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17 july 2020

18:20
Today UFCW Local One have asked Tops, again, to join the dozens of retailers including Kroger, Albertson's, Walgreens and so many others to adopt a no mask, no service policy, period. "Simply, if our members are required to wear a mask while they...

17:00
The short-term federal funding package for provinces lays the groundwork for recovery, but still misses bigger picture economic needs, says Unifor. "The federal government has come through with a first step for economic recovery, but it is just a...

13:16
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) promotes high standards of business conduct through its regulation of the financial services sectors, including Life and Health Insurance....

11:11
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is asking the government to crack down on private stores illegally selling alcohol as early as 7 am, and to push the LCBO to immediately restart its responsible sales on Mondays. "We've got the receipts showing...

09:48
American Veterans Honor Fund, a grassroots political organization that prepares Veterans to serve in an elected capacity at state and local levels of government, launched their nationwide voter outreach campaign today. The organization is encouraging...


16 july 2020

19:30
Despite their employer's heavy-handed union-busting campaign, nearly 100 LifeLabs workers in Toronto and Oshawa have voted in favour of joining OPSEU. "I always say congratulations to our new members, but these workers deserve extra praise and...

18:45
Chairman Green, Ranking Member Barr, Chairwoman Waters, and distinguished members of the committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today and to discuss the importance of protecting homeowners especially during these difficult times. I also...

18:25
The Iranian diaspora, supporters of the Iranian Resistance (NCRI) and prominent dignitaries from six continents and 103 countries will convene in the largest virtual gathering of its kind for the Free Iran Global Summit 2020, a livestreamed event...

16:56
Provincial COVID-19 data released by Public Health Ontario shows the cost of years of ignoring health workers' demands, and the risks of continued inaction. Health care workers were severely overrepresented in the data, representing more than 17 per...

16:03
Family Research Council is pleased to announce that Bob Fu has joined FRC's Center for Religious Liberty as Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom. As religious persecution continues to spread around the world, and as China in particular...

15:36
Front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals from three sites of The Ottawa Hospital will rally in solidarity with members of CUPE and OPSEU. The workers are calling on the province to...

15:06
The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) today announced details including the pricing structure for NECA 2020 LIVE, the virtual Convention & Trade Show which will take place Oct. 6?8. NECA is harnessing cutting-edge technology to...

14:50
Ahead of the 26th anniversary of the deadly terrorist bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentine President Alberto Fernandez reaffirmed his government's commitment to bring to justice those responsible. "The truth is that...

13:02
Governor Kristi Noem and her Office of Economic Development are inviting Minnesota businesses to relocate to South Dakota with an aggressive ad campaign. This business recruitment campaign is aimed at companies that have been burdened by recent...

11:35
The Ohio Roundtable today issued the following statement in response to Governor DeWine's speech from the State Capital. Just as he started with the wrong definitions of COVID-19 back in March, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is still mistaken by equating...

11:23
The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today issued the following statement: "Public trust in government institutions such...

11:00
Over the past several months, 53,000 pro-life Ohioans have signed a petition calling on Governor Mike DeWine and the members of the Ohio Legislature to transition Ohio to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2030. Members of Ohio's faith community shared...

10:15
The National Trust for Canada indicates that 1/3 of Canada's 27,000 faith buildings - more than 9,000 buildings - will close in the next ten years. A new report released today, "No Space for Community," measures faith building usage and how closures...

09:30
As the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) prepares to vote to finalize their proposed rule on proxy advisors next week, a new report from the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) show that companies believe proxy advisors are still...

09:02
Today, an online rally was organized by a Washington DC-based Capital Region Coalition for Religious Freedom, and Right To Believe, a nonprofit protecting the freedom to believe in one's religion without undue governmental interference....

09:00
The Republic of South Korea has shined internationally in its response to the coronavirus outbreak. They have received ample praise for their aggressive response to the virus; but there have also been accusations of human rights and religious freedom...

08:52
The American College Health Association's (ACHA) CEO, Dr. Devin Jopp, released a statement countering several false claims made by the Washington Post in a recent investigative report: The Washington Post's investigative report on July 13th grossly...

08:38
As violent crime increases daily the political class moves to defund police with equal speed. Yet the politicians moving to reduce police service to voters continue to get police protection. Some even obtained additional taxpayer funded private...

08:00
Representing more than $6 trillion in assets under management, institutional investor members of the Thirty Percent Coalition engaged over 250 companies during the past year as part of the Coalition's "Adopt a Company" campaign. Following these...

07:00
Zurich Insurance Groups' surrender to Stand.earth and Zurich's resulting refusal to do business with the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is counter-productive, ill-conceived, and will have a negative effect on the environment and climate,...

06:15
Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) is proud to support the revisions to Maryland's insurance laws that increase access to care for those seeking fertility treatment. Effective January 1, 2021, Maryland's infertility insurance law no longer has a marriage...

06:01
Dear Editors,  Confucius Institute programs are often in the news, as people frustrated with the policies of a country on the other side of the world aim their frustrations locally, at language and cultural exchange programs run by U.S. educational...


15 july 2020

22:20
President Hernandez reacted to the irregularities found during process for purchasing seven mobile hospitals for attending the pandemic emergency in Honduras, a case that is currently under investigation of the corresponding authorities. "We will not...

19:32
On behalf of the American BioDefense Institute, we commend Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona on proposing an amendment to the H.R.6395 - William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021. We submit this statement for the...

18:47
Mickey Rubin, PhD, Executive Director, American Egg Board's Egg Nutrition Center, today released the following statement: "Today is...

17:58
Family Research Council released a new report today titled "The Crisis of Christian Persecution in Nigeria." It describes one of the worst human rights situations of our day?one which the mainstream media rarely discusses?a possible genocide of...

16:38
The American Waterways Operators strongly supports H.R. 7575, the Water Resources Development Act of 2020 (WRDA), which was reported out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on July 15....

15:54
Air Canada's Chief Medical Officer today issued a letter urging the Canadian government to consider a science-based approach to easing the Quarantine Act restrictions, which have been essentially unchanged since March, to strike a better balance...

15:19
The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) issued a patient editorial on the first anniversary of the Executive Order on Advancing American Kidney Health, signed by President Donald Trump on July 10, 2019. The sweeping executive order calls...

15:00
Laura C. Perrotta, President and CEO of the American Highway Users Alliance (Highway Users), issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's announcement of the final National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) rule:...

14:25
Some of the world's leading democracy and human rights experts will gather virtually to discuss prospects for China's democracy movement on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, as the nation combats repression via Beijing's new controls over Hong Kong and...

14:20
SEIU Healthcare, the union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, is concerned that today's announcement does nothing to deliver improved quality care for vulnerable residents, leaving the long-term care sector...

13:40
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), the largest association of nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, today called on the American public to renew its commitment to slowing the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, social...

11:55
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges the Ontario government to immediately direct all nursing homes in Ontario to reunite residents with their loved ones, including those in nursing homes experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak. RNAO's...

11:47
As Ontario's leading school bus driver union, Unifor warns that urgent action is needed for wheels to turn on school buses in September. The health and safety of students and school bus drivers must be a key priority as the Ontario government and...

10:02
Election Integrity Project® California (EIPCa), part of the national Election Integrity Alliance (EIA), has signed a letter to President Trump, warning that "a fair and honest election is not possible under current conditions."...

09:00
Today, the National Restaurant Association sent the "Blueprint for Restaurant Revival" to Congress. The comprehensive policy and legislative plan outlines specific and immediate action the federal government should take to stabilize the industry in...

08:00
PGP, (The Public Good Projects), a public health nonprofit responsible for some of the nation's most successful health campaigns, announces today the launch of STRONGER, a first-of-its-kind national advocacy campaign against misinformation and for...

03:00
The German transmission grid needs to quickly and significantly increase its transfer capacity to successfully manage an increasing level of renewables and deliver on the Clean Energy package....


14 july 2020

18:40
Below is Lt. Col. Allen West's statement in regards to the convention crisis facing the Republican Party of Texas currently. "The concern that Texas Republicans might be denied their right to hold a state convention in Houston came to fruition last...

17:28
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding the Trump administration decision to abandon a rule that would deny visas to foreign students enrolled in online classes...

17:22
Artists, activists, attorneys, athletes and community leaders from across the country will participate in training and civil disobedience to bring further awareness and action to Breonna Taylor's case, following more than 123 days since her murder....

16:09
American Jewish Committee (AJC) today called on U.S. federal agencies to ensure that any changes to the U.S. asylum system respect the universal right to seek asylum and the prohibition on returning people to places where they face persecution or...

15:22
Last week, the Administration announced that it would begin enforcing current laws regarding students enrolled in online degree programs.  This would force thousands of students out of the country at a time when health experts are urging people to...

14:09
Widespread layoffs at Pearson International Airport may have been unavoidable at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they expose the Government of Canada's lagging response to safeguard the future of the aviation industry, says Unifor. "Canada's...