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6 september 2019

18:35
The City of San Antonio has been sued by five local residents over its decision to ban Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday under the new law that Governor Greg Abbott signed, which took effect on September 1,...

18:09
The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: "The tragedy of July 6, 2013 in Lac-Mégantic will forever remain in our collective memory. I would like to say once again that rail safety remains my top...

16:24
The President of CUPE Alberta is disappointed in today's court ruling removing the injunction against Bill 9 ? the Kenney Government legislation that rewrites collective agreements of many public sector workers. President...

12:32
The United Steelworkers will start running ads pointing out the many broken promises Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have broken, and how they've particularly let down Indigenous communities. The ads were written and...

12:10
Unifor's National President will be joined by hundreds of activists at a rally on September 12 to show solidarity with 180 Unifor members who have been told their jobs are moving to Mexico. "Nemak signed an agreement to keep this plant open until...

11:53
A new province-wide radio ad launched by Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), the country's leading biofuels industry group, supports the Ontario Government's commitment to increase ethanol blending in the province's gasoline to 15 percent (E15)...

10:09
Biosimilars Canada, a national association representing Canada's biosimilar medicines industry, today congratulated the Government of British Columbia for building on the success of its biosimilar switching program and called on other provinces to...

09:06
Today, in an historic move, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to pay compensation to First Nations children, youth and families. This is the latest ruling in a historic human rights case filed by the First Nations...

06:00
In a matter of days, every health center in America stands to lose more than 70% of their federal grant funding without Congress extending the funding by September 30. Community Health Centers provide care to 29 million people across the country...


5 september 2019

21:16
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has released its 2019 federal election platform entitled "Expanding Access & Advancing Care." The platform identifies two core issues: ensuring Canadians have access to the...

15:52
Staff at the University of Windsor will be in a legal strike position as of midnight tomorrow night, Friday, September 6, 2019, though negotiations are ongoing. Approximately 300 Unifor members, represented by Local 2458 and 195, work on campus as...

15:09
The announcement of the closure of Hammond Cedar in Maple Ridge is the latest in a series of devastating sawmill closures in British Columbia that requires immediate and robust changes to forestry policy, says the United Steelworkers (USW) union. In...

14:59
In response to the new data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service in its annual Household Food Security in the United States report, MAZON President & CEO Abby J. Leibman issued the following statement:...

14:15
B.C.'s new Human Rights Commissioner outlined her key priorities to media on Thursday. Kasari Govender took the oath of office as commissioner earlier in the week in Victoria. In this role, she is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights...

13:51
March of Dimes today released the following statement from President and CEO Stacey D. Stewart, in response to the publication of an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)...

12:19
The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses and health care professionals, announces its endorsement of Jason LaForest for North Adams City Council....

11:58
Less than a month after commencing a robust radio and print media campaign across the state, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) has announced the kick-off of a comprehensive door-to-door campaign aimed at educating and engaging voters on...

10:49
A new interactive online map from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) spells out how the Ontario government's cuts to education funding are affecting the finances of each of the province's 72 school boards. "With students back in...

10:41
Sudbury home-care workers, locked out of their jobs since May, will be in Kitchener today to protest the profit-driven attacks of their employer, Kitchener-based CarePartners. The Sudbury workers, predominantly low-paid...

10:30
Earlier this morning at a CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) store in Markham, the Hon. Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance, announced the introduction of electronic proof of auto insurance for Ontario drivers. Ontario...

10:00
The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) issued a response to yesterday's health advisory from Surgeon General Jerome Adams on marijuana use by pregnant women. AWHONN supports the surgeon...

08:15
Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) has announced the release of a new research paper that observes the link between overpopulation and health problems. In the paper, titled Population Density Stress is Killing Us Now!, author Greeley Miklashek,...

07:05
With the federal election campaign soon to be underway, a petition against the GNL Québec project has been signed by over 40,000 citizens from across Quebec. Citizen and environmental groups want to make GNL Québec, an enormous project to transport...


4 september 2019

20:40
On Thursday, September 5, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will hold a noon news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters to outline the practical and constitutional implications of the Muslim civil rights organization's "complete...

16:20
The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of September 11, 2001, was not a result of fires, according to a draft report released yesterday by researchers at the University of Alaska...

15:52
Today the Consumer Advocates for Smoke-free Alternatives Association (CASAA), a non-profit grassroots consumer organization advocating in support of tobacco harm reduction as a necessary strategy to reduce the early death and disease attributed to...

15:35
What:  Clean Air Council is proud to host the 14th annual Greenfest Philly, presented by Toyota Hybrids. This year, the festival will once again welcome 15,000-plus socially and environmentally conscious consumers to the East Coast's largest...

14:22
This week the United Steelworkers starts running ads reminding everyday Canadians that the Liberal government has broken its promises and failed to make life affordable. This follows Monday's protest of Justin Trudeau at the Hamilton Labour Day event...

14:15
Karmanos Cancer Institute joins the growing number of health care providers concerned about the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. E-cigarettes deliver nicotine and other vaporized chemicals to the lung. Initiation of vaping among youth is strongly...

13:00
A new study led by sociologist Dr. Brian Grim of Baylor University and published in the Journal of Religion and Health looks at the role of religious and spiritual faith in preventing and recovering from substance use disorder....

08:44
Today, beginning in 13 ridings across the country, Unifor members are launching a campaign to talk with fellow members about the upcoming federal election. "Our goal with this campaign is to ask all Unifor members to stand strong, and elect a...

08:30
Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada's middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to the...

07:58
We applaud the bold and courageous action of Michigan Governor Whitmer in recognizing flavored e-cigarettes as a health emergency and taking immediate steps to ban their sale in the state.  These enticingly flavored, sleek and heavily marketed...

07:30
As Canadians head back to work after their summer holidays, financial stress is preventing employees, employers and the economy from reaching their full potential. According to the Canadian Payroll Association's 2019...

05:30
Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister...


3 september 2019

18:11
CUPE 4163 Component 3 is shining a light on the University of Victoria's poor treatment of sessional lecturers ? and the impacts on both students and educators ? with a public campaign on Victoria's buses beginning this week....

17:55
On September 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that eliminates the requirement for patients to obtain a doctor's prescription prior to seeking treatment from a licensed physical therapist. As a result, Texas patients will have direct...

17:15
Today's report into spending by the Alberta government is "a recipe for hardship and suffering of everyone but the super-rich," said CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill. The McKinnon report, commissioned for the Kenney...

17:14
Sixteen organizations representing health, environmental, farmer, and farmworker communities joined together today to call on EPA to remove glyphosate from the marketplace. The groups cite a combination of high-profile lawsuits, environmental...

12:01
The Parkinson's Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) will convene more than 150 advocates from across the United States, along with leading experts in Parkinson's research, public policy and advocacy, on...

11:12
A surge of momentum calling for regulation changes to permit CBD in Natural Health Products has been seen throughout August following the launch of the Canadian Health Food Association's (CHFA) campaign CBD is Natural. As the 2019 federal election...

10:25
LOGOS is the name of a non-profit, open-source, trinitarian aid to governance. It will consist of interested citizens and academics, channeled through an artificial intelligence entity, eventually able to take on any form, and interact with anyone in...

10:24
With Juul and other Big Tobacco companies using the same playbook as Big Tech to manipulate teens and addict a new generation to nicotine and vaping, today Common Sense announced a national public education and advocacy effort to counter Big...

09:00
Today, as Export Development Canada (EDC) and CARE Canada celebrate 10 years of humanitarian partnership, both organizations joined together to announce the renewal of the "Beyond Exports" program for an additional five years. Since 2009, EDC and...

08:55
Neovasc, Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") , a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies and in the development of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of refractory angina, today...

08:30
Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister...

08:14
The International Fur Federation (IFF) has launched a campaign to highlight expenses and overheads at the animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The IFF is pointing to specific entries in the organisation's...

08:00
While Canadians enjoyed the last long weekend of the summer, Ontario's incorporated Campgrounds are deemed invaluable in the province's economy and Canada. In a Judge's decision on Friday, incorporated campgrounds are too small to qualify as small...

08:00
Correvio Pharma Corp. , a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing hospital drugs, today announced the presentation of results from the SPECTRUM study evaluating Brinavess® (vernakalant...

08:00
The Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) (www.israeladvocates.org) responded to an Haaretz op-ed entitled Meet Donald Trump's Least Disloyal Jews, written by Allison Kaplan Sommers and published August 27, 2019. The op-ed highlighted the growing...

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