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News by subject: AVO

9 may 2019

11:00
HomoCulture, North America's leading source of LGBTQ+ culture, today announced the availability of exclusive LA Pride-themed fans, a new offering from the HomoCulture Gear collection, a line of gear and accessories for the LGBTQ+ community to show...

10:45
The Quebec Community Groups Network welcomes the Commissioner of Official Languages' recommendations for a modernized Official Languages Act that further the vitality of linguistic minorities and direct federal institutions to comply with their...

09:30
Evidence clearly shows that increasing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research environments enhances excellence, innovation and creativity. EDI policies and practices strengthen the research community, as well as the quality, social...

09:00
A new national Leger poll reveals that large majorities of Canadians support urgent action by the federal government to significantly restrict vaping product advertising to help curb increasing youth consumption of nicotine vaping products. Recent...

08:56
"Risks of ingesting fluoride include lowered IQs and increased ADHD and hypothyroidism rates," reports Steven G. Gilbert, PhD, DABT, Director and Founder of the Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders and affiliate professor at the...

08:50
The Alliance for Clean Energy Solutions (ACES), a coalition composed of diverse organizations dedicated to advancing clean, affordable and reliable energy for Massachusetts, announced its legislative priorities today. The priorities build off of...

08:30
Intellijoint Surgical®, a Canadian-based medtech company that develops and commercializes surgical navigation for total joint replacements, announces its flagship product, Intellijoint HIP®, has achieved a major milestone of 10,000 total hip...

08:00
Alberta's $30 carbon tax is around 50% higher than the rate currently in place in Quebec as a result of its cap & trade system, as shows a Research Paper published today by the MEI. "There is no reason that justifies such a gap," argues Jean Michaud,...

07:00
Last Chance for Animals released an undercover investigation today documenting animal cruelty and health related non-compliance issues at Sheik Halal Farms, in Grand Valley Ontario. The investigation documented chickens being subjected to repeated...

07:00
The labour law changes being looked at by the federal government pose serious staffing and red tape concerns for federally regulated small firms, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). "Small businesses employ the happiest,...


8 may 2019

18:00
The National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) supports the proposed funding of $200 million for Family Caregiver Services that is included in the fiscal year 2020 House Appropriations Committee funding bill for Labor, Health and Human Services,...

17:46
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, highlighted that taxpayer, consumer and air travel advocates agree ? airports are flush with cash. In fact, airports are collecting record revenues. Bottom...

16:30
The FACE 2019 Excellence Awards Luncheon, presented by U.S. Century Bank, will take place May 23, 2019 at the Coral Gables Country Club. FACE Chair Aida Levitan, Ph.D. announced the honorees: Carlos Alvarez, Esq., respected mediator and environmental...

16:07
Sandy Hook Promise praises U.S. Congressmen Scott Peters (D-CA-52) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12) for today's introduction of the Suicide and Threat Assessment Nationally Dedicated to Universal Prevention (STANDUP) Act. If passed, the bill would...

13:57
Today, Exelon Generation announced the Closure of Three Mile Island on September 30, 2019.  On behalf of the more than 700,000 union members in Pennsylvania, the officers of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, President Rick Bloomingdale and...

13:51
The Hudson's Bay Company has agreed to pay a $4 million penalty and $500,000 towards the Competition Bureau's costs to resolve a proceeding relating to Hudson's Bay's advertising and pricing practices for sleep sets in Canada. As part of a consent...

12:51
The United Steelworkers (USW) union is urging members of the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 2474, the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, as a means of empowering workers, reducing poverty and boosting the U.S. economy....

11:56
As Canada celebrates Nursing Week 2019, Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members have received notices that 14 registered nurse (RN) positions are being cut from Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital (OSMH). ONA President...

09:45
Some 200 locked-out members of United Steelworkers (USW) Local 9700 from the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, drove more than 12 hours to demonstrate at Alcoa's shareholders' meeting today in Pittsburgh. A delegation of union...

08:39
AJC is calling on Catholic leadership in Poland to reprimand the Bishop of Tarnow for his Holy Thursday sermon that was filled with attacks on the Jewish people. Bishop Andrzej Je?, citing a 1937 edition of the Polish periodical Nasza Sprawathat that...

07:50
Today, the Pass USMCA Coalition sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to swiftly ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. "Twelve million Americans have jobs that depend on trade with Canada and Mexico," said Pass USMCA Honorary...

03:00
A Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)-funded study has found that, unless Canada makes changes, excess weight will become the second leading preventable cause of cancer, following tobacco. The Canadian Population Attributable Risk of Cancer (ComPARe)...


7 may 2019

16:52
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released proposed debt collection rules providing guidance related to the law passed in 1977. ACA International, the leading voice for the accounts receivable management industry, advocates on behalf of...

14:44
UNICEF Canada is encouraged by the momentum toward the establishment of a national school food program, and endorses Bill C-446, An Act to Develop a National School Food Program for Children, tabled today by MP Don Davies (Member for Vancouver...

14:31
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of our friend Jean Vanier. Jean lived a life dedicated to the simple but inviolable belief that each of us is created in God's image and that every single life is sacred and deserving of...

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CUPE Local 905 members will be holding an information picket tomorrow May 8th from 6:30-7:30pm at Michael Tibollo's $1,600 per plate fundraiser: "An evening of relaxation and conversation." As Minister of Culture, Tibollo is responsible for library...

12:14
In the wake of Canada's evolving Hospice Palliative Care landscape, it is paramount to bust myths that surround Hospice Palliative Care. Hospice Palliative Care week is observed from May 5th ? 11th and aims to celebrate and share achievements in the...

11:37
Ahead of this year's wildfire season, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) and the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) remind British Columbians about the important role that home insurance plays in protecting homeowners. It's particularly...

09:58
More than 50 moms and Early Childhood Educators are at Queen's Park today to speak out against the Ford government's cuts to child care funding. With 46 out of 47 municipalities across Ontario facing direct cuts to child...

09:20
Following Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor's announcement last week on new tobacco regulations, our members are disappointed and dismayed that none of the suggestions by industry stakeholder groups, including the Ontario Korean Businessmen's...

08:39
As Bernard L. Dillard silently sat during a heated committee discussion on diversity, he sadly realized how much ground still needed to be covered to get people from varying perspectives to understand and respect viewpoints other than their own. His...

07:30
The following is the text of an opinion piece published on Medium by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE: We may be just days from learning whether a pending Medicare rule will provide...

06:00
The United States Census Bureau is on the clock. With less than a year before the 2020 Census is set to begin, challenges and hurdles remain for the 117-year-old institution which stands to threaten the integrity, fairness, and accuracy of the...


6 may 2019

17:07
Wood Buffalo Housing (WBH) served its 49 employees lock out notice today, meaning that as of Friday at 4:30 pm, employees will be forced to hit the picket lines. CUPE Local 1505 President Judy Collier said her members do...

17:06
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, outlined five (more) reasons to reject any increase in the airport tax, also known as the Passengers Facility Charge (PFC). Some...

16:42
The director of the Service de sécurité incendie de Montréal (SIM) and civil protection coordinator, Bruno Lachance, has reviewed the water level situation in the Rivière des Prairies and Lac des Deux-Montagnes. Although the weather is currently...

16:27
The Port of Los Angeles has announced that the Toll Group has been selected to negotiate with the port to lease the 85-acre port-adjacent site, which includes 600,000 square feet of warehouse space and prime open land for harbor trucking operations....

15:43
Today, 300 frontline healthcare workers represented by SEIU Healthcare rallied at Extendicare's head office in Markham, Ontario to demand that more of their profit be invested in resident care. The healthcare workers...

15:28
Today hundreds of union members came together to save nuclear jobs at a rally coordinated by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, the Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council and Nuclear Powers PA.  With the potential closure of two nuclear energy...

15:11
Last week, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger held its second annual Jewish Clergy Justice Mission, during which Jewish leaders from all over the United States came together to learn and engage in anti-hunger advocacy. More than a dozen rabbis and...

14:18
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Project 6 ? All-Season Road Linking Manto Sipi Cree Nation, Bunibonibee Cree Nation and God's Lake First Nation, located in...

12:01
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released a groundbreaking report, called "Hijacked by Hate: American Philanthropy and the Islamophobia Network," listing the...

11:50
Unifor recognizes the outstanding contributions of nurses during National Nursing Week May 6 - 12, 2019. "The Health Care system is an integral part of our social fabric. We value the professional life-saving, and compassionate care nurses provide...

11:22
The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, about 200 locked-out workers from the ABI aluminum smelter in Bécancour, Quebec, will demonstrate outside Alcoa's annual shareholders meeting at the Hotel Fairmont Pittsburgh....

11:05
Because of several hundred cases of measles nationwide, states are proposing laws to reduce the number of exemptions from vaccine mandates. In the most coercive action to date, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all adults and children...

10:45
The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Propulsion Québec, the cluster for electric and smart transportation, today released their study entitled Positioning Quebec and Montréal as leaders in electric and smart transportation. The study...

08:30
Velan Capital, L.P. (together with its affiliates, "Velan"), one of the largest stockholders of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company"), today announced that it has delivered a letter to the Board of Directors (the "Board") of the Company...

08:03
New polling data has provided unique insight into the principles, attitudes, concerns and ambitions of young South Africans (ages 18-24) ahead of the nation's rapidly approaching general elections on May 8th. The verdict? South Africa's young people...

08:00
Some 200 workers, locked out of their jobs at the ABI aluminum smelter in Quebec since Jan. 11, 2018, will demonstrate at Alcoa's shareholders' meeting in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 8. WHO: United Steelworkers Local 9700 members, locked out of...

08:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement for Mental Health Week: "This week, let's all speak up and raise our voices for mental health. Mental Health Week, led by the Canadian Mental Health Association, encourages...