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12 march 2020

06:00
With tax season in full swing, Canadians once again have to devote time and money to filling out their income tax returns. Unfortunately, a lot of them?including many of modest means?will not claim the considerable sums to which they are entitled....


11 march 2020

23:58
A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio issued the following statement this evening: We commend President Trump for continuing to...

16:05
On January 14th, Dionisio Gutiérrez, president of Fundación Libertad y Desarrollo, met with Colombian president Iván Duque, during his official visit to Guatemala for the inauguration of the new government....

16:01
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding an upcoming vote on legislation to dismantle the president's travel ban authority at the height of the coronavirus...

14:55
IAPMO, DigDeep, the US Water Alliance and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) today marked the 11th annual World Plumbing Day by co-hosting a congressional briefing on the recently released report, "Closing the Water Access Gap in the...

14:16
Comments by Richard Torrenzano on what business leaders can do to strengthen U.S. Financial Markets. It is necessary for everyone to take a deep breath, step back and focus on investing ? not day to day speculation. In Barron's anniversary coverage...

13:22
Citizens from across the Métis Nation homeland joined together in an unprecedented two-day session to share their views, concerns and give direction on where the Métis Nation needs to go. Over 400 grassroots Métis Nation citizens and leadership from...

12:55
As a direct result of COVID-19, Canadians are switching their travel habits from public transit to either staying at home or relying more on their cars. Based on a Northstar public opinion poll among n=1000 Canadians, which found that 40% feel that...

12:37
On February 10, The Institut National d'Excellence en Santé et Services Sociaux (INESSS) published its assessment regarding the relevance of public coverage of the Dexcom G6 system, a continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology for T1D. The...

12:17
On March 9, 2020, the Trump administration explained how the federal government would be responding to protect airlines, the cruise industry and corporations with potential payroll tax cuts.  They also "raised the standards for every nursing home in...

10:59
Representatives from labour, social justice, Indigenous, faith and environmental organizations today called on the Government of Canada to greatly increase the funds and programs needed to build a sustainable economy and drastically cut...

10:21
Énergir applauds the budgetary measures tabled by Finance Minister Éric Girard, encouraging the development of Québec's renewable natural gas (RNG) sector. The 2020?2021 budget devotes $70 million to support RNG production and distribution up to...

09:00
Today, several leading companies including Gap Inc., Snap Inc., Twitter, Lyft and Univision announced a series of initiatives, ranging from digital in-app prompts to dedicated AMAs ("Ask Me Anything") to help answer people's questions about the...

08:34
U.S. Consumer Healthcare Advocacy Group, a company that uses deep learning algorithms to advocate on behalf of consumers within the health and wellness space has started to study the contagion pattern of COVID-19.  They have discovered, by collecting...


10 march 2020

21:47
Connected Nation (CN) praised the final passage of the Broadband DATA Act (S.1822) in the U.S. Senate today, after the bill cleared the House of Representatives by unanimous consent on March 3. ...

20:34
Aéro Montréal welcomes the government's commitment to support the productivity and competitiveness of Québec companies and applauds measures that will help, starting immediately, to create an environment conducive to investment, innovation and a...

19:05
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contacts: JohnWalt Boatright 352.384.2658 johnwalt.boatright@ffbf.org G.B. Crawford 352.374.1517 gb.crawford@ffbf.org ________________________________________ Florida Farm Bureau President Praises Rep. Ted Yoho for...

18:59
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the 2020?2021 budget presented today by the Quebec Minister of Finance. This budget reaffirms the government's commitment to improving health care access by modernizing the delivery of health care...

18:42
On Monday morning, out of concern for the health and safety of campaign volunteers and the residents of Florida's 21st Congressional District, Republican Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer cancelled her petition drive to appear on the primary...

16:46
The Minister responsible for Government Administration and Chair of the Conseil du trésor, Christian Dubé, tabled the 2020?2021 Expenditure Budget today, outlining the increased government program spending for the coming year. The additional...

16:21
TransPerfect, the world's largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, today announced a new advocacy campaign on behalf of the countless professional translators and interpreters in California who wish to continue to...

16:00
On the three-year anniversary of the suspension of the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) request for information (RFI) on "Exploring Industry Practices on Distribution and Display of Airline Fare, Schedule and Availability Information"...

15:25
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) has launched a deceptive website, at www.protectourdiscounts.org, and advertising campaign to protect insurers' ability to continue overcharging lower income and minority drivers for their...

14:43
Lobbyists 4 Good, the nation's first nonprofit that hires lobbyists on behalf of the American people, announced today that it has hired former Representative Steve Driehaus as a lobbyist. Mr. Driehaus, who served as a Member of Congress from Ohio's...

14:12
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) has announced it is cancelling the 2020 Policy and Issues Forum (March 16-19th) after mounting public health concerns about the spread of novel coronavirus or COVID-19.  The annual...

13:49
Following a surge in beheadings, abductions and other violent assaults by Islamic extremists targeting Catholic priests, Protestant ministers, and ordinary Christians in sub-Saharan Africa, 20 leading experts in international religious freedom...

12:39
Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO JC Scott issued a letter to the Trump Administration's COVID-19 Task Force outlining pharmacy benefit managers' (PBMs) commitment to offering patients assistance with obtaining...

10:41
Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), heads to Washington, D.C., March 8?10, for their annual Advocacy Conference. Over 100 families are expected to join...

10:01
The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders (CORD) is leading a contingent of Canadian patients with rare and common diseases to Parliament Hill at noon today to deliver one common message to their Members of Parliament: "Stop the PMPRB!".  The...

09:00
Behavioral health care professionals from across the country will come together on Capitol Hill this week to urge members of Congress to support the bipartisan Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Expansion Act (S. 824/H.R. 1767),...

08:39
For more than five decades, Washington has been claiming to reform healthcare with its one-size-fits-all, top-down approach. The failing system we have now is the result of their multiple "fixes." According to Deane Waldman, M.D., M.B.A. professor...

08:30
Today, Wet'suwet'en hereditary leader Theresa Tait Day will testify in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs to ask the Federal Government to ensure women leaders' voices are heard as her Nation resolves...

08:00
THE ISSUE: The federal government's draconian new patented drug pricing rules to be implemented by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) prevent life-saving treatments from coming to Canada. It's already happening ? remarkable new...

07:00
When it comes to animal protection laws Canada gets a failing grade. The global charity World Animal Protection assessed the animal welfare policies and legislation of 50 countries and identified a continued lack of adequate animal welfare laws in...

04:00
Seventy-eight percent of retirees think Congress should cap what Medicare beneficiaries must spend out-of-pocket on prescription drugs, according to new survey by The Senior Citizens League (TSCL). Unlike other types of insurance, Medicare Part D has...


9 march 2020

15:49
Today, the American Trucking Associations praised the introduction of the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act ? legislation that would address the trucking industry's critical need to expand access to safe commercial parking....

14:27
Blue Shield of California President and CEO Paul Markovich has issued the following statement regarding new rules on data sharing issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

13:08
Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maryland's 7th Congressional District, will launch her "Truth and Solutions" tour on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Easterwood Recreation...

12:28
On Tuesday, March 10, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) will release a white paper focusing on the role that community foundations can play in denying philanthropic funding to hate groups. The...

12:00
THE ISSUE: The federal government's draconian new patented drug pricing rules to be implemented by the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) prevent life-saving treatments from coming to Canada. It's already happening ? remarkable new...

11:40
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project, located in the Interlake region of Manitoba. The Agency invites the...

09:00
The Afghan-American Association (A-AWA), an Afghan-led NGO in the Washington DC area, in consultation with the Afghan Women's Education Center (AWEC ? based in Afghanistan) and the Afghan Women's Network (AWN ? representing around 125 women groups in...

08:52
Mothers and grandmothers across Canada are uniting to demand that concrete measures be taken to protect children from the impacts of climate change. Calling themselves Mothers Step In (Mères au front, in French), they want emergency action on the...

08:05
The CROWN Coalition, the official national supporters of the CROWN Act movement; an alliance founded by Dove, National Urban League, Western Center on Law & Poverty and Color Of Change, along with over 50 CROWN Act supporting organizations...

08:00
The Métis National Council (MNC) is proud to announce it will be holding its Métis Identity, Citizenship & Homeland conference on March 9-10, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan....

07:05
AMCI responds to MotorTrend's assertions that its EV-range protocols and results are more accurate than theirs.  As a service to fact-minded readers, automotive consumers, and Porsche, the company looks to set the record straight. All Testing Is Not...

06:00
Ban-the-box laws can be unique to an individual state or municipality and this complexity can be highlighted in the New England states where ban-the-box laws are not equal across borders and can create confusion for hiring managers and employers....


8 march 2020

14:00
Today, on International Women's Day, we celebrate the remarkable women who have  blazed a trail toward gender equality around the world. We also recognize the First Nation, Inuit and Métis women and girls, and LGBTQ and Two-Spirit people, and women's...

12:10
The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, today issued the following statement: "Today is International Women's Day ? a time to celebrate the contributions of women and girls everywhere, and...

08:00
The Métis National Council (MNC) is proud to announce it will be holding its Métis Identity, Citizenship & Homeland conference on March 9-10, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan....