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13 december 2019

15:59
The Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide federal ministers during the 43rd Parliament.   Canada ranks 25 out of 41 wealthy countries in child and youth well-being, a middling position...

13:42
"Regulatory authorization of the Tandem Control-IQ algorithm for use as part of a hybrid closed-loop system is a huge win for the type 1 diabetes (T1D) community and a critical step forward in making day-to-day life better for people living with the...

11:14
This year marks the 125th year the Children's Aid Society of Toronto (CCAS) has been in existence. To mark this special occasion, Cardinal Thomas Collins from the Archdiocese of Toronto will be officially blessing our new office space at 2206...

09:00
Dr. Gail C. Christopher, executive director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity, today posted an insightful article on Medium applauding the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) for their recent policy statement declaring that "racism is...

08:36
More than half (56%) of Canadians still don't know they have new rights as air travellers, according to research released today by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). "It is clear that the government and the airlines need to do more to ensure...

07:06
In response to the election results in the UK, BDI Director General Joachim Lang comments: "The political fog in London is clearing."  "The political fog in London is clearing. The outcome of this election is linked to the mandate to quickly accept...


12 december 2019

19:32
AARP Ohio Advocacy and Communications Manager Luke Russell released the following statement today, applauding Reps. Joyce Beatty, Marcia Fudge, Marcy Kaptur and Tim Ryan of the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to pass H.R. 3, the Elijah E....

18:36
AARP Illinois State Director Bob Gallo released the following statement today, applauding Reps. Cheri Bustos, Sean Casten, Danny K. Davis, Bill Foster, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Dan Lipinski, Jesus "Chuy" García, Robin Kelly, Mike Quigley, Bobby Rush, Jan...

17:54
As Johnson & Johnson's flagship product, talcum powder has become an integral part of the personal care culture in the United States. Yet many consumers are unaware of talcum powder's dark history, and the potential risk of ovarian cancer it poses to...

17:32
Crohn's and Colitis Canada is extremely disappointed in Minister Shandro and his very short-sighted and potentially harmful policy announced today that risks the health of people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Premier Kenney, Minister...

16:15
Altec's Chairman and CEO, Lee Styslinger III announced today his endorsement of the amended USMCA agreement and encouraged quick passage by Congress. Styslinger is a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN)...

15:00
State Senators joined members of the 17-Forward-86 coalition and local elected officials here today to show support for the growing campaign to widen Route 17 in Orange and Sullivan counties. Sen. James Skoufis, D-Hudson Valley; Sen. Jen Metzger,...

13:52
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde issued the following statement today on the announcement by Andrew Scheer, Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Member of Parliament for Regina-Qu'Appelle, that he is resigning...

12:06
It was with a great deal of frustration but very little surprise that the Fédération des syndicats de l'enseignement and the Québec Provincial Association of Teachers (APEQ-QPAT) learned about the Statistics Canada publication on teachers' salaries...

12:00
Aeroflow Healthcare, a leading durable medical equipment (DME) provider and Inc. 5000 fastest growing company, and its executive leadership announced their continued support and public advocacy for female and mother/baby health rights via the...

10:29
Teamsters Local 414 drivers, warehouse and maintenance workers went on strike this morning at the Fort Wayne United Natural Foods, Inc. [NYSE: UNFI] distribution center to protest the company's violations of federal laws that protect workers' rights....

06:00
According to the Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast, Canadian home prices are expected to see healthy appreciation by the end of 2020, driven by...


11 december 2019

21:16
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today pledged to oppose an executive order signed by President Trump that attempts to suppress academic freedom by conflating the...

17:11
Chubb today provided the following statement in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): Chubb supports and encourages Congressional passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Agreement will preserve and...

16:34
Airgas workers who are members of Teamsters Local 848 put up a primary picket line yesterday at Airgas in Pomona, Calif. to protest the company's violations of federal laws that protect workers' rights. These Airgas employees supply gas to California...

16:00
Today, the Alliance to Fight the 40|Don't Tax My Health Care, a broad-based coalition committed to repealing the 40% tax on employer-provided health benefits, released the results of a new survey by Public Opinion Strategies that finds 93 percent of...

13:41
Hundreds of frontline healthcare workers and union supporters rally at the CarePartners' corporate head office to fight back against the homecare agency's recent move towards locking out their almost 3,000 personal support workers (PSWs). A lockout...

12:25
"American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes President Trump's Executive Order to strengthen efforts to combat antisemitism on college and university campuses. We trust that a careful application of this directive will enable university administrators...

11:05
Giving comes naturally to the registered practical nurses, personal support workers (PSWs), restorative and dietary staff at Iler Lodge in Essex. Each day they work diligently to give residents at the home the best care possible, often under...

10:37
Thirty-three workers with the Social Services Department of Northumberland County are entering contract negotiations with the assistance of a provincially-appointed conciliator on Thursday, and they are armed with a strong strike mandate.  The...

09:13
Amazon recently announced the opening of a new office in Manhattan that will bring 1,500 new jobs to New York City. Although the jobs are welcomed, the new development doesn't undo the harm sparked by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) earlier this...

08:00
Patients Canada is pleased to announce that Francesca Grosso has been appointed as the Chair of Patients Canada. Dianne Carmichael has been appointed as Vice- Chair. Long-time patient advocate Chris MacLeod and Canadian health care expert Paul McIvor...

06:00
The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) provides regular, critical, direct food support to over 8,000 children, seniors, and people with disabilities in Vancouver, New Westminister, Burnaby and the North Shore through13 community food hubs....

06:00
Contrary to what is often heard in the media and from certain lobby groups, Quebecers are still open to developing their oil resources. They also prefer oil from Western Canada to foreign oil, according to a Leger poll conducted on behalf of the MEI...

02:00
CS Victims, a group of Credit Suisse Wealth Management clients who are victims of an estimated $1 billion fraud perpetrated by the bank's personnel, have published an open letter in The Times and The Daily Telegraph to Tidjane Thiam on the day of the...


10 december 2019

18:12
Alan Haskins, vice president of government affairs for the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), issued the following statement in response to the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee failure to pass Senate Bill 312, which addresses Assignment of...

18:05
Even with the global positive impact for Canada, the Canadian aluminium industry is disappointed today's agreement between the three signatory countries excludes definition for aluminium rules of origin for autos. Such an exclusion allows Mexico to...

16:52
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger condemns the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that was released today. MAZON's stance is clear: Ensuring that our nation's military personnel are food secure...

16:21
Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association President, Mark A. Nantais issued the following statement: The members of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers' Association (CVMA) applaud the agreement reached today between Canada, the United States and...

14:54
"Hello, "First and foremost, I want to thank Chile for their leadership in bringing us all to COP25 and Spain for hosting. Canada welcomes Chile's priorities including a focus on oceans, renewable energy, the circular economy, and biodiversity. "As...

14:00
The changes to how the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board (PMPRB) calculates maximum prices allowed for such treatments in Canada, approved in the last days of the previous majority Liberal government, are "even worse than feared," stated patient...

13:51
Nearly $30 million in funds generated by user fees that should be used to reduce the wait time for FOID card applications and for the administration of the Illinois Concealed Carry License (ICCL) program has been diverted to general state spending...

13:00
"Hello, "I want to begin by thanking Spain for helping Chile host this COP. Canada welcomes Chile's priorities including a focus on oceans, renewable energy, the circular economy, and biodiversity. "As Canada's new Minister of Environment and...

12:46
Today, American Trucking Associations leaders hailed an agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada that paves the way for USMCA's ratification in Congress. "Now with a clear path to USMCA's ratification, this...

10:54
Students and principals from two Long Island public high schools will testify before members of Congress on Tuesday about the destructive and devastating effects of the vaping epidemic caused by JUUL and other e-cigarette manufacturers in their...

08:30
On September 18, Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law California Assembly Bill 5. The new law, which takes effect January 1, limits companies' ability to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees [1]. On November 12, the...

08:30
The American Primary Aluminum Association (APAA) is very disappointed to learn that the Mexican Government has refused to accept a fix to the USMCA's automotive rules of origin that would require aluminum automobile parts to use aluminum smelted in...

03:00
Everyone's talking about climate change and how the Planet's dying. There are protest marches all over the world and Greta Thunberg is making headlines everywhere. However, most people are continuing to live their lives as usual, as no one really...


9 december 2019

21:07
Following the release of details from a surprise billing agreement between Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ) and...

16:58
"Sikhs for Justice" (SFJ) ? An international advocacy group (www.sikhsforjustice.org) is holding a press conference from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room followed by a reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Truman Lounge at the National Press...

15:53
Despite an overwhelming "yes" vote to join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), management at the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) continues to stand in the way of Operations Supervisors' constitutional right to unionize....

15:24
Canada's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to restore federal health funding increases through the Canada Health Transfer (CHT) to 2016 levels. CUPE...

14:24
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Audible and Kindle (companies of Amazon), Amazon, Google Play Books (operated by Google), AudioBooks, and Barnes and...

14:20
Co-op Refinery's unfounded allegations against its unionized workers is a desperate attempt to distract attention away from the unsafe operation of one of Western Canada's largest refineries. "Nearly eight hundred highly skilled refinery workers are...

12:29
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, recognized the work of the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, against drug trafficking. During the Israeli American Council National Summit 2019, Trump assured...