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16 may 2019

11:20
The United Steelworkers (USW) union is disappointed by multinational giant Vale's refusal to engage in serious negotiations with workers at Voisey's Bay mining operations in Labrador, leading to a breakdown in contract talks. Negotiations broke off...

10:30
Today, nearly 25 groups announced the formation of a new coalition dedicated to increasing the availability and utilization of non-opioid approaches to pain management as a way to curb rates of opioid over prescription and addiction in the United...

10:22
Access Copyright ? and the 12,000 creators and 650 publishers the organization represents ? thanks the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage members for their thoughtful consideration of the unintended consequences of allowing education as a...

09:48
The Senate Standing Committee on Transportation has voted to defeat Bill C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) praises the Committee for its study of this Bill and taking the time to travel and...

08:15
In recent years, Asian Americans' lawsuit against Harvard University has brought national attention to the issue of anti-Asian discrimination in college admissions and the fate of race-based college admissions. These eminent topics of the time are...

08:01
Parmalat Canada is proud to call itself a Founding Partner of Kids Help Phone. On this day in 1989, Kids Help Phone was launched as a phone line for youth experiencing abuse. At the time, Ault Foods (now Parmalat Canada) recognized there was a lack...

07:00
A national survey of Canadian parole officers conducted by the Union of Safety and Justice Employees (USJE), a federal public service organization, says Canada's correctional system is stressed and nearing a breaking point ? with a majority of...

06:30
As the hearings continue into Bill 21 regarding secularism, the state and the ensuing ramifications, there is reason to fear that it will be at the expense of individual freedoms. In effect, the bill proposes to amend the...

04:00
Ovation® Fertility, in collaboration with its partner physicians at Texas Fertility Center and Fertility Answers in Louisiana, has selected two IVF patients to receive the 2019 Advocacy Day Grant. This grant ensures that the fertility patient...


15 may 2019

18:18
The government is disappointed by the open letter of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) that was published on the website of the Montreal Gazette. Since its election, the government has regularly met with a variety of organisations serving...

15:33
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today issued the following statement in response to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's nationwide search for outside legal counsel to pursue lawsuits against companies that manufacture opioid medications and...

14:40
The union representing Air Canada's flight attendants is asking Transport Canada to implement the now two-year-old Transportation Safety Board recommendation on leaving carry-on baggage behind during an emergency. "The recent Aeroflot crash where...

13:30
Postal workers and their allies took to the streets of Toronto this afternoon, marching to Nathan Philips Square, to support Foodora bike and car couriers who are fighting for their rights as workers. "Postal workers stand here today in solidarity...

13:29
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger will hold a congressional briefing "Local Perspectives on Hunger in Rural America" on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The media is invited to attend the briefing, which will...

11:16
Trucking Moves America Forward (TMAF), the industry-wide education and image movement, is advocating lawmakers to invest in better and safer roads and bridges as part of its affiliation with the seventh annual Infrastructure Week, May 13-20, 2019....

10:46
Julie Pepin, Chair of the Commission de la fonction publique de Montréal (CFPM), has tabled the Commission's 2018 annual report. It presents the results of the activities of the CFPM whose primary mission is to handle complaints regarding staffing...

08:00
The Leaders' Debates Commission, led by Debates Commissioner David Johnston, is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a "debates producer" to promote, produce and distribute two leaders' debates; one in French and one in English. Bidders are...

06:00
Independent documentary-makers and freelance journalists working on significant projects exposing human rights abuses can apply for a bursary to help them obtain hostile environment training, more usually made available to journalists working in war...

04:00
Monster Energy hailed a decision by a Dutch Court that imposed a European Union-wide ban on the sale and promotion of BANG energy drinks on the grounds that BANG's advertising misleads and deceives consumers. This case was brought by Monster Energy's...


14 may 2019

18:25
Frontline nurses will be meeting with several MPPs on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Queen's Park to discuss the many challenges nurses are facing every day in their workplaces. Following the scheduled meetings, SEIU Healthcare is hosting a Nursing...

15:16
On Thursday, May 16th, more than 8,000 Falun Gong practitioners and supporters from over 30 countries will hold a rally and march across Manhattan to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day as well as commemorate those who have suffered brutal persecution...

15:12
With dry summer months and another critical fire season fast approaching, a new coalition (Action for Wildfire Resiliency) has formed to provide a unified voice to advocate for new policies to help California better prevent, prepare for and respond...

14:39
The Toy Association ? the not-for-profit trade association representing the toy, game, and youth entertainment product businesses that drive the annual $28 billion American toy market and are leaders around the world ? announced today that the Trump...

14:09
Anaïd Productions and AMI-tv are looking for individuals of all ages and abilities to share their life-changing journey of health and wellness in the third season of Mind Set Go. This compelling documentary series offers participants the unique...

14:07
Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today sent a letter to Senators Roger Wicker and Maria Cantwell, the chairman and ranking member of the Senate...

13:15
The explosive new book, "Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom," by award-winning journalist Katherine Eban was released today and, in response, top public health and policy experts are calling on the U.S. Congress and the Food...

12:00
Representatives from Yamaha and Taylor Guitars spearheaded this year's Stand Up 4 Music Advocacy Day, an event organized by the California Music Educators Association (CMEA) in partnership with The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). A...

11:52
Today, Gary Grant, the National Spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco (NCACT), condemned the Federal Government for moving ahead with plain and standardized packaging, despite clear examples internationally of increases...

11:07
The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The Government of Canada wants survivors to be able to move through the McLean Indian Day School settlement process as easily as possible, and without...

10:21
Last night, twenty-one prominent Christian leaders delivered a letter to Republican and Democratic leadership in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, opposing the poorly-named Equality Act (H.R. 5). H.R. 5 is scheduled for a vote in the U.S. House of...

09:41
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today announced its support for the Good Samaritan Health Professionals Act, introduced as S. 1350 by Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), in order to better facilitate access to care when it is needed most. The...

08:18
"Shop Legal Shops" is the message for Californians on Wednesday, May 15. It's a call for people to only shop at licensed cannabis collectives on that day, and beyond. Influencers and other supporters will also be posting the same green tile on social...

08:02
MegaFood®, a premium supplement and vitamin brand, announced today it will formally deliver its petition to ban the use of glyphosate as a desiccant, or drying agent, on consumer grade oats before harvest to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),...

06:33
Small is a relative term. In order to accurately categorize a business entity using size as the only standard, it must either be compared to another entity or measured according to a set of well-defined criteria; simple enough. Comparing companies...

06:00
Zachor Legal Institute announced today that Judicial Watch filed a petition to intervene on our behalf under the Texas Public Information Act (TPIA), seeking information about potential influence by the Qatar government's funding of certain Texas A&M...


13 may 2019

18:10
The associations representing the Mexican tomato growers continue to negotiate in good faith on a new agreement to suspend the antidumping investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico.  The proposals from the Florida Tomato Exchange for more than a...

18:00
The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) issued formal recommendations to EPA Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, urging the agency to address two issues vital to environmental justice...

16:29
Unifor will continue to stand up for frontline WestJet workers as the airline is sold to Onex Corporation, a takeover specialist with a long history of cost cutting and restructuring at the companies it buys. "WestJet frontline workers across Canada...

16:00
Dionisio Gutiérrez met with Andrés Pastrana, former president of Colombia, in his recent visit to Guatemala. During the meeting they discussed issues such as drug trafficking and the criminal seizure of public institutions in countries of Latin...

15:09
In a letter to President Trump, the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) writes that reports on "surprise billing" make an effective emotional appeal, but legislation is actually being pushed by insurers to protect themselves...

15:01
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Victoria Mine Project, located 35 kilometres southwest of Sudbury, Ontario. To help inform this decision,...

14:45
Today, ACT | The App Association released a statement from president Morgan Reed regarding today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the 9th Circuit's decision in the matter of Apple v. Pepper: "We are...

14:39
The union representing almost 4,000 cabin crew members at WestJet and Encore expressed guarded optimism about the company's sale to Onex.  However, CUPE 4070 President Chris Rauenbusch expressed some concern about the future of the employee share...

13:21
Bryan MacCormack is a 30-year-old U.S. citizen who successfully stopped ICE agents from arresting and detaining two undocumented immigrants. A video capturing the entire confrontation went viral. "You know I was a little...

12:41
Today marks the official launch of the Our Money Campaign, an issue-based advocacy campaign that seeks to mainstream the academic insights of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to solve some of our nation's greatest social and economic challenges. ...

12:00
The RCMP Lower Mainland District Integrated Road Safety Unit is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to raise awareness about the risks workers face while working on or alongside the road. In 2018,...

11:28
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the eleventh leading cause of death in Ohio. On Thursday, May 16, advocates from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), the largest suicide prevention organization...

10:47
The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) today made public the CMA Guide to Transparency for Consumers, noting that measures outlined in the Guide enable organizations to effectively address findings in the survey released last week by the Office of...

07:11
Safe Jewelry can only be ensured with accurate testing. SB647(Mitchell), which could become a federal standard, includes EPA test methods that were designed to test for Soil and NOT Jewelry. This could result in unsafe products in major retail...

07:00
We are a group of twenty youth protection directors in the province of Québec. Each of us chose to dedicate our professional lives to our society's children, and especially the most vulnerable among them, out of conviction and love. We believe they...