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Today

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The announcement today by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, of the second year of promised compensation for concessions made to domestic dairy production as part of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade...


27 november 2020

22:47
OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the government's plan to change the way colleges are funded will lead to lower-quality education, job cuts, and the outright disappearance of essential programs throughout the province.   "Just like...

21:44
The Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Quebec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT) met in federal council and strongly denounced Minister Roberge's new measure?which is being applied without any form of consultation and...

17:39
If you're looking for some good news - visit the Grandville Robotics Center where we've been beating coronavirus since June 6. Grandville students and parents are urging State of Michigan officials not to close their Grandville Robotics program ?...

16:38
OPSEU/SEFPO is giving LifeLabs credit for providing extra pay to its workers to recognize their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.    OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it's encouraging to see LifeLabs show some tangible...

09:57
Before COVID-19 struck, another pandemic was developing. That is, the advent of depression as the leading cause of disablement in our workforce. A trend well-documented and predicted by the Global...

07:00
As the second wave of the pandemic threatens the critical holiday shopping season, supporting small businesses has never been so important to their survival. That is why this year, Small Business SaturdayTM, brought to you by the Canadian Federation...


26 november 2020

18:46
As Premier Horgan unveils his new cabinet, a coalition of First Nations is calling on the Premier to mandate Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, and newly appointed Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Murray Rankin, to collaborate in...

10:30
Greenfield Global Inc., Ontario's first and one of Canada's largest ethanol producers, today applauded the Ontario government's announcement of increased requirements for renewable content in regular-grade gasoline from 10 to 15 percent by 2030....

09:01
The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Ghislain Picard, calls on all the political parties represented in the National Assembly to pay immediate attention, beyond all partisanship, to Joyce's Principle as proposed by the...

08:41
A Catholic priest from Papua has issued a public statement to question the veracity of a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report on Korindo, an Indonesian palm oil company. The BBC report was published in both Bahasa and English with the title...


25 november 2020

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The news that effective COVID-19 vaccines are in development has given us all hope that 2021 will include a return to relative normalcy. It is our light at the end of the tunnel. But let's be realistic about what it will take to reach that...

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The National Infusion Center Association released the following statement expressing its disappointment about the Trump Administration's recently announced decision to operationalize the Most Favored Nation (MFN) drug pricing approach outlined in...

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FlyersRights.org filed a Reply in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case against the FAA. (Flyers Rights Education Fund v. FAA, (D.D.C. CV-19-3749 (CKK)). FlyersRights.org seeks the public disclosure of a limited set of documents related to the...

14:14
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) strongly supports the findings of Ontario Auditor-General Bonnie Lysyk's report on the provincial response to COVID-19 and urges immediate changes be implemented....

10:03
Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk says the province's response to COVID-19 in the winter and spring of 2020 was slower and more reactive relative to other provinces. The audit looked at three areas: emergency management and pandemic response;...

09:00
Québec Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are demanding that Bell implement real solutions to resolve the major problems with access to its telephone poles, once and for all. Bell's anti-competitive and unfair practices are significantly limiting the...

08:01
Approximately every minute and 40 seconds, a child or young person under the age of 20 was newly infected with HIV last year, bringing the total number of children living with HIV to 2.8 million, UNICEF said in a report released today....

07:40
Grassroots political organization Firefighters & EMS Fund worked directly with Neighbors for a Safer Kirkland to support Proposition 1, which would provide funding for new and renovated fire stations, 20 new fire/EMT positions, and the purchase of...

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The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo, retired Quebec Superior Court judge, and Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal invite the media to attend a virtual press conference November 25, 2020, during which the independent report on the handling of...


24 november 2020

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Maybe no one specifically asked for it, but when the first e-cigarette hit the shelves of bodegas and corner stores in 2010, this innovative nicotine delivery tool started making waves in smoker groups in urban centres in the US and Asia. For the...

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Bahram Akradi, Life Time Founder, Chairman and CEO, offered his perspectives on the current mandates to reclose health and fitness centers, youth sports and physical activities in Minnesota, noting "The decision to close health and fitness centers,...

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Six nonprofits today filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking the FTC to investigate Cargill, Inc., and enjoin the company from making false and misleading claims about its turkey products sold under the Shady Brook Farms and...

12:24
Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) sent a letter to President-elect Biden presenting policy proposals with which the incoming Administration can defeat the pandemic, safely reopen the economy, and lead the...

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Registered nurses who care for patients at Brigham and Women's Hospital are being told to report to work even though family members who live with them have tested positive for COVID-19....

10:34
Political prisoners in Saudi Arabia are being abused against the country's own rules and in violation of the international treaties it has signed. ...

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The First Nations Education Council (FNEC), in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and Institut Tshakapesh, are unveiling a 15th competency being recommended for teachers and teacher education programs. This...

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The International Raelian Movement (IRM) recently issued a statement expressing their outright opposition to mandatory vaccination as it is "clearly a breach on our individual freedom, and right to choose," stated Brigitte Boisselier, PhD,...

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On Nov. 3, 2020, Uber, Lyft and Postmates won a highly contested ballot initiative on labor rights in California, codifying that their workers will remain independent contractors, instead of employees. Mere weeks later, the companies are working to...

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In light of several key civil rights rollbacks that occurred in the last four years, President-Elect Joe Biden's administration will face a long list of needed actions to address racial injustice and systemic racism impacting the country's youth. In...

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A healthy adult can live a maximum of five - at most, seven - days without drinking water under normal conditions. The bodies of Maykel and Luis Manuel are deteriorating at an alarming rate, traces of blood in their urine warn of imminent kidney...


23 november 2020

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On the heels of the three-year anniversary of the release of the National Housing Strategy, activists from the Defund the Police Hamilton Coalition rallied outside Hamilton City Hall calling to defund the police and invest in free, public housing for...

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed the selection by President-elect Biden of Antony Blinken, his longtime national security advisor and a former Deputy Secretary of State, as the nation's 71st Secretary of State. Blinken held the No. 2 post in...

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As the state enters what appears to be an ominous second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, which represents 23,000 nurses and healthcare professionals statewide, including frontline nurses working in 70 percent of...

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As COVID-19 cases double in the Chicagoland area in a matter of days, Jewel-Osco, a wholly owned subsidiary of Albertsons , has done little to mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its pharmacies. Pharmacists perform the vital work of...

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The Defund the Police Hamilton Coalition are holding a socially-distanced rally in front of Hamilton City Hall opposing the Hamilton Police Services' (HPS) request for a four-million-dollar budgetary increase. In the past few months, Hamilton police...

08:15
Pathways to Education Canada is planning a major expansion campaign in Quebec to help address the province's problem with high school graduation rates ? and the increased challenges of students living in low-income communities trying to learn during...

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There is a dirty secret in disinfection; it's rarely done properly. Studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) confirm that over 70% of new infections occur in those who are diligent about wearing masks. So where are we falling short?...

07:00
The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo, retired Quebec Superior Court judge, and Archbishop Christian Lépine of Montreal invite the media to attend a virtual press conference November 25, 2020, during which the independent report on the handling of...

07:00
In the wake of the lockdown restrictions placed on businesses across Toronto and Peel Region this morning, and to ensure fairness in the application of critical services rules, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) is calling on the...

07:00
The National Police Federation today released its inaugural position statement on the current state of gun violence in Canada, which supports a fact-based approach to protecting and advancing public safety and gun violence prevention. Canada prides...

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As part of the National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage wishes to draw attention to the opioid threat, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic....


21 november 2020

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National Press Club - Today Debra Tice, the mother of Austin Tice, a journalist and Marine veteran being held in Syria appeared on the highly rated television program Fox & Friends and made the following statement in response to questions....


20 november 2020

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RNAO thanks the government for listening to the voices of nurses and imposing a 28-day partial lockdown for Toronto and Peel region. However, much more was asked of government at the association's media conference Nov. 13.   COVID-19 is running...

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"The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) supports the Government of Ontario's decision today to move the Regions of Peel and Toronto into lockdown for the next 28 days to curtail the rise in new COVID-19 cases, safeguard the province's finite hospital...

14:33
In response to the announcement of the appointment of Surrey Police Service (SPS) Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, NPF President Brian Sauvé says the Chief is taking over a transition process in complete disarray, with no officers hired, no agreement...

10:00
In a special message, distributed to its members and supporters via email and social media, the Coalition for American Veterans addressed the election of Joe Biden and outlined its plans for the next four years. "Over the next four years, the voices...

08:38
JMJ Media, LLC announces the launch of WeDemandaRecount.Com which provides articles showing significant problems in the 2020 presidential election and allows the public to participate in a poll regarding the necessity of a recount....

06:03
"German industry's expectations from the G20 summit are moderate. Since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, the G20 has been more concerned with damage control, obstructionism and national egoism than with solving global problems....


19 november 2020

23:37
The International Academy of Science estimates that if Hawaii schools drop the use of Acellus curriculum, the resulting exodus of students would cost schools $272 million a year in lost state funding.  The company estimates this could result in the...

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