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17 april 2019

10:59
Family Research Council went public today with a campaign in the Wall Street Journal exposing the "hypocrisy" of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and calling upon the media and tech companies that use the SPLC's tainted labeling of Christian...

10:00
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 being introduced by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL). This legislation provides the...

08:24
In a speech following his election victory, the new Premier-elect of Alberta, the Honourable Jason Kenney, extended a hand to Quebec and urged the province not to hinder the development of Alberta's energy sector. Quebec should work constructively in...

00:37
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on the results of the provincial election in Alberta: "Albertans have chosen to elect a majority government led by the United Conservative Party. "On behalf of the Government of...


16 april 2019

23:15
Unifor pledges to continue building progressive organizing in Alberta following the election of a majority United Conservative Party (UCP) government. "Through a difficult and heated election, voters made it clear that they were worried about the...

18:00
Members of Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (LADAPA) and Liam's Life Foundation will hold a rally to support the passage of AB 1713 (Liam's Law). The state bill, that seeks to reduce the legal alcohol limit for California motorists from...

17:00
Today, CUPE Ontario is standing in solidarity with hundreds of concerned Torontonians in mourning the thousands of deaths due to overdose caused by government inaction, and sounding the alarm that overdose deaths will increase after the Ford...

16:46
Ur-Energy Inc. ("Ur-Energy") and Energy Fuels Inc. ("Energy Fuels") are pleased that on April 14, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce ("DOC") submitted a report to the White House on DOC's investigation into the effects of uranium imports on U.S....

14:50
The Ball government's 2019 budget does not address many of the problems Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are facing right now," says Sherry Hillier, president of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador. "Instead, it passes the responsibility of providing public...

14:01
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Valentine Gold Project, located 55 kilometres southwest of Millertown in Newfoundland and Labrador. To help...

12:25
The Hill published an opinion piece by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, that urges enactment of legislation to help reduce opioid addiction and abuse, while maintaining medication access...

10:43
On March 26, 2019, the University of Toronto Administration released both the Report of the Panel to Review the Asbestos Management Program at the University of Toronto and the Administration's response to that Report.  The Administration appears to...

08:30
Women's organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been...

07:51
Today, patient and provider groups from across the country applauded the filing of legislation by Representative Raul Ruiz (D-CA) and Representative Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) aimed at putting reasonable parameters around the insurance industry protocol...

07:37
Calgary Police Service Deputy Chief Ryan Ayliffe announced today that the department has joined forces with police in California to raise awareness and increase the number of organ donors in Canada and the U.S.  The Second Chances...

07:00
Importation undermines our core efforts to keep our medicine supply safe. State and federal authorities regulate every entity in the U.S. supply chain from the point of manufacture until a medicine is dispensed, and that makes counterfeits in the...

06:00
It is with much sorrow that we learned of the hazardous fire ravaging Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. This damaging fire has evoked tremendous dismay among the people in our cities and within the Archdiocese of Montreal, where the construction of our...

04:00
The new tax law appears to have had little to no effect on relieving the taxation of the Social Security benefits received by retired taxpayers, according to early results of a new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). "Almost half of all...

03:05
Utilis participated in a Texas state legislative committee hearing on April 9th and was subsequently recognized on both the Senate floor by Senator Brandon Creighton and on the House floor by Representative Phil King. Utilis CEO, Elly Perets, spoke...


15 april 2019

19:55
When:     Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 3:00 ? 3:45 PM EDT How to join the webinar:  Click in the link below and you can sign up to participate.  You will then receive an email with a web link and a phone number to join the "webinar" media event ? you can...

18:43
The UBC met with the Honourable Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance and Deb Schulte, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue on Monday, April 15th, which has been designated as the UBC's Day of Action in Canada and the United States...

16:00
The Ambulance Paramedics of BC (APBC) are sounding the alarm following reports of a delayed request for an ambulance for a patient in cardiac arrest.  These concerns follow a recent memo issued by the Fire Chief in Port Coquitlam, Nick Delmonico,...

14:03
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Ontarians should be deeply troubled over word that Premier Doug Ford is moving to make it more difficult to take legal action against his government. "It looks like the Premier is gradually building a...

08:00
The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) will present a series of professional development webinars in April and May, 2019, via www.AJAs.ca . The webinars will feature a host of journalism experts who will provide insight...

08:00
On Friday, April 12, 2019, Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu brought forward Bill S-214, the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, for First Reading. This is a significant step towards ending the sale and manufacture of animal tested cosmetics in Canada. The Body...

08:00
With International Osteopathic Healthcare Week unfolding from April 14 to 20, 2019, Ostéopathie Québec, the largest professional association of osteopaths in Canada, has launched its annual awareness campaign. The theme this year is Des gestes qui...

06:00
The Honourable Mary Ng, Canada's Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, will be in Toronto to announce an investment in women entrepreneurs. She will also participate in a moderated panel discussion.   Event: Announcement and Panel...

04:00
MedCure, one of only seven organizations accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), objects to the lack of state regulations on whole-body donation programs. Body donation is critical to advancing medical science through the...


14 april 2019

16:09
The Premier of Québec, François Legault, and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonatan Julien, in the presence of two former Québec premiers, Lucien Bouchard and Jean Charest, today marked the 75th anniversary of Hydro-Québec's creation....


13 april 2019

16:30
Since Israel was founded in 1950, Bethlehem has gone from being an 80 percent Christian population to just 12 percent in 2018. With competing faiths and governments in the Israel and Palestine territories, Christian communities are disappearing in...


12 april 2019

20:42
The above referenced News Release suggests that an affiliate of Oroco has acquired an option to purchase 40,000,000 shares of Aztec Copper purportedly held by Fierce Investments Ltd. As this statement may well give rise to confusion in the public...

18:33
In response to the newly enacted rules by the Trump administration surrounding transgender troops, American Federation of Government Employees National Vice President for Women & Fair Practices Jeremy Lannan issued the following statement:...

16:08
Consumer Watchdog said today that a California wildfire victims' relief fund could be important, but that the proposal put forth today by Governor Newsom, in legislative hands, threatens to take rights and dollars from wildfire victims, ratepayers...

16:00
The Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA), applauds the government's decision to invest $267 million in the expansion of home and community care. Today, the government took an important step in the right direction to improve client/patient...

15:59
As Uber filed its long-awaited IPO with the SEC on Tuesday, April 11, more than a thousand San Francisco city workers and gig workers protested outside the company's headquarters. The protest called out Uber's business practices of paying drivers...

15:55
The Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council (MJAC) conducted a series of high-level meetings in the nation's capital on combatting hate crimes and promoting civil discourse. Council members met with Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Eric Dreiband...

15:45
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde called today's ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada in J.W. v. Canada (Attorney General) an important victory that helps ensure fairness and justice for survivors of the Indian...

15:10
Ontario charities and non-profit organizations are saying a great big thank you to Doug Ford's government for eliminating the unfair 3rd Party Break Open Ticket (BOT) Administration Fee. The announcement was made by Finance Minister Vic Fedeli in the...

15:00
The misuse of Opioid drugs continues to be a public crisis in Florida with death rates still climbing. Fortunately, legislators in 2019 have proposed new bills designed to help medical professionals and the public learn more about opioid prescribing...

14:47
Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) is pleased to see a continued commitment by the Government of Ontario to make significant investments in mental health and addictions services in yesterday's budget. OASW specifically welcomes an...

14:43
Despite a series of diversionary gimmicks and the standard 'for the people' rhetoric, the Doug Ford Tories have deepened their attacks with this Budget. Public services and the workers who deliver them will be targeted, hospital funding will increase...

14:00
Workers from Alberta's energy sector are calling on oil sands company executives to speak out about the threat Jason Kenney's policies represent to the future of the oil sands. "The CEOS and executives at Alberta's biggest oil sands companies know...

13:48
The Greater Baltimore Committee's Board of Directors today called on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to tender her resignation as Mayor. The Board acknowledges Mayor Pugh's current leave of absence for health reasons and expressed its best wishes for...

12:56
Home Care Ontario, the voice of home care in OntarioTM, applauds the Ontario government for its focus on home care in the 2019 Budget. The budget included $267 million in new funding for home and community care to help end hallway health care. "These...

11:58
Women's organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been...

11:55
The Honourable Mary Ng, Canada's Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, will be in Toronto to announce an investment in women entrepreneurs. She will also participate in a moderated panel discussion.   Event: Announcement and Panel...

11:36
More than 3,500 children, most of whom were aged 13 to 17, were recruited by non-state armed groups between 2013 and 2017 and have been used in the ongoing armed conflict in north-east Nigeria ? UNICEF said today ahead of the fifth anniversary of the...

11:16
Following the tabling of the Budget Implementation Act, which includes a proposed National Housing Strategy Act, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues this statement: "The Canadian Human Rights...

11:04
Me Yvan Niquette, Chairman of the Commission des services juridiques du Québec, is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination period for the 2019 Robert-Sauvé Award. "I invite all individuals and organizations to highlight the ongoing...

11:04
Over 100 participants will gather at Centennial Square to take part in the volunteer-led, Light The Night Victoria Community Walk. The Victoria Walk was the first ever Light the Night Walk in Canada, making it a special event for everyone involved....