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News by subject: AVO

24 august 2019

13:53
The first 5 KM YQB race, a unique event, drew 1200 runners from the greater Québec City area for the privilege of setting foot on the main runway at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). In addition to the 5 km course, a 1.5 km course...


23 august 2019

20:00
Today, the countries of the Americas unite to officially open the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games. The Canadian delegation?led by flag-bearer Stephanie Chan, para table tennis athlete?will march proudly into Estadio Nacional del Perú to join the...

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Unifor says a complaint filed with Elections Manitoba by Brian Pallister's PC Party is a laughable distraction from the real issue at hand: Pallister's failure as a premier. "Brian Pallister realizes that when he talks about his record, the NDP goes...

15:37
In a captivating new episode of the groundbreaking podcast, Angry Americans, Host Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) sat down for an exclusive, candid and extended interview with Chris Cuomo this week in New York. The...

13:04
Unifor forestry members are urging the province to take immediate action in the efforts to re-start the Fort Frances pulp and paper mill, and protect the rights of the publicly-owned forestlands in the region. "We've been working with the Town of...

09:27
New Tang Dynasty Television announced today the upcoming release of Claws of the Red Dragon, an explosive film executive produced by Stephen K. Bannon which exposes ties between Huawei and the Chinese Communist Party, based on the 2018 arrest of...

09:00
Today, Freedom Watch and its general counsel Larry Klayman, a former federal prosecutor, announced the filing of a complaint for alleged assault and battery and other discriminatory religious based claims against Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib....

08:52
British Rowing boss Andy Parkinson believes brains not brawn will keep his team on top of the Olympic medal table in Tokyo next summer, as his sport embraces the 'Moneyball' revolution. Having partnered with US-based data analysis firm SAS in 2014,...

08:45
The women's organization, GoTopless?established in 2007?continues to lead the fight for gender topless equality with its 12th edition of GoTopless Day on Aug 25 in honor of Women's Equality Day. The activist movement was inspired by...

08:25
Publishers across Quebec are alarmed by the bankruptcy protection news from Groupe Capitales Médias this week. Members of QCNA, English community newspaper publishers in Quebec, face a crisis similar to the French dailies belonging to Groupe...

07:00
The 13th edition of the Montréal Pride Festival, presented by TD in collaboration with Casino de Montréal, will certainly have left its mark on all of this year's sexual and gender diverse festival-goers. Over 250 activities drew over 2.5 million...


22 august 2019

15:40
The Ford government is taking its secrecy crusade to the courts over mandate letters and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says he's either embarrassed by their content or the fact that they would reveal a more sinister agenda prior to the...

15:04
In an open letter to parents and families of Ontario's schoolchildren, the union that represents 55,000 education workers has laid out the reasons that its members are preparing for potential labour disruption in September and asked for families'...

13:44
United States Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal today wrote the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ask if carmakers have reported the cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their Internet-connected cars and what steps NHTSA...

11:02
Today the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), responded to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Report on the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act to the U.S. Congress...

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Community members in Mackenzie will be marching on August 22nd to demand legislation changes to protect forestry jobs in the area. "Mackenzie is a resilient community but we took a big hit back in 2008 with the downturn in the forestry sector and it...

10:14
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that Amazon properly valued the transfer of certain intangible assets to a Luxembourg subsidiary in connection with a $1.5 billion dispute with the IRS. Bradford Cornell, Emeritus...

08:43
Public policy analyst, urban designer and 2020 United States Democratic Presidential candidate Michael E. Arth has proposed an "Eco-Initiative" in an open letter to the 55 countries of the African Union. According to the plan, the U.S. and other rich...

08:35
ATIXA has, at times, issued position statements when it sees an unhealthy direction in the field in the hope that its position can offer some level of correction. ATIXA issues this position statement to reiterate the value of being trauma-informed in...

08:33
The following statement is being issued by The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: The country has understandably been shocked and appalled by the heinous actions, both confirmed and alleged, involving the sexual abuse and trafficking of...

08:17
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has uncovered evidence of a well-orchestrated Islamic propaganda campaign aimed at teachers in school systems throughout Michigan and...

08:17
Natural Prairie Dairy, one of the first "organic" dairies to employ industrial stocking practices, recently made headlines again. In July, the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released a video and full report, detailing severe abuse of dairy cattle at...

07:54
The number of countries to legalise medical cannabis has risen nine-fold in the last five years, as global attitudes towards cannabis have shifted in favour of liberalisation. In 2019, 43 countries have legalised medical cannabis, with a host more...

07:00
In the first six months of 2019, Cambodia exported more than 93,000 tons of rice to the European Union (EU). That's a lot of rice, but it's almost half the amount that was exported during the same period in 2018. As of the first of this year, the EU...

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In the first six months of 2019, Cambodia exported more than 93,000 tons of rice to the European Union (EU). That's a lot of rice, but it's almost half the amount that was exported during the same period in 2018. As of the first of this year, the EU...


21 august 2019

18:03
Comcast/NBCUniversal and the Trump Department of Justice are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back civil rights.  It started with a racial discrimination case I brought against Comcast. After losing twice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,...

16:44
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, Family Research Council's Executive Vice President, made the following comments in response to former Senator Jon Kyl's interim report on bias concerns on Facebook's platform: "We have...

15:31
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Trump's doubling-down on his recent anti-Semitic slurs targeting the American Jewish community as "disloyal" if they...

14:54
Today, the Smarter Health Care Coalition, a multi-stakeholder coalition representing consumer organizations, employer groups, health plans, life science companies, provider-related organizations, academic centers, and foundations, advocated for the...

14:23
The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections of approaching trillion dollar deficits, despite a period of economic growth and low unemployment, points directly to the problem of policymakers abandoning all...

14:07
Family Research Council released today the comment filed in support of a proposed rule by the Trump Administration's Department of Health and Human Services regarding "Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities." The new...

13:23
Governments attending the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) faced criticism today over failing to close their legal domestic ivory markets ? while the...

13:22
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the announcement from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services on a final...

12:29
Greenery Map, the world's first and only cannabis search engine to allow users to search for cannabis products based on their desired mood, medicinal use, and method of consumption, is now offering users - both businesses and consumers - the...

10:06
Today, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), mayors from the across country sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing the proposed revision of "broad based categorical eligibility" for the Supplemental Nutrition...

08:45
The women's organization, GoTopless, embraces the timely 'gender equality' agenda proposed by the G7 during their summit in Biarritz, France on Aug 25 as the 7 nations leaders announced their intention 'to make equality between women and men a major...

08:10
Videotron has reacted to the CRTC decision on Internet access rates for resellers by calling for caution and expressing concern about the decision's potential economic impact. "It has been clearly established that a strong digital economy, supported...

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The spectre of hearses streaming to and from Hamilton, Niagara, Dufferin, Haldimand and Brant to Toronto, challenging Toronto's ability to cope with the rising demand for autopsies and investigations, was raised today by the Canadian Union of Public...


20 august 2019

20:53
In response to President Trump's comments from the Oval Office today that "Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty," Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish...

20:04
The United Steelworkers (USW) is denouncing the federal Liberal government for giving away thousands of Canadian jobs and billions in economic activity by allowing duty-free imports of illegally dumped Chinese and Korean steel products to build two...

18:41
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is outraged by President Trump's comments today criticizing American Jews who support and vote for Democratic candidates. "I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat ? I think it shows either a total lack of...

17:05
Stark & Stark Shareholder and member of the Accident & Personal Injury Group Domenic Sanginiti filed two complaints with jury demands, one in Superior Court of New Jersey, and the second in U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, against JUUL...

16:40
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday's Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement is an important step towards reconciliation and healing for former students and their...

16:09
The Ford government decision to proceed with municipal funding cuts to public health and childcare threatens the health and security of Ontario families. "It's shameful that Doug Ford's only plan is to improve his government books at the expense of...

16:06
Thousands of workers rallied outside Bell Canada headquarters in Quebec City, demanding an end to job erosion. "Bell benefits from the hard work and innovation of Unifor members," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Instead of treating them...

11:43
Hill+Knowlton Strategies' public affairs experts are available for commentary and analysis in the lead up to Canada's federal election. The team is comprised of members from across the country, from all party lines with a variety of in-depth...

09:43
Building on the national conversation inspired by #AccessForAll, an awareness program designed to call attention to the barriers preventing access to innovative therapies in Canada, The Isaac Foundation, a registered Canadian charity committed to...

08:45
Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci has released a new book, The GOP's Lost Decade: An Inside View of Why Washington Doesn't Work.  The book gives readers a firsthand look at why and how Congress fails to do its job.   "Washington is fundamentally...

08:00
Today, Education Next (EdNext) released the 2019 EdNext Poll, its 13th annual nationwide survey of public opinion on a range of issues affecting students, education spending, schools, and teachers. With a four-percentage point increase, support for...

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Negative Population Growth (NPG) has announced the release of a new research paper that hones in on the current asylum crisis by taking a look back at U.S. policies and where the nation stands now. The paper, titled The Asylum Crisis: What Can We...