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News by subject: AVO

22 august 2019

15:04
In an open letter to parents and families of Ontario's schoolchildren, the union that represents 55,000 education workers has laid out the reasons that its members are preparing for potential labour disruption in September and asked for families'...

13:44
United States Senators Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal today wrote the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to ask if carmakers have reported the cybersecurity vulnerabilities in their Internet-connected cars and what steps NHTSA...

11:02
Today the nation's largest suicide prevention organization, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), responded to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Report on the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act to the U.S. Congress...

10:16
Community members in Mackenzie will be marching on August 22nd to demand legislation changes to protect forestry jobs in the area. "Mackenzie is a resilient community but we took a big hit back in 2008 with the downturn in the forestry sector and it...

10:14
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling that Amazon properly valued the transfer of certain intangible assets to a Luxembourg subsidiary in connection with a $1.5 billion dispute with the IRS. Bradford Cornell, Emeritus...

08:43
Public policy analyst, urban designer and 2020 United States Democratic Presidential candidate Michael E. Arth has proposed an "Eco-Initiative" in an open letter to the 55 countries of the African Union. According to the plan, the U.S. and other rich...

08:35
ATIXA has, at times, issued position statements when it sees an unhealthy direction in the field in the hope that its position can offer some level of correction. ATIXA issues this position statement to reiterate the value of being trauma-informed in...

08:33
The following statement is being issued by The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: The country has understandably been shocked and appalled by the heinous actions, both confirmed and alleged, involving the sexual abuse and trafficking of...

08:17
The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has uncovered evidence of a well-orchestrated Islamic propaganda campaign aimed at teachers in school systems throughout Michigan and...

08:17
Natural Prairie Dairy, one of the first "organic" dairies to employ industrial stocking practices, recently made headlines again. In July, the Animal Recovery Mission (ARM) released a video and full report, detailing severe abuse of dairy cattle at...

07:54
The number of countries to legalise medical cannabis has risen nine-fold in the last five years, as global attitudes towards cannabis have shifted in favour of liberalisation. In 2019, 43 countries have legalised medical cannabis, with a host more...

07:00
In the first six months of 2019, Cambodia exported more than 93,000 tons of rice to the European Union (EU). That's a lot of rice, but it's almost half the amount that was exported during the same period in 2018. As of the first of this year, the EU...

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In the first six months of 2019, Cambodia exported more than 93,000 tons of rice to the European Union (EU). That's a lot of rice, but it's almost half the amount that was exported during the same period in 2018. As of the first of this year, the EU...


21 august 2019

18:03
Comcast/NBCUniversal and the Trump Department of Justice are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to roll back civil rights.  It started with a racial discrimination case I brought against Comcast. After losing twice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,...

16:44
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, Family Research Council's Executive Vice President, made the following comments in response to former Senator Jon Kyl's interim report on bias concerns on Facebook's platform: "We have...

15:31
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned Trump's doubling-down on his recent anti-Semitic slurs targeting the American Jewish community as "disloyal" if they...

14:54
Today, the Smarter Health Care Coalition, a multi-stakeholder coalition representing consumer organizations, employer groups, health plans, life science companies, provider-related organizations, academic centers, and foundations, advocated for the...

14:23
The Concord Coalition said today that new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections of approaching trillion dollar deficits, despite a period of economic growth and low unemployment, points directly to the problem of policymakers abandoning all...

14:07
Family Research Council released today the comment filed in support of a proposed rule by the Trump Administration's Department of Health and Human Services regarding "Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities." The new...

13:23
Governments attending the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) faced criticism today over failing to close their legal domestic ivory markets ? while the...

13:22
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the announcement from the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services on a final...

12:29
Greenery Map, the world's first and only cannabis search engine to allow users to search for cannabis products based on their desired mood, medicinal use, and method of consumption, is now offering users - both businesses and consumers - the...

10:06
Today, on behalf of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM), mayors from the across country sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) opposing the proposed revision of "broad based categorical eligibility" for the Supplemental Nutrition...

08:45
The women's organization, GoTopless, embraces the timely 'gender equality' agenda proposed by the G7 during their summit in Biarritz, France on Aug 25 as the 7 nations leaders announced their intention 'to make equality between women and men a major...

08:10
Videotron has reacted to the CRTC decision on Internet access rates for resellers by calling for caution and expressing concern about the decision's potential economic impact. "It has been clearly established that a strong digital economy, supported...

07:00
The spectre of hearses streaming to and from Hamilton, Niagara, Dufferin, Haldimand and Brant to Toronto, challenging Toronto's ability to cope with the rising demand for autopsies and investigations, was raised today by the Canadian Union of Public...


20 august 2019

20:53
In response to President Trump's comments from the Oval Office today that "Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty," Abby J. Leibman, President and CEO of MAZON: A Jewish...

20:04
The United Steelworkers (USW) is denouncing the federal Liberal government for giving away thousands of Canadian jobs and billions in economic activity by allowing duty-free imports of illegally dumped Chinese and Korean steel products to build two...

18:41
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is outraged by President Trump's comments today criticizing American Jews who support and vote for Democratic candidates. "I think Jewish people that vote for a Democrat ? I think it shows either a total lack of...

17:05
Stark & Stark Shareholder and member of the Accident & Personal Injury Group Domenic Sanginiti filed two complaints with jury demands, one in Superior Court of New Jersey, and the second in U.S. District Court in Trenton, New Jersey, against JUUL...

16:40
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde calls yesterday's Federal Court announcement approving the Indian Day School class action settlement is an important step towards reconciliation and healing for former students and their...

16:09
The Ford government decision to proceed with municipal funding cuts to public health and childcare threatens the health and security of Ontario families. "It's shameful that Doug Ford's only plan is to improve his government books at the expense of...

16:06
Thousands of workers rallied outside Bell Canada headquarters in Quebec City, demanding an end to job erosion. "Bell benefits from the hard work and innovation of Unifor members," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "Instead of treating them...

11:43
Hill+Knowlton Strategies' public affairs experts are available for commentary and analysis in the lead up to Canada's federal election. The team is comprised of members from across the country, from all party lines with a variety of in-depth...

09:43
Building on the national conversation inspired by #AccessForAll, an awareness program designed to call attention to the barriers preventing access to innovative therapies in Canada, The Isaac Foundation, a registered Canadian charity committed to...

08:45
Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci has released a new book, The GOP's Lost Decade: An Inside View of Why Washington Doesn't Work.  The book gives readers a firsthand look at why and how Congress fails to do its job.   "Washington is fundamentally...

08:00
Today, Education Next (EdNext) released the 2019 EdNext Poll, its 13th annual nationwide survey of public opinion on a range of issues affecting students, education spending, schools, and teachers. With a four-percentage point increase, support for...

07:00
Negative Population Growth (NPG) has announced the release of a new research paper that hones in on the current asylum crisis by taking a look back at U.S. policies and where the nation stands now. The paper, titled The Asylum Crisis: What Can We...

06:00
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning that funding cuts could lead to a dangerous public health crisis, as already-overstretched municipalities grapple with growing costs. In his address to municipal representatives at the annual...

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Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, announced today that it expects a record 17.5 million passengers to travel on U.S. airlines worldwide during the week-long Labor Day travel period, which...


19 august 2019

19:02
Media and the public are invited to attend a march and rally in Quebec City, as Unifor members demand Bell Canada end the erosion of good jobs. When:  Tuesday August 20, 2019 March at 12:30 pm, on beginning at 1000 Boulevard René-Lévesque E Rally at...

16:41
In collaboration with the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), the Kennebecasis Regional Police Force (KRPF) is hosting the launch of its youth distracted driving campaign. To aid the discussion on road safety, IBC has donated its desktop distracted...

16:08
The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "The mistreatment of Indigenous children is a tragic and shameful part of Canada's history that has had devastating effects on generations of families....

12:12
Education workers, teachers, parents, students and immigrant rights groups reject recent statements made by Minister of Children, Community, and Social Services Todd Smith, linking increased refugee attendance in schools and education funding....

09:00
State governments in 22 states and seven major city municipalities filed suit last week in the federal appeals court in Washington to stop the new EPA rule that opens the door for coal-fired power plants to operate indefinitely without requiring them...


16 august 2019

18:56
The bargaining committee for Unifor says talks with SaskEnergy have reached an impasse. "The provincial government has mandated that the Crowns not offer any increase until 2021 and then only a 1 percent raise," said Unifor President Jerry Dias. "Our...

16:24
An unfortunate workplace accident occurred this morning when two of our employees fell several meters during a dismantling operation of a communications tower in Candiac. Both men were taken to the Montreal General Hospital thanks to the rapid...

10:49
Media are invited to visit two new coworking locations for Government of Canada employees, in the company of Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with other local...

07:40
Steven Andrew, CEO of USA.Life, announced "the pro-Trump social network USA.Life is safer for conservatives than Facebook." This is in response to the ongoing censorship of conservatives and the possible breakup of Facebook. USA.Life provides...

07:00
On this day in 1969, hundreds of thousands of people descended onto Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Catskills, NY. What began as a festival with an expected 50,000 attendees turned into one of the largest free concerts and top ten iconic moments in music...