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News by subject: AVO

18 june 2019

16:37
With the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) set to implement the largest cuts since the Harris era to its budget, education workers are urging trustees to follow the example of their predecessors and to refuse to pass a budget that make students,...

16:00
An unexpected and overwhelming public outcry at the May 28, 2019, quarterly meeting of the Medical Board of California (MBC) led some of its directors to change their minds about supporting SB 276, the bill currently at the California Assembly that...

10:10
SkyX Systems, an aerial monitoring solutions provider, has received regulatory guidance for performing beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations in Canada. Transport Canada's Transportation Sector Regulatory Review Roadmap includes a proposed...

09:18
The Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security ("The Centre") today voiced its strong support and appreciation for the launch of the much-anticipated Food Policy for Canada.  The Centre praises the government on the initiatives and commitments...

09:00
World Vision Canada will present Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham's exclusive photo exhibition to mark World Refugee Day. The photos will be on display in the West Wing of Toronto's Union Station from June 18-20, 2019 as...

08:47
Jose Hidalgo, Founder and CEO of Cansortium Inc. ("Cansortium" or the "Company") , a vertically-integrated, global provider of premium-quality medical cannabis operating under the Fluenttm brand, issued the following statement in response to Texas...

08:00
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada released today a comprehensive report focusing on the care physicians provide to seniors. The study, Health Care for an Aging Population: A Study of how Physicians Care for Seniors in Canada,...

06:13
Citizens for Health (CFH), the voice of concerned Californians for over 25 years, launched VaxRights.com today.  "VaxRights is not a vaccine safety website, it is a call to action to protect our Doctor/Patient relationships and protect the privacy of...

03:00
Stratfor, the world's leading geopolitical intelligence platform, identifies the critical geopolitical trends that will shape the actions of nations and industries in the months ahead. In its 3rd Quarter forecast for 2019, Stratfor analysts provide...

02:00
In a wide-ranging radio interview, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa said he wants reforms to be his legacy. "As your President I have a mission to reform Zimbabwe, so that we can build a country in which all have an opportunity to prosper...


17 june 2019

19:32
Three key organizations will hold a rally in downtown Vancouver tomorrow to support the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project (TMX) as the federal cabinet announces its decision on its future. Leading tomorrow's...

16:37
Trade associations representing most of the tomato growers in Mexico applauded the stance of the chairman of a key Mexican Senate committee today, who said a failure to agree to a new and fair Tomato Suspension Agreement could slow down approval of...

11:11
On June 14, 2019, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware volunteers were removed from the Delaware Bar Association's Bench Brunch where Chancellor Bouchard, who has been a persistent roadblock to Chancery Court reform, served as a panelist for a...

10:00
Today, Baycrest President and CEO, Dr. William Reichman, joined the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, for the government's release of Canada's first national dementia strategy - A Dementia Strategy for Canada: Together We...

09:53
An Indigenous-led group that wants to buy a majority interest in the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project says the federal government must let the expansion proceed. A decision is expected to be delivered tomorrow. Project Reconciliation...

09:00
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit's decision to no longer fill vacant staff positions has resulted in cancelled services, and workload challenges for nurses. "The Ford government's announced intent to cut public health...

08:57
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) issued a statement on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) today in advance of the Government of Canada's expected announcement on June 18. The Trans Mountain...

08:25
Senator Joan B. Lovely and State Representative Pat Haddad were honored as Legislative Champions of the Year by the Down syndrome community in Massachusetts. At a ceremony at the State House in Boston, the two legislative leaders were presented with...

05:00
The Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition is calling attention to a communication to Senators in The Hill Times urging the Senate to pass Bill S-228 before the end of the current parliamentary session. Known as the Child Health Protection Act, the bill...

03:00
New research1 released today, commissioned by pelvic health specialist INNOVO®, reveals the extent of the taboo surrounding bladder weakness, which affects 1 in 3 women in the UK2 and impacts millions of women's lives every day.  Just over 40 per...


14 june 2019

16:21
Alexander Nazaryan, the national affairs correspondent for Yahoo, will discuss his new book, "The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington," as part of a discussion with Republican political strategist Rick Wilson at a National Press...

15:54
On June 12, 2019, the Diocese of Greensburg announced the voluntary retirement of Msgr. Michael Matusak, a priest accused of sexually abusing a minor child, as detailed in the August 2018 grand jury report.  The Diocese says that Matusak's age - not...

15:27
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will visit the renovations completed by Unifor volunteers at the Willow Place women's shelter. "Willow Place is a vital community service. Unifor members are proud to make a contribution to keeping the space...

14:21
The National Press Club and its Journalism Institute condemn the murder of Mexican journalist Norma Sarabia Garduza and call on Mexican authorities to immediately and thoroughly investigate this cowardly assassination. She is the sixth journalist...

13:06
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to President Trump's surprise announcement that former acting ICE director and current Fox News contributor Thomas Homan...

12:30
CUPE 409, K-12 support workers in New Westminster, reached a tentative agreement with SD40 Board of Education on Wednesday evening. The local began bargaining in January and reached the agreement after ten bargaining sessions....

11:48
On Monday, June 17, members of the Save Canadian Jobs Coalition will hold a joint press conference to call on Members of Parliament to support the Senate's original amendments to Bill C-69, an Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian...

11:23
Following a motion passed on Wednesday in Parliament seeking Austria's withdrawal from the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID)'s Council of Parties, messages of support for the Centre have poured in from all areas of its operations across the...

10:40
The Federation of Law Societies of Canada (Federation) welcomes the opportunity to work with the federal government in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. The joint Working Group that was announced June 13 will include...

08:00
Ottawa-based company Lixar I.T. Inc. and the Ottawa Champions are pleased to announce they will be hosting the Lixar Lightning little league baseball team at the international series between the Champions and the Cuban nationals this Friday, June 14....

06:00
Despite being digitally more connected than ever, Canada remains a nation of isolation and loneliness.  Part of the problem is that the majority of Canadians still eat most of their meals alone.  In an effort to help combat this, the President's...


13 june 2019

15:36
A survey conducted by the Fédération du personnel professionnel des collèges (FPPC-CSQ) among its members show that many of them are suffering more and more from exhaustion caused by overwork and a shortage of staff.  ...

15:31
United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard today praised the U. S. House of Representatives and its Democratic leadership for passing an appropriations rider protecting workers in shipyards and construction from the ravages of...

14:33
Today, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters sent a formal request to New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and New Jersey Economic Development Authority Ethics Liaison Officer Frederick Cole to investigate, prosecute and sanction NFI, L.P.,...

13:01
UNICEF has launched an emergency Ebola response plan in Uganda following the confirmation of the first three cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country over the past two days. Among the cases was a 5-year-old boy who, following a visit with...

13:00
New discoveries from stem cell research have raised hope among scientists for breakthrough cures for common diseases ranging from heart disease to diabetes. However, with the new discoveries have come new ethical and regulatory questions, said...

12:42
Minister Sylvie D'Amours, on behalf of the Government of Quebec, tabled a motion confirming the province's response to the report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The commissioners of the National Inquiry...

12:36
In response to a federal lawsuit filed by Green Justice attorneys, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced it withdrew its intent to construct a new $510 million federal prison in Letcher County, Kentucky. The lawyers represented prisoners and...

12:15
The leaders of one of the largest public sector unions in the province are expressing amused disbelief at the attempts by Sault Ste. Marie MPP Ross Romano to stifle protest at his constituency office. "We didn't need more proof that this government...

12:14
A report calling for a universal, single-payer national pharmacare plan is being lauded by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) as a solution to improve access to medications while curbing Canada's high drug costs. On June 12, Dr....

11:20
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government immediately reverse its cuts to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) in the wake of the news that those cuts are being passed on to community and specialty clinics across the province....

11:17
Bridal gown and special occasion trade organizations unite to oppose the listing of wedding and social occasion attire on the Section 301 list released May 13 by the United States Trade Representative. The proposed tariff on this bridal attire...

11:00
Development of natural gas pipelines and associated infrastructure is resulting in significant costs to the environment and communities in the Delaware River Basin (DRB), a new study conducted for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation finds. The...

10:48
While public health officials are preoccupied with measles, hundreds of people are coming through our border from the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where thousands have Ebola, notes Physicians for Civil Defense. In the entire...

09:00
As Toronto and the country sit on pins and needles heading into game six of the series, Raptors Megafan and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Julie Amar is stocking up on extra acupuncture needles and reaching out to the Raptors...

09:00
TriNetX, the global health research network that revolutionizes clinical research and enables discoveries through the generation of real-world evidence (RWE), today praised the House Appropriations Committee for approving its fiscal year 2020...

08:51
Small online publishers came to the defense of Google and other publishing platforms as Congress considers competition proceedings. Members of the Connected Commerce Council (3C) offered their perspective to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on...

08:45
"Proswastika supports the artistic display of the swastika symbol at the private property of Steve Johnson in El Sobrante, California, despite the criticism he is confronted with from his neighbors and the media," said Upendra Singh, Nepalese...

07:00
While small business owners are open to the idea of a national single-payer Pharmacare system in Canada, as recommended today by the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare, they strongly oppose funding it through payroll taxes...


12 june 2019

19:01
CEOs are faced with a stark choice. In the face of unparalleled environmental, economic and technological change, they are looking to grow their businesses by creating the organizational agility to disrupt existing business models and challenge...