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Today

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Slaughter Free Chicago, a campaign launched by nonprofit Free From Harm, has announced a new initiative that demands Governor JB Pritzker replace Illinois Department of Agriculture Director Jerry Costello after an independent investigation revealed...

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One of the most mesmerizing facets of History has always been multiple numbers and groups of people looking at the same events as they transpire, seeing different things, and reaching different and often diametrically opposing observations and...


24 july 2021

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) applauds Germany for its principled decision to not attend the 20th anniversary summit of the UN's notorious 2001 World Conference Against Racism.  The gathering is set to take place in New York on September 22,...


23 july 2021

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Meet Kevin Paffrath lost his bid on Wednesday to have his identity / nickname "Meet Kevin" included on the ballot. The Secretary of State's rules prohibit trademarks on the ballot citing Elections Code 20716, which prohibits trademarks on "ballot...

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OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling for an end to the violent threats and harassment against correctional workers at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC), saying cooler heads must prevail while the investigative process...

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YouTube has restored a video interview conducted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that was removed by the Big Tech giant on Monday for "medical misinformation." The video was restored three days after YouTube rejected an appeal filed...

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The Usher Syndrome Coalition strongly supports Becca Meyers, a deafblind Paralympic swimmer and six-time Paralympic medalist, in her heart-wrenching decision to withdraw from the Tokyo Paralympic Games. She did so because the United States Olympic &...

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Malicious prosecution is a tort that has the goal of preventing abuse of the legal system. Originally applied to criminal prosecution, it was later expanded to civil suits. With the escalating role of quasi-judicial administrative proceedings, with...

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Scotiabank is proud to support the efforts of the Government of Canada and our Veteran community to safely relocate former interpreters and locally-employed civilians and their families from Afghanistan, who have bravely served alongside the Canadian...

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Pastor Odule Bitol has written a book, "Haiti, Return to God," pleading with his fellow brothers and sisters in Haiti to heed the Israelite example, to fear God and to obey His commandments. Then and only then can Haiti be blessed by God, he says,...


22 july 2021

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Unifor reached a tentative deal with Bell Craft after an eight-month bargaining process involving local unions spread across Quebec and Ontario. "I give the members and the bargaining committee my congratulations for leading the path on this...

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Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Shelley Capito (R-WV) introduced the Senate companion bill to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, legislation that would appropriate $30 million to the National Institutes of...

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Dove and National Urban League, founding members of The CROWN Coalition, an alliance founded to end race-based hair discrimination and the official founders of the CROWN Act movement, have taken action stemming from a July 2nd decision by the...

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Post-secondary students in colleges and universities have faced many challenges throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.  While the announcement that post-secondary institutions will be opening in the fall is exciting news, safety needs to be the top...

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Shé:kon, The Orange Shirt Day committee in Kahnawá:ke is a grassroots organization that for the past several years has been organizing the distribution of orange shirts as well as the Orange Shirt Day tobacco burning for our community. Our goal has...

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Members of the United Steelworkers (USW) union and their allies will hold a public demonstration and rally on Friday, July 23, calling for the continued operation of Enbridge Line 5, which carries oil, natural gas and other vital utilities through...

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Today, the National Partnership for Women & Families released a new video featuring some of the most recognizable leaders in business advocating for a nationwide paid family and medical leave program. The video features business leaders from...

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Shelter workers at the Lennox and Addington Interval House (LAIH) asked their neighbours to support their bargaining following their employer's refusal to negotiate normally....

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In a dramatic Third Circuit Court hearing in which Governor Wolf defended his use of police powers to strip Pennsylvanians' constitutional rights, the plaintiff's attorneys argued strongly in a case that they won previously at the federal district...

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The Board of Directors of EXFO Inc. ("EXFO" or the "Corporation") wishes, after careful consideration with the assistance of its independent legal advisors and acting on the unanimous recommendation of the special committee of the Board of...

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The Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council (DSSRC) of BBB National Programs referred certain representative product performance and earnings claims to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for possible enforcement action after Alliance in Motion Global,...

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The window is starting to close on the federal government's crucial small business support programs, despite only 35 per cent of businesses being back to normal sales, warns the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). In addition to...


21 july 2021

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Antisemitism and hate, in any form, have no place in Canada. They run counter to the values and spirit of a diverse and inclusive society. In recent months, there has been a disturbing increase of community-reported hate crimes targeting Jewish...

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Today, 55 national nonprofits sent a letter to President Joe Biden and congressional leadership urging them to recognize and invest in the unique role the nonprofit sector will play in rebuilding the economy, restoring livelihoods and strengthening...

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With the Quebec government rejecting the Énergie Saguenay project today, Miguel Ouellette, Economist and Director of Operations at the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI), wished to respond. "What we're seeing today is that the consultation process...

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Shelter workers at the Lennox and Addington Interval House are hitting the streets of Nappanee to seek public support for bargaining as their employer refuses to continue normal negotiations. When: Wednesday, July 21 ? Friday, July 23 Where:...

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July 20, 2021 Hon. Doug Ford, Premier The office of the Premier Legislative Bldg Rm 281 Queen's ParkToronto, ON M7A 1A1 MANDATORY VACCINATION - OPEN LETTER TO ONTARIO'S PREMIER HON. DOUG FORD Dear Premier Ford, I want to follow up on my messages to...

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Restore Liberty, a citizen led organization, launches today with a message for elected officials in Washington, D.C., and the States?calling for the immediate restoration of the Bill of Rights and constitutional self-governance for all Americans....

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Retired Maj. Gen. Michael McGuire, the NGAUS chairman, and retired Brig. Gen. J. Roy Robinson, the NGAUS president, issued the following statement on the lack of action by Congress to replenish the $521 million the National Guard spent on the Capitol...

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In the final two weeks leading up to the August 3rd primary in Washington state, a major effort is being made in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties to influence voters in support of our police officers. The United Police Fund, a national pro-police...

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A new national telephone and online survey taken by Rasmussen Reports, sponsored by the National Police Association, finds that 66% of Likely U.S. Voters think Congress should investigate the violent riots that engulfed the United States in 2020....

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An independent panel of nursing experts, called in by the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) to look at care, professional practice issues and the environment in the St. Mary's General Hospital emergency department, has recommended the hospital...

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This week, the world's greatest athletes will gather together in Tokyo for the Olympics ? and, unfortunately, so will COVID variants. Physician's Weekly, a trusted source of medical news, voices the growing concern from the medical community of a...


20 july 2021

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The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, issued this statement regarding Transport Canada's latest efforts to improve the safety culture of Canada's rail industry: "The Government of Canada is committed to the safety and security of...

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Mr. Germain Lamonde today issued the following statement: Viavi Solutions Inc. (Viavi) made a fourth unsolicited, non-binding proposal to acquire EXFO Inc. (EXFO), and, for the fourth time, I make it crystal clear to Viavi and to my board of...

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The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) today announced the judging panel for Marketer of the Year award, presented by IGM Financial....

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Imagine this nightmare scenario: you are a volunteer director on the board of a non-profit religious entity. It is one of a number of legal entities through which the work of a new religious movement is pursued.   The...

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The Canadian Travel and Tourism Roundtable (the Roundtable) is encouraged by the federal government's plan to ease border measures for fully vaccinated foreign travellers entering Canada.  Yesterday's announcement marks an important first step in...

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The Fakespot online shopping companion application was removed from the Apple App Store last Friday, July 16th after a takedown notice was delivered by Amazon in June of this year targeting the pro-consumer app. Fakespot, the desktop and mobile...

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Today, TalentLMS, a leading learning management system backed by eLearning pioneer Epignosis, and The Purple Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sexual harassment in the workplace, are releasing the results of a survey on sexual...


19 july 2021

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Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) has joined organizations around the world including the UN, Amnesty International, Oxfam and others imploring President Biden to adopt a humanitarian policy towards Cuba as the island faces peak...

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The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee for the Trans Mountain Expansion and Existing Pipeline (IAMC-TMX) today launched a Call for Proposals that will allow all communities along the route to access up to $49,999 in funding to be used for...

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Following the Surrey Police Board's (SPB) July report on sworn officer status and the swearing-in of newly hired Surrey Police Service (SPS) officers, the National Police Federation (NPF) is raising new questions and concerns about the costs of the...

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Jordanian political activists in coordination with their counterparts from North America will gather to protest King Abdullah II planned visit to the White House on July 19, 2021 and it will be followed by a press conference in the press club-...

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The team behind the global documentaries The Corporation (the highest grossing documentary in Canadian history) and The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (which examines how corporate power, including big tech's, threatens...

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Today marks the start of the weeklong celebration towards International Self-Care Day on July 24. Self-care encompasses everything from making healthy lifestyle choices to treating minor health ailments, managing ? or better yet ? preventing chronic...

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Meet South Florida's 'no nonsense' Water & Infrastructure Czar KW Miller, who has stepped in to help restructure and rebuild South Florida's water infrastructure on a 'Pro-Bono" basis.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is set to release the...


18 july 2021

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American Jewish Committee (AJC) condemns the United Church of Christ (UCC) General Synod resolution entitled, "Declaration for a Just Peace Between Palestine and Israel," adopted today by a vote of 462 to 78. The measure demonizes Israel, fails to...


17 july 2021

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Yesterday, we were shocked to learn that the U.S. law enforcement foiled an attempt by the Iranian Intelligence to abduct Hostage Aid Worldwide (HAW) board member Masih Alinejad, an Iranian American human rights activist, on American soil. According...


16 july 2021

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Canadian Pacific today issued the following statement on the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's ("TSB") rail transportation safety investigation (R21V0143) update concerning the fire in Lytton, B.C.: The TSB posted an update today regarding...

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