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7 june 2019

10:03
In conjunction with the revival of The Gleaner, a local English-language newspaper, the Québec government has expressed its concern about the difficulties that local English-language newspapers and the print media overall are facing. Last December,...

09:00
The Honourable Joe Hargrave, Minister of Crown Investments Corporation and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Prince Albert Carlton, on behalf of the Honourable Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan...

06:00
Hundreds of federal correctional officers will carry a giant needle in front of Parliament to protest the Prison Needle Exchange Program (PNEP). Implemented in some prisons, the PNEP grants inmates access to their own needles to use intravenous...


6 june 2019

17:56
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford is in for yet another expensive court battle he's bound to lose if he tries to break LCBO workers' collective agreement and double the number of privatized "agency stores" across the province....

14:52
Earlier today, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 115, which provides the Government with the ability to break out of the sweetheart deal enjoyed by the foreign brewers that own The Beer Store. This is an important step...

13:36
The following is a statement from Charlie Angelakos, Chair of the Board of the Beer Store: The Government of Ontario today passed legislation to terminate the Master Framework Agreement and attempt to absolve the...

09:00
The Honourable Joe Hargrave, Minister of Crown Investments Corporation and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Prince Albert Carlton, on behalf of the Honourable Paul Merriman, Minister of Social Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan...

05:00
NDP Health Critic France Gelinas will present nearly 3000 signed Unifor Care Takes Time petitions to the Ontario legislature. The petition is calling on the provincial government to legislate a minimum four hours standard of care in long-term care...


5 june 2019

19:57
In face of attack on workers' rights, Unifor vows to mobilize and grow resistance to Conservative cuts. "The largest threat to the future of Ontario's public services is Ford's Conservative Government, not workers advocating for better and safer...

19:21
Dr. Serge Langlois, President of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), has reservations about the bill introduced today, entitled An Act to amend the Professional Code and other provisions in particular in the oral health and...

19:02
Today, Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) hosted an event celebrating the launch of the second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). In addition to dignitaries from the Government of Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard (Coast Guard), the Government of...

18:50
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the union representing 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, says that government's announced interference in free collective bargaining will further impact the level of care that nurses are...

18:46
Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019, which was tabled Wednesday afternoon by the Ontario Government, is an attack on the frontline workers of Ontario, taking away their right to collectively bargain fair contracts....

17:24
The bill introduced today capping wage settlements shows that Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining. This bill has nothing to do with Ontario's finances. It has everything to do with Ford's...

16:06
Legislation tabled today at Queen's Park that would violate public employees' right to engage in free collective bargaining is a continuation of the Ford Government's assault on the people of Ontario, said the Leader of the Ontario Division of the...

15:55
Thousands of students will be denied the opportunity to learn "beyond the classroom" as the outdoor education programs run by the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) fall victim to the Ford government's drastic funding cuts....

14:00
The 2019 Redpath Waterfront Festival, presented by Billy Bishop Airport, will be bringing more than beautiful tall ships to Toronto's waterfront, June 29-July 1. Thanks to a $100,000 Celebrate Ontario grant from the Ministry of Tourism Culture and...

13:43
NDP Health Critic France Gelinas will present nearly 3000 signed Unifor Care Takes Time petitions to the Ontario legislature. The petition is calling on the provincial government to legislate a minimum four hours standard of care in long-term care...

12:07
Hundreds of federal correctional officers will carry a giant needle in front of Parliament to protest the Prison Needle Exchange Program (PNEP). Implemented in some prisons, the PNEP grants inmates access to their own needles to use intravenous...

10:45
Nearly a year after the Ford government was elected, parents and educators are calling out the province's handling of child care. "At every step, the Ford government is making child care less stable, less affordable and...

08:00
The Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal is pleased to invite the media to the press conference inaugurating the museum's summer exhibitions: Rebecca Belmore: Facing the Monumental, Nadia Myre, Chloë Lum & Yannick Desranleau, Ragnar Kjartansson. As...


4 june 2019

18:55
Global demand for fish and seafood as a high-protein food source is increasing significantly. Over half of seafood consumed world wide is produced by aquaculture operations. Ensuring that the aquaculture industry is successful in the future is...

07:00
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd., the University Hospital Foundation and the Government of Alberta are pleased to announce a collaboration which will focus on developing solutions to address treatment gaps in the area of Chronic Obstructive...


3 june 2019

14:48
Please join us for a town hall about the proposed Pictou-Antigonish stretch of Highway 104. The two events take place in Antigonish on June 4 and in New Glasgow on June 5. "The provincial government wants to hand over...

10:30
Safe and efficient road networks are key to helping our businesses prosper, supporting economic growth and enabling people to spend less time in traffic and more time with loved ones. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of...

10:00
The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse launches today the call for nominations for the 2019 Rights and Freedoms Award. The theme of this edition, "Beyond prejudice, communicating differently", reminds us that the media...


1 june 2019

12:53
"The next year will be an important one for working people in Ontario. There is lot at stake for us.  But we are ready," said CUPE Ontario president Fred Hahn in recognition of an ambitious action plan adopted by over 1000 delegates to CUPE Ontario's...


31 may 2019

17:31
The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to Sections 127 and 127.1 of the Securities Act. A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated May 31, 2019 and Statement of Allegations dated May 31, 2019 are available at www.osc.gov.on.ca....

17:00
Seniors in Peachland now have access to new affordable rental homes, thanks to a partnership between the Governments of Canada and British Columbia, the District of Peachland, Peachland Seniors Support Society and community partners....

10:27
The New Democratic Party's climate plan released today shows it's possible to put workers at the heart of action for our climate, says the United Steelworkers (USW). "The NDP has always been a leader with its...

09:00
As of today, the legal aid eligibility thresholds increased by 4.17%, which is equal to the percentage by which the minimum wage increased on May 1, 2019. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, Sonia...

07:07
To draw attention to the devastating impact of nearly $300 million in budget cuts to legal aid, frontline legal clinic workers, members of OPSEU Local 5118 and community members will host a series of "pop-up legal clinics" in front of Conservative...

06:00
A large corporation called Alcanna, which could reap significant profits from the Ford government's expensive and dangerous scheme to expand privatized alcohol sales, is threatening to sue OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas because he called for...


30 may 2019

19:12
1000 public sector workers who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario from across the province, marched to Queen's Park on Thursday to underscore the point that they are prepared to mount strong resistance in their home...

14:29
To draw attention to the devastating impact of nearly $300 million in budget cuts to legal aid, frontline legal clinic workers, members of OPSEU Local 5118 and community members will host a series of "pop-up legal clinics" in front of Conservative...

12:00
Today, Scotiabank announced its signing of both the UN LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex) Standards for Business Conduct and the UN Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs), further demonstrating the Bank's continued commitment to Diversity...

11:59
In advance of World No Tobacco Day (May 31), Jorge Araya, President of Imperial Tobacco Canada, reiterated the company's commitment to offering potentially reduced-risk products to adult consumers and to finding solutions to the problem of youth...


28 may 2019

16:25
In tabling Bill 117, An Act to amend the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, the Ontario government is accepting responsibility for the delivery of animal welfare law enforcement in Ontario, one of the main recommendations...

12:47
In response to Premier Legault's May 17 announcement of the creation of a Special Parliamentary Committee on Youth Protection chaired by Régine Laurent, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) reiterates the importance of including...


27 may 2019

19:25
Today, the Government of British Columbia announced its Biosimilars Initiative, which will transition patients who use specific reference biologic drugs for some rheumatology, dermatology and diabetes indications to a biosimilar. The initiative could...

17:57
It is deeply disappointing that the Ford government is proceeding with this reckless plan to pave the way to further privatize alcohol sales.  It is both socially and fiscally irresponsible. We urge the government to not proceed with the...

17:09
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Ontarians shouldn't be fooled by Ford's about-face on funding for land ambulance, public health and child care services. "When it comes to funding for vital public services that Ontarians rely on, the Ford...

15:53
Retail Council of Canada (RCC) gives the Ontario Government's new Alcohol Report, released earlier this afternoon, a standing ovation. This report calls on the Ontario Government to act expeditiously where it can while it...

15:31
The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) is available for comment on the government's decision on the future of beer and wine retailing in Ontario, and what this means for Ontario's breweries and wineries. Date: Monday, May 27, 2019 Time:...

14:51
Biosimilars Canada, a national association representing Canada's biosimilar medicines industry, today congratulated the Government of British Columbia for announcing a program in which patients taking originator biologic drugs will be "switched" or...

14:00
The Canadian Biosimilars Forum today commends the Government of British Columbia (B.C.) for taking a decisive step toward enhancing patient care by implementing well-controlled, one-time transitions of those patients currently using a reference...

12:38
Under the cloud of unprecedented cuts and restructuring, and a sustained attack on communities and workers' rights, from the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs), more than 1000 CUPE Ontario members from across the province are at Toronto's...

12:19
The Association of Municipalities of Ontario is pleased that the Government of Ontario announced today that it will reverse mid-year cuts to critical services of public health, childcare and ambulance services. "AMO...

10:34
Urgences-santé is proud to join the National Emergency Medical Services Week, which will run until June 1st. This week will be even more special for us as our organization celebrates its 30th anniversary. Under the theme 30 years "to your health", we...


25 may 2019

06:00
Supporters from across Quebec and elsewhere in Canada and the United States will converge on Trois Rivières, Que., this Saturday, May 25, for a massive rally in solidarity with locked-out workers from the nearby ABI aluminum smelter....

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