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11 july 2019

10:41
Injured workers in Ontario already face an uphill battle to get the compensation they need to offset lost wages while they recover. Now that the Ford government has slashed funding to legal clinics, they're facing another hurdle to getting justice....

09:51
Custom holster company, We The People announced immediate availability of Product making it possible for gun owners nationwide to make a statement about Nike's recent canceling of their July 4th-themed shoe after former NFL player Colin Kaepernick...

09:51
On July 10th The Renal Physicians Association expressed strong support for the numerous initiatives announced by President Donald Trump, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...

07:00
Every 12 hours the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) detects 10,824 new images of child sexual abuse online through Project Arachnid, an automated web crawler and platform designed to detect child sexual abuse images on the...

07:00
Child pornography is a global, social epidemic and Canadians need to demand a safer world for children.  Current efforts have not been enough to address the growing availability of this abusive material. Over the last few years, Cybertip.ca, Canada's...


10 july 2019

19:36
In an open letter to the community, The Board of Directors for Brant Family and Children's Services, led by Executive Director Andy Koster, today sent a clear message to the Ford Conservatives that front-line service cuts need to stop, and funding...

16:59
The Teamsters Union applauds the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means for today's vote to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. ...

16:07
The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) today announced its support of H.R. 3656, the Accessible Care by Curbing Excessive LawSuitS Act (ACCESS Act), a comprehensive medical liability reform bill introduced by Representative Richard...

15:32
The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Nan McFadgen, is appalled that the Department of Transportation has blocked the union's application to view the Request for Proposals for the Highway 104 (Sutherlands River to Antigonish) twinning project....

14:21
When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "even worse than Mike Harris" new data reports released in Kitchener/Waterloo today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show....

14:21
Consumer Watchdog said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara's decision to return over $54,000 in contributions from donors tied to a company seeking the Commissioner's approval for an acquisition was an "important first step that protects the...

13:47
The Connecticut Supreme Court today granted Alex Jones' motion to take an emergency public interest appeal of a lower court's refusal to hear Mr. Jones' motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by survivors of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook in December,...

13:27
Today President Trump announced a bold vision for transforming kidney care for the estimated 37 million Americans affected by kidney disease. During a speech at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center attended by National Kidney Foundation (NKF)...

12:48
The World Business Academy has just released for publication a major new 31-page study addressing the dangers of the cumulative emissions from massive deposits of methane gas, kept for millennia in permafrost, glaciers and marine sediment, but that...

12:44
The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association (SWAPA) today announced its strong support for H.R. 3632, the Fair and Open Skies Act, which will prevent Flag of Convenience (FOC) air carriers from flying to the United States. This bipartisan legislation,...

12:41
Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO of Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the Senate Commerce Committee's approval of the nomination of Captain Steve Dickson to serve as the...

12:16
Following a nationwide call for nominations, CADTH is pleased to announce the membership of its new Patient and Community Advisory Committee. Twelve individuals from across the country have been invited to join the...

12:00
"AAKP, America's largest and oldest fully independent kidney patient advocacy organization, enthusiastically endorses President Donald Trump and his health policy team in their bold and bipartisan efforts to fully empower kidney patient consumers and...

10:00
Today, seniors advocacy nonprofit, The Seniors Center, through their grassroots campaign #KeepOurTrust, unveiled two new websites aimed at alerting the public to Social Security's imminent funding crisis. "SocialSecurityInsolvencyClock.org and...

09:05
Last week the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) spoke to media about its partnership with the University of Alberta's Faculty of Nursing and their plan to tackle youth vaping. While everyone agrees that youth shouldn't vape, the EPS' approach to keep...

09:00
Physicians for Informed Consent (PIC) sent a letter to the Medical Board of California on behalf of hundreds of its doctor and scientist members out of concern that some legislators, without robust scientific justification, are singling out medical...

08:00
At this week's Council of the Federation (COF) meeting, Canada's premiers need to show they remain committed to keeping progress on interprovincial trade on the front burner, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). "Provincial...

07:00
Attorneys Sussman and Kennedy filed a lawsuit today in New York State (NYS) Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the NYS legislature's June 13, 2019 repeal of the religious exemption to vaccination, Public Health Law Section 2164(9)....


9 july 2019

15:09
The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to suspend its chuckwagon race after yet another horse died in the event on Monday.  A horse died in the race last year and more than 60 chuckwagon horses have died at the Stampede...

15:06
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today expressed concern at the lack of official outrage after Vice President Mike Pence praised an Islamophobic religious leader who...

14:24
When the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives (PCs) took office last summer, they made vague promises about ending hallway medicine, increasing system capacity and no public sector staff layoffs, while cutting government spending on services. Now, one...

14:13
Today, following the news that Delaware Chancery Court Chief Justice Strine is retiring, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware Campaign Manager Chris Coffey has released the following statement: "We wish Chief Justice Strine well, but it's time to...

14:00
Alectra Utilities is joining electricity companies across Canada to recognize July 10 as the industry-wide celebration of Canadian lineworkers. National Lineworker Appreciation Day was established by the Canadian...

13:33
Today, the National League of Cities (NLC) released a comprehensive affordable housing report entitled "Homeward Bound: The Road to Affordable Housing," at an event in Washington. The report focuses on the challenges and solutions communities large...

13:13
Indigenous Services Canada is proud to announce the launch of a new photo app designed to simplify the application process for a Secure Certificate of Indian Status (SCIS). The photo app lets applicants take a photo with a smartphone and submit it...

10:54
Last week Edmonton Police Service (EPS) held a press conference to share their plan to address a purported rise in youth vaping. According to the EPS the cause of youth vaping is not the absence of legislation to prevent youth from vaping but the...

10:08
The Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue and Member of Parliament (Gaspésie?Les-Ïles-de-la-Madeleine), will announce financial support for the Gespeg Micmac Nation on Wednesday for a project aimed at preserving and...

10:08
"Medicare for All" has become a confusing term among the existing 65+ year old Medicare population as they watch Congress debate universal health care, according to Patrick Phillips, CEO of Cavulus. Cavulus is a technology firm specializing in...

09:00
Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor announced the filing of a defamation lawsuit by conservative investigative journalist Laura Loomer against Facebook. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court...

08:00
More than 50 doctors across the U.S. signed an open letter to the USDA calling on the organization to overhaul the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and ensure that recommendations are for all Americans.  The letter ran in both the New York Times and...


8 july 2019

21:21
Canada's Pacific Coast is home to the killer whale, iconic to British Columbians and to all Canadians, and of profound and historic cultural significance for coastal First Nations. Scientific research helps us better understand the threats facing...

18:28
On July 4, 2019, attorney and well-known Pro-Trump law professor Victor Williams formally announced his 2020 run for the U.S Senate from Virginia.  Branding his Senate campaign Victor for Williams, his website -- vw4v.com -- states "16 years of...

18:01
Five former workers at a Domino's franchise have received a total of $10,486 after the B.C. Employment Standards Branch ruled the local owner was under-paying staff. "This is the tip of the iceberg. Wage theft is often a fact of life for precarious...

17:50
The well-being of the endangered North Atlantic right whale population is of great concern to Canadians and its protection is a significant priority for the Government of Canada. Over the past two years, the Government of Canada has taken...

17:43
CUPE 947, representing K-12 support workers at School District 61, ratified their tentative agreement on July 4 following six sessions of bargaining that began in May. CUPE 947 President Jane Massy praised the Local's...

16:28
Teamsters Joint Council 42 in Los Angeles, Calif. voted unanimously to sanction a possible strike that could impact more than 60,000 grocery workers in Central and Southern California that are represented by seven United Food and Commercial Workers...

16:18
Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) will hold a press event to release the "Hight Cost of the 4am Bar Bill," a first of its kind cost-benefit analysis detailing the effects of changing state...

16:06
The Québec English School Boards Association (QESBA) is disappointed with the decision of the Superior Court of Québec regarding the provisional stay filed by the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) last week to suspend the transfer of two of its...

16:01
California State Assemblymember Tom Lackey will join Alcohol Justice and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) at a Capitol press event to release the "High Cost of the 4 a.m. Bar Bill," a first of its kind cost-benefit analysis detailing the...

15:23
From one poll to the next, the picture is clear: Canadians are worried about health care. And today's latest findings by Ipsos shed new light on what Canadians expect from our federal leaders to improve health care. So, we turn to you, Canada's...

14:47
Reversing a three decade tradition among elected Democrat California Insurance Commissioners ? and reneging on his own campaign pledge ? Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has accepted contributions from an insurance company executive and spouses of...

14:38
Today, the Teamsters Union called on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means to approve H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. ...

14:05
Writing on Medium on the 4th of July, famed Yale University computer scientist David Gelernter called for a populist revolution against Facebook and outlined 'three grievances' against the company, advocating for a massive public database built on...

13:45
**ADVISORY** For July 10, 2019 Following a recent report by the Center for Public Integrity that listed Delaware 48th in the Nation for transparency and accountability, and 46th for judicial accountability, on Wednesday, July 10th, Citizens for a...

13:30
When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "worse than Mike Harris" new data reports released in North Bay today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show. For...

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