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10 september 2019

17:36
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is urging the Trump Administration to increase, rather than further decrease, the number of refugees allowed to enter the United States. The call comes amidst reports that the presidential determination of the refugee...

17:33
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today said it is "appalled" by the appointment of Charles M. Kupperman as acting national security adviser following the resignation...

16:53
On September 5th, the Government of British Columbia (BC) announced that it would be forcibly switching 1,700 patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) from their current biologic medicine to alternative versions of the treatment, the...

11:07
Author Les Cochran announced today plans to send a copy of his book, THIEVERY:  Catholic Church EXPOSED! to the Vatican.    View Book  Cochran's 175-page documentary is based upon alleged 97 cases of $100,000 or more, he...

10:53
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is urging the United States Court of Appeals to uphold a Texas law that bars the state from engaging the services of contractors involved in boycotts of Israeli products and services. In an amicus brief submitted in...

10:30
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) congratulates the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) on its flagship report, Adapt Now: A Global Call for Leadership on Climate Resilience, which is a clear call to action to all nations to adapt now, boldly and...

09:56
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) and Bursch Law PLLC have filed a petition for rehearing by the entire Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals bench of a two-judge panel opinion of that court dismissing Tennessee's challenge to the constitutionality of the...

09:05
Chegg Inc , the leading student-first learning platform, today called on leaders from business, government, and education to unite in tackling the U.S. student debt crisis. In a new policy proposal, Chegg urged tax policy changes and the creation of...

08:46
On January 21, 1987, Morrow Police Officer Jeffrey Phegley was on patrol when he observed a 1977 Monte Carlo traveling 48 miles per hour in a 25-miles-per-hour zone. As reported by the Greater Cincinnati Police Museum, Officer Phegley stopped the...

08:36
Most 2020 Presidential candidates agree we face a "climate emergency" and have plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions to slow global warming.  It is imperative that candidates also embrace bold Climate Restoration solutions that are urgently...

08:05
People living with diabetes are not the only ones impacted by the condition. According to a new international study of 4,300 family members of people with diabetes, worrying about low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycemia or 'hypos', can place a...

07:00
Many young Canadian adults aren't aware of the lung health risks that come with smoking cannabis. That's why the Ontario Lung Association has created The Toker, a new comic-book inspired cannabis public health education initiative. Launched today,...

00:01
In response to alarming levels of e-cigarette use among youth in the United States?including a 78 percent increase among high school students in just one year?Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the creation of a new $160 million initiative to...


9 september 2019

16:26
The Joint Review Panel for the Grassy Mountain Coal Project announces today the start of a comment period on the Ninth and Tenth Addenda to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) submitted by Benga Mining Limited as part of the environmental...

15:36
Following a Politico report that California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara billed the state for his Sacramento apartment, Consumer Watchdog has called on Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the District Attorneys for Sacramento, Los Angeles and...

11:53
Pack4U announces a...

11:00
An undercover investigation in Chile by Los Angeles-based animal rights organization Lady Freethinker resulted in a criminal court handing down the nation's highest-ever sentence for animal cruelty last week. On Aug. 29, a historic first occurred...

10:38
Family Research Council applauds the Republican Minority in the U.S. House of Representatives for scheduling a hearing on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House leadership have blocked a vote on the bill more...

10:04
Dr. Margaret Haydon, a scientist who was fired by the government for blowing the whistle on Health Canada's approval process of a controversial veterinary drug, has filed an appeal to the unfair compensation provided by the Federal Public Service...

10:00
CBC/Radio-Canada believes that trusted sources of news and information for Canadians are vital to democracy. To support that goal on a global scale, CBC/Radio-Canada has joined the Trusted News Charter, a BBC-led initiative to strengthen measures to...

08:18
Paulson & Co. Inc. ("Paulson"), as manager of funds holding 21.6 million shares, or 9.5% of those outstanding, of Callon Petroleum Company ("Callon" or the "Company") , today sent a letter to the board of Callon.  The letter informs Callon that...

05:59
The Alzheimer Society is urging Canadians to get involved in the federal election by writing their candidates and asking them to commit to supporting a fully-funded national dementia strategy.  This past June, the Government of Canada released the...

05:00
One in four Canadian men (28 per cent) fear their job could be at risk if they discussed their mental health at work, according to new research by Movember. Figures released by Movember ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day tomorrow (September...

05:00
Fleas. You probably know them. They jump, they bite, they make our pets itchy. When they find their way into our homes, they bite us and make us itchy too. Fall is flea season in most of Canada. Although it is a common misconception that fleas are...

04:01
The Pontifical Academy for Life (Vatican City) and the World Innovation Summit for Health (Qatar Foundation) have announced a joint symposium titled 'Religion and Medical Ethics: Palliative Care and the Mental Health of the Elderly', to be held in...


8 september 2019

10:00
The Directors Guild of Canada has launched a recruitment campaign to bolster its membership among documentary filmmakers. Announced at the DGC Visionaries event this morning in Toronto, the campaign includes sponsorships at film festivals across the...

03:13
The 11th annual Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) Festival Gala, presented by Labatt Breweries of Canada, raises an impressive $1.1 million for education in Haiti. This year's...


7 september 2019

17:35
The governments of Canada and Ontario have formally committed to working together toward the establishment of the Université de l'Ontario français through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official...

13:08
Diversity is Canada's strength and a key element of our national identity. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting communities working to eliminate the barriers that prevent full participation in society. The Honourable Filomena Tassi,...

01:00
Democratic Party State Senator Bob Hertzberg, wrote the California Money Bail Reform Act, better known as SB10; a bill designed to eliminate cash bail, replacing it with what they call Risk Assessment tool. This bill will primarily change our justice...


6 september 2019

18:35
The City of San Antonio has been sued by five local residents over its decision to ban Chick-fil-A from the San Antonio airport. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday under the new law that Governor Greg Abbott signed, which took effect on September 1,...

18:35
Fish harvesters and allied workers from British Columbia's coast are sounding the alarm about an unfolding disaster in the salmon fishing industry that has led to widespread closures and economic hardship. "Small coastal communities are suffering...

18:09
The Honorable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement: "The tragedy of July 6, 2013 in Lac-Mégantic will forever remain in our collective memory. I would like to say once again that rail safety remains my top...

16:24
The President of CUPE Alberta is disappointed in today's court ruling removing the injunction against Bill 9 ? the Kenney Government legislation that rewrites collective agreements of many public sector workers. President...

12:32
The United Steelworkers will start running ads pointing out the many broken promises Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party have broken, and how they've particularly let down Indigenous communities. The ads were written and...

12:10
Unifor's National President will be joined by hundreds of activists at a rally on September 12 to show solidarity with 180 Unifor members who have been told their jobs are moving to Mexico. "Nemak signed an agreement to keep this plant open until...

11:53
A new province-wide radio ad launched by Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), the country's leading biofuels industry group, supports the Ontario Government's commitment to increase ethanol blending in the province's gasoline to 15 percent (E15)...

10:09
Biosimilars Canada, a national association representing Canada's biosimilar medicines industry, today congratulated the Government of British Columbia for building on the success of its biosimilar switching program and called on other provinces to...

09:06
Today, in an historic move, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the federal government to pay compensation to First Nations children, youth and families. This is the latest ruling in a historic human rights case filed by the First Nations...

06:00
In a matter of days, every health center in America stands to lose more than 70% of their federal grant funding without Congress extending the funding by September 30. Community Health Centers provide care to 29 million people across the country...


5 september 2019

21:16
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) has released its 2019 federal election platform entitled "Expanding Access & Advancing Care." The platform identifies two core issues: ensuring Canadians have access to the...

15:52
Staff at the University of Windsor will be in a legal strike position as of midnight tomorrow night, Friday, September 6, 2019, though negotiations are ongoing. Approximately 300 Unifor members, represented by Local 2458 and 195, work on campus as...

15:09
The announcement of the closure of Hammond Cedar in Maple Ridge is the latest in a series of devastating sawmill closures in British Columbia that requires immediate and robust changes to forestry policy, says the United Steelworkers (USW) union. In...

14:59
In response to the new data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Research Service in its annual Household Food Security in the United States report, MAZON President & CEO Abby J. Leibman issued the following statement:...

14:15
B.C.'s new Human Rights Commissioner outlined her key priorities to media on Thursday. Kasari Govender took the oath of office as commissioner earlier in the week in Victoria. In this role, she is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights...

13:51
March of Dimes today released the following statement from President and CEO Stacey D. Stewart, in response to the publication of an article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)...

12:19
The Massachusetts Nurses Association, the state's largest union and professional association for registered nurses and health care professionals, announces its endorsement of Jason LaForest for North Adams City Council....

11:58
Less than a month after commencing a robust radio and print media campaign across the state, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) has announced the kick-off of a comprehensive door-to-door campaign aimed at educating and engaging voters on...

10:49
A new interactive online map from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) spells out how the Ontario government's cuts to education funding are affecting the finances of each of the province's 72 school boards. "With students back in...

10:41
Sudbury home-care workers, locked out of their jobs since May, will be in Kitchener today to protest the profit-driven attacks of their employer, Kitchener-based CarePartners. The Sudbury workers, predominantly low-paid...