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News by subject: AVO

1 october 2019

18:00
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on September 24, 2019 to ban flavored tobacco products despite testimony of over 360 speakers of which a clear majority opposed the ban 3 to 1. The flavor ban ordinance was developed to...

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On September 24, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, hosted U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez during the...

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Following the Delaware State Bar Association's closed-door press conference attacking Citizen's for a Pro-Business Delaware and its platform to increase transparency and accountability in the state's judiciary, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware...

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Scholarship providers, gathered from across the country, today demanded that Congress stop taxing student scholarships. During its national conference in Minneapolis, the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) joined with Scholarship...

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There are some hits we should bring back. But when it comes to e-cigs, that's a hit we shouldn't take. E-cig, vapes, and JUUL are trying to bring back all the stuff we hate about regular cigarettes. More often than not, they both have addictive...

09:13
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, 24 leading advocacy organizations joined Voices for Non-Opioid Choices ("Voices") in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing disappointment over recent...

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World Food Program USA (WFP USA), a non-profit organization with the mission to end world hunger, today announced it is sponsoring the first-of-its-kind event in the United States, the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator...

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A campaign launched today on National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons aims to improve quality of life for people with severe dementia who live in long-term care by sharing best approaches for evaluating and managing pain in...

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Negative Population Growth, Inc. has released the latest addition to their NPG Forum series. Authored by Christopher J. Daly, Mountain West Confronts the Population Pressures of the 21st Century, studies the different issues and players involved in...

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Centraide of Greater Montreal wishes to inform motorists that some streets in downtown Montreal will be partially closed on Wednesday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas. Main traffic hindrances:...

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After years of requests for this type of resource CADDAC is thrilled to be launching "Me and My ADHD", a series of animated videos to help children understand ADHD during this year's ADHD Awareness Month.  The added bonus for CADDAC was that everyone...


30 september 2019

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The report from the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec must mark a turning point in our relations with Indigenous communities, stated MNA for D'Arcy-McGee and the liberal Critic for...

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The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee welcomes the Final Report of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress (Viens Commission) released today in...

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This morning, the report of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec was released by Commissioner Jacques Viens. The Québec Ombudsman is attentive to this report and the calls to...

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"We knew we wouldn't see what we wanted to see. The establishment of the Viens Commission goes to Indigenous women who dared to speak out against the abuses they suffered as victims, and the report devotes them only a few lines. The apologies...

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Forty three years after Congress first passed the Hyde Amendment, which bans Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion, new polling released today from Hart Research Associates shows that two-thirds (62%) of voters nationally believe the...

10:21
The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) Ghislain Picard will be on site and available for interviews following the tabling of the report on the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain...

09:30
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on the provincial Conservatives to launch an independent review of the decision to close forensic pathology services in the Hamilton/Niagara region. "There are too...

09:25
Today, more than 55,000 members of CUPE Ontario have begun legal job action to secure the education services students need at school. They are education workers, represented by CUPE's Ontario School Board Council of...

09:22
Could Lamar Burks have spent 19 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit? New evidence expected to vindicate him will be presented 10 AM Tuesday, Oct. 1 in 208 District Court in Harris County, where Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee has been...

09:18
Since December 14, 1990, when the UN General Assembly proclaimed October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons this has been a key date for older persons across Ontario. In Canada and around the world, demographics are shifting. The rapid...

08:14
Workers at St. Patrick's Mercy Home and Glenbrook Lodge, members of CUPE 879, recently learned that Eastern Health plans to move the bulk of laundry away from their facilities and cut approximately eight jobs. However, there are many unanswered...

06:58
Doug Ford's federal election disappearing act shouldn't lull Ontarians into a false sense of security, warns OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, who is accusing the premier of going into hiding to protect federal Tories. "When hiding is the best...


28 september 2019

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A group of leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders, scientists, and community leaders convened in Silicon Valley to tackle the impact of rising U.S. ? China tensions on the Chinese American community and American society as...

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Employers have called off contract talks after they steadfastly refused to move off of a government-imposed wage freeze. "Work-to-rule" job action is scheduled to begin Monday at 12:01 a.m., with escalation planned for the end of the week. "Picket...

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In light of the upcoming elections for the Plateau-Mont-Royal mayoralty and the Canadian parliament, Plateau residents and community groups are joining forces to host A nous le Plateau!, a citizens assembly open to the public, which will take place...


27 september 2019

15:38
Law Professor Williams, who founded and chairs Law Professors for Trump, issued the following press statement regarding the evolving anti-Trump House impeachment frenzy. [Williams is a 2020 Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate against Virginia...

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Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1876, workers employed by the Northside Guest Home in North Sydney, voted 93 per cent in favour of a strike at a meeting held September 25, 2019. "It's been...

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Yesterday, the World Dog Alliance (WDA) hosted the 5th annual 926 Dog Lovers' Day and announced it would set up an international convention to prohibit the eating of dog and cat meat at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill. September's...

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After bargaining for the last nine months Unifor Local 594 has declared an impasse with the employer at the Co-op Refinery Complex. "Unifor members are the key to safety at the refinery. It's only reasonable that a company making billion-dollar...

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And Illinois saw a decline in Medicaid coverage for over 106,000 non-seniors from 2017 to 2018, a drop of 0.8 percentage points. Almost all of the people who lost Medicaid were in the Chicago six county area. These new data show us that the years of...

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Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) on the decision by the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois to strike down the Department of Justice's immigration...

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The union representing sessional lecturers at the University of Victoria (UVic) has reached a tentative agreement that addresses low wages and job security. CUPE 4163 Component 3 reached the agreement after two days of...

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"Earlier this month I communicated with a reporter from Time Magazine regarding the existence of a photograph showing Justin Trudeau wearing Brownface at an event while he was a teacher at West Point Grey Academy. As a past member of the WPGA...

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The Law Society of Alberta (Law Society), in conjunction with the law societies of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, conducted two surveys in May through June 2019 to better understand the current state of the articling system across the three provinces....

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CBC/Radio-Canada welcomes today's ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada, which has found in favour of journalist Marie-Maude Denis and quashed the Quebec Superior Court ruling that forced her to disclose the identity of the confidential sources who...

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A bipartisan letter was sent Friday morning to President Donald Trump, signed by 173 members of Congress, asking him to work urgently toward the safe return of veteran U.S. Marine Corps captain and award-winning journalist Austin Tice, who has been...

10:43
The federal election debates scheduled for Monday, October 7 (English-language) and Thursday, October 10 (French-language) will be available to Canadians on an unprecedented scale: on 11 television stations, three radio networks, more than 20 social...

10:32
The President of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec ? listening, reconciliation and progress, the honourable Jacques Viens, will proceed with the submission of the Commission's...

10:28
On September 27, 2019, a number of our employees are participating in the climate march happening in Montreal with the full support of ASEQ | Studentcare. The march is a collective public demonstration meant to...

10:15
The House Financial Services Committee heard from two ACA International representatives Thursday in a hearing about debt collection practices. The hearing follows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's 120-day public comment period on the Notice...

09:39
The Town of Mount Royal wishes to express its support to the tens of thousands of students and citizens participating in today's climate march alongside environmental activist Greta Thunberg. "There is no doubt among...

09:00
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Bellegarde, AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek, and AFN Regional Chief for Quebec and Labrador, Ghislain Picard, will march today with the AFNQL First Nation Youth Network, climate warrior Greta Thunberg,...

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Currently serving a 70-year prison sentence in Houston, TX for murder, Lamar Burks has retained the public relations firm TransMedia Group to retry his case in the Court of Public Opinion based on new evidence that has emerged. "Frankly we're shocked...


26 september 2019

21:49
On Friday, September 27th, from 10:00 AM ? 2:00 PM, over 10,000 people will congregate in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, E 47th Street, between UN Plaza and 2nd Ave, New York, to stand with Kashmir and end India's occupation. Organized by World Kashmir...

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Hillenbrand, Inc. today announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary pledge to develop and exercise corporate responsibility programs and to begin increasing disclosure of the company's sustainable business...

16:30
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) issued the following statement in response to the pulmonary illnesses associated with vaping. "We are alarmed by the current outbreak of severe pulmonary...

15:52
Unifor calls for severe and swift penalties for Fiera Foods owners following the death of a worker at one of the company's industrial bakery properties. "Fiera Foods must not be allowed to operate business as usual and its owners must immediately...

15:10
Gerald Lynn Bostock, the plaintiff named in the case of BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA, was fired from his job as a county child welfare services coordinator when his employer learned he joined a gay recreational softball league. On October 8,...

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AJC is calling on French parliamentarians to endorse President Emmanuel Macron's recognition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. "The IHRA working definition is an essential tool for Europe...