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14 august 2019

09:00
Statement from Carl Burlock, EDC's Executive Vice-President and Chief Business Officer Export Development Canada (EDC) regrets providing a US$41 million loan in April 2015 to Westdawn Investments, a South African company owned by members of the Gupta...

08:59
American Consequences magazine is pleased to announce its first documentary, American Consequences 2020, premiered at the Anthem Film Festival in Las Vegas and won "Best Libertarian Ideals" in the Short Documentary category. Join politicians, policy...

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On Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th, 2019, Lake Mary, Florida financial advisor, Charles Oliver, discussed taxes and retirement savings on 5 different radio stations in the U.S. Oliver launched his conversation entitled "Time To Remove the...


13 august 2019

22:00
A July 7th op-ed at The Hill argues that a factual assessment of immigration shows that driving down immigration would have the almost certain effect of harming the US economy. "Without immigration, the U.S. labor force would be shrinking and growth...

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The Lima 2019 Pan American Games came to an end this past weekend. I want to thank all of the dedicated athletes who represented Canada. I know every Canadian appreciates how much work, sacrifice and perseverance it took to make it to the Pan...

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As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares for the G7 Biarritz Summit in France August 24?26, the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will be looking for a high-level statement reaffirming his commitment to equality and protection for all Canadians,...

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The union representing pathology staff is calling on the provincial government to conduct an independent review of the decision to close the department at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation. "An independent review of...

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One year after withdrawal of the proposed amendment that would have allowed Québec's two largest public contractors to award professional service contracts on the basis of the lowest bidder, the Association of Architects in Private Practice of Québec...


12 august 2019

17:55
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government is taking a step in the right direction by adding new Specialized Teams in two of Ontario's correctional facilities.   Institutional Security Teams (ISTs) have a proven track record of...

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March of Dimes released the following statement from Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO, in response to the Administration's action today finalizing the rule on the circumstances under which immigrants could be considered a "public charge," thereby...

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Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) finalized a new rule that will deter use of vital services for some immigrant populations. Fourteen patient groups released the following statement in response to this rule being finalized: "Our...

16:08
This morning, the Trump Administration issued a regulation to radically expand the criteria for determining who is considered a "public charge" under U.S. immigration law to include those who are receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition...

15:31
The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) today joined a 26-member coalition from around the country ? including 15 states, the District of Columbia, three counties, and six cities ? in opposing the State of Alabama's attempt to advance a...

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The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, made the following statement on today's federal re-appointments to the Waterfront Toronto Board of Directors: "I am happy to announce that Sevaun...

14:07
The union that represents the largest number of registered and care staff working in Ontario's long-term care system, CUPE, called today for the Conservative government to immediately lay out its plans to study staffing levels in long-term care....

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today renewed its call for local governments throughout the nation to remove all Confederate symbols from public spaces. That...

11:18
Washington Judge gives the killing of the OPT wolf pack go-ahead, then WDFW Director Kelly Susewind adds the Entire Togo Pack to the kill list. Protect The Wolves invites everyone to join them to fill the King County Courthouse in memory of the...

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Tomorrow the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is kicking off its 2nd annual CMA Health Summit to highlight and discuss how to scale up and harness technology to improve connectivity within the health care system. This year's event focuses on...

09:05
Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) outlines how the country can accelerate its transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and globally competitive economy as part of the organization's recommendations for the next federal...

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Today the board of directors of the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) issued a statement supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) science-based approach to evaluating glyphosate ? a herbicide that has been the focus of recent...


11 august 2019

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TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2019  Tomorrow the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is kicking off its 2nd annual CMA Health Summit to highlight and discuss how to scale up and harness technology to improve connectivity within the health care system. This year's...

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The CMA Foundation (CMAF) is thrilled to announce the 15 recipients of the 2019 Healthy Canadians Grants program. Launched in 2018, the Healthy Canadians Grants program supports community-run initiatives that improve the quality of life for patients...


10 august 2019

16:23
After meeting with the U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi and her delegation, the Foreign Minister of Honduras, Lisandro Rosales, expressed that the meeting was an opportunity to stablish a sincere and broad dialogue about the topics of interest...

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As part of her visit in several countries in the Central American region, the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi met with the head of Honduran diplomacy, Lisandro Rosales. Within...


9 august 2019

18:00
Papuan tribes from the clans of Maikuin, Koula, Gakuin, Doukuin, Basikuin, Mahuze, Kaize, Basik Basik and Mahuze Milavo have issued a statement criticizing the Washington D.C.-based group, Mighty Earth, for arguing against what the tribes see as...

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The federal government's new regulations for setting the maximum allowable price of patented medicines in Canada, which have just been approved to come into effect next year, pose a serious...

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On Thursday, August 8, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Enforcement Office issued a final statement of enforcement priorities for service animals. In this statement, DOT provides greater clarity to air travel passengers with service...

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The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, today condemned the planned "Never Again Action Noise Rally" intended to disrupt operations on Monday at a federal contractor that helps...

11:45
HireHer® founder and CEO Ruth Chandler Cook, a tech company entrepreneur whose focus is on helping organizations recruit and retain the traditionally underrepresented in innovative industries, says she finds herself exhausted by the constant chatter...

08:00
Medison Biotech (1995) Ltd. ("Medison"), which together with its affiliates owns more than 10.4 million shares or 7.5% of Knight Therapeutics, Inc. ("Knight" or the "Company"), demands answers from Knight and Jonathan Goodman regarding Knight's...

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In February 2018, a proposed national class action was commenced against The Personal Insurance Company. The plaintiff, Mr. Haikola, asserted that The Personal had breached certain terms of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents...


8 august 2019

18:16
Gun violence in the United States is a public health crisis and should be addressed much as the government studies motor vehicle deaths, according to the president of the American Psychological Association.   "We collect...

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The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia today sentenced Lebanese businessman Kassim Tajideen to an agreed-upon term of 60 months incarceration, plus a forfeiture obligation that Mr. Tajideen has already satisfied. Mr. Tajideen had...

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) president and CEO David A. Hinson issued the following statement on the horrific shootings in Dayton, Ohio; El Paso, Texas; Gilroy, California; and South Haven, Mississippi. "The Congressional...

15:21
NATSO, representing truckstops and travel plazas; the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS); and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) issued the following statement regarding the retail fuels industry's views...

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The Teamsters Union stands with the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW) as it works to protect its members against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that are tearing families apart. Federal authorities raided two...

13:54
Hundreds of Casino Rama workers and supporters participated in a solidarity rally today as Unifor demanded action to stop job cuts following the private takeover of the gaming facility by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment Ltd.     "We're here to call...

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Mayor G.T. Bynum visited seniors at the Zarrow Pointe retirement community and shared his vision for bipartisan policies aimed at making Tulsa a globally competitive, world-class city. Stressing the importance of creating equal opportunities in...

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The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is expressing its support of Canadian Blood Services' (CBS) announcement regarding the opening of a new plasma collection clinic in Sudbury.  However, ONA is concerned about the impact on the dedicated registered...

10:21
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), today at the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly declared itself a Sanctuary Denomination, dedicated to serving and supporting the protection of migrants in communities nationwide. The ELCA is the first...

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Rudyard Griffiths, Chair of the Munk Debates, made the following statement today: "We are inviting the leaders of the Conservative Party of Canada, the Green Party of Canada, the Liberal Party of Canada, and the New Democratic Party to take part in a...

09:00
The York University School of Continuing Studies (York SCS) has assembled a team of influential business leaders from the public, finance, education, commerce and technology sectors to guide the creation of Canada's first fully online Certificate in...

08:00
Today, the Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) (www.israeladvocates.org/) praised the Trump administration for standing up and calling out the brazen and unprecedented anti-Semitism being expressed by the "Squad of 4" within the mainstream of...


7 august 2019

18:28
At 1208 on August 6th an aircraft transiting to Mayo, Yukon crashed and both the air crew member and the passenger on board perished. The Transportation Safety Board is arriving in Whitehorse, Yukon on Thursday August...

14:33
President Juan Orlando Hernández recalled his strategy ever since he was the head of Honduras National Congress (2010-2014) to dismantle drug cartels by taking the leadership for the approval of the law of extradition and then its effective...

14:30
Sheriffs from the Hudson Valley are adding their support to the growing campaign to widen Route 17 east and west in Orange and Sullivan counties. Orange County Sheriff Carl DuBois and Sullivan County Sheriff Michael Schiff met recently with...

14:29
After more than two years of labor negotiations, Wendt and the Union representing 24 of its 100 employees have reached a labor contract, which was ratified by the membership yesterday afternoon.  The Iron Workers Shopmen's Local 576 was certified as...

12:53
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) calls upon United Nations aid agencies to implement accurate, credible, neutral and transparent monitoring mechanisms for their humanitarian work in Yemen to prevent any abuse or...

12:41
The National ATM Council, Inc. (NAC) has wrapped up its third annual Washington DC fly in - "ATMs Go to Washington III" ? which took place July 23-24 in our nation's Capital. The event attracted the participation of more than 50 ATM entrepreneurs and...

12:30
Hundreds of United States immigrants with deep national roots are facing a conundrum. Although they have green cards, they may not naturalize ? all because of their lawful employment at marijuana farms. Although legal in some form in nearly 40...