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7 october 2019

10:15
Today, the REFORM Alliance announced that it has tapped renowned entertainment and social justice executive Bob Pilon to serve as the organization's President and Chief Growth Officer. Pilon previously served as the Chief...

10:15
After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the provincial government and the Council of Trustees' Associations...

10:00
On behalf of CBC/Radio-Canada we would like to take this opportunity during National Newspaper Week to salute our media colleagues working in newspapers large and small all across this country. The work they do is vital to communities and to...

09:00
Health care workers at Hogarth Riverview Manor will hold a rally outside the facility after contract negotiations came to a standstill. "Safe working conditions are at the heart of this round of bargaining," said Local 229 Vice President Suzanne...

08:53
Having uncovered the true story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin that divided America, filmmaker Joel Gilbert has retained TransMedia Group to arrange media interviews and set up screenings for "The Trayvon Hoax, Unmasking the Witness Fraud that...

08:45
The entertainment blog, Hollywood Biz Life Forum has just reported the breaking news that a socially conservative website called "Americans for Moral Comedy" is demanding that the U.S. Sketch Comedy Championships censor this year's competition groups...

08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is deeply alarmed by planned bed closures at London Health Sciences Centre that have come to light. "As a registered nurse from London, I am very concerned that the hospital is...

08:21
As October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, Bari Z. Weinberger, family law expert and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has issued a call for more comprehensive laws and procedures to protect victims of forced...

08:00
A majority of Ontarians are uncomfortable and unfamiliar with the symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). In...

06:00
Released today, Toronto Foundation's 17th Toronto's Vital Signs report reveals the harsh realities of a city facing increasingly entrenched inequality despite massive growth. In North America's fastest growing city, youth, newcomers, and racialized...


6 october 2019

17:50
Today, 85,000 Canadians laced up their shoes in 57 communities across the country to take part in the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, raising $17 million to support the breast cancer cause. Funds raised...

10:25
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision to stay the execution of Randy Halprin. The court remanded the case to a Dallas County court to review the allegations that the judge who had sentenced Halprin to...


5 october 2019

13:25
On behalf of the 55,000 education workers they represent, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and CUPE's Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) are continuing their talks today with the province and the Council of Trustees'...


4 october 2019

18:13
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has taken necessary and appropriate action to address the growing epidemic of youth e-cigarette use by directing state agencies to stop the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes. We applaud Gov. Brown for her leadership in...

15:26
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is extremely disappointed to hear of today's request for judicial review by the Government of Canada on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision that secured compensation for...

14:30
Orkan Ozkan, CEO of American Bullion, repeated a projection made back in June that gold could hit $2,000 per ounce next year. He recalled the 2008 economic crisis and noted that by the end of 2011 gold and silver prices had surged 120% and 420%...

12:48
In stark contrast to Democrats who seek to push all Americans into socialized medicine, an Executive Order signed on October 3 by President Donald Trump takes bold steps toward increasing the ability of American seniors to choose the medical care and...

10:44
Today, the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee about the issues raised in the whistleblower complaint over a phone call by President Donald Trump and the...

10:00
The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada's largest labour union, will convene next week in Montreal for its 29th biennial convention. Over 2,200 delegates  representing more than 680,000 CUPE members from across the country, will gather at the...

09:34
Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) praises the President's recent Medicare Executive Order signed on Thursday, Oct. 03, in The Villages, Florida. CCHF has worked with both Congress and the Administration on this issue since President Donald...

07:00
Although most Canadians support the legalization of cannabis, not nearly enough attention has been devoted to its harmful health effects, says cardiologist Dr. Chris Simpson, Vice-Dean (Clinical) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's...


3 october 2019

20:51
Robert Gaddy, President of Apex International, LLC, issued the following statement today: "The Wall Street Journal story published today appears to be based on a disgruntled ex-employee of the firm who was terminated and was sued for breach of...

18:40
Today, the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Sophia L. Thomas, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order, entitled Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors.   ...

17:00
Unifor's various offers to find a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute with Crown employers have all been rebuffed by the provincial government, leaving the union with no other option than to strike. "Contract negotiations must be about a give...

16:15
A crisis of chronic government underfunding is plaguing Ontario's colleges, which need to stop ignoring the concerns of their employees, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. College employees provide vital assistance to international students...

14:00
Protect Our Power Executive Director Jim Cunningham issued the following statement on October's designation as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Protect Our Power is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the...

13:00
Today, leaders from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada gathered in Vancouver to call on federal party leaders to commit to...

12:04
In response to the third and most recent administrative attack this year on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger rebuked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposal to "modernize" SNAP as a...

11:00
America's Blood Centers (ABC) encourages the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue to assess the impact of the Final Guidance issued on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance...

10:51
Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services in Marshfield, Mass., extended their picket line to Seattle this morning. Approximately 250 Republic Services/Allied Waste workers throughout the Puget Sound area?members of Teamsters Local 38, Local...

10:19
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) welcomes the opportunity to engage with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil following his announcement yesterday regarding his government's potential regulatory changes to the sale and promotion of vaping products...

10:04
From Monday, October 7th through Sunday, October 20th, Domino's Pizza stores across Canada will be raising "dough" for 13 children's hospital foundations.   During this week-long event, customers who donate $2 will receive a coupon for a free...

09:50
New guidelines released by the New York City Commission on Human Rights attempt to ban the use of the term "illegal alien" by implementing severe fines against members of the public. This measure will have a severe, chilling effect on freedom of...

09:00
A just-released public service announcement draws attention to the plight of the homeless, as Canada and the USA both approach elections. It's available free of charge to support any organization that serves the homeless. The call to action can be...

08:00
Spirits Canada today welcomed new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), which demonstrates the value of Ontario's distilled spirits manufacturing and the serious consequences of artificially limiting the industry's growth...

07:55
The meeting of the Bishops' Council of the Greek Orthodox Church, scheduled for October 7, plans to consider the issue of providing autocephaly to the Ukrainian "new church" ? the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). Depending on the Council's...

07:00
Mayor Tory's proclamation of today as "I'm Library People Day" is clouded by his support for Staffless Libraries, a program that could be used to replace and eliminate library workers from the Toronto Public Library. "The idea of recognizing the...

07:00
Research trailblazer Dr. Gabrielle deVeber urged better access to care and improved education for clinicians and the public around pediatric stroke ? a condition that affects at least 10,000 Canadian children - during the prestigious Hnatyshyn...


2 october 2019

19:30
The Olive Growers Council of California (OGCC) commends the Trump Administration for its important decision today to take WTO-authorized countermeasures against the European Union (EU) for its longstanding non-compliance in the WTO Large Aircraft...

18:45
Canada's leading vapers' rights association, Rights 4 Vapers, today responded to proposed changes by Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston to Nova Scotia's Tobacco Access Act. "Rights 4 Vapers is the...

18:38
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has secured a return to the bargaining table to continue negotiations with the province and the Council of Trustees' Associations. The union is working towards a deal for a central collective agreement...

16:20
Unifor joined a solidarity rally organized by the Jane Finch Action Against Poverty and the Workers Action Centre today for the worker killed at Fiera Foods on September 25, the fifth such worker killed on the job at the industrial bakery.  "Fiera...

15:37
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the suspension of a Fairfax County, Virginia police officer for cooperating with ICE after a traffic stop:...

12:00
Today, Centraide of Greater Montreal announced the launch of its 2019 Campaign with the theme #UNIGNORABLE to raise awareness of social issues, which often go unnoticed. Centraide wants to draw attention to issues such as school dropouts, food...

11:48
"The Premier may attempt to make amends for the past, but I especially wish that he would do so for today, when the Government of Quebec, on this very day, stood before the court and continued to affirm that Quebec has never recognized the right to...

10:09
Maple Leaf Foods and the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security ("the Centre") today launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness and further political action to provide food security for all Canadians.  As part the #unCanadian campaign,...

09:45
This week The HighWire with Del Bigtree will interview the controversial Canadian couple, David & Collet Stephan. The Stephans stood trial for the 2012 death of their son Ezekiel, originally thought to have died from bacterial meningitis....

08:00
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) launches its Doubt It? campaign today to give Canadians the skills and tools to combat fake news and misinformation. Its goal is simple: teach Canadians to understand the difference between fact-based...

06:00
Life is hectic and we often don't take the time to think about where our food comes from and how it got to our plate. When it comes to eating meat, many people aren't aware how animals on farms are raised and the suffering they endure....


1 october 2019

20:15
MEDIA ADVISORY: TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2019 BREAKING: WORLD'S MOST POPULAR EVANGELIST TO TURN ON DONALD TRUMP AND RUDY GIULIANI IN NEW YORK ON WEDNESDAY Dr. K A Paul, called by the New Republic Magazine as "The World's Most Popular Evangelist" and known as...