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3 july 2019

06:00
A new report released today by Truth Initiative, the national nonprofit dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past, reveals 92% of the shows most popular with young people aged 15 to 24 years old depict smoking prominently. The organization...


2 july 2019

18:49
An Indigenous-led group that wants to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline says a formal bid could be made as early as this month. When the federal government re-approved the pipeline's expansion last...

17:08
CUPE 476, K-12 support workers at SD47 reached a tentative agreement on June 28 following eight sessions that began in May. CUPE 476 President Aileen O'Keefe said that bargaining was progressive and that their whole team...

15:43
The South Okanagan-Similkameen region is an ecological treasure. A rare ecosystem that runs from rolling green hills to semi-arid desert. For millennia, the syilx/Okanagan Nation has called this region...

14:47
On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery was damaged after an explosion in one of the facility's units; because of the incredible work and training of the refinery workers, there were no fatalities. Now their jobs, and...

14:47
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) released the below open letter, signed by 244 leaders of color, imploring Senator Bernie Sanders to withdraw his call for a moratorium on public charter schools.  "High...

13:51
At a general membership meeting today in Trois-Rivières, workers at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) voted by a 79.8% majority to ratify the employer's latest contract offer, bringing an end to one of the longest private-sector labour disputes in...

12:54
This morning, the watchdog group FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting launched the first newspaper ad campaign by a third party during the pre-election period. The group's Unfriend Facebook ad has appeared in various Postmedia publications, including the...

11:35
Bridging Finance Inc. ("Bridging Finance") is pleased to announce that it has become a signatory to the United Nations ? supported Principles for Responsible Investment ("PRI"). The PRI is a global initiative for the encouragement of social,...

11:15
The Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO) have signed a historic memorandum of understanding to protect and promote the language rights of...

09:53
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705, representing roughly 1,500 inside and outside workers, will enter conciliation this week, with the assistance of a provincial mediator in talks with the City of Greater Sudbury....

09:00
The 98th Meridian Foundation ? a Texas-based nonprofit aimed at igniting high-level dialogue around the water, land and energy nexus ? is publishing comments issued to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imploring the federal agency to...


1 july 2019

13:31
Today, legislation was introduced to the Delaware State Legislature that would bring much-need transparency to the nation's most opaque court: The Delaware Court of Chancery. The new legislation would require that custodians appointed by the Chancery...

12:00
Members of California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold an opposition rally at the Compton district office of California State Assemblymember Mike Gipson on Tuesday morning July 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. The community is...

09:15
On July 1, 1944, 730 delegates from 44 Allied nations congregated in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to determine the structure of the international monetary system and a plan for postwar economic reconstruction that would lead to stability and growth...

09:10
Survivors of wrongful conviction who faced execution, murder victim family members, and family members of those currently on death row are among dozens of death penalty abolitionists from across the United States and beyond who today enter the third...

08:01
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) calls on all parties involved in the opening of the Indigenous Peoples' Space (100 Wellington Street) to reach an agreement with the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation so that their recognition...


30 june 2019

12:15
Members of California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold an opposition rally at the West Covina district office of California State Assemblymember Blanca Rubio on Monday morning July 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. The...

11:55
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the United States Supreme Court's decision in Department of Commerce v. New York, which?at least for the time being?bars the inclusion of a question of citizenship in the 2020 United States Census. As the...


29 june 2019

13:14
The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the University of British Columbia today to open the Ocean Heroes Vancouver Bootcamp taking place June 28-30th, 2019 at the University of...

10:40
On June 29?Swastika Rehabilitation Day?members and supporters of the Swastika Rehabilitation Movement will hold worldwide events to inform people about the ancient, peaceful meaning of the swastika and reclaim their right to use it. "Billions around...

04:45
"The leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Chile, members of the Lima Group, reiterated their commitment to the peaceful restoration of constitutional democracy in Venezuela today in Osaka on the margins of the G20. During their meeting, Lima...


28 june 2019

17:30
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will give opening remarks at the Ocean Heroes Boot Camp. This event brings over 250 young people, 11 to 18 years old from 20 countries to Vancouver for the...

14:25
California utility giant PG&E is putting to work a new strategy to keep its power lines from sparking the kinds of wildfires that have killed dozens across the state and leveled home after home. When fire risks are high, PG&E officials will simply...

09:23
The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) welcomes the bicameral introduction of a legislative measure to improve hate crimes reporting and governmental responses. The bill was introduced in the Senate as the Khalid Jabara and Heather Heyer National...

09:00
Join us today for a Summer Travel Tips media event. YVR is once again set to experience its busiest summer season. From now until Labour Day, we're expecting close to 100,000 passengers to travel through the airport every single day. Reg Krake,...

08:30
Today, the Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) (www.israeladvocates.org/) praised the Trump administration for moving forward the subject of the annexation of Judea and Samaria. Referring to a New York Times article of...

08:00
The Humane League's #McGhoster campaign is acting as a wake-up call to the fast-food industry leader McDonald's, with more than 21,000 signatures already on the petition. Thousands of conscious consumers across the US and...

07:35
Children are at the heart of everything we do at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. But we know that for children to thrive, their communities need to be equitable places of opportunity. For that reason, and on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of...

06:17
The Humane League's #McGhoster campaign is acting as a wake-up call to the fast-food industry leader McDonald's, with more than 21,000 signatures already on the petition. Thousands of conscious consumers across the US and...


27 june 2019

19:20
Following the passage of AB 539 by the California Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee, Mary Jackson, CEO of the Online Lenders Alliance, issued the following statement: "The Senate Banking Committee's approval of AB539 has made this a...

16:40
As part of its ongoing commitment to preserving men's access to prostate cancer screening, the American Urological Association (AUA) today applauded the introduction of H.R. 3534, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Transparency &...

15:57
Political leaders from various parties travel year after year to the Calgary Stampede, lending their support to animal exploitation. This year one federal party will be standing with protestors on behalf of the animals. On Saturday, July 6th, 2019,...

15:47
The Executive Council of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, representing more than 700,000 members and 45 affiliated unions across the Commonwealth, voted to endorse in the Superior and Commonwealth Court. By a unanimous vote, the...

15:17
Sens. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced legislation today to permanently end the slaughter of American horses for human consumption in the United States and abroad. The...

14:54
Today, after over 90 years of perseverance and struggle, the Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) signed the first ever self-government agreement between the Government of Canada and a Métis government. The Métis Government...

14:30
Lawyers Without Borders Canada (LWBC), in collaboration with the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED), today made public a study on assistance to cholera victims in Haiti. The epidemic, which had devastating health, social...

13:44
Ontarians who have endured a decade of eroding health care will face even graver threats if their government erases rules that protect the safety of patients. Until now, when nurses were called to make critical decisions about patients at medical...

13:25
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) commends the Government of British Columbia, along with the federal government and the City of Grand Forks, for together investing nearly $50 million in important flood mitigation projects in the Regional District of...

13:18
CUPE 5150, K-12 support workers at SD19, reached a tentative agreement on June 17 following two bargaining sessions. "Our bargaining committee was great and negotiations were friendly," said CUPE 5150 President Clara...

13:00
Advocacy groups and Whistleblowers will gather at the upcoming 2019 Annual Whistleblower Summit and Film Festival. The gathering, which will take place in Washington, DC during July 29th-August 1st, 2019, provides a meaningful "mutual support...

12:48
Take Back the Court Director Aaron Belkin issued the following statement in response to today's ruling: "Today, the Supreme Court had an opportunity to end the practice of partisan gerrymandering, but instead granted a permanent permission slip to...

11:28
Morneau Shepell has released the June 2019 issue of its monthly newsletter, News & Views, in which the company looks at the following topics: Nova Scotia releases new defined benefit funding rules ? The Nova Scotia government recently detailed new...

10:36
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) has released the final report from an independent review of its regulatory performance. The review, which was led by Harry Cayton, an international advisor to the United Kingdom?based Professional Standards...

10:23
BioNJ, New Jersey's life sciences trade association, today unveiled its new "Protecting Medical Innovation: Ensuring Patient Access to Cures" web portal at www.BioNJ.org/Protect-Medical-Innovation, launched in concert with a full digital marketing...

10:16
The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), along with the Organized Dentistry Coalition (ODC), today announced that it recommends the full repeal of the medical device excise tax and urges the Senate Finance Committee to move promptly to consider...

10:12
Today, in a special ceremony held near Parliament Hill, history was made with the Métis Nation of Ontario ("MNO") and the Government of Canada signing a ground-breaking Métis Government Recognition and Self-Government Agreement ("Agreement") that...

09:34
Dr. Sohail Gandhi, President, Ontario Medical Association issued the following statement this morning. "I am proud to be the President of Ontario's 31,500 practising physicians.  I know that making sure every patient gets...

08:01
Opponents of charter schools claim that charters are stealing all the top students and costing public schools money. Learn4Life is doing just the opposite. They focus on at-risk students who have struggled in public schools and have dropped out or...

07:00
Today marks an historic step forward in building mental health awareness in Ontario with the proclamation of the first-ever Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day. The Police Association of Ontario, which represents over 18,000 sworn and...