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News by subject: AVO

25 september 2020

08:42
American Jewish Committee (AJC) issued the following statement on the process to fill the current vacancy on the United State Supreme Court: ?The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has set off a partisan squabble over filling her seat on the...

06:00
Today, students, young workers and allies take to the streets from coast-to-coast-to-coast in reaction to the Trudeau Government's betrayal of its promises to protect their future. This aligns with the global day of climate action...

05:07
The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) is commending the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its statement yesterday that warns high-risk groups about the potential for adverse health outcomes from dental amalgam mercury...

00:50
We at Treehouse are outraged by the death of Breonna Taylor. We are even more devastated by the failure to arrest and indict the three officers responsible for Breonna Taylor's murder, instead choosing to only indict one for "wantonly" shooting in...


24 september 2020

21:31
The following is a joint statement by Angela Greiling Keane, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, and Michael Freedman, president of the National Press Club, on the arrest Wednesday night and continued detention of two reporters...

19:31
A broad array of consumer, medical, parents, and environmental groups are lauding a new safety communication from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that recommends against use of dental amalgam in children and many women. Dental amalgam is a...

19:16
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins called out the ongoing anti-Christian smear campaign against prospective Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett, currently under consideration for Justice Ginsburg's vacant seat. Among others,...

19:12
Family Research Council Action's fifteenth annual Values Voter Summit will continue broadcasting on Thursday evening at 8:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Ben Carson and Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) are scheduled to speak. Instead of attending in person, this...

18:00
Today, Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced the TRANSPLANT Act (S. 4762), which will provide for the timely reauthorization of the C.W. Bill Young Transplantation Program (Program). The National Marrow Donor Program®(NMDP)/Be The Match® applauds the...

17:49
Transcontinental Inc. has announced that it is closing its last remaining printing plant in Manitoba, abandoning 93 workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. "Transcontinental remains incredibly profitable, raking in $48.3 million net profit in the last...

17:40
FlyersRights.org, the largest airline passenger organization, submitted comments criticizing FAA's proposed fixes for the Boeing 737 MAX as inadequate and not supported by data. "The FAA's proposal simply does not make the 737 MAX a safe airplane....

17:37
The family of Shawn Washington, a 29-year-old Black man allegedly killed by medical negligence at Kaiser Manteca Medical Center, called on the Medical Board of California and the California Department of Public Health to hold his medical providers,...

17:13
Community Health Centers and the nearly 30 million patients they serve have a temporary reprieve from a new regulation implementing the President's Executive Order around insulin and EpiPens.  The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has revised the...

16:02
Nearly 100 elected officials and community leaders throughout California called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today to reduce price volatility and costs that harm all electricity customers in the state. In a co-signed letter,...

15:41
Following new Public Health standards reducing the capacity of places of worship to 25 people in Montreal, Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal is forced to cancel its Sunday masses on September 26 and 27....

15:21
Playboy today announced a cannabis law reform and advocacy campaign that continues its decades-long work to push for legalization, decriminalization and destigmatization of cannabis. In its three-pronged campaign focused on policy, people, and...

13:56
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is launching a global campaign to bar Iran from participating in the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021. "Iran's record of abuse against its own athletes is abysmal," states the public letter to International Olympic...

13:04
Today, FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), the world's leading non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and the largest private funder of food allergy research, announced the full schedule for its upcoming 2020 Living...

12:31
A coalition of organizations representing millions of patients who live with serious, acute, and chronic conditions has released principles to guide policymakers seeking to ensure patients can continue to safely access appropriate telehealth services...

12:22
Today, voters in four battleground states filed lawsuits in federal courts to block the alleged funneling of millions of dollars from Mark Zuckerberg, Google, and others through the Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL), intended to use government...

12:18
A media teleconference is scheduled today at 2:00 pm ET featuring the plaintiffs and their legal counsel in a series of federal lawsuits filed today in 2020 election battleground states. The complaints were filed to block the alleged funneling of...

11:00
The story of Halloween 2020 is shaping up to be one for the record books. From PVC pipe candy slides going viral on social media to major, thought-leading media outlets and prominent elected officials declaring that Halloween is happening, creative...

10:37
PHIT America, the national charity dedicated to improving the physical and mental health of Americans, especially our nation's youth, is standing up for Americans by espousing the tremendous benefits of physical activity to help protect people from...

09:10
The following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, regarding the Speech from the Throne that opened the second session of the 43rd Parliament: The National Police Federation and its Members are committed to...

08:34
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters President and CEO Dennis Darby issued the following statement in response to today's Speech from the Throne: "Today's Speech from the Throne contained a number of positive commitments that could help Canada's...

08:00
Emergent BioSolutions today announced its strong support for the new Canadian national consensus guidelines for naloxone prescribing by pharmacists published in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal for aiming to bring clarity and consistency to naloxone...

08:00
WHAT:  A coalition of non-profit organizations, local community representatives, and leaders in the BIPOC-led urban agriculture sector are calling on Toronto City Council to consult with local communities before voting to renew the operating licences...

07:00
On September 24th Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre for Holocaust Studies will celebrate its 11th annual Freedom Day, a day dedicated to inspiring Canadian youth to build a better future by taking a stand for freedom, justice and human rights. "As...

07:00
Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret will make the findings of the 2019-2020 Annual Report of the Québec Ombudsman public in the National Assembly of Québec on Thursday, September 24, 2020....

07:00
In the last few weeks, we have seen an intensification in the Quebec government's approaches towards the pandemic, which marks the beginning of a second wave of repressive measures. On the 10th of September, the premier Francois Legaults announced...

07:00
Just 30% of jobs in the chemical, petrochemical, refining and gas sector are held by women. To address that labour gender gap, CoeffiScience, the sectoral workforce committee, is today launching a guide to best practices to facilitate and support the...


23 september 2020

21:35
During an unprecedented fight against an insidious virus, nurses say they are being heard by the federal government. Wednesday's Speech from the Throne addresses policy imperatives RNAO outlined in a letter and call to action sent to Prime Minister...

19:50
Recognizing unprecedented economic damage resulting from COVID-19, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) applauds the staged approach to recovery signaled by the federal government in today's Throne Speech....

19:23
With the growing number of COVID-19 cases, and the threat of a full-blown second wave on the immediate horizon, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is pleased to see the government pro-actively hiring nearly 100 more inspectors to keep workers...

19:12
Unifor welcomes the economic and social pandemic support policies outlined by the federal government in today's Throne Speech. "As Canadians continue to live with the consequences of COVID-19, the federal government has outlined measures that will...

19:07
Today, we find ourselves at a crossroads. The rates at which Canadians are testing positive for COVID-19 are accelerating at a concerning pace, while our federal government is setting the stage for how we will recover and emerge from this ongoing...

17:10
Electric Mobility Canada (EMC) applauds the measures towards climate, clean energy and transport in today's throne speech that will help accelerate the transition toward electric mobility while ensuring a cleaner, healthier economy. The Canadian...

16:22
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today decried a decision by a grand jury in Kentucky not to charge any officer for the killing of Breonna Taylor. CAIR said the...

16:03
According to a Montreal Economic Institute analyst, the measures announced today by the federal government in its throne speech will not pave the way for a solid economic recovery after months of severe, generalized lockdown of the Canadian economy....

15:45
Family Research Council Action's fifteenth annual Values Voter Summit will continue broadcasting on Wednesday evening at 8:00 p.m. ET. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is scheduled to speak, as is House...

14:04
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump's "racist and xenophobic" national origin-based attack targeting Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar...

13:41
Amid the rise in positive cases in Ontario, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) is calling for an immediate and significant infusion of resources to address the extensive existing backlog in medically necessary patient services and surgeries so...

12:38
Representatives of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) will be available immediately following the federal government's Speech from the Throne today. RNAO has been vocal in its advocacy for A Just Recovery for All. The association...

11:35
Focus on the Family will digitally premiere See Life 2020 on Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m. ET at www.focusonthefamily.com/see-life.   See Life 2020 is an online event that will expose the lies and pain of abortion and...

10:23
In the upcoming Throne Speech, Unifor seeks policy priorities to address the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and plan to build back better, socially and financially, from the pandemic. "Clearly the first priority is to bring the spread of...

09:00
FRIENDS' Executive Director Daniel Bernhard will be available to comment after the Speech from the Throne on the government's plans to hold social media platforms legally responsible when they publish and promote illegal content and end other special...

09:00
Today, Define American, a non-profit media advocacy organization that fights anti-immigrant hate through the power of storytelling, released its second-annual report: Change the Narrative, Change the World: How Immigrant Representation on Television...

07:30
First Cobalt Corp. (the "Company") President & CEO Trent Mell released the following statement in response to Tesla Battery Day announcements: On Tesla's Plans to Make its Own Batteries If you don't control your battery technology and raw materials...

07:00
A plan to move mother pigs into a more humane housing system may be delayed across Canada. In the wake of COVID-19 and other...


22 september 2020

22:55
First Cobalt Corp. (the "Company") President & CEO Trent Mell released the following statement in response to Tesla Battery Day announcements: On Tesla's Plans to Make its Own Batteries If you don't control your battery technology and raw materials...