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20 august 2019

20:53
In response to President Trump's comments from the Oval Office today that "Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty," Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish...

20:04
The United Steelworkers (USW) is denouncing the federal Liberal government for giving away thousands of Canadian jobs and billions in economic activity by allowing duty-free imports of illegally dumped Chinese and Korean steel products to build two...

18:41
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is outraged by President Trump's comments today criticizing American Jews who support and vote for Democratic candidates. "I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat ? I think it shows either a total lack of...

17:05
Stark & Stark Shareholder and member of the Accident & Personal Injury Group Domenic Sanginiti filed two complaints with jury demands, one in Superior Court of New Jersey, and the second in U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, against JUUL...

16:40
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday's Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement is an important step towards reconciliation and healing for former students and their...

16:09
The Ford government decision to proceed with municipal funding cuts to public health and childcare threatens the health and security of Ontario families. "It's shameful that Doug Ford's only plan is to improve his government books at the expense of...

16:06
Thousands of workers rallied outside Bell Canada headquarters in Quebec City, demanding an end to job erosion. "Bell benefits from the hard work and innovation of Unifor members," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Instead of treating them...

11:43
Hill+Knowlton Strategies' public affairs experts are available for commentary and analysis in the lead up to Canada's federal election. The team is comprised of members from across the country, from all party lines with a variety of in-depth...

09:43
Building on the national conversation inspired by #AccessForAll, an awareness program designed to call attention to the barriers preventing access to innovative therapies in Canada, The Isaac Foundation, a registered Canadian charity committed to...

08:45
Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci has released a new book, The GOP's Lost Decade: An Inside View of Why Washington Doesn't Work.  The book gives readers a firsthand look at why and how Congress fails to do its job.   "Washington is fundamentally...

08:00
Today, Education Next (EdNext) released the 2019 EdNext Poll, its 13th annual nationwide survey of public opinion on a range of issues affecting students, education spending, schools, and teachers. With a four-percentage point increase, support for...

07:00
Negative Population Growth (NPG) has announced the release of a new research paper that hones in on the current asylum crisis by taking a look back at U.S. policies and where the nation stands now. The paper, titled The Asylum Crisis: What Can We...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning that funding cuts could lead to a dangerous public health crisis, as already-overstretched municipalities grapple with growing costs. In his address to municipal representatives at the annual...

00:00
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today that it expects a record 17.5 million passengers to travel on U.S. airlines worldwide during the week-long Labor Day travel period, which...


19 august 2019

19:02
Media and the public are invited to attend a march and rally in Quebec City, as Unifor members demand Bell Canada end the erosion of good jobs. When:  Tuesday August 20, 2019 March at 12:30 pm, on beginning at 1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque E Rally at...

16:41
In collaboration with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force (KRPF) is hosting the launch of its youth distracted driving campaign. To aid the discussion on road safety, IBC has donated its desktop distracted...

16:08
The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history that has had devastating effects on generations of families....

12:12
Education workers, teachers, parents, students and immigrant rights groups reject recent statements made by Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services Todd Smith, linking increased refugee attendance in schools and education funding....

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State governments in 22 states and seven major city municipalities filed suit last week in the federal appeals court in Washington to stop the new EPA rule that opens the door for coal-fired power plants to operate indefinitely without requiring them...


16 august 2019

18:56
The bargaining committee for Unifor says talks with SaskEnergy have reached an impasse. "The provincial government has mandated that the Crowns not offer any increase until 2021 and then only a 1 percent raise," said Unifor President Jerry Dias. "Our...

16:24
An unfortunate workplace accident occurred this morning when two of our employees fell several meters during a dismantling operation of a communications tower in Candiac. Both men were taken to the Montreal General Hospital thanks to the rapid...

10:49
Media are invited to visit two new coworking locations for Government of Canada employees, in the company of Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with other local...

07:40
Steven Andrew, CEO of USA.Life, announced "the pro-Trump social network USA.Life is safer for conservatives than Facebook." This is in response to the ongoing censorship of conservatives and the possible breakup of Facebook. USA.Life provides...

07:00
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will...

07:00
On this day in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people descended onto Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskills, NY. What began as a festival with an expected 50,000 attendees turned into one of the largest free concerts and top ten iconic moments in music...


15 august 2019

21:00
Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, issued the following statement: "The deadline for family planning clinics to provide written assurance that they will comply with the Trump Administration's domestic gag rule is next Monday, August 19....

20:23
Distributel Communications Limited applauded the CRTC decision to reduce wholesale high-speed Internet rates ? a decision that will drive better competition, more investment, greater affordability, and improved choice for Canadian consumers....

18:37
Beloved BC restaurant chain White Spot reaffirmed its commitment to the community at large and raised a total of $108,726 to send deserving kids and young adults to White Spot Week at Zajac Ranch for Children during its 10th annual Pirate Pak Day...

17:15
On this day in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people descended onto Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskills, NY. What began as a festival with an expected 50,000 attendees turned into one of the largest free concerts and top ten iconic moments in music...

17:10
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) commends the federal government for providing new funding to help protect Fredericton and the surrounding community from future flooding. This investment in transportation systems, municipal infrastructure and the...

16:28
Today, attorneys representing four sexual assault survivors filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against the Church of Scientology, the de facto leader of Scientology David Miscavige and actor/staff member Danny Masterson. All four of the survivors, three...

15:25
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump's support for the Israeli government's denial of entry to two U.S. Muslim Congresswomen, preventing...

14:49
Members of CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers at the Town of Placentia, are ready for a fair deal that saves the Town money and gets them back on the job, providing valued public services to their community....

14:34
Today the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) took the extraordinary step of filing a suit in Federal Court against the federal government over its failure to ensure the safety of drinking water.  According to Okanagan Chief Byron Louis, "the federal...

14:18
The large, graphic cigarette health warnings proposed today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation's battle against tobacco use ? the number one cause of preventable death. The new graphic...

12:00
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, and Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will...

11:02
Canada's changing economy and investments in infrastructure make skills training critical to our future. To keep our economy strong and growing, Canadians will need the right skills to fill in-demand and well-paying jobs. The Government of Canada is...

09:56
Earlier today, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) announced the beginning of the transition to full producer responsibility for Ontario's blue-box recycling system. Our curbside...

07:10
OPSEU members will be rallying in Ottawa to tell the Ford government that children with autism have a right to access high-quality public autism services now ? not later.  Even though the Ford government recently back-tracked on its changes to the...

07:00
Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, sharply criticized Monday's action by the Trump administration to finalize regulations weakening the Endangered Species Act and putting already threatened and endangered...


14 august 2019

19:17
A wildfire insurance bill sponsored by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara stalled in the state Assembly today in the face of objections raised by the Department of Finance and Consumer Watchdog that the bill would expose taxpayers to unnecessary...

18:37
Nexus Services will hold a press conference on Thursday, August 15th at 1pm EST to respond to the Legal Aid Justice Center for pursuing reckless litigation that could trap immigrants in an endless cycle of inhumane detention. Nexus President Mike...

17:02
Canada is facing the difficult parts of our shared history and acknowledging the hard truths of our past. Today, in the spirit of Saimaqatigiingniq ? a concept that means when past opponents come together, meet in the middle and are at peace with one...

16:22
The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires' Disease, a national organization dedicated to reducing the occurrence of Legionnaires' Disease by promoting public research, education, best practices for water management, and advocating for comprehensive...

15:54
Will Harris refuted the fake meat industry's impossible claim that they are benefiting future generations, pointing out that the trendy plant-based proteins are contributing to climate change while his grassfed cattle help reverse it. On 'The Future...

15:34
The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a notice of proposed rulemaking unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today addressing hours of service changes for truckers that would lead...

13:55
OPSEU members will be rallying in Ottawa to tell the Ford government that children with autism have a right to access high-quality public autism services now ? not later.  Even though the Ford government recently back-tracked on its changes to the...

11:59
Catholics for Change in Our Church (CCOC), an independent organization of over 1000 Catholics working toward change and affirmation of the laity's role in the Church, today released Working Together Toward Our Future Church: CCOC Statement on the...

11:00
Intact America announces the launch of AdverseChildhoodExperiences.net, a new website designed to encourage researchers and public health agencies to include child genital cutting in the standard ACEs questionnaire. Together with the simultaneous...

10:30
When is the last time you thanked your human resources representative? If you can't recall, you're not alone. One-third of Canadians say that their HR person or department is underappreciated within their workplace, according to a new survey by ADP...