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27 july 2020

10:11
On Thursday, July 30 at 8:00pm EDT, Canadian singer-songwriter, Sarah Harmer, will perform a Facebook Live concert session in support of the "Care Not Profits" advocacy campaign to end for-profit long-term care delivery in Ontario. The platinum...

09:30
Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) is issuing a warning to Americans about heavy-handed pandemic enforcement and recommending people think twice about testing and choosing to participate in contact tracing....

08:38
Once called "heaven on earth," the majestic Christian cathedral Hagia Sophia's conversion into a mosque in Istanbul is the most recent act of desecration by Turkey on the historic holy site. On an unlucky Tuesday in May 1453, the envy of the world...

08:31
HOUSTON, July 27, 2020 /PR Newswire/ -- The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "We are appealing to the wife or adult son-daughter of a Navy Veteran or person who now has lung cancer to call 800-714-0303 anytime for direct access to the...

08:14
Statement: "This past week, we have learned of an immense, crooked scheme concerning an as-of-yet unnamed third-party to ensure the survival of House Bill 6. Rather than follow established and legal channels to promote their viewpoint, the...

08:00
As more than 6.3 million students in America with disabilities cope with COVID-19, the national disability nonprofit RespectAbility is hosting experts and self-advocates to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and to...

06:30
Award winning singers and animal advocates Jann Arden and Buffy Sainte-Marie are joining forces with the global charity World Animal Protection calling on the federal government to permanently ban the global wildlife trade....


26 july 2020

09:39
Today, 100 days from the General Election, When We All Vote released a video message from Michelle Obama calling on all eligible voters to get registered, organized and take action with When We All Vote. In the video message, Mrs. Obama announced...


25 july 2020

14:22
Members of Unifor Local 4275 overwhelmingly ratified a three-year contract that offers greater job protection during uncertain times in the hospitality industry. "Unifor is a union for hospitality workers," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President....

12:00
In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: "There have been 113,206 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,881 deaths. 87% of people have now recovered....


24 july 2020

19:17
The Forum of Ministers Responsible for Immigration met virtually today to talk about the role of immigration at this unprecedented moment in Canadian history. Immigration was a Canadian advantage before the pandemic, immigrants are helping Canadians...

18:50
The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) is pleased to review the draft plan of the 2020 Democratic Party Platform. The draft platform plan for retirement security is a scant five paragraphs in an 80-page document and does not offer any specific ideas for...

18:20
Donald Cleveland, Constitutional Author says President's Federal Police Unconstitutional Donald Cleveland, political author, questioned Oregon officials why they had taken no action to legally restrain the Federal Police sent to Portland, Oregon. In...

18:05
AARP Ohio, the state's largest consumer advocacy organization representing more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, released the following statement from AARP Ohio State Director Holly Holtzen, calling for the immediate repeal of House Bill 6:...

17:53
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) was dismayed to learn that multiple journalists, predominantly employed in Global News' digital operations, lost their jobs yesterday. ...

16:16
The United Steelworkers (USW) union today announced its full support for a legislative framework for a comprehensive College Athletes' Bill of Rights put forth by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)....

14:29
Women journalists are reporting an increase in gender inequality during the COVID-19 pandemic, as more than half say they have personally experienced an escalation in a new International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) survey released today. "The...

12:34
The Pew Charitable Trusts yesterday released a report, "Breaking the Plastic Wave: A Comprehensive Assessment of Pathways Towards Stopping Ocean Plastic Pollution." The American Chemistry Council issued the following statement, which may be...

12:28
Today the National Safety Council and 48 partner organizations with employees across the country penned a letter to the National Governors Association urging state leaders to lead on testing and tracing protocols. To ensure those protocols are...

11:32
This week, NATSO, representing the nation's truckstops and travel plazas, encouraged truckstops and travel plazas nationwide to adopt a policy requiring customers to wear face coverings or masks to protect the health and safety of employees and...

10:16
The head of the nation's largest veterans organization issued a lengthy statement yesterday comparing the actions of anarchists to the damage inflicted by a virus....

09:00
Nurses from St. Mary's General Hospital will hold a peaceful rally at Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris's office on Friday to call for Bills 124 and 195 to be repealed....

07:04
Stand Up for Workers (SU4W), a political action committee specifically dedicated to the needs and concerns of American workers, has donated to the campaigns of several high profile US Senate candidates in an effort to put workers' rights where they...

07:04
Stand Up for Workers (SU4W), a political action committee specifically dedicated to the needs and concerns of American workers, announced election of seven new members to its board of directors.  PAC leadership comprises a diverse group including...


23 july 2020

18:30
Despite a chaotic tax season, Julio Gonzalez has been a vocal advocate of effective measures and has provided economically responsible solutions. Just this week, Julio Gonzalez addressed measures under consideration for the next piece of COVID-19...

18:11
Job cuts at Global News operations in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia highlight the need for immediate government action to ensure a future for Canadian journalism. "COVID-19 caused a massive reduction in recent advertising but the truth is...

17:17
The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) issued the following statement on President Trump's recent memorandum blocking undocumented immigrants from being counted in the Census:...

17:02
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says new research by the Canadian Medical Association showing that long-term care residents have been nearly twice as likely to get sick and die in private facilities is yet another piece of growing evidence...

16:33
The CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) today issued the following statement regarding the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) announcement to terminate the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule and to implement a...

16:04
Unifor is urging the British Columbia court overseeing creditor protection hearings for Northern Pulp to ensure the ridiculous squabble between Paper Excellence and the Nova Scotia government doesn't destroy the forest industry in Nova Scotia. A...

15:18
Today, the government of Ontario announced that five additional Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) have been approved to move forward. The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) congratulates these collaborative teams of providers for their hard work to date,...

15:00
Nurses from St. Mary's General Hospital will hold a peaceful rally at Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris's office on Friday to call for Bills 124 and 195 to be repealed....

13:33
The horrific events that unfolded in Nova Scotia in April 2020 have shaken all Canadians, and we are united in wanting answers to how and why this tragedy occurred. We seek to understand why they happened, how healing can take place and how such...

11:52
The following is a statement by Howard C. Self, President of Right To Believe, a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection of religious freedom for all....

11:03
Ontarians are being urged to join a growing call for profound changes to the province's long-term care system that would end profit-making in the provision of residential care. Today, SEIU Healthcare, CUPE, and Unifor, unions that represent workers...

09:37
WHEN: Tuesday, July 28 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon CDT WHERE: Veterans Park (Field 13) in Tomah, Wisconsin WHY: Mired in controversy and often used as an example of the failures of the Obama-Biden administration, the Tomah VA Medical Center erupted...

08:45
"A historical event just happened before our eyes," announced Daniel Turcotte, Raelian Guide and leader of the Embassy for Extraterrestrials Project sponsored by the Raelian Movement. "Diplomats and Foreign Affairs officials recently attended our...

08:38
Nurses and healthcare professionals represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association condemn the decision announced on July 21 by Baystate Health to resume its planned closure of 70 mental health beds at community hospitals in Greenfield, Palmer...

08:12
NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for including in its Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act ("FY21 NDAA") legislative provisions aimed at highlighting the growing urgency...

08:09
Dr. George Flinn, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, is asking that the Party of Personal Responsibility start acting responsibly by canceling all in-person events....

07:02
On July 22, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Great American Outdoors Act, joining the Senate in voting to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund. In response to the news, Surfrider Foundation issued the following statement:...

06:30
At the end of last week, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) dramatically revised its data regarding the extent of COVID-19 in Quebec. Yet these substantial changes attracted very little attention. In this INSPQ update, the...


22 july 2020

20:48
The California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) held a virtual press event today to acknowledge California Governor Gavin Newsom's failure to make public health and safety essential by instead making alcohol essential in the state during the #COVID19...

19:07
Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner to the National Park Service, made the following statement regarding passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in the House of Representatives:...

18:16
Today, the United States House of Representatives passed The Great American Outdoors Act, historic legislation that will provide dedicated funding to reduce the National Park Service's deferred maintenance backlog and provide full funding for the...

17:57
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest independent kidney patient organization in the USA, and strategic partner George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) shattered their virtual engagement...

17:30
Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) expresses its strong opposition to Executive Order 20-81, which imposes a statewide mask mandate on all Minnesota residents starting on July 25, and releases the following statement from its president and...

17:03
Today, The Get the Medications Righttm (GTMRx) Institute, a catalyst for change that brings critical stakeholders together who are bound by the urgent need to get the medications right, is announcing the launch of "The GTMRx Blueprint for Change," a...

15:13
Today's session of the House Standing Committee on Finance reaffirmed that there are several inaccurate statements circulating regarding WE Charity and the CSSG. Many of these claims arose in testimony given today by Jesse Brown of Canadaland and...

14:02
Tanya Young Williams, a Black woman, Co-Founder and CEO of Pivot Treatment & Wellness Centers in Palm Beach County, Florida, today announced she is petitioning Congress, and specifically the Congressional Black Caucus, to earmark federal dollars for...