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3 july 2015

10:27
The television network «Avis de Recherche» (ADR) filed an application in Federal Court for a judicial review of a decision rendered on August 8, 2013 (Decision 2013-389 and Order 2013-380) by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications...

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
Today, the Newseum Institute, in partnership with USA Today, released the results of its annual State of the First Amendment survey, which shows 19 percent of Americans think the First Amendment goes too far in the rights it guarantees ? the freedom...

00:01
Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: LIBERTY AND JUSTICE Profile America ? Friday, July 3rd. Befitting the eve of the nation's celebration of freedom, one of the most important pieces of legislation in our...


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...

14:30
The UFCW PA Wine and Spirits Council and the 3,500 Pennsylvanians who work in Pennsylvania's Wine and Spirits stores applaud Governor Tom Wolf's veto of the reckless legislation to dismantle the PLCB. "Governor Wolf made the responsible decision....

11:30
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will honor California Senate President Darrell Steinberg and Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey on July 9 at its national convention in San Francisco. Steinberg will receive NAMI's...

11:29
Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and lead Democrat on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, issued the following statement on the June 2015 jobs numbers released...

11:19
The Québec Federation of Real Estate Boards (QFREB) read with great interest the Report on the Application of the Real Estate Brokerage Act, recently introduced by Finance Minister, Carlos Leitão, and is pleased with the relevance of the issues...

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...

07:13
An analysis by the American Small Business League (ASBL) has uncovered 179 Fortune 500 firms and their subsidiaries received federal small business contracts in fiscal year 2014. The study was based on the most recent information available from the...

05:00
A new Harris Poll revisits public sentiment towards 15 issues which typically divide along party lines, with some notable changes since these same issues were gauged in 2011. The largest majorities of Americans support cutting government spending...

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Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FORGING A NATION Profile America ? Thursday, July 2nd. On this date in 1788, the U.S. Congress learned that the Constitution had been ratified by the ninth of the 13...


1 july 2015

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...

16:57
Pennsylvania collected $2.9 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $206.7 million, or 6.6 percent, less than the official estimate, Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported today. Fiscal year 2014-15 General Fund collections totaled...

15:37
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su reminds employers that California's paid sick leave law goes into effect today. "With California's new paid sick leave law in effect, most workers now won't have to choose between their family's health and...

10:25
One of Hollywood's most famous leading ladies and three members of Congress working to bring home military working dogs join American Humane Association's president and CEO as special guests on the latest episode of "Be Humanetm with Dr. Robin...

08:12
The Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in March 2010, established comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to put consumers back in charge of their health care. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the...

08:05
The National Association of Independent Land Title Agents (NAILTA) today announced it will hold its eighth annual conference at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland September 20 ? 22, 2015. Land title and settlement service...

05:00
Americans are increasingly bracing for overcast economic skies: Only one in four U.S. adults (25%) believe the economy will improve in the coming year, down from a third (32%) at the beginning of 2015. Conversely, 27% believe the economy is going to...


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...

16:59
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement by Michigan Chamber President & CEO Rich Studley regarding a road funding plan reported out of committee by the Michigan Senate. "We applaud Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof...

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...

13:47
Governor Tom Wolf signed two bills into law this morning. The following pieces of legislation are now law: Act 13 ? Senate Bill 622, sponsored by Senator Bob Mensch, eliminate three reports by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.  The bill...

11:46
The federal government's revision of overtime regulations will benefit millions of workers and make overtime protections easier to enforce, attorneys at the national employee rights law firm Outten & Golden LLP said today. The U.S. Department of...

11:20
New federal transparency reporting guidelines are a very positive step in informing Canadians about how often, and in what circumstances businesses provide customer information to law enforcement and security agencies, says the Privacy Commissioner...

10:04
Sometimes, during a legislative session, helping get bad bills killed is just as important as getting good bills passed. The 84th Session of the Texas Legislature was such a session. House Bill 593, sponsored by Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth and...

09:36
Major producers and trade organizations in the nation's dairy, beef, swine and poultry industries have joined together in support for Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724, Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. , a provider of advanced livestock waste...

09:23
Today, the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has taken the first step in its legal challenge against Bill C-59, the legislation that is gutting the collective bargaining rights of federal public service workers. The PSAC filed its...


29 june 2015

19:20
Today in Chicago, the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) joined the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for an important public discussion on the economic consequences of the Environmental Protection Agency's...

18:02
A letter in support of the federal New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC), signed by a bipartisan group of 55 Members of the House of Representatives, was sent to the Committee on Ways and Means today. The letter, led by Congressmen Mike Turner (R-OH) and...

17:10
Today the Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling (CSIG) announces its full support of a new bipartisan bill in the Senate, entitled the "Restoration of America's Wire Act." Introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) with Sen. Dianne Feinstein...

16:36
The Independent State Store Union (ISSU) today issued the following letter to all senators asking for the defeat of House Bill 466 ? the Rep. Turzai liquor privatization bill as amended by the Senate. June 29, 2015 In an attempt to provide...

16:29
The International Dairy Foods Association, representing 550 dairy foods companies and their suppliers, issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's renewal of Trade Promotion Authority: "We commend the President for...

14:37
Alberta's decision to remove the liquor server wage in 2016 will hurt restaurants, their employees and their customers, by forcing job cuts, reduced service levels and higher menu prices. "The liquor server wage is important because it...

14:26
Today United States Steel Corporation President and CEO Mario Longhi commended President Barack Obama as he signed the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) legislation into law.  Longhi's statement follows: "I...

13:39
Today, the US Supreme Court announced that it would hear arguments in Abigail Fisher v. Univ. of Texas (Fisher II). This is the second time the justices have considered Abigail Fisher's appeal from a ruling out of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals....

13:23
Cynthia Canary, Executive Director of Independent Maps coalition, issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission: The U.S. Supreme Court...

11:49
American Kennel Club show/hobby exhibitors are caught in the "Puppy Mill" Net, a national "animal rights" propaganda campaign to eliminate all pet breeding in the U.S.  "We have no problem with the extinction of domestic animals; they are creations...


26 june 2015

15:30
Following today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that requires all states to recognize same-sex marriages, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said that the same principle should apply to nationwide state recognition of...

15:30
The Government of Canada is supporting efforts to prevent and combat homelessness in Saskatoon. Kelly Block, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Saskatoon?Rosetown?Biggar, made the announcement...

15:24
MiningWatch Canada welcomes the B.C. government's Wednesday announcement that it will review the provincial mining code, but warns that the review needs to be broad enough to address the full range of necessary changes in mining policies and...

15:07
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14:38
AJC saluted the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. AJC had filed an amicus brief urging the result that the Court reached today. AJC General Counsel Marc D. Stern issued the...

13:25
American Federation of Government Employees National Vice President for Women and Fair Practices Augusta Y. Thomas today issued the following statement: "AFGE applauds today's Supreme Court ruling declaring that same-sex couples across the country...

13:17
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, is elated by the Supreme Court's ruling today for marriage equality across America; it is a momentous win for freedom, equality, and inclusion. The justices...

13:16
Today, the American Trucking Associations thanked Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and offered its support for her bill to create job opportunities and address the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers by studying lowering the age commercial drivers...

13:11
Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit joins with his brother Catholic bishops in Michigan in responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the institution of marriage in this country.  Issued through the Michigan Catholic Conference, the public...

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