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News by subject: AVO

8 july 2019

14:47
Reversing a three decade tradition among elected Democrat California Insurance Commissioners ? and reneging on his own campaign pledge ? Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has accepted contributions from an insurance company executive and spouses of...

14:38
Today, the Teamsters Union called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. ...

14:05
Writing on Medium on the 4th of July, famed Yale University computer scientist David Gelernter called for a populist revolution against Facebook and outlined 'three grievances' against the company, advocating for a massive public database built on...

13:45
**ADVISORY** For July 10, 2019 Following a recent report by the Center for Public Integrity that listed Delaware 48th in the Nation for transparency and accountability, and 46th for judicial accountability, on Wednesday, July 10th, Citizens for a...

13:30
When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "worse than Mike Harris" new data reports released in North Bay today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For...

12:15
"Unacceptable!" That's how Carolle Dubé, national president of the APTS, described the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal's decision to suspend the president of the local union executive, Léonie Blanchette, after the union filed a complaint denouncing the...

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Today, Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced that the Ontario government will invest in improving access to midwifery care. The announcement includes additional funding to invest in the growth of midwifery.  With this funding, midwives will...

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In an effort to further advance reconciliation among Canada's Indigenous Peoples, senior executive members of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will meet with Canada's Premiers on July 9 at Big River First Nation Saskatchewan to discuss...

09:27
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a meeting tomorrow with Premiers, territorial leaders and Indigenous representatives in Big River First Nation, Saskatchewan.  This meeting is focused on the well-being of...

09:10
Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps is proud to announce that it now has events scheduled on five continents and in nearly 600 locations worldwide for this Friday night from 7 pm to 9 pm local time. Beginning at 7 p.m....

08:00
ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a coalition focused on changing the immoral policies of the Marin County Sheriff's Office and other Marin County law enforcement agencies, will be in attendance and press available at a special Board of...

07:00
Child pornography is a global, social epidemic and Canadians need to demand a safer world for children.  Current efforts have not been enough to address the growing availability of this abusive material. Over the last few years, Cybertip.ca, Canada's...


6 july 2019

14:12
Take Back the Court Director Aaron Belkin issued the following statement in response to Joe Biden's latest comments about judicial reform. Biden stated incorrectly that "you need a constitutional amendment" to expand the Supreme Court. "As former...

10:31
World Heritage sites represent some of humanity's most outstanding achievements and nature's most inspiring creations. They are considered to have Outstanding Universal Value, and are protected for the benefit of all humanity....


5 july 2019

15:20
Famela Ramos announced today an invitation for like-minded citizens to join her in protesting the unfair treatment Congressman Duncan Hunter has been receiving in a case that is clearly politically motivated.  A rally supporting the Marine Veteran...

10:28
When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "worse than Mike Harris" new data reports released in Sault Ste. Marie today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show....


4 july 2019

17:43
The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) to speak out against cruel rodeo events at the Calgary Stampede and rodeos across Canada.  More than 1400 people have emailed the CVMA about the...

14:00
This year at the Calgary Stampede, it will be business as usual for the mainstream political parties who use the spectacle centered on animal cruelty and exploitation as way to woo supporters in the region. However, this year one federal political...

12:36
An escalation in fighting is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine, said UNICEF...

12:29
Aéroports de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Conseil du patronat du Québec and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec congratulate Air Canada and Transat SA for having been named Best...

12:00
The Government of Canada is investing in rural broadband infrastructure, which is critical for communities to engage in the growing digital economy, create jobs and enjoy economic growth. Today, the Government of Canada announced that it will...

10:00
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children's Health Defense (CHD), announced the sponsorship of a nationwide event that aims to raise awareness of the increasing threats to freedom of thought and expression. RFK, Jr....

06:05
The Bad Seed Book, a smash hit online satire of the Trump presidency, which has already published 37 illustrated chapters to an audience of more than five million people, released a new online music video, "Patriotism ? The First Refuge of Fascists"...

06:00
With the carbon tax imposed by Ottawa causing discontent in several provinces, an MEI publication released today shows that governments should reconsider their GHG reduction policies, because they are not efficient. For a carbon tax or a carbon...


3 july 2019

11:00
HOLA Ohio is preparing for worst case scenarios after President Trump tweeted last week about mass Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids across the country. President Trump later announced a two-week delay in the raids -- "Unless we do...

08:00
The spring flooding that took place in late April and  May across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc. The most common cause of damage was...

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A new report released today by Truth Initiative, the national nonprofit dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past, reveals 92% of the shows most popular with young people aged 15 to 24 years old depict smoking prominently. The organization...


2 july 2019

18:49
An Indigenous-led group that wants to buy a majority stake in the Trans Mountain pipeline says a formal bid could be made as early as this month. When the federal government re-approved the pipeline's expansion last...

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CUPE 476, K-12 support workers at SD47 reached a tentative agreement on June 28 following eight sessions that began in May. CUPE 476 President Aileen O'Keefe said that bargaining was progressive and that their whole team...

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The South Okanagan-Similkameen region is an ecological treasure. A rare ecosystem that runs from rolling green hills to semi-arid desert. For millennia, the syilx/Okanagan Nation has called this region...

14:47
On Friday, June 21, the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery was damaged after an explosion in one of the facility's units; because of the incredible work and training of the refinery workers, there were no fatalities. Now their jobs, and...

14:47
Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (National Alliance) released the below open letter, signed by 244 leaders of color, imploring Senator Bernie Sanders to withdraw his call for a moratorium on public charter schools.  "High...

13:51
At a general membership meeting today in Trois-Rivières, workers at Aluminerie de Bécancour Inc. (ABI) voted by a 79.8% majority to ratify the employer's latest contract offer, bringing an end to one of the longest private-sector labour disputes in...

12:54
This morning, the watchdog group FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting launched the first newspaper ad campaign by a third party during the pre-election period. The group's Unfriend Facebook ad has appeared in various Postmedia publications, including the...

11:35
Bridging Finance Inc. ("Bridging Finance") is pleased to announce that it has become a signatory to the United Nations ? supported Principles for Responsible Investment ("PRI"). The PRI is a global initiative for the encouragement of social,...

11:15
The Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) and the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario (AFO) have signed a historic memorandum of understanding to protect and promote the language rights of...

09:53
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4705, representing roughly 1,500 inside and outside workers, will enter conciliation this week, with the assistance of a provincial mediator in talks with the City of Greater Sudbury....

09:00
The 98th Meridian Foundation ? a Texas-based nonprofit aimed at igniting high-level dialogue around the water, land and energy nexus ? is publishing comments issued to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) imploring the federal agency to...


1 july 2019

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Today, legislation was introduced to the Delaware State Legislature that would bring much-need transparency to the nation's most opaque court: The Delaware Court of Chancery. The new legislation would require that custodians appointed by the Chancery...

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Members of California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold an opposition rally at the Compton district office of California State Assemblymember Mike Gipson on Tuesday morning July 2, 2019 at 10 a.m. The community is...

09:15
On July 1, 1944, 730 delegates from 44 Allied nations congregated in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, to determine the structure of the international monetary system and a plan for postwar economic reconstruction that would lead to stability and growth...

09:10
Survivors of wrongful conviction who faced execution, murder victim family members, and family members of those currently on death row are among dozens of death penalty abolitionists from across the United States and beyond who today enter the third...

08:01
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) calls on all parties involved in the opening of the Indigenous Peoples' Space (100 Wellington Street) to reach an agreement with the Algonquin Anishinabeg Nation so that their recognition...


30 june 2019

12:15
Members of California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold an opposition rally at the West Covina district office of California State Assemblymember Blanca Rubio on Monday morning July 1, 2019 at 10 a.m. The...

11:55
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the United States Supreme Court's decision in Department of Commerce v. New York, which?at least for the time being?bars the inclusion of a question of citizenship in the 2020 United States Census. As the...


29 june 2019

13:14
The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was at the University of British Columbia today to open the Ocean Heroes Vancouver Bootcamp taking place June 28-30th, 2019 at the University of...

10:40
On June 29?Swastika Rehabilitation Day?members and supporters of the Swastika Rehabilitation Movement will hold worldwide events to inform people about the ancient, peaceful meaning of the swastika and reclaim their right to use it. "Billions around...

04:45
"The leaders of Argentina, Brazil, Canada and Chile, members of the Lima Group, reiterated their commitment to the peaceful restoration of constitutional democracy in Venezuela today in Osaka on the margins of the G20. During their meeting, Lima...


28 june 2019

17:30
Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, will give opening remarks at the Ocean Heroes Boot Camp. This event brings over 250 young people, 11 to 18 years old from 20 countries to Vancouver for the...

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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...