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News by subject: AVO

27 september 2019

10:43
The federal election debates scheduled for Monday, October 7 (English-language) and Thursday, October 10 (French-language) will be available to Canadians on an unprecedented scale: on 11 television stations, three radio networks, more than 20 social...

10:32
The President of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec ? listening, reconciliation and progress, the honourable Jacques Viens, will proceed with the submission of the Commission's...

10:28
On September 27, 2019, a number of our employees are participating in the climate march happening in Montreal with the full support of ASEQ | Studentcare. The march is a collective public demonstration meant to...

10:15
The House Financial Services Committee heard from two ACA International representatives Thursday in a hearing about debt collection practices. The hearing follows the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's 120-day public comment period on the Notice...

09:39
The Town of Mount Royal wishes to express its support to the tens of thousands of students and citizens participating in today's climate march alongside environmental activist Greta Thunberg. "There is no doubt among...

09:00
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Bellegarde, AFN Yukon Regional Chief Adamek, and AFN Regional Chief for Quebec and Labrador, Ghislain Picard, will march today with the AFNQL First Nation Youth Network, climate warrior Greta Thunberg,...

07:05
Currently serving a 70-year prison sentence in Houston, TX for murder, Lamar Burks has retained the public relations firm TransMedia Group to retry his case in the Court of Public Opinion based on new evidence that has emerged. "Frankly we're shocked...


26 september 2019

21:49
On Friday, September 27th, from 10:00 AM ? 2:00 PM, over 10,000 people will congregate in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, E 47th Street, between UN Plaza and 2nd Ave, New York, to stand with Kashmir and end India's occupation. Organized by World Kashmir...

16:30
Hillenbrand, Inc. today announced that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary pledge to develop and exercise corporate responsibility programs and to begin increasing disclosure of the company's sustainable business...

16:30
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) issued the following statement in response to the pulmonary illnesses associated with vaping. "We are alarmed by the current outbreak of severe pulmonary...

15:52
Unifor calls for severe and swift penalties for Fiera Foods owners following the death of a worker at one of the company's industrial bakery properties. "Fiera Foods must not be allowed to operate business as usual and its owners must immediately...

15:10
Gerald Lynn Bostock, the plaintiff named in the case of BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA, was fired from his job as a county child welfare services coordinator when his employer learned he joined a gay recreational softball league. On October 8,...

12:19
AJC is calling on French parliamentarians to endorse President Emmanuel Macron's recognition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism. "The IHRA working definition is an essential tool for Europe...

12:00
British Columbia based social activist, freedom of speech advocate, blogger, and international businessman, Satinder Dhillon, has launched his campaign to become Prime Minister of Canada. Satinder Dhillon has founded a...

10:57
"The United Steelworkers (USW) stands in solidarity with the youth of the world, Indigenous peoples as well as many in the global south, who are facing the complete destruction of their environment as a result of climate change," said Ken Neumann,...

10:42
In her 2018-2019 Annual Report released today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret takes stock of the Québec Ombudsman's public integrity achievements. QUÉBEC CITY, Sept. 26, 2019   "We conducted several audits and...

10:40
In her 2018-2019 Annual Report tabled today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret is critical that correctional facilities use solitary confinement of detainees too often, for long periods and without specific guidelines or instructions. ...

10:38
In her 2018-2019 Annual Report released today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret presents the main shortcomings seen in the health and social services network. These flaws mean that people are deprived of the services to which they have a right....

10:36
In her 2018-2019 Annual Report released today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret pinpoints the main failings of the public services of the Government of Québec noted during investigations by her institution.   "This year, yet...

10:36
Medicine Man Technologies, Inc. ("Medicine Man Technologies" or the "Company") today applauded the passing of the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act by the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 321-103. This proposed law would...

10:35
Today, Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret tabled her 2018-2019 Annual Report at the National Assembly. The report presents her findings concerning the quality and integrity of Québec public services. In it she cites numerous cases in which public services do...

10:00
British Columbia Pharmacare has announced a non-medical switch policy involving biosimilar drugs. The policy will switch patients using certain biologic drugs (Remicade®) to biosimilar versions within a six month timeframe. This will affect...

10:00
New rules are needed to keep pace with the dynamic innovations of smoke-free technologies to ensure these products are accessible only for whom they are intended ? existing adult smokers, one of Canada's leading tobacco companies said today....

09:11
In its new report commissioned by the CMA, the Conference Board of Canada projects major challenges for health care in Canada. Unless the Federal Government steps up funding, provinces/territories will be hard pressed to maintain the current level of...

09:00
Negotiators for Unifor, including National President Jerry Dias, will be making an announcement regarding the ongoing bargaining with seven Crown corporations in Saskatchewan. "Saskatchewan Crown utilities and services are the envy of other...

09:00
Food & Consumer Products of Canada (FCPC) today called on political candidates and party leaders to ensure the next government strengthens Canada's largest manufacturing employer.  Nearly 300,000 workers rely on the...

08:00
The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) today released striking new data demonstrating the urgent need for new investments in local climate adaptation?and the areas where that investment is needed...

06:00
National Support Staff Day in the Education Sector is being celebrated today across Quebec. This day, introduced in 1999 by Fédération des employées et employés de services publics (FEESP?CSN) unions, provides an opportunity to recognize the daily...


25 september 2019

22:45
Harvest Health & Recreation, Inc.  ("Harvest"), a vertically integrated cannabis company with one of the largest and deepest footprints in the U.S. responded to the passage of the Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019 ("SAFE Banking Act")....

20:45
As world leaders gather in New York this week to address climate change, federal leadership hopefuls campaign across Canada in this country's federal election. Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) spent the summer advocating for bold action on flooding,...

18:49
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) is pleased the House today passed H.R. 1595, the SAFE Banking Act of 2019. The vote was 321-103. The SAFE Banking Act includes key provisions from an insurance focused cannabis...

17:26
The President of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec ? listening, reconciliation and progress, the honourable Jacques Viens, will proceed with the submission of the Commission's...

17:19
Healthcare has become a polarizing issue dividing the nation at its core, but what if the solution was right in front of our eyes? George Freeman, the Presiding Chaplain of the Universal Life Church Monastery, states that the answer lies within a...

16:42
The Vapor Technology Association (VTA), the industry's national trade association, Benevolent e-Liquids, Inc., a New York manufacturer, and Perfection Vapes, Inc., a New York retailer, filed a lawsuit seeking declaratory judgment, a temporary...

15:05
Build a Dream's latest campaign is designed to highlight the negative terms that society often reserves just for women. From bossy to bitchy to emotional, work reviews are rife with descriptors that are not used for their male counterparts. With...

14:19
"Today marks a turning point in American history. After nearly three years of a President who flouts the norms, laws, and constitution of our country, the House of Representatives has finally decided to open a formal impeachment inquiry against...

13:15
On September 27, 2019 at 10:30 am at the Russell Senate Office Building's Kennedy Caucus Room in Washington, DC, the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice will award its annual Lantos Human Rights Prize to Bill Browder, the driving force...

12:32
Boys & Girls Clubs of America joined Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) and Reps. Josh Harder (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to announce the plan to introduce the Youth Workforce Readiness Act of 2019, an important initiative focused on investing in kids...

10:42
Juul today announced a new CEO: a top executive from Marlboro-maker Altria, which owns a $12.8 billion stake in Juul. This announcement strips away any doubt about Juul. It is Big Tobacco. Juul created the worsening youth...

10:29
AARP Pennsylvania leaders today joined AARP state directors and volunteers from 33 states in Washington, D.C. to advocate for passage of federal legislation to lower prescription drug prices. "The average annual cost of prescription drug treatment...

10:13
Negotiators for Unifor, including National President Jerry Dias, will be making an announcement regarding the ongoing bargaining with seven Crown corporations in Saskatchewan. "Saskatchewan Crown utilities and services are the envy of other...

09:30
Public service investment makes the economy grow.The question of the number of public service employees is often raised during election campaigns. IRIS (the Institute for Socioeconomic Research and Information) has analysed relevant data on economic...

09:23
Plaintiffs' lawyers are in the process of reviewing a second version of the Dalhousie report entitled "Havana Syndrome Among Canadian Diplomats" regarding a study into the brain injuries suffered by Canadian diplomats and their families and the...

09:19
The countless hours of services and supports lost to Ontario students because of Ford government cuts are the focus of job action announced today by education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)....

07:55
With American Pharmacists Month observed in October, and World Pharmacists Day observed on September 25, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) is distributing its 30-second message that reflects pharmacies' and pharmacists' commitment...

06:30
Public service investment makes the economy grow.The question of the number of public service employees is often raised during election campaigns. IRIS (the Institute for Socioeconomic Research and Information) has analysed relevant data on economic...

06:00
October is both Cyber Awareness and Small Business Month and Insurance Bureau of Canada has completed new polling on these topics.   We are used to seeing media headlines about cyber attacks on huge corporations, but what...

03:00
U.S.-based Attorney Ed Patricoff, partner at Shutts & Bowen, has litigated several cases for U.S. companies who have suffered significant damages at Angola's hands. As Prince Harry visits Angola this week and aims for the country to join the...


24 september 2019

23:37
Teamsters Joint Council 42 and Joint Council 7, representing a combined 350,000 workers and retirees in California, voted to support an unfair labor practices strike beginning Oct. 14 that affects more than 80,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente in...

15:56
Amid recent disapproval from the Delaware Bar Association (DSBA) on the grassroots efforts to bring transparency and accountability to the Chancery Court, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) is reconfirming its commitment to improving the...