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2 october 2020

08:00
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia and one of the largest technology councils in the nation, today voiced its support for new legislation, the SAFE...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is commending the Ford government for providing $461 million toward a wage increase for Ontario's personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers (DSWs).    "The government took another important step...

06:00
Every year about 700 million farm animals are raised and killed for food in Canada. They are often kept in overcrowded conditions or cages where they cannot even turn around. Piglets are castrated, sometimes with no anaesthetic, chickens are bred for...

00:22
Former Mongolian Ambassador to the United Nations and architect of Mongolia's nuclear-weapon-free status initiative Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan told an international forum on September 30 that both the U.S. and North Korea need to adopt bold...


1 october 2020

22:06
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is commending the Ford government for providing $461 million toward a wage increase for Ontario's personal support workers (PSWs) and direct support workers (DSWs).    "The government took another important step...

21:18
The Council of Elected Women of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wishes to join its voice to that of the AFNQL in denouncing the unclear circumstances surrounding the death of Ms. Joyce Echaquan. The Council of Elected Women...

21:03
The organizing committee of the 43 Alumni for Biden PAC released its first digital ad focusing on the harmful policies of President Trump's administration and their negative impact on the United States Latino community. "One of the cornerstones of...

20:19
Paralyzed Veterans of America is pleased to see the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) expansion of the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC) announced today....

19:18
The Council of Elected Women of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) wants to react to the tragic death of Ms. Joyce Echaquan. It seems inconceivable that such a situation arise, one year after the work of the Public Inquiry...

17:56
Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) president and CEO Stephen J. Ubl issued the following statement regarding the recently released Presidential Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping....

17:03
Today, Teamsters Joint Council 43 announced its support for Jon Hoadley for Congress in Michigan's 6th Congressional District. As a...

15:58
Unifor appreciates the recognition of personal support workers in the temporary wage enhancement but demands the Ontario government not exclude all other frontline workers. "Personal support workers absolutely deserve this recognition, but so do the...

15:53
On September 21st, seven C12 CEO members representing diverse industries and workforce contexts met with top economic advisors and policy-makers at the White House. These CEOs were invited to share their perspectives and concerns regarding the...

15:19
Cash-Wa Distributing Company is harming its 75 essential drivers and warehouse workers in Fargo, N.D. by failing to negotiate a contract in good faith for these frontline workers who are delivering food to communities during this pandemic....

14:25
In the wake of the partial self-isolation of half of Québec's population and a potential tightening of public health measures in Ontario, the Coalition for Culture and Media (CCM) wishes to remind that including the major digital platforms to the...

14:01
With five weeks to go until the November election, dialysis corporations are poised to spend even more to defeat this year's Proposition 23 than the record $110 million they shelled out two years ago against another measure to reform the dialysis...

13:29
The Natural Fibers Alliance condemns Nordstrom's announcement that it will stop selling natural fur and exotic leather by 2022.  The Natural Fibers Alliance is a newly formed coalition that represents the interests of wool, leather, fur, and other...

12:49
This week Ameren joined a growing number of utilities pledging to reduce carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050. Ameren's announcement...

11:41
The National Airlines Council of Canada, representing Canada's largest carriers (Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet) welcomed today's statement by labour leaders from Unifor, the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), and Air Line...

11:11
It took 40 years of rehearsal, 10 years of piloting and 3 years of research to lead SCYiBL to bring to life it's six step process with this first ever animation using three parts of the brain, the Amygdala, Hippocampus & Prefrontal cortex. This...

10:00
Today, Canadian union leaders representing more than 310,000 Canadian workers are calling on the Trudeau government to take urgent, concrete steps to prevent permanent, long-lasting damage to the aviation sector by providing direct support....

09:30
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival: "Tonight, we join many Asian communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. "Celebrated on the...

09:25
CleanSpark, Inc. , a diversified software and services company today announced its support for FERC Order Number 2222 that should help aggregated distributed energy resources (DERs) compete alongside and work with traditional power utilities. In its...

08:00
Sandpiper requisitions special meeting and nominates five, highly qualified and TRULY independent nominees to the board of trustees of Artis REIT Sandpiper believes the proposed Artis retail REIT spin-off is a poorly conceived distraction, leaving...

06:30
Members of the National Lifeline Association (NaLA) urge the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prevent the disruption of essential Lifeline-supported service for low-income Americans, particularly low-income veterans. Unless the FCC acts now...

06:00
Today, on National Seniors Day, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) celebrates the important contribution older adults continue to make to the fabric of our society. Yet, in spite of their wisdom and experience, ageist attitudes threaten...

02:18
American Jewish Committee (AJC) commended California Governor Gavin Newsom for vetoing today AB 331, a bill that would have required students across the state to complete an ethnic studies course for high school graduation.  The requirement is based...


30 september 2020

21:15
Fragrance Creators Association released the following statement from Farah K. Ahmed, President & CEO, recognizing passage of California's Menstrual Products Right to Know Act of 2020 (AB 1989), which was signed into law yesterday by Governor Gavin...

18:59
The ACGME today issued a statement on the Presidential Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping. The Order, issued September 22, 2020 seemingly promotes training of employees to create an inclusive environment by avoiding race and sex...

16:30
Stop Online Violence Against Women Inc. issued the following statement today from its Founder, Shireen Mitchell: I am honored to have been asked to join the independent Oversight Board that has been formed with the intention to serve as an external...

15:27
Unifor is calling the expected closure of Clinic 554 today a failure of Premier Higgs' government to provide adequate health care services and protect New Brunswickers. "Despite calls from Unifor, other unions, activists and even the Prime Minister,...

15:25
On October 2, International Day of Non-Violence, protestors will gather outside the Pornhub/MindGeek main office in Montreal, as well as in Los Angeles, and London from 11am-2pm calling for the site to be shut down for allegedly enabling and...

15:20
Unifor condemns the treatment of Joyce Echaquan as she lay dying in a Joliette, Quebec hospital and says that it belays the deeply systemic anti-Indigenous racism in Canadian health care. "Joyce's pain brought me to tears. Her video was a horrible...

15:00
Following the first of three debates between the candidates for U.S. President, Joe Biden kicks off a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.  The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO proudly welcomes back Joe Biden to our Commonwealth. ...

14:43
The presidents of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and SEIU Healthcare will call on the Ford government to respect the fundamental human rights of those working in female-dominated health-care professions in our nursing homes. Despite calling...

14:29
The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, strongly objects to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard, where it is...

14:16
With under 12 hours left before the Payroll Support Program expires for U.S. airline employees, A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio issued the following statement:...

13:35
On September 27, Azerbaijan, with Turkey's support, launched yet another offensive on Artsakh, along the entire line of contact. The Canadian Government should immediately condemn both parties for these attacks and halt all sales of military...

13:00
Newswise -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) has released a position statement calling for all healthcare decision-making to be anchored in the best scientific evidence available. The statement, "Science Must Drive Clinical...

11:45
Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) proudly announces the five Canadians named the 2020-21 Faces of Mental Illness. "The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has lifted a veil on the prevalence of mental illness amongst...

11:38
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned a call last night by President Trump for a notorious white supremacist and anti-Muslim group to "stand by" for the...

10:41
But wait. How can you feel calm when you believe that this election will set the direction of this country for decades to come? How can you feel happy when you are seething with frustration at all the divisiveness and fake news you've witnessed? How...

10:10
To support Canada's economic recovery, protect and create jobs, and keep dollars in the pockets of Canadians, Beer Canada is calling on governments across the country to freeze beer tax increases....

10:03
The Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP) released the following statement from Executive Director Jane Wishneff on the passage of California's Menstrual Products Right to Know Act of 2020 (AB 1989), signed into law by Governor Gavin...

09:47
Larry Klayman, a citizen of Florida and a voter in his home state, has sued Michael Bloomberg, the Biden campaign and other defendants as set forth in the complaint, which can be found at www.freedomwatchusa.org, over Bloomberg's alleged scheme to ...

09:18
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to spike, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is recommending the immediate creation of mobile rapid response teams to quickly identify and contain localized flare-ups....

09:00
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) will honour the contributions of our seniors tomorrow on National Seniors' Day in Canada. "With...

09:00
Way to Win ? the progressive donor collaborative that seeks to upend politics as usual ? today announced they moved $85 million this cycle and over $108 million since their founding as part of their updated Plan to Win to beat President Trump, take...

08:41
A new brief released today by the Center for Medical Economics and Innovation at the Pacific Research Institute found that reforms mandating drug rebates benefit patients rather than payers would lower overall health care costs and help patients with...

08:00
The Satanic Temple (TST) has sued the Lamar Billboard Company over allegations of religious discrimination and breach of contract after Lamar refused to post TST's designs that announce its religious abortion ritual. Sincere performance of this...