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News by subject: AVO

25 november 2019

14:16
In the news release, Journalists for Human Rights Announces the Night for Rights 2019 Program and Sponsors, issued 25-Nov-2019 by Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) over CNW, we are advised by the company that the third paragraph should read "Valerie...

11:51
Ontario's doctors wrote to Health Minister Christine Elliott today following their semi-annual Council meeting calling for changes to proposed legislation that would resurrect a failed audit system. The letter from the...

11:00
The CRTC is seeking Canadians' opinions on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Société Radio-Canada's programming. As part of the CBC/Radio-Canada licence renewal process, the CRTC wants to hear from Canadians across the country to ensure that...

10:26
Last week, the Delaware Supreme Court broke from decades of precedent and permitted a company to completely rewrite a clear, unambiguous contract simply because the company didn't like the outcome. Said Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign...

10:00
Melwood President and CEO Cari DeSantis testified last Friday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the discriminatory practice outlined in section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act which allows employers to pay subminimum wages, often...

10:00
Journalists for Human Rights conceived this award to recognize those whose body of work to date exemplifies principles of human rights reporting that delivers powerful impact. This includes a deep commitment to professionalism, accuracy and fairness,...

09:30
The world is facing a public health crisis because of antibiotic resistance. According to the United Nations, currently at least 700,000 people die each year due to drug-resistant diseases. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as "superbugs,"...

09:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: "No one should face violence because of who they are. Yet for far too many women, girls, and people of...

09:00
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Montreal has commissioned The Honourable Pepita G. Capriolo to conduct an independent external investigation regarding Brian Boucher, a diocesan priest found guilty of sexual assault of minors....


24 november 2019

10:20
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is in federal court on Monday, November 25 to oppose the federal government's Judicial Review of the recent Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision to compensate First Nations children and families who were...


23 november 2019

10:00
Just days before "Black Friday" heralds the beginning of the annual holiday-season consumer-spending spree, Montreal warehouse workers are speaking out against the conditions inside the distribution centres that manage the supply of holiday goods....


22 november 2019

18:32
Advancement Project National Office in partnership with Puente Human Rights Movement are calling for an end to immigrant detention and mass incarceration as they launch the release of "Arizona's Carceral Crisis: The Human Cost of Being Confined," a...

16:33
The Teamsters Union applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1309, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Workers Act. The legislation would help protect workers by...

14:39
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union is calling Thursday's court victory by post-secondary students over the Ford government a great victory for democracy. "The students showed solidarity and stood up to a bully," said OPSEU President Warren...

14:17
Fertilizer Canada is calling for an immediate end to the CN strike in the interest of Canada's economy. Decisive action is needed to mitigate the impact of this strike on the fertilizer industry and agribusiness sector as a whole. Prime Minister...

13:13
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters today announced its strong support for H.R.5119, the Safe Aircraft Maintenance Standards Act, which was passed out of the House of Representatives' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier this...

12:27
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered the release of a man who had been jailed for up to three years for no other reason than his inability to pay his court costs. In February of 2019, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced...

11:59
A new report out this week from The Charlotte Observer discusses the activities of a prominent philanthropic foundation in North Carolina, and raises questions about the foundation's role in the debate over bioenergy. As The Charlotte Observer...

11:55
As Federated Co-op Limited (FCL) continues to demand concessions and digs in for a fight against its own workforce, Unifor is ramping up its campaign by taking the bold move of debuting a new television commercial during the broadcast of the Grey Cup...

10:48
The Coalition for Medical Cannabis announced today that it will join with the newly formed lead organization - Floridians Against Recreational Marijuana which was filed today to consolidate efforts and provide a uniform front for what is anticipated...

10:37
A court ruling, striking down efforts by the Ford Conservative government to choke off democratically-approved funding for hundreds of Ontario campus organizations, represents a dramatic victory for students and workers at Universities across the...

10:00
To accompany their latest anthem "Mad Bull," a political single that takes aim at the current political climate, Dirty Snowman Society has released a brand-new music video on YouTube. The video comes behind the release of the single itself and, just...

10:00
The United Korean Canadian Industry Association (UKCIA), representing more than 2000 independent convenience store operators across the country, is disappointed that governments across Canada are creating a dangerous and potentially costly double...

09:00
The CVA is aware of a disturbing lung illness diagnosis that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) on Thursday, November 21. Cases like this are very unsettling, particularly given that it and the other illnesses in the...

08:00
Non-teaching staff unions at the Edmonton Public School board will stage an information picket line and protest rally today to raise awareness of the harm Jason Kenney's budget cuts will cause students. The rally is...

07:00
The CN Rail strike, which is now on its fourth day, poses a threat for small businesses that rely on its services to send and receive products and essential materials. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) urges all parties to find a...

02:00
Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has published a new article this week that reveals what the Holy Scriptures say about stealing and how it is very different from what is seen in society...


21 november 2019

19:05
The Ford government's latest reset of its disastrous decision to privatize cannabis sales is bound to make an already bad situation worse, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. "What will it take for the government to understand that cannabis...

17:49
On Nov 20, the fifth debate by Democrat Presidential hopefuls devoted considerable attention to "climate change"?that is, predicted catastrophic climate disruptions caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide. Tom...

17:32
Pennsylvania AFL-CIO officer released the following statements today regarding Amazon's use of out-of-state, non-union contractors for the construction of its new facility in Findlay, PA: President Rick Bloomingdale...

17:27
The Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the government and the Conseil des associations d'employeurs (CAE) ? which represent the French-language school boards of Ontario ? have had a dozen negotiation meetings since...

17:00
The following statement may be attributed to Paul Griffin, Executive Director of Energy Fairness, regarding today's hearing by the Alabama Public Service Commission on standby charges for residential solar customers....

16:15
Health information technology leader OCHIN today urged Members of Congress to support the bipartisan Specialty Treatment Access and Referrals (STAR) Act, H.R. 5190, which would help meet the critical telehealth needs of underserved patients across...

15:38
Although Imperial Tobacco Canada continues to believe that youth should not vape and supports effective efforts to address the issue, it is shocked that the P.E.I. legislature and the Minister of Health has allowed special interests and...

15:23
CUPE 7000 members working for SkyTrain have voted overwhelmingly in favour of job action if a fair and equitable agreement cannot be reached with the BC Rapid Transit Company (BCRTC). In likely the highest turnout ever...

14:53
After a months-long campaign bolstered by United Steelworkers (USW) activists, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) reached the floor of the U.S. House today and passed 251-158....

14:10
Non-teaching staff unions at the Edmonton Public School board will stage an information picket line and protest rally tomorrow to raise awareness of the harm Jason Kenney's budget cuts will cause students. The rally is...

14:00
The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) released its new draft Guidelines today and launched a 60-day consultation period with stakeholders and interested members of the public. This consultation follows Health Canada's recent amendments to...

13:21
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday made a definitive statement of support for the safety of health care workers when it voted to approve The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act of 2019 ? a bill strongly...

12:45
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, H.R.3, could result in at least 56 fewer new medicines for patients over 10 years, according to a new analysis from economic consulting firm Vital Transformation. The study examined the impact...

11:06
The CVA has been vigorously advocating for over a year now with provincial health authorities across Canada on the most effective ways to reduce and eliminate youth access to vaping products. As has been emphasized by many clinicians, former smokers...

10:34
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 9:30 am at Austin City Hall Peoples Plaza, Austin community leaders who have formed the Development without Displacement coalition held a press conference to call on Austin's high tech industry to commit $2 billion...

10:05
UNICEF Canada congratulates the new members of Cabinet on their first day of business for Canada's 43rd Parliament. As a leading organization for children and youth, UNICEF Canada reminds you -- and all officials in the Government of Canada -- that...


20 november 2019

20:00
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) applauds the CBC's decision to walk back its controversial plan to merge regional English-language morning radio newscasts in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. As part of the plan laid...

18:41
Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak's (LFMO) President Melanie Omeniho congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their re-election last month and looks forward to working alongside the new Liberal cabinet....

18:32
This is a critical time for Canada's health care system. We believe health care transcends one portfolio and, as such, we wish to welcome new and returning members to Cabinet, including the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, Minister of...

17:08
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the swearing-in of today's new federal Cabinet is an important opportunity to maintain progress and momentum on First Nations priorities, following his attendance at the ceremony at...

16:46
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) acknowledges the new Trudeau government's taking office and asks that it gets to work today with First Nations, who are tired of broken promises and commitments. "It is now time to deliver," says...

16:00
The Small Business Legislative Council is calling on Senators to remove two provisions in the House-passed SECURE Act (H.R. 1994) that would adversely affect small businesses and their employees. While the SBLC supports other provisions of the Act,...

14:17
The cornerstone of Head & Hands nearly 50 years as a service provider to youth in Montreal has been its adaptability: shifting the types and nature of programming to meet emerging trends amongst the most marginalized populations in the city. The last...