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28 june 2019

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
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is urging political party leaders to make cancer a priority this federal election. Candidates can improve the cancer experience for all Canadians by adopting the recommendations outlined in CCS's 2019 federal...

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...

05:00
New research commissioned by Heart & Stroke reveals for the first time that diets high in ultra-processed foods are linked to obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. These are all risk factors for heart disease and stroke....


26 june 2019

16:54
On June 26, 2019, the U.S. Department of Commerce ("Commerce Department") announced affirmative preliminary determinations that imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India are being unfairly sold below their fair value in the United...

16:28
United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario/Atlantic Director Marty Warren said Wednesday's CBC story on the non-reporting of workplace fatalities in Nova Scotia brings back memories of May 1992 and the Westray Mine disaster.  "In the subsequent inquiry, the...

16:10
The management of Aluminerie de Bécancour (ABI) today presented a new, comprehensive offer in a final attempt to end the 18-month labor dispute and bring employees back to work. The smelter, which is owned by Alcoa...

15:55
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to Senate passage of a flawed supplemental appropriations bill that seeks to address the humanitarian and security crisis...

15:44
All early childhood educators (ECEs) in Nova Scotia deserve to be compensated the same wages, pensions and benefits, regardless of where they work, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing hundreds of ECEs in both pre-primary...

15:31
Twenty-seven organizations call for urgent government action to help deal with the global plastic problem. The industry-led Recycle More Bags coalition proposes using legislative action and procurement policy to drive demand for a minimum of 20%...

15:06
The College of American Pathologists (CAP) welcomed the introduction of legislation sponsored by Rep. Raul Ruiz, MD (D-CA) and Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) to protect patients from surprise medical bills and preserve access to physician services. The...

14:53
Member companies of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) remain committed to making continued progress on fleet fuel economy and GHG emissions, while offering products consumers are demanding. Canada needs to continue to align with...

14:29
Ola Rollén, Hexagon's President and CEO, was today acquitted for the second time from the insider trading allegations by the Norwegian economic crime authority (Økokrim). Following the prosecution's appeal of the Oslo City Court's unanimous acquittal...

14:16
The Canadian Automobile Dealers Association (CADA) has issued the following statement from John White, President and CEO, regarding the Canada-California Vehicle Fuel Economy MOU: "The entire Canadian new car sector remains strongly committed to new...

13:51
CUPE 788 K-12 support workers at SD64 reached a tentative agreement on June 24, in bargaining that began two months ago.  "We made good progress in bargaining and added needed language to our Collective Agreement," said...

10:55
The Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) welcomes the second report issued today by Premier Ford's Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine and looks forward to being part of the solution to improving the design and delivery of...

10:00
Within the framework of the Law Enforcement week in the city of Washington, Dionisio Gutiérrez, president of Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo, met James. S. Milford, former Deputy Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) part of the...

09:33
Meet Ellie. She's a senior rescue pup who recently became the 300,000th pet in Canada to find a forever home through PetSmart's in-store adoption program. Since opening its doors in Canada in 1999, PetSmart has never sold cats or dogs in its stores. ...

08:46
Hanley Foundation, a leader in substance use disorder prevention, education and advocacy for access to quality treatment, released the following op-ed by Andrew Burki, the Foundation's Chief Public Policy Officer, highlighting the need for hospital...

08:05
First Cobalt Corp. ("First Cobalt") today sent an open letter to the shareholders of eCobalt Solutions Inc. ("eCobalt") urging them to vote against eCobalt's proposed merger with Jervois Mining Limited ("Jervois"). The...

08:00
On Monday, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order advising the Secretary of Treasury to develop guidance to expand the scope of the preventive services safe harbor for health savings account-eligible (HSA-eligible) high deductible health...

08:00
Following the advertising campaign in April, CS Victims, a group of clients who are the victims of crimes perpetrated over a number of years by a Client Relationship Manager Credit Suisse, today announced the group has launched a new website -...

06:00
Serve America Together ? a campaign to make national service part of growing up in America ? kicked off today with a challenge to the 2020 presidential candidates. The campaign is challenging all presidential candidates to commit to make national...


25 june 2019

23:16
First Cobalt Corp. ("First Cobalt") today sent an open letter to the shareholders of eCobalt Solutions Inc. ("eCobalt") urging them to vote against eCobalt's proposed merger with Jervois Mining Limited ("Jervois"). The full text of the letter is...

18:33
District 10 of the United Steelworkers (USW) union, which represents more than 40,000 USW members in Pennsylvania, along with other labor organizations, is calling on the Pennsylvania State Senate to reject legislation that would mandate construction...