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20 august 2019

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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning that funding cuts could lead to a dangerous public health crisis, as already-overstretched municipalities grapple with growing costs. In his address to municipal representatives at the annual...

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Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today that it expects a record 17.5 million passengers to travel on U.S. airlines worldwide during the week-long Labor Day travel period, which...


19 august 2019

19:02
Media and the public are invited to attend a march and rally in Quebec City, as Unifor members demand Bell Canada end the erosion of good jobs. When:  Tuesday August 20, 2019 March at 12:30 pm, on beginning at 1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque E Rally at...

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In collaboration with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force (KRPF) is hosting the launch of its youth distracted driving campaign. To aid the discussion on road safety, IBC has donated its desktop distracted...

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The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history that has had devastating effects on generations of families....

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Education workers, teachers, parents, students and immigrant rights groups reject recent statements made by Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services Todd Smith, linking increased refugee attendance in schools and education funding....

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State governments in 22 states and seven major city municipalities filed suit last week in the federal appeals court in Washington to stop the new EPA rule that opens the door for coal-fired power plants to operate indefinitely without requiring them...


16 august 2019

18:56
The bargaining committee for Unifor says talks with SaskEnergy have reached an impasse. "The provincial government has mandated that the Crowns not offer any increase until 2021 and then only a 1 percent raise," said Unifor President Jerry Dias. "Our...

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An unfortunate workplace accident occurred this morning when two of our employees fell several meters during a dismantling operation of a communications tower in Candiac. Both men were taken to the Montreal General Hospital thanks to the rapid...

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Media are invited to visit two new coworking locations for Government of Canada employees, in the company of Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with other local...

07:40
Steven Andrew, CEO of USA.Life, announced "the pro-Trump social network USA.Life is safer for conservatives than Facebook." This is in response to the ongoing censorship of conservatives and the possible breakup of Facebook. USA.Life provides...

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The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will...

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On this day in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people descended onto Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskills, NY. What began as a festival with an expected 50,000 attendees turned into one of the largest free concerts and top ten iconic moments in music...


15 august 2019

21:00
Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement: "The deadline for family planning clinics to provide written assurance that they will comply with the Trump Administration's domestic gag rule is next Monday, August 19....

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Distributel Communications Limited applauded the CRTC decision to reduce wholesale high-speed Internet rates ? a decision that will drive better competition, more investment, greater affordability, and improved choice for Canadian consumers....

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Beloved BC restaurant chain White Spot reaffirmed its commitment to the community at large and raised a total of $108,726 to send deserving kids and young adults to White Spot Week at Zajac Ranch for Children during its 10th annual Pirate Pak Day...

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On this day in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people descended onto Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskills, NY. What began as a festival with an expected 50,000 attendees turned into one of the largest free concerts and top ten iconic moments in music...

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Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) commends the federal government for providing new funding to help protect Fredericton and the surrounding community from future flooding. This investment in transportation systems, municipal infrastructure and the...

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Today, attorneys representing four sexual assault survivors filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against the Church of Scientology, the de facto leader of Scientology David Miscavige and actor/staff member Danny Masterson. All four of the survivors, three...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump's support for the Israeli government's denial of entry to two U.S. Muslim Congresswomen, preventing...

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Members of CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers at the Town of Placentia, are ready for a fair deal that saves the Town money and gets them back on the job, providing valued public services to their community....

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Today the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) took the extraordinary step of filing a suit in Federal Court against the federal government over its failure to ensure the safety of drinking water.  According to Okanagan Chief Byron Louis, "the federal...

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The large, graphic cigarette health warnings proposed today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation's battle against tobacco use ? the number one cause of preventable death. The new graphic...

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The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will...

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Canada's changing economy and investments in infrastructure make skills training critical to our future. To keep our economy strong and growing, Canadians will need the right skills to fill in-demand and well-paying jobs. The Government of Canada is...

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Earlier today, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced the beginning of the transition to full producer responsibility for Ontario's blue-box recycling system. Our curbside...

07:10
OPSEU members will be rallying in Ottawa to tell the Ford government that children with autism have a right to access high-quality public autism services now ? not later.  Even though the Ford government recently back-tracked on its changes to the...

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Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, sharply criticized Monday's action by the Trump administration to finalize regulations weakening the Endangered Species Act and putting already threatened and endangered...


14 august 2019

19:17
A wildfire insurance bill sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara stalled in the state Assembly today in the face of objections raised by the Department of Finance and Consumer Watchdog that the bill would expose taxpayers to unnecessary...

18:37
Nexus Services will hold a press conference on Thursday, August 15th at 1pm EST to respond to the Legal Aid Justice Center for pursuing reckless litigation that could trap immigrants in an endless cycle of inhumane detention. Nexus President Mike...

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Canada is facing the difficult parts of our shared history and acknowledging the hard truths of our past. Today, in the spirit of Saimaqatigiingniq ? a concept that means when past opponents come together, meet in the middle and are at peace with one...

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The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease, a national organization dedicated to reducing the occurrence of Legionnaires' Disease by promoting public research, education, best practices for water management, and advocating for comprehensive...

15:54
Will Harris refuted the fake meat industry's impossible claim that they are benefiting future generations, pointing out that the trendy plant-based proteins are contributing to climate change while his grassfed cattle help reverse it. On 'The Future...

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The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a notice of proposed rulemaking unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today addressing hours of service changes for truckers that would lead...

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OPSEU members will be rallying in Ottawa to tell the Ford government that children with autism have a right to access high-quality public autism services now ? not later.  Even though the Ford government recently back-tracked on its changes to the...

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Catholics for Change in Our Church (CCOC), an independent organization of over 1000 Catholics working toward change and affirmation of the laity's role in the Church, today released Working Together Toward Our Future Church: CCOC Statement on the...

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Intact America announces the launch of AdverseChildhoodExperiences.net, a new website designed to encourage researchers and public health agencies to include child genital cutting in the standard ACEs questionnaire. Together with the simultaneous...

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When is the last time you thanked your human resources representative? If you can't recall, you're not alone. One-third of Canadians say that their HR person or department is underappreciated within their workplace, according to a new survey by ADP...

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The heart of our democracy is dying. The American promise ? of liberty and justice for all ? is in jeopardy. This is an urgent, existential threat to our way of life and the potential for future generations to flourish under American ideals. Build A...

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Statement from Carl Burlock, EDC's Executive Vice-President and Chief Business Officer Export Development Canada (EDC) regrets providing a US$41 million loan in April 2015 to Westdawn Investments, a South African company owned by members of the Gupta...

08:59
American Consequences magazine is pleased to announce its first documentary, American Consequences 2020, premiered at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas and won "Best Libertarian Ideals" in the Short Documentary category. Join politicians, policy...

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On Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th, 2019, Lake Mary, Florida financial advisor, Charles Oliver, discussed taxes and retirement savings on 5 different radio stations in the U.S. Oliver launched his conversation entitled "Time To Remove the...


13 august 2019

22:00
A July 7th op-ed at The Hill argues that a factual assessment of immigration shows that driving down immigration would have the almost certain effect of harming the US economy. "Without immigration, the U.S. labor force would be shrinking and growth...

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The Lima 2019 Pan American Games came to an end this past weekend. I want to thank all of the dedicated athletes who represented Canada. I know every Canadian appreciates how much work, sacrifice and perseverance it took to make it to the Pan...

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As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares for the G7 Biarritz Summit in France August 24?26, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will be looking for a high-level statement reaffirming his commitment to equality and protection for all Canadians,...

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The union representing pathology staff is calling on the provincial government to conduct an independent review of the decision to close the department at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. "An independent review of...

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One year after withdrawal of the proposed amendment that would have allowed Québec's two largest public contractors to award professional service contracts on the basis of the lowest bidder, the Association of Architects in Private Practice of Québec...


12 august 2019

17:55
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government is taking a step in the right direction by adding new Specialized Teams in two of Ontario's correctional facilities.   Institutional Security Teams (ISTs) have a proven track record of...

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March of Dimes released the following statement from Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO, in response to the Administration's action today finalizing the rule on the circumstances under which immigrants could be considered a "public charge," thereby...

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Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized a new rule that will deter use of vital services for some immigrant populations. Fourteen patient groups released the following statement in response to this rule being finalized: "Our...