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9 june 2019

09:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement for National Public Service Week, which runs from June 9 to 15, 2019: "This week, we celebrate our dedicated public servants across Canada, who work hard to deliver real results...


8 june 2019

13:20
Canada is an ocean nation. We have the world's longest coastline and are surrounded by three oceans. Our rich ecosystems support over 325,000 Canadian jobs, and host an abundance of marine life. However, the Government of Canada recognizes that our...


7 june 2019

16:17
As we mark the one year anniversary of Ford's election as premier, it's a good time to reflect on a year full of Ford fumbles; to think about where we've been and what we're fighting for, together. We're facing the most corrupt, tone deaf and...

14:25
AJC is urging a federal appellate court to affirm a lower court ruling that the Arkansas Times has no grounds in challenging the validity of a two-year old statute barring state government contractors from engaging in the Boycott, Divestment and...

12:33
Fifty-five tons of UNICEF health supplies have reached Venezuela since the beginning of the year, the United Nations children's organization said today. The items were distributed in 25 hospitals in the most affected states of Caracas, Miranda,...

11:30
On November 7, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada heard the appeal filed by Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal regarding an application for authorization to institute a class action for damages for sexual abuse in which the Oratory was named as a...

08:52
As the world's largest conference on gender equality draws to a close in Vancouver, World Vision Canada's youth leader delegation is committed to continuing to drive social change for women and girls around the world. The delegation includes youth...

08:00
Unifor is hosting a rally and BBQ to support Tandus Carpets workers, and to demand the company meet to negotiate a closure agreement. Since the closure announcement, Unifor has made repeated requests to meet with the company in an effort to...

06:00
The oceans. They link us together, provide most of the oxygen that we breathe and regulate our climate.  They are also home to many marine animals like seals, whales, turtles and fish. But their home and survival are increasingly under assault from...

02:00
Voters in Kazakhstan go to the polls on Sunday, in what is set to be the country's largest presidential election since independence in 1991, the Institute for Eurasian Integration has found. 11 million voters are eligible to vote in the population of...


6 june 2019

17:56
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford is in for yet another expensive court battle he's bound to lose if he tries to break LCBO workers' collective agreement and double the number of privatized "agency stores" across the province....

15:15
Today, Huawei executive issued a statement following the latest hearing regarding the Meng Wanzhou extradition case. Benjamin Howes, Vice President of Media Affairs at Huawei said: "First, in accordance with Canadian...

15:04
The Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA) and the 6,000 neighborhood and family-run businesses it represents is thrilled at the passage of Bill 115, the Bringing Choice and Fairness to the People Act (Beverage Alcohol Retail Sales), 2019.  ...

14:52
Earlier today, the Ontario Legislature passed Bill 115, which provides the Government with the ability to break out of the sweetheart deal enjoyed by the foreign brewers that own The Beer Store. This is an important step...

14:47
Activists on Rainbow Ridge have reported that logging by Humboldt Redwood Company (HRC) commenced late Wednesday, June 5, in the last remaining unprotected intact Douglas-fir/hardwood forest in coastal California.  Rainbow Ridge, located about 25...

14:19
Today the Government of Ontario passed the More Homes, More Choice Act, a law that opens significant wildlife habitat to sprawl development through amendments to the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA). The amendments give new powers to the Minister...

13:39
Yesterday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C) appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins to discuss the decision by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to end research contracts using fetal tissue through the...

13:35
K-12 support workers, members of CUPE Local 15, reached a tentative agreement with the Vancouver School Board yesterday, after five months of bargaining. "Both bargaining teams worked well together and recognized the...

13:11
The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia), the nation's largest Muslim civil  rights and advocacy organization, and coalition partners today launched a digital campaign to encourage the US Army War...

13:10
Members of the United Steelworkers union will return to work at the Dow Chemical plant in Deer Park on Monday, June 10, seven weeks after the company made the decision to lock them out of their jobs. After a series of...

12:10
Last week, Missouri was set to become the first state without a single abortion clinic until a St. Louis judge blocked the closing of the clinic. The National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC) is taking to the streets of St. Louis, Missouri to protest...

08:30
On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Facebook's Civic Boost tour will visit Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB on its final two stops as part of a cross-Canada tour focused on civic engagement, small business success, and local news innovation. The tour has already...

08:30
Unifor is hosting a rally and BBQ to support Tandus Carpets workers, and to demand the company meet to negotiate a closure agreement. Since the closure announcement, Unifor has made repeated requests to meet with the company in an effort to...

08:05
Freedom House Reentry Education and Employment Corp. (FREE) is pleased to announce that Laura Kaeppeler-Fleiss, former 2012 Miss America and wife of The Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, has joined the Board of Trustees of Freedom House Reentry Education...

07:00
ENvironnement JEUnesse, represented pro bono by the firm Trudel Johnston & Lespérance, will present to the Superior Court of Quebec on June 6th its application for authorization to bring a class action against the Canadian government on behalf of...

05:00
NDP Health Critic France Gelinas will present nearly 3000 signed Unifor Care Takes Time petitions to the Ontario legislature. The petition is calling on the provincial government to legislate a minimum four hours standard of care in long-term care...

05:00
MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba) has deplored the Trump administration's decision this week to further curtail US travel to Cuba. "This latest move is one more assault on the freedom of Americans, Cuban-Americans and the health and...

03:00
Today, Zachor Legal Institute submitted its amicus brief to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the State of Arkansas' anti-discrimination (anti-BDS) law, Act 710. In earlier proceedings, the district court in Arkansas followed the...


5 june 2019

19:21
Dr. Serge Langlois, President of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ), has reservations about the bill introduced today, entitled An Act to amend the Professional Code and other provisions in particular in the oral health and...

18:50
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA), the union representing 65,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, says that government's announced interference in free collective bargaining will further impact the level of care that nurses are...

18:46
Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future Generations Act, 2019, which was tabled Wednesday afternoon by the Ontario Government, is an attack on the frontline workers of Ontario, taking away their right to collectively bargain fair contracts....

18:01
World Animal Protection staff and volunteers traveled to Northwest Arkansas to engage Walmart stockholders and company executives about the conditions many mother pigs experience on factory farms, including cruel continuous confinement. Roughly 3 out...

17:50
The following is a statement from Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus, on HHS Action to End NIH Research on Fetal Tissue Obtained from Abortions: "The Knights of Columbus applauds the action taken today by...

17:24
The bill introduced today capping wage settlements shows that Premier Doug Ford has no respect for the rule of law or the right to fair collective bargaining. This bill has nothing to do with Ontario's finances. It has everything to do with Ford's...

17:01
Cornucopia's new report, "Pouring" Over Plant-Based Beverages, takes an in-depth look at what these beverages really offer consumers, how they are marketed, and how they compare to cow's milk. Amid health concerns and dire climate crisis predictions,...

16:06
Legislation tabled today at Queen's Park that would violate public employees' right to engage in free collective bargaining is a continuation of the Ford Government's assault on the people of Ontario, said the Leader of the Ontario Division of the...

15:03
The Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology has issued its Statutory Review of the Copyright Act Report. While Canada's writers, visual artists and publishers are concerned with sections of the Report that threaten to exacerbate harms...

14:29
The Coalition to Reform Timeshare (CRT), which was launched to advocate for the rights of more than 9 million timeshare owners in the U.S., has created a petition on Change.org demanding reform of the timeshare industry through a proposed Timeshare...

14:29
This afternoon the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will discontinue research involving the "use of human fetal tissue from elective abortion." Family Research...

13:45
A coalition of eight national medical specialties today pledged support for the bipartisan Improving Seniors' Timely Access to Care Act of 2019 (H.R. 3107), legislation that would protect patients from unreasonable Medicare Advantage plan...

13:43
NDP Health Critic France Gelinas will present nearly 3000 signed Unifor Care Takes Time petitions to the Ontario legislature. The petition is calling on the provincial government to legislate a minimum four hours standard of care in long-term care...

11:37
Today, the Trump administration eliminated the group "people-to-people" educational travel authorization to Cuba. The other eleven categories of authorized travel, including "support for the Cuban people," remain unaffected....

10:45
Nearly a year after the Ford government was elected, parents and educators are calling out the province's handling of child care. "At every step, the Ford government is making child care less stable, less affordable and...

10:00
At this year's Women Deliver Conference ? the world's largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women ? leading Unilever brands Dove and Dove Men+Care are demonstrating how they are taking accelerated...

09:13
Animal welfare organization Peace4Animals, World Animal News, and its partners have secured a pledge of one million dollars for the conservation of elephants and other wildlife in Botswana if the government reinstates the ban on hunting the iconic...

08:35
If you believe you're too careful to ever have to face an accidental pregnancy, you've underestimated the power of fertility. No birth control method is 100% effective, not even sterilization. Nobody Else's Business, a novel written by a medical...

08:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day: "Today, on World Environment Day, we join the international community to celebrate the natural world and reflect on our shared responsibility to...

07:00
Small business owners are speaking out about the issues that matter most to them in the upcoming federal election and asking all parties to commit to policies that support business growth. To help guide parties as they draft their electoral...

06:00
Scared, in pain, stressed and isolated. That's how most mother pigs around the globe spend their lives. These female pigs (called sows) are used only as breeding machines and are forced to live in pregnancy cages (called gestation crates) most of...

03:00
On May 21, the Coalition for Chesapeake Community Center at Fort Reno, consisting of local residents and community activists, met with members of National Park Service and other stakeholders to discuss the future of Chesapeake House, a historic...