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24 september 2019

14:30
American Elements CEO Michael Silver will give written testimony on Critical Minerals & Renewables/Solar Energy before Senator Lisa Murkowski Committee on Energy & Natural Resources on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C....

14:13
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, honored Bahrain with its Architect of Peace award. "For the 25 years that AJC has been initiating and nurturing relationships across the...

13:52
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, today submitted a written statement to the joint congressional oversight hearing on the Trump administration's Muslim Ban by U.S....

12:45
The lack of U.S. attendance yesterday at The United Nations General Assembly's Climate Action Summit in New York represents negligence toward the welfare of the planet. NOVENTI has published a public call to action aimed at President Trump's inaction...

10:59
Ignite International Brands, Ltd. ("Ignite"), at the request of IIROC, wishes to confirm that management is not aware of any corporate development, news or undisclosed material change in the affairs of Ignite or its operations that would account for...

09:53
City Council is continuing their work on the Reimagining SPACE project and adopted two resolutions at the September 23 meeting. Thus, a contract was awarded to a professional advisor to assist the City in the process of holding an architectural...

09:00
-- Marking the fifth anniversary of the iconic HeForShe movement, over 30 male global leaders from its flagship HeForShe Champions initiative release their annual IMPACT Report today; -- Heads of State, global CEOs and academic leaders are working on...

09:00
Equal access to prescription medications is a hot topic in the 2019 Canadian federal elections. But access to prescription medications is only part of the story. Some prescription medications we take can potentially do more harm than good, these are...

08:00
DashVapes Inc., Canada's largest independently owned e-cigarette company, is concerned about the recent spread of misinformation and the holding back of accurate and important information in regard to recent vaping-related illnesses and deaths, in...

07:00
A few days before the long-awaited Global Climate Strike in Montreal, the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) is concerned about the interest generated by the event among certain groups who see it as an opportunity to have a voice that...


23 september 2019

22:49
Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH), a leading medical ethics NGO, will host a panel discussion event during the United Nations General Assembly to highlight the crimes of human forced organ harvesting and genocide in China. Experts and...

18:01
Boyd Group Income Fund ("the Fund," "the Boyd Group" or "Boyd") today commented on the potential impact of a prolonged GM labor strike (the "Strike"). "To date, the Strike has had no meaningful impact on our ability to source GM collision parts...

15:33
The financially troubled Berlin jewelry group elumeo SE may face back tax claims totaling 17 million Euros. This assessment is the result of an expert opinion commissioned by Ottoman Strategy Holdings (OSH) based on existing contracts between elumeo...

15:08
CUPE Nova Scotia supports the youth-led "Global Week of Climate Action" and encourages union members, families and friends to participate in actions that will be taking place in communities across the country, in collaboration with youth,...

15:00
Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) leaders and front-line members will be joined by federal election candidates tomorrow as they discuss the serious issue of workplace violence against nurses. ONA is calling on federal...

14:36
The nonprofit group Consumer Watchdog has written California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the District Attorneys of Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles calling for an investigation of money laundering and bribery relating to the...

13:29
The municipal council of Hornepayne, a township north of Wawa, has joined with OPSEU in demanding that the LCBO abandon its irresponsible plan to privatize alcohol sales in the community. "I'm not the least bit surprised the people of Hornepayne are...

13:26
In a full-page ad in tomorrow's New York Times and 30-second spots on major cable news channels, American Jewish Committee (AJC) is calling on the 28-member European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The ads are part of a...

13:23
DHL must share gains from the explosion of e-commerce sales and end regional disparities as Unifor begins contract talks with the world's largest shipping company. "DHL is a successful global giant, but it is the workers on the ground that make that...

11:40
Several consumer and business groups today applauded U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for their leadership in a letter to Secretary...

10:32
NorCal Cannabis ("NorCal" or the "Company"), one of the largest vertically integrated cannabis operators in California, today announced its support of National Expungement Week, a week of events across the U.S. that offers expungement and other forms...

10:08
Specialty Food Association (SFA) President Phil Kafarakis joined prominent SFA member importer Atalanta, led by Tom and Andy Gellert, to warn legislators and regulators in Washington DC of the impact that proposed US tariffs would have on their...

10:00
The Canada Post Community Foundation today announced approximately $1.2 million in grants to 118 groups that help children in communities across Canada, as new stamps went on sale to help raise funds for next year's grants....

09:32
A series of surges in illegal immigration across our southern border, coupled with large-scale abuses of our political asylum process and other humanitarian policies, have driven the illegal alien population of the United States into record...

08:07
23 prominent African-American clergy leaders, collectively representing almost 40,000 parishioners, released a statement in response to Larry Summers' attack on the insurgent school of economic thought, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), which was...

05:00
The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) today announced a partnership with Project STOP to further scale up the development of more sustainable and circular waste management systems in Indonesia. Through Project STOP, the Alliance aims to...


22 september 2019

18:30
Today, on the eve of the United Nations Secretary General's Climate Summit, President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica, called for the formation of a High Ambition Coalition of nations to push for a Deal for Nature that will protect 30% of the...


20 september 2019

14:44
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) has been expressing its concerns to government since March 2019 surrounding the increase in youth uptake of nicotine e-liquid that resulted from the entrance of the vape product branches of big tobacco companies...

14:41
In a terrifying move toward suppression of political speech, the powerful majority House Ways and Means Committee launched an effort this week to strip the tax exempt status of some 60 accredited 501(c)(3) educational organizations for espousing...

13:57
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store in Newcastle today to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "When you buy alcohol at a real LCBO, you can be sure of two...

11:15
Over 40 non-governmental, labour and faith-based groups from across Canada denounce the escalating human rights crisis in Colombia, and urge the Canadian government to take strong action to support a continuation of the peace process in the South...

09:20
SodaStream Canada will #ClimateStrike on September 20 along with the entire global SodaStream team by shutting down all e-commerce and head office operations. Specifically in Canada, employees are also taking action through a local shoreline cleanup,...


19 september 2019

19:33
Yesterday, Time Magazine released a photograph from 2001 showing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in "brownface" and a turban at an "Arabian Nights"-themed party. Subsequent news coverage and social media conversation of additional photographs...

17:30
Unifor members at four more Crown corporations have voted overwhelmingly to strike if necessary, bringing the province-wide total to seven. "Scott Moe is steering Saskatchewan towards a major service disruption," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National...

16:19
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) NWT Regional Chief Norman Yakeleya attended a presentation by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) yesterday on their work regarding Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Call to Action 72, which...

16:15
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Cedar LNG Project, located near Kitimat, British Columbia.  The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to review the summary of...

15:02
Following the release of the 2019 Institute for Legal Reform Survey, CPBD Campaign Manager Chris Coffey Released the following statement: "In 2017, at the height of the TransPerfect case -- when the Chancery Court was forcing an owner to sell the...

15:00
Attorneys, medical experts and non-profit leaders represented by the Opioid Justice Team and more than 35 class actions representing infants born already opioid-dependent due to the mother's use of prescription opioids while pregnant, intend to fight...

14:13
Calendar entries, documents, and newly uncovered photographs reveal that Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, not his fundraiser, made first contact with an agent of a workers compensation insurance company offering political support in conjunction...

11:52
Grain Farmers of Ontario, the province's largest commodity organization, representing Ontario's 28,000 barley, corn, oat, soybean, and wheat farmers, today launches a campaign to raise awareness of the issues facing grain and oilseed farmers in...

11:09
CUPE is appalled, and deeply disappointed, by the images of Justin Trudeau wearing brownface and blackface. These are racist actions which make a mockery of other cultures and ridicule the historical and modern-day struggles experienced by racialized...

09:21
The CVA is very concerned that youth are gaining access to nicotine e-liquid vape products. The CVA is calling on all Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments to ban the sale of nicotine e-liquid vape products and all visible marketing outside...

08:15
At a news conference this morning in Halifax, the Canadian Global Cities Council (CGCC) called on the campaigning federal parties to support the development of a National Urban Strategy to help cities build the infrastructure they need to support...

07:00
A national Florida-based anti-sex trafficking group named Selah Freedom and The Selah Way who endorsed a new Bill introduced yesterday in Congress says it is a major leap forward in the war against human trafficking and exploitation in America. The...

06:00
The technologies behind telemedicine are available, and more Canadians could receive remote care, at home or at work, thereby saving themselves trips and avoiding long waits. Unfortunately, our governments are slow to remove obstacles that prevent...


18 september 2019

22:00
Bright!Tax is proud to support ACA's residency-based taxation campaign that aims to alleviate the current requirement for Americans living abroad to pay US taxes on their worldwide income. Bright!Tax is a leading US tax specialist for Americans...

17:49
On September 24, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, will host U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Florida's first Latina Lieutenant Governor Jeanette...

17:29
A Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board (PLRB) official has ordered a new union election for graduate student employees at the University of Pittsburgh, ruling that the university committed unfair labor practices in its effort to affect the outcome of...

14:02
Laid-off and automated-out of the job oil and gas workers are finding opportunities in a part of Alberta's energy economy that has not always captured headlines, but is nonetheless is contributing hundreds of millions to the province's GDP each year....

13:43
National PTA President Leslie Boggs testified today on behalf of children and families before the U.S. House of Representatives Gun Violence Prevention Task Force at a forum titled, Impact of Gun Violence on Children and the Need for a Senate Vote on...