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28 october 2019

14:25
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) applauds Associate Minister's Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria's introduction of the Better for People, Smarter for Business Act, 2019.  This initiative clearly demonstrates the Ontario Government's continued commitment to...

13:30
On October 23, the BC government made an important announcement in Vancouver to support the establishment of ship-to-ship LNG marine refueling services along the west coast of North America. Premier John Horgan committed $25,000 in support of a study...

10:45
Starting today, communities in Ontario with populations under 100,000 can apply for funding to support stormwater and wastewater infrastructure through the Green Infrastructure stream, part of the joint federal/provincial Investing in Canada...

10:15
The Bureau du coroner is publishing Mélissa Gagnon's report on the death of Rick Stephan Genest, which occurred on August 1, 2018. It will be recalled that an investigation was conducted to shed light on the circumstances that led to the death of...


26 october 2019

07:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government be as responsible with the sale of alcohol as it's becoming with the sale of vaping products. "The Premier and the Health Minister are doing the right thing by trying to cut...


25 october 2019

16:45
The consultation tour led by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, made a stop today in Lennoxville. During this session, Mr. Skeete had an opportunity to spend some time with...

16:28
The Canadian Payroll Association applauds the Government of Alberta for commitments made in the province's 2019 Budget that will focus on reducing red tape, supporting job creation, and eliminating unnecessary costs on businesses. As the profession...

15:31
Moving adult smokers away from cigarettes to vaping products should be one of Ontario's public health goals. However, the recently announced ban on e-cigarette advertising at retail will limit adult smokers' ability to learn about alternative...

13:37
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) strongly supports this move by the Ontario Government to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Our...

12:24
"Heart & Stroke welcomes today's announcement from the Government of Ontario that it will ban advertising and promotion of vaping products, except in specialty stores. This brings rules for the promotion of vaping products in line with the...

11:58
The Ontario Government has announced it will ban the promotion of nicotine vaping products in the very place where most smokers buy their cigarettes - convenience stores - preventing smokers from becoming aware of and transitioning to an option that...

10:00
Alberta's decision to increase the price of a carton of cigarettes by $5 will fuel an already significant illegal tobacco market, and its stated intention to tax vapour products will simply make it more difficult for adults to choose an alternative...

09:32
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) welcomes the action taken by the Government of British Columbia, which has just introduced a bill to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. More...

06:00
More than 200 physician assistants (PAs) are gathering in Niagara Falls from October 24 to 27 to discuss some of the biggest issues in health care and to call on provincial governments to use the profession to make health care services across the...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says there's nothing smart about Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy's "Smart Initiative" to privatize more public services. "If the Tories are looking for a truly smart initiative, I've got one for...


24 october 2019

19:42
The provincial government has introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), that, once passed, will make British Columbia the first province/territory in Canada to legislate...

18:35
Premier Jason Kenney's cuts to provincial services are totally unwarranted and will only deepen the issues with Alberta's economy, says Unifor. "Austerity has been widely discredited but that won't stop Jason Kenney from his old habits," said Jerry...

13:44
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde and British Columbia AFN Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcome legislation tabled today in the BC legislature to harmonize provincial laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights...

13:01
Alberta Government announced the cancellation of the Funding Programs for Partial Upgrading and Refining. The Government has, however, recommended Value Creation Group ("VCG") to pursue a separate new program which, in fact, could better serve our...

11:17
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) continues to grow its international reputation through three remarkable travelling exhibitions. Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything in EuropeAfter a successful showing at...

11:00
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today announced that it is undertaking a review of Automatic Securities Disposition Plans (ASDPs). ASDPs enable insiders to make preplanned sales of securities of an issuer through an arms-length...


23 october 2019

14:32
Workers at the Bay St. George Long-Term Care Centre in Stephenville Crossing will hold a demonstration on Thursday to voice their concerns about extreme mandatory overtime and the provincial government's failure to address staffing shortages....


22 october 2019

14:28
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning Premier Doug Ford to stop taking the welfare of Ontario's children for granted. Members of OPSEU's education workers sector, including the Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel that affiliated...

13:42
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced today new electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective November 1, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The winter time-of-use (TOU) hours will also take effect November 1. The total bill...

07:12
OPSEU's President says the federal election results in Ontario are a clear message for Doug Ford to change course on his wrongheaded policies. Warren (Smokey) Thomas points to the fact the federal Tories only earned about a third of the popular vote...


21 october 2019

20:00
The provincial government has announced sweeping changes to the Securities Act, giving the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) some of the strongest powers in the country to protect investors and tougher consequences for wrongdoers. "We'd...


19 october 2019

08:00
A growing hub for tourism, the Port of Toronto Cruise Ship Terminal welcomes thousands of passengers to Toronto each year. This season ? which extends to October 22 ? will mark the Port of Toronto's busiest yet as the number of cruise ships visiting...


18 october 2019

17:58
The consultation tour led by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, made a stop today in Pointe-Claire. During this session, Mr. Skeete had an opportunity to spend some time with...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury on Saturday to remind the government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government...

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FAIR Canada has returned $2.4 million to the Jarislowsky Foundation because it was unable to meet the 200% matching condition, as governments, securities regulators and self-regulatory organizations have been generally unwilling to provide adequate...

10:02
Bell today applauded the Québec government's new Régions branchées program to provide residents, businesses and other organizations in smaller communities with access to broadband fibre communications services. "Bell shares the government's...


17 october 2019

18:36
Many instigators of change have gathered today, at the invitation of the Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Sylvie D'Amours, to identify a process for implementation of the recommendations arising from the Public Inquiry Commission on...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Worthington Street in North Bay on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding "Shop LCBO" information pickets outside LCBO stores across in Durham, Markdale, and Mount Forest on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government...

16:45
The consultation tour led by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, made a stop today in Montréal. During this session, Mr. Skeete had an opportunity to spend some time with...

14:12
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 133 will host a barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on Woodstock-area residents with mental health and addictions issues. Date:...

09:48
Today, Fiera Foods issued the below statement: "Fiera Foods continues to cooperate fully with the Ministry of Labour and will do so throughout this legal process. Any workplace fatality is tragic, and we are committed to doing everything we can to...

08:07
Only thirteen percent (13%) of Canadians are aware of the high levels of government debt in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of the Schroeder Policy Group. The...

08:00
Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4½-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ?...


16 october 2019

17:11
The consultation tour led by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, made a stop today in Laval. During this session, Mr. Skeete had an opportunity to spend some time with...

14:10
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is delighted with today's announcement from City of Toronto and the governments of Ontario and Canada of a plan to finance to completion the Scarborough Subway, the Downtown Relief Line ("Ontario Line") and the Eglinton...

12:51
Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4½-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ?...

09:01
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is sharing its concern around the increase in youth uptake of vaping in Quebec, that is a result of the entrance of the vape product branches of big tobacco companies into non-age restricted retail locations,...

08:58
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is urging the Quebec government to differentiate between vaping e-liquids and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabis oils, so that consumers who are misinformed about the facts around vaping don't turn to...


15 october 2019

12:00
Be part of Canada's largest earthquake drill during the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Media is invited to join representatives from the Government of British Columbia, the BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance...

08:00
Shai Bekman, founder and president of DashVapes Inc., the largest manufacturer of nicotine-based vaping liquids in Canada, has today written to all Provincial Health Ministers, asking them to look into why, after 10 years of no serious health...


11 october 2019

12:56
While Premier Doug Ford sits in exile during the federal election, his ministers seem to be using his absence to circle back on previous unpopular decisions in an attempt to halt a wave of unpopularity, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas....

12:00
Greenfield Global Inc., Canada's largest ethanol producer and a world leader in high-purity specialty alcohols, welcomed the Government of Quebec's pre-publication of draft regulations on the minimum volume of renewable fuel in gasoline and diesel...

12:00
Be part of Canada's largest earthquake drill during the 2019 Great British Columbia ShakeOut. Media is invited to join representatives from the Government of British Columbia, the BC Earthquake Alliance and Insurance...


10 october 2019

15:58
The Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) applauds the province for its investment of nearly $40 million towards providing front line services to advance student mental health, including a commitment of $25 million in permanent funding for...

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