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29 october 2019

13:14
Today, the American Kitchen Cabinet Alliance (AKCA) commended the U.S. Government for beginning its final investigations of dumped and subsidized Chinese wooden cabinets and vanities, and raised concerns about the claims of those U.S. assemblers who...

12:54
The Muslim World League sees the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as a victory in the battle against terrorism, and the justified end to someone involved in so much unnecessary death and destruction. But the death of al-Baghdadi alone will...

11:57
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is calling for immediate action to stem workplace assaults on nurses and health-care providers at Southlake Regional Health Centre. "It's been more than nine months since a registered...

10:20
New data released today by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) shows overwhelming support for national physician licensure. The findings, from the 2019 CMA Physician Workforce Survey, reveal that nine in 10 physicians support national licensure...

10:05
Business Forward Foundation today released Answering America: The Business Case Against Trump's Agenda, a report examining the impact of Trump administration policies on our national economy, with emphasis on five Midwestern states ? Iowa, Michigan,...

09:50
Amid a marked increase in suicide rates across the United States and its own research that shows more can be done to assess patients for suicidality in the emergency department, the Emergency Nurses Association on Tuesday offered strong support for...

09:00
The new Government of Canada needs to co-ordinate urgent action with the provinces for a national approach to vaping and new smoke-free technologies, one of Canada's leading tobacco companies said today. Rothmans, Benson...

08:00
Red flags continue to pop up when it comes to privatizing alcohol sales, and it's time the Ontario government sober up to the dangers, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. Thomas points to media reports from Manitoba on the dangerous practice...

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Today, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released the following statement on Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer's decision to implement budget cuts to Michigan's charter schools: Governor Whitmer recently red-lined more than...

08:00
Today, at the Court of Appeals in Edmonton, the Fort McKay First Nation's lawyers will make their argument to overturn the Alberta Energy...

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HempFusion® ("the Company"), a leading Hemp/CBD company in the United States with distribution of its family of brands to over 3,400 retailers across 47 states, is pleased to announce its support for the Autism Hope Alliance ("AHA") in the form of a...

06:00
On Sunday, November 3rd, 2019, the residents of Kingsbridge in Central Mississauga will demonstrate against plans by Metrolinx, Ontario's regional transportation agency, to place a giant transformer in the middle of...

05:00
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, with their proposed 3% annual wealth tax on billionaires, are proposing America's economic destruction. Stoking envy and dissatisfaction among middle class Americans, their proposed tax is rooted in a belief that...


28 october 2019

20:50
The failure of Coast Mountain Bus Company (CMBC) to meaningfully address workers' concerns about working conditions, wages, and benefits during this round of negotiations has led Unifor Local 111 and 2200 to serve 72-hour notice of job action. "It's...

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Nurses and advocates will testify on Tuesday at the State House in favor of legislation to require improved patient handling practices in Massachusetts healthcare facilities, helping patients in recovery by enabling better mobility and protecting...

14:19
Unifor is renewing its call for new product allocation at the Oakville Assembly Plant following today's restructuring announcement by Ford Motor Company. "New or expanded vehicle allocation is urgently needed to prevent permanent job loss at the...

14:01
This Tuesday, October 29th at 6 PM outside the Palmerston Toronto Public Library branch, a coalition of community groups, library workers, and the broader public are gathering for a peaceful protest to say: no transphobia in our beloved public...

13:53
After two failed attempts at mediation, K-12 support staff in School District #63 walked off the job this morning. The union served 72-hour strike notice on Wednesday, October 23 but had hoped that the parties would have gone back to the table and...

13:19
Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following statement: "This week's Chancery Court announcement is a major victory for transparency in Delaware. TransPerfect Global will now be able to see bills sent...

13:00
WHAT: On Monday, October 28, United Way Greater Toronto will unveil the latest development in its award-winning #UNIGNORABLE campaign. Using augmented reality, United Way has created an #UNIGNORABLE Tower that is designed to make everyone aware of...

12:00
One week after appealing an unreasonable delay by the United Stated Department of Transportation's ("USDOT") Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") in the publication of its resubmitted Electronic Logging Device ("ELD") exemption...

11:26
CUPE 723, K-12 support workers at School District 72 on the east coast of central Vancouver Island, ratified a collective agreement on October 19. The local bargaining began on March 19 and a deal was reached after seven...

10:53
As a writers' organization that supports freedom of expression in all its forms, PEN Canada considers the Toronto Public Library an important ally. Its rental policy recognizes the necessity of barring the use of Library premises from "any individual...

10:30
Dozens of governors, mayors, and other elected officials across America joined the American Jewish Committee (AJC) in declaring yesterday a Day of Action Against Antisemitism. "The targeting of Jews is a sign that something is fundamentally wrong...

10:19
Today, on behalf of the nation's mayors and the police chiefs of major cities across America, the Presidents of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and Major Cities Chiefs Association sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and...

10:00
In booth #2214 at ACEP Scientific Assembly, Gryphon Healthcare, a leading revenue cycle and management services provider, today announced that it opposes legislation allowing government-set payment benchmarks for handling surprise medical bill...


27 october 2019

13:38
WHAT: On Monday, October 28, United Way Greater Toronto will unveil the latest development in its award-winning #UNIGNORABLE campaign. Using augmented reality, United Way has created an #UNIGNORABLE Tower that is designed to make everyone aware of...


26 october 2019

15:26
A proposal to build a Disney-like theme park in the Maya Biosphere Reserve in northern Guatemala is under fire from a coalition of forestry and conservation groups as well as Mayan archaeologists. "The future of the Maya...

11:12
The Inspire America Foundation and island-based opposition groups of varying political views came together to adopt the "Agreement for Democracy", a common position on transition, at an event held at Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower with Luis...

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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is demanding that the Ford government be as responsible with the sale of alcohol as it's becoming with the sale of vaping products. "The Premier and the Health Minister are doing the right thing by trying to cut...


25 october 2019

18:40
CUPE K-12 Local 748 applied for mediation through the Labour Relations Board today to assist in reaching a collective agreement with School District 8 (Kootenay Lake). The local has had 12 bargaining sessions with the District since April 4....

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Unifor's VIA Rail locals open bargaining in Montreal as contracts near expiration for more than 2,000 members.  "Unifor members are looking forward to delivering the highest quality service for passengers today, and through the next generation of...

16:35
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) applauds the recent announcement by the province of Ontario calling for a ban on the promotion of vaping products in convenience stores. Effective January 1, 2020, this ban is a step in the right direction in...

16:28
The Canadian Payroll Association applauds the Government of Alberta for commitments made in the province's 2019 Budget that will focus on reducing red tape, supporting job creation, and eliminating unnecessary costs on businesses. As the profession...

16:24
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) is encouraged to hear that Saskatchewan is moving to regulate vaping and vaping products. Given that Saskatchewan is one of the two provinces with no vaping laws, alongside Alberta,...

15:38
As organizations committed to protecting the health of our nation's children, we strongly urge the Trump Administration to side with America's kids over the tobacco industry by implementing its plan to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes ?...

15:31
Moving adult smokers away from cigarettes to vaping products should be one of Ontario's public health goals. However, the recently announced ban on e-cigarette advertising at retail will limit adult smokers' ability to learn about alternative...

14:49
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is holding a public comment period as part of the environmental assessment process for the proposed Frontier Oil Sands Mine Project, located in northern Alberta. The Agency invites the public and...

14:43
The US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) today lauded a recent letter signed by more than 100 scientists from more than 50 colleges and universities citing the benefits of wood energy.  The letter, published by the National Association of...

14:26
Members of the Ontario Korean Businessmen's Association (OKBA) are disappointed with today's provincial announcement that convenience stores will be prohibited from using any in-store vaping promotional materials starting January 1, 2020. Convenience...

14:07
On Oct 22, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) published a draft review of fluoride's neurotoxicity concluding: "...fluoride is presumed to be a cognitive neurodevelopmental hazard to humans. This conclusion is based on a consistent pattern of...

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The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) strongly supports this move by the Ontario Government to address the issue of youth vaping by banning the promotion of vapour products in convenience stores and gas stations. Our...

11:58
The Ontario Government has announced it will ban the promotion of nicotine vaping products in the very place where most smokers buy their cigarettes - convenience stores - preventing smokers from becoming aware of and transitioning to an option that...

10:55
The Vapor Technology Association (VTA), as part of an aggressive multimedia campaign to raise awareness of the significant adverse public health and economic consequences of a national ban on flavored vapor products, launched a new television...

10:00
Alberta's decision to increase the price of a carton of cigarettes by $5 will fuel an already significant illegal tobacco market, and its stated intention to tax vapour products will simply make it more difficult for adults to choose an alternative...

08:33
For the majority of health care professionals, food will always come first, but supplements do still have a place. In Trust Transparency Center's 2019 Registered Dietitian Insights Survey of 200 US-based registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs)...

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OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says there's nothing smart about Treasury Board President Peter Bethlenfalvy's "Smart Initiative" to privatize more public services. "If the Tories are looking for a truly smart initiative, I've got one for...


24 october 2019

19:42
The provincial government has introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), that, once passed, will make British Columbia the first province/territory in Canada to legislate...

18:35
Premier Jason Kenney's cuts to provincial services are totally unwarranted and will only deepen the issues with Alberta's economy, says Unifor. "Austerity has been widely discredited but that won't stop Jason Kenney from his old habits," said Jerry...

18:34
Statement by CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill on today's provincial budget: During the provincial election this spring, Jason Kenney promised to 'maintain or increase' public services. Today's budget breaks that promise....

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