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17 october 2019

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...

07:00
On Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Centennial College's School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design will host a federal election debate for local candidates in Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth. Election debates play a vital role because...


9 october 2019

13:00
Last week, Statistics Canada released data that found that the 2018 police presence per capita across Canada is at its lowest number since 20011. Though their report outlines various year over year changes in police service-related figures, the...

08:41
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that sites in Quebec have been...


8 october 2019

15:26
Novartis is pleased to announce that the combination of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib) is now listed under the Quebec public drug insurance plan to prevent recurrence of melanoma (adjuvant therapy) following...

10:34
Unifor launched a new Ontario-wide campaign today that takes the Doug Ford government to task on its drastic budget cuts to municipalities, health care, and education, as well as the anti-worker legislation it plans to introduce when parliament...

07:10
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will speak at Local 133's barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on London-area residents with mental health and addictions issues. Date: Tuesday,...


7 october 2019

16:51
The consultation tour led by the Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier for Relations with English-speaking Quebecers, Christopher Skeete, made a stop today in St-Lambert. During this session, Mr. Skeete had an opportunity to spend some time with...

15:13
Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) / Cree Nation Government and Mrs. Bella Moses Petawabano, Chairperson of the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay announce the renewal of the Agreement with...

11:45
Ms. Chantal Rouleau, Minister for Transport and the Minister Responsible for the Metropolis and the Montréal Region, Mr. Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal, and the President and CEO of CDPQ Infra,...

11:39
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will speak at Local 133's barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on London-area residents with mental health and addictions issues....

10:46
On Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Centennial College's School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design will host a federal election debate for local candidates in Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth. Election debates play a vital role because...

10:15
After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the provincial government and the Council of Trustees' Associations...


6 october 2019

15:10
At approximately 10 a.m. on October 6, 2019 inmates Noah Lemaigre-Elliott and Jesse Favel were apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service. These inmates had been unlawfully at large from the minimum security unit at Saskatchewan Penitentiary since...


3 october 2019

17:00
Unifor's various offers to find a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute with Crown employers have all been rebuffed by the provincial government, leaving the union with no other option than to strike. "Contract negotiations must be about a give...

16:15
A crisis of chronic government underfunding is plaguing Ontario's colleges, which need to stop ignoring the concerns of their employees, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. College employees provide vital assistance to international students...

14:41
Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued a release following a judgment by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York against Dominic Lacroix and Sabrina Paradis-Royer in the matter of PlexCoin. By this...

14:05
The Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) today published the Draft Regulations relating to mortgage brokerage supervision together with a notice and request for comment on them. An Act mainly to improve the regulation of the financial sector, the...

13:00
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment proposed amendments to National Instrument 52-108 Auditor Oversight (The Notice) intended to provide the Canadian Public Accountability Board (CPAB) with improved ability to...

12:00
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published rule amendments to implement the Client Focused Reforms (the reforms) across Canada. These reforms are based on the fundamental concept that clients' interests come first in their dealings...

10:19
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) welcomes the opportunity to engage with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil following his announcement yesterday regarding his government's potential regulatory changes to the sale and promotion of vaping products...

08:00
Spirits Canada today welcomed new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), which demonstrates the value of Ontario's distilled spirits manufacturing and the serious consequences of artificially limiting the industry's growth...

07:11
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) issued an open letter to Minister Yurek, the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks earlier today, asking for a harmonized approach to single-use plastics. Across Ontario,...


2 october 2019

18:45
Canada's leading vapers' rights association, Rights 4 Vapers, today responded to proposed changes by Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston to Nova Scotia's Tobacco Access Act. "Rights 4 Vapers is the...

18:06
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) welcomes the announcement from Minister Shandro on October 2 that the Alberta Government will launch an evidence-based review of the province's vaping regulations, starting November 1, 2019....

15:05
On Wednesday the Premier of Québec, François Legault, made the following ministerial statement in the National Assembly: "The report of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec was...

11:48
"The Premier may attempt to make amends for the past, but I especially wish that he would do so for today, when the Government of Quebec, on this very day, stood before the court and continued to affirm that Quebec has never recognized the right to...

11:00
Securities regulatory authorities in Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Québec and Saskatchewan (the participating jurisdictions) today published CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 58-311 Report on Fifth Staff Review of Disclosure...


1 october 2019

15:24
Visitors have until October 6 to discover Braving the Monumental, the oft-lauded Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore's largest exhibition to date. Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), where it was warmly received last summer, the exhibition...

10:45
The Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF") has entered into an agreement with the firm Jones DesLauriers Insurance Management inc. ("Jones DesLauriers") as an alternative to legal proceedings. Under the agreement, Jones DesLauriers has agreed to...

10:30
The Ministère des Finances du Québec announced today that the sales campaign for the November 1, 2019 issue of Québec Savings Bonds will begin on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. These bonds are redeemable at any time without penalty and will bear interest...


30 september 2019

18:05
The report from the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec must mark a turning point in our relations with Indigenous communities, stated MNA for D'Arcy-McGee and the liberal Critic for...

15:51
The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee welcomes the Final Report of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress (Viens Commission) released today in...

15:01
This morning, the report of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec was released by Commissioner Jacques Viens. The Québec Ombudsman is attentive to this report and the calls to...

14:44
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde insists the Government of Quebec ? and all governments ? take action to eliminate the kinds of systemic discrimination described in the Viens Report. "This is the latest in a long series of...

14:15
Daniel-Johnson dam is celebrating its 50th anniversary today. The dam symbolizes Québec's entry into modern times and is an iconic symbol of hydropower throughout the world. "The construction of Daniel-Johnson dam is one of Québec's greatest...

13:16
The Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs, Sylvie D'Amours, the Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Security, Geneviève Guilbault and the Minister for Health and Social Services, Lionel Carmant, responded to the submission of the report of...

09:30
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on the provincial Conservatives to launch an independent review of the decision to close forensic pathology services in the Hamilton/Niagara region. "There are too...

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