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3 september 2019

06:30
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas issued the following statement on word last week that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario threw out a dozen applications for licences to sell cannabis: I am bewildered as to why the Premier is allowing...


2 september 2019

12:49
Unifor members at Nemak of Canada Corporation gathered today to protest the decision by their employer to close their plant and abandon them in an attempt to move their jobs to Monterey, Mexico. "Nemak cannot get away with betraying its workers or...

12:26
In June 2015, the leaders of Colombia's largest rebel group FARC held a joint press conference with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living. During this event, FARC openly declared that they will adopt the Gandhian principles of non-violence...

10:46
Hundreds of Unifor members and their families will celebrate the achievements of the labour movement with a well-earned day off at the Pacific National Exhibition Monday morning. "Unifor has so much to celebrate on the sixth anniversary of our...


1 september 2019

09:00
On this World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, leaders of Canada's 64 Congregations of Catholic Sisters are calling on the country's politicians to respond to the climate emergency declared by Parliament by taking concrete steps to avert it. ...


31 august 2019

22:23
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on today's mass shooting in West Texas: "Once again, America's mayors are shocked and saddened by a mass shooting;...


30 august 2019

16:14
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas issued the following statement on Friday in response to recent comments by the Competition Bureau Canada about privatizing sales of alcohol in Ontario: Canada's Competition Bureau thinks more privatized alcohol...

15:01
Unifor urges the B.C. government to expedite the process of introducing paid domestic violence leave so it will no longer be one of the last holdouts in supporting Canadian women in receiving this much-needed support. "Paid domestic violence leave is...

11:48
MPP Michael Coteau and MNA Guy Ouellette released the following statement today: "We are pleased to see that Apple Inc. has finally committed to opening up it's iPhone tools and parts to repair shops. While at this point they are only doing so in the...

11:00
Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members will gather to mark Labour Day 2019 in cities across the province this weekend. Front-line registered nurses (RNs) and health-care professionals will march in Labour Day parades and participate in events to...

09:32
Critics of the fluoride-IQ study published this month in JAMA Pediatrics claimed it needed replication. However, the Canadian study by Green (2019) was already a replication of another U.S. government-funded study published in 2017 by Bashash which...

09:24
"Although Attorney General (AG) William Barr has conveyed on multiple occasions to the Victims that he is aware that Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) Sheriff Ric Bradshaw continues to obstruct the Victims unappealed January 4, 2019  Court...

07:15
As students get back into the swing of a hectic school routine, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding everyone travelling through school zones to slow down and put safety first. According to a new CAA study, 9...


29 august 2019

17:31
The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced a significant enhancement of a Community Fund created by the union to provide crucial health benefits to Scully Mine retirees. "This infusion of funding is an important step in building the critical mass...

17:22
CUPE 173, K-12 support workers at School District 74 in the northern Fraser Canyon reached a tentative agreement on August 28 following five sessions of bargaining that began in July. "Because this time we actually could...

16:49
March of Dimes today released the following statement from Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical & Health Officer, Senior Vice President, in response to the release of the U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing...

14:50
MNA: Registered nurses at Tobey Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital denounced a decision announced Thursday by Southcoast Health to close its maternity unit at Tobey Hospital at the end of 2019. "Southcoast's plan to close...

13:29
Members of Unifor Local 10-B working for Dearborn Ford (a subsidiary of Cam Clark Auto Group) have voted overwhelmingly to reject the company's so-called "final" offer, bringing the bargaining closer to job action. "Cam Clark Auto Group doesn't get...

13:15
Michael Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), issued the following statement in response to the Surgeon General's advisory on marijuana use and its impact on the developing brain:...

11:50
Today, UBI Works launches a new initiative to equip citizens with evidence-based narratives highlighting the economic need and potential of a universal basic income (UBI) in Canada. UBI Works was created to tell the economic and human stories behind...

11:47
The Government of Canada intends to increase costs to Canadian families and households with the introduction of the Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) ? new regulations that will impact consumers at home and at the pump, according to the Canadian Association...

07:00
Saturday, August the 31st, marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The much-admired member of the British royal family touched many lives and we are reminded of the work she did to bring world attention to the scourge of...

01:00
Saturday, August the 31st, marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The much-admired member of the British royal family touched many lives and we are reminded of the work she did to bring world attention to the scourge of...


28 august 2019

17:03
Family Research Council applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for issuing a Notice of Violation against the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) for unlawfully forcing a nurse to assist in...

16:52
The union that represents education workers at Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is charging the board with hiding the real numbers of the budget cuts that TDSB has made to programs and services and with under-reporting the true impact the cuts...

14:49
Individuals who rented a room at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between 2015 and 2017 may be eligible to participate in a financial settlement to compensate them for discrimination and privacy violations. Employees at seven Motel 6 locations...

14:47
Members of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) are extremely concerned over recent events at the U.S. border where veteran journalist Carolyn Dunn was initially denied entry into the U.S. with border and protection services citing Ms....

12:30
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced a formal partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote American Muslim participation in the 2020 Census and to...

10:00
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) and Pharmacists Manitoba applaud the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba taking a significant and positive step announcing greater support for women's health in the...

08:00
Canada must embrace a skills agenda and boost innovation to capitalize on the rising demand for agricultural products around the world according to a new report from RBC (www.rbc.com/farmer4). The report estimates the sector's GDP could reach $51...

07:55
A new CIBC poll finds that 81 per cent of Canadians have a bucket list of things they hope to accomplish one day ? but more than two-in-five (41 per cent) say practical goals are more important than the indulgent ones....


27 august 2019

17:43
The Government of Canada is renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and four Tiyt Tribe...

17:26
MNA nurses and healthcare professionals who are part of a large coalition of patients, families, providers, advocates and elected officials fighting to preserve local behavioral health care in Greenfield, Palmer and Westfield called on Baystate...

16:15
Alcohol Justice, California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Los Angeles Drug & Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA) expressed gratitude today to the Los Angeles City Council for passing a resolution strongly opposing Senator Scott Wiener's SB 58 -...

15:26
"March of Dimes is extremely concerned about reports of the ongoing separation of families and the inadequate prenatal care provided to pregnant women in U.S. border detention facilities, which has resulted in increased rates of miscarriage,...

12:22
"Last week the Province of Ontario exercised authority outside of its jurisdiction by issuing eight cannabis retail licenses to First Nations communities. The Cannabis Act has downgraded the autonomy of First Nations to maintain jurisdiction and...

11:00
As families across Canada prepare for back to school, all road users should remember that pedestrian injuries remain one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths for children 14 years of age and younger. While there...

09:00
Radon Environmental is launching The Bark Side of Radon, a radon awareness campaign encouraging pet owners to test their indoor air quality for radon. The Holmes family, including Mike Holmes Jr., Sherry, and their furry family members, are...

08:35
Businesses that play music could be paying a lot more in music licensing costs if the U.S. Department of Justice scraps or modifies nearly 80-year-old antitrust protections as requested by music licensing agencies ASCAP and BMI. Music-for- business...

08:33
"Democrats have voted to virtually end all future Hispanic employment immigration to the United States," said Immigration Attorney Andrew P. Johnson.     House Democrats voted overwhelmingly to pass HR1044 in July 2019. The Senate version of the...

08:00
West Wind Aviation supports the call of the northern Saskatchewan community of Fond du Lac for improvements to the Fond du Lac airport. West Wind Aviation operates into the community with its subsidiaries West Wind and Transwest Air. ...

07:55
As an immediate rebuttal to the anti-gun initiatives of several leftist billionaires and schoolchildren, the CEO of Defenshield Inc, Collins White, (www.defenshield.com) a preeminent designer, manufacturer, and seller of armor systems to the US...

07:00
In the wake of considerable controversy around a decision to close forensic pathology for Niagara, Hamilton and surrounding communities, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) today is calling on area MPPs, regardless of their political...

06:05
International advocacy organization Global Citizen today announced that Connie Britton, Nina Dobrev, Becky G, Dakota Johnson, Becky Lynch, Aasif Mandvi, Bridget Moynahan, Kal Penn, Erin Richards, Seth Rollins, Savannah Sellers, David Gray, and NCT...


26 august 2019

19:39
California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) has come out in strong support of Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz's resolution (Council File: 19-002-S39) opposing SB 58 - the 4 a.m. bar bill. Councilmember Koretz...

16:52
The Teamsters Union stands in solidarity with over 20,000 AT&T workers who went on strike over the weekend in nine states across the Southeast. The workers are striking over unfair labor practices committed by management during negotiations for a new...

16:33
As the cannabis criminal market continues to thrive across the province, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government allow the LCBO to compete for new cannabis-store licenses. "The private sector has had more than a...

16:11
Blue Diamond Growers, a nonprofit grower-owned cooperative, applauds the trade agreement announced today by the United States and Japan. This agreement recognizes and further solidifies the important partnership between both countries. Blue Diamond...

08:30
In honor of Women's Equality Day today, Michael Stars, the Los Angeles-based contemporary fashion leader, and the ERA Coalition, an organization that advocates for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), representing more than 100 member and...


25 august 2019

12:31
The one-year countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games has commenced, as the Games will officially kick off with the Opening Ceremony 365 days from today.   Many of Canada's Para athletes are currently competing at the Lima 2019 Parapan...

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