Maryland who fought and died for our country during WWI. The memorial was funded by local residents and the American Legion and is...

17:58
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the Michigan Senate for their leadership in passing a comprehensive plan to fix Michigan's roads. "We commend Senate Majority Leader Meekhof and his colleagues who took the bold step of passing a...

17:11
The American Federation of Government Employees is declaring victory after President Obama signed into law legislation that eliminates a financial penalty facing retired federal law enforcement officers. Obama signed the bill this week after it...

16:40
In response to today's announcement by President Obama that the United States and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in their respective capitals, Victor C. Johnson, senior adviser for public policy at NAFSA: Association of International Educators,...

16:01
The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") has announced that it will seek to stop Electrolux proposed acquisition of the appliances business of General Electric ("GE Appliances"). Electrolux contests vigorously this effort by the DOJ to oppose the...

15:01
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has learned that a North Carolina Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit for a protest rally, scheduled for July 18, 2015 on the South Carolina Statehouse grounds.  The 30,000 members of the Sons of...

15:00
Toronto taxi industry requests emergency meeting asking officials to ENFORCE THE LAW regarding Uber, as France has done. Text of complaints to Integrity Commissioner and Freedom of Information Acts will be available. Event date: July 2, 2015, 11am...

14:44
AJC has made a donation to the Elijah Interfaith Institute to help restore the Church of the Multiplication of the Loaves and Churches. "The arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication was a despicable act, contravening Israel's values of...

14:19
The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Monday's exposure by the Washington Post of questionable data about school shootings used by the gun prohibition lobby to stoke public emotion against Second Amendment rights....

13:29
Words can hurt you if you ignore these extremists!  They've been telling us their agenda to end all interaction with animals for years, but few believed them.  Animal "rights" groups profess to work for improved animal treatment while their...

08:00
The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) denounces the statements made by Donald Trump during his New York City press conference on June 16 and his subsequent "double-down" statements in recent days. His remarks about Mexican...

06:45
On behalf of Naturopathic Doctors across Ontario, the Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors (OAND) is pleased to announce that after eight years of discussions with the Ontario government, the Naturopathy Act, 2007 was proclaimed today....

00:01
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the videotaped beating of Marlene Pinnock. Ms. Pinnock is still currently living on her own in Los Angeles and working with her attorney and community activists to lobby Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie...


30 june 2015

18:00
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights applauds the U.S. Supreme Court on its decision preserving the protections afforded under the Fair Housing Act against housing discrimination, ensuring that all Americans have equal protection under the law. In...

17:50
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights applauds the U.S. Supreme Court on its decision establishing the basic civil right of every American to freely choose a marriage partner.  The high court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have a...

17:33
Two Canadians, Robert Lovelace and Kevin Neish, who were on board the Flotilla boat Marianne, headed towards Gaza, remain detained by Israel today. Israeli forces used an electric weapon against at least one crew member during their illegal seizure...

17:25
The six U.S. providers of Video Relay Service (VRS) said today's FCC order regarding the rates paid for telecommunication relay services is a missed opportunity to improve Video Relay Service (VRS), expand its offerings, and uphold the Americans with...

15:55
The following statement can be attributed to Legacy: Great reporting opens your eyes and your mind. The New York Times [hotlink] shed light today on the role the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plays in spreading the reach of a product that, even when it...

15:07
Last week's barbaric attacks on innocent British holidaymakers in Tunisia and on Shia worshippers in a Kuwaiti mosque - terror committed shamelessly in the name of Islam - raise the question of how many more such massacres must take place before a...

14:53
Republicans are poised to pass a state budget that adds a grand total of $8 million in new basic education funding, or roughly 3 cents per student for each school day and less than 1 percent of the $1 billion that was cut from classrooms in the last...

14:39
The passing earlier this month of Christian author and speaker Elisabeth Elliot caused me to stop and reflect on how much we need women of strong and uncompromising faith who will model the love of Jesus in the midst of adversity and challenging...

14:01
Reacting to today's news that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) has proposed a new overtime regulation at the request of President Barack Obama, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the...

13:33
"America's beverage companies are committed to being part of real solutions to public health challenges. This study does not show that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes chronic diseases and the authors themselves acknowledge that they are at...

13:23
The following is a commentary on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act by Kimberly C. Lau, Esq. of Nesenoff & Miltenberg, LLP: Amidst the litany of Title IX actions being brought against colleges across the nation by students who have been...

12:58
At a meeting of the state commission charged with investigating gas price manipulation, Consumer Watchdog delivered an analysis showing that since the end of May California's largest oil refiners have engaged in unprecedented price manipulation to...

12:58
Today, the Silent Sentence Coalition announced that 72 percent of Americans support regulating the commissions that sheriffs' departments demand in exchange for providing phone services to inmates. This information was determined through a recent...

12:15
AJC denounced the United Church of Christ (UCC) adoption of a policy resolution accusing Israel of blocking efforts to achieve peace with the Palestinians and calling for punitive measures against Israel. "The UCC's one-sided view of the...

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