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11 april 2019

17:28
The Doug Ford Conservatives have truly revealed the hollowness of their 'for the people' slogan today with a budget that makes life harder for people by cutting jobs and public services, and threatening to reduce the already declining real incomes of...

17:13
The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) is encouraged that the updating and expanding of municipal infrastructure to improve the delivery of core government services remains a key priority for the Ford Government. The...

17:05
The 2019 Ontario Budget commitment to create a one-window digital portal for apprentices will produce a more highly qualified workforce, Ontario's colleges said today. "The one-window application process will ensure more people enrol in...

17:01
Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT) partook in the Ontario Budget 2019 Lock-up. The budget, tabled by the Ontario Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli, lacked the necessary funding to...

16:00
On Friday, April 12 at the Arthur M Sackler Museum at Harvard University at 485 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02138 at 12 noon, Team Sharing, Inc., a National advocacy group made up of parents who have lost a child to opioid overdose will convene a protest...

12:03
On Thursday, April 11, more than 2,000 San Francisco city workers, housing rights advocates, and gig workers are anticipated to march from San Francisco City Hall to the corporate headquarters of Uber. The "Disrupt Inequality" action focuses on the...

12:00
The National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) has voiced its support of the Taxpayer First Act of 2019 [S 928, HR 1957]; a bipartisan bill aimed at modernizing the IRS structure and systems and developing a comprehensive customer service...

11:58
At Equitas Health, we champion the ability of our patients ? and all people ? to decide what is best for their bodies and to decide for themselves what path their lives may take. This basic right should not be criminalized, but that is exactly what...

11:19
Calling it a case of "mission delayed turning into mission failure," American Legion National Commander Brett P. Reistad called for VA officials to implement a plan to prevent future communication breakdowns between home-care social workers and VA...

11:18
The Canadian Coalition for Construction Steel (CCCS) welcomes the release by the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) of its report and recommendations that Canada should not continue safeguard measures (tariffs or quotas) on imported...

10:30
In the wake of major changes announced recently by the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), CBI Health Group, the country's largest community healthcare provider, is offering some advice to patients injured in automobile collisions....

10:00
With billions of dollars' worth of tax and insurance fraud perpetrated annually by dishonest contractors and labor brokers at the expense of taxpayers and honest construction companies, carpenters and their allies hope to draw the public's and...

09:00
This month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will launch its Compliance Review Program, an audit to ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) rules for electronic healthcare transactions....

08:28
The Minister of Health shares the concerns raised by parents, educators and public health stakeholders about the trend of youth vaping, which threatens Canada's hard-earned gains in tobacco control. Many vaping products contain nicotine, and youth...

08:10
The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, BC Chapter (CPAWS-BC) just released its preliminary analysis of progress towards biodiversity conservation in BC. This special report finds that the province needs to set its sights much higher than Canada's...

08:00
The licensing body for Ontario teachers is issuing professional advice to its 235,000 members about supporting students' mental health. The percentages of students affected by mental illness are staggering: * 70 per cent of mental health problems...


10 april 2019

20:27
After welcoming the proposal presented by the CRTC's mediation service this afternoon, Quebecor is disappointed that no agreement could be reached in negotiations between the parties, despite its strong desire to arrive at a solution that reflects...

16:50
Rick Hansen and key automotive industry leaders had a substantial meeting on improving accessibility in the industry at the second annual Automotive Conference and Expo (ACE). "There is a compelling business case for the...

16:48
While the Trump Administration's FY2020 budget request to Congress proposes many positive measures for Americans, it also includes a proposal that could hurt the affordability and reliability of electricity. The Trump Administration's proposal calls...

14:53
After the National Assembly passed a motion on the territorial integrity of Quebec, the Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL), Mr. Ghislain Picard, reminds us that Indigenous Peoples have the right to self-determination. "The...

13:47
Shocked, angered and saddened are the first reactions to a new AT&T advertisement that has been running on broadcast television and on social media. The ad promotes the worst stereotypes of an industry that provides safe family entertainment...

13:29
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the reintroduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act:...

12:48
Vancouver Opera and Fitness Town today announced the collaboration between the charity and the fitness equipment provider to launch the official Vancouver Opera wellness program. Azfir Balenciaga, a Vancouver Opera staff...

11:00
Today President Donald Trump released several executive orders to speed pipeline project approvals. The executive orders are focused, among other issues, on limiting state Clean Water Act reviews of federally permitted...

10:43
The Coalition of Canadian Municipalities for Energy Action shared their concerns on Bill C-69 at the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources hearing in Fort McMurray, Alberta today. The Coalition is a grassroots effort...

10:31
When:    Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2 ?4 p.m. Where:   Outside Main Entrance to Lawrence General Hospital, 1 General St., Lawrence MA The nurses of Lawrence General Hospital (LGH) will conduct an informational picket...

10:00
Informed Consent Action Network conservatively predicts a crowd of 500 to 1000 people for a rally today at the north steps of the California State Capitol, in opposition of SB276, which would restrict a doctor's ability to write valid medical...

09:51
The New York City Commissioner of Health declared a public health emergency yesterday, ordering all people who live, work or reside in four Brooklyn zip codes to be vaccinated with the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine declared to be "effective and...

08:44
It's the 2008 election season and the war between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice factions has become so intense, that one organization is scheming to cause unintended pregnancies in the families of Pro-Life politicians, while another encourages its...

08:37
As the developer of the nation's first commercial scale offshore wind energy project, US Wind, Inc. applauds the passage of the Clean Energy Jobs Act of 2019 by the Maryland General Assembly yesterday - the final day of its legislative session. US...

05:48
The union that represents the meteorologists and technicians at National Weather Service offices nationwide today called upon Senator Grassley to demand that the Department of Labor release its investigative report on the sexual harassment...


9 april 2019

20:11
Notwithstanding Bell's claims in recent days, the solution to the current situation in the broadcasting industry lies in an equitable redistribution of carriage rates for all specialty channels. Bell and its specialty channels enjoy unfair...

16:40
Osano, a champion for data privacy transparency and the B Corporation behind Privacy Monitor, today published the first Data Privacy Misleader Board, revealing eight websites with privacy issues that should be flagged for users. As part of the...

16:29
A joint statement was released this morning by the lead plaintiffs in the Federal Indian Day School Settlement. Please find the joint statement below. Honouring Garry McLean's Legacy: The Truth about the Indian Day School Settlement By: Roger...

14:49
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an anti-Muslim tirade by a GOP witness at today's House Judiciary Committee hearing on "Hate Crimes and the Rise of...

14:28
Statement from Ted Okon, Executive Director, Community Oncology Alliance (COA): Today's Senate Finance Committee hearing was a reminder that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) refuse to acknowledge their responsibility for...

14:05
According to the Government of Canada, in 2018 1 in 66 children, ages 5 to 17, was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with autism are three times more likely to be bullied than their...

12:56
UNICEF Canada welcomes the introduction of Bill C-441 An Act respecting the Office of the Commissioner for Young Persons in Canada to support debate about how to improve the well-being of Canada's children and youth.   A Commissioner for Children...

12:09
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is deeply troubled by recent developments in Lithuania which serve to distort the history of the Holocaust in that country. In a recent court filing, the state-supported Center for Research of the Genocide and...

11:52
The following Open Letter to Ontarians from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published today in newspaper outlets across the province.   An Open Letter to Ontarians: we can afford to do better and we must demand it The winter has gone, but...

11:34
Given the significant amount of trust required to purchase physical gold and silver as an investment, the Patriot Gold Group is pleased to maintain their #1 ranking on Consumer Affairs as the Highest Rated Precious Metals Dealer in America for an...

11:21
Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson has offered the following response to the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals decision to uphold Kentucky's Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, which requires abortion doctors to show ultrasound images of a baby to the...

10:07
A new poll commissioned by The Canadian Journalism Foundation and conducted by Maru/Matchbox shows that while social media is a top news source for both Canadians and Americans, it is among the least trusted source for Canadians. While social media...

10:00
The licensing body for Ontario teachers is issuing professional advice to its 235,000 members about supporting students' mental health. The percentages of students affected by mental illness are staggering: * 70 per cent of mental health problems...

08:35
Telecommunications companies routinely tout the speed and clarity of their networks as they continually invest in infrastructure to improve and keep up with the demands of a technological-based world. This June, it is likely that the fifth-generation...

08:29
Braeburn Inc. has filed a Citizen Petition (CP) with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on FDA to protect the integrity and intent of the Orphan Drug Act by revoking the orphan drug designation (ODD) for Sublocade (buprenorphine...

07:00
An OPP officer, once lauded as a "highway hero" for coming to the aid of car crash victims, is now a victim himself. OPP Constable Patrick Chatelain, a former Canadian Forces Medic, is seeking justice after charges were withdrawn against the alleged...

05:00
Key findings: Accelerated growth in Q1 won't spell a rebound: While consumption expenditures and non-residential investment improve in early 2019, further declines in residential investment and inventory destocking will likely act as an offset. As a...


8 april 2019

19:24
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) today issued the following statement on the ruling filed last week by Judge Ethan P. Schulman of the Superior Court for the City and County of San Francisco, in...

17:48
Fifteen national, state, and local organizations, including Better Medicare Alliance, representing and providing care for Medicare beneficiaries sent a letter to the Office of Inspector General at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...

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