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News by subject: AVO

8 october 2019

11:00
Driving Choice is pleased to announce that the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has joined as a partner of the campaign calling for more choice and competition in auto insurance in British Columbia (BC)....

10:58
Today, hundreds of thousands of students and teachers from around the world will join WE Day Connect, an interactive global virtual celebration of social good. The 60-minute digital event will engage students and teachers in classrooms in over 80...

10:37
What: To celebrate International Day of the Girl in 2019, Plan is challenging Canadians to know their facts from fiction when it comes to girls' rights and equality. The organization will showcase new data through a pop-up game...

10:34
Unifor launched a new Ontario-wide campaign today that takes the Doug Ford government to task on its drastic budget cuts to municipalities, health care, and education, as well as the anti-worker legislation it plans to introduce when parliament...

10:23
Future Forests + Jobs will launch today to advance a fact-based conversation around renewable wood energy and hold those who spread misinformation about the industry to account. For years, activist organizations such as the Dogwood Alliance,...

10:20
Valle Crucis is North Carolina's first official State Rural Historic District, as designated by the North Carolina State Legislature, and the entire community of Valle Crucis is officially listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, as...

09:00
Health care workers at Hogarth Riverview Manor will hold a rally outside the facility after contract negotiations came to a standstill. "Safe working conditions are at the heart of this round of bargaining," said Local 229 Vice President Suzanne...

09:00
On Wednesday, October 2, the World Trade Organization announced its ruling allowing the U.S. to impose nearly $7.5 billion worth of tariffs on European Union aircraft parts and luxury goods, including cheese. "These tariffs will be devastating to the...

07:10
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will speak at Local 133's barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on London-area residents with mental health and addictions issues. Date: Tuesday,...

04:00
For Aviation 2019 has been a tragic year with the loss of hundreds of lives. It is also tragic that following the Boeing 737-max accidents, serious questions have been raised regarding the relationship between regulators and those they regulate. At...


7 october 2019

21:26
On behalf of AARP's 3.3 million California members, we thank Governor Newsom for signing AB 824 into law, which bans "pay-to-delay" agreements between brand-name and generic drug companies, which have kept low-cost generic medications off the market....

17:26
Mental illness can strike any one of us at any time. No one is immune. During Mental Illness Awareness Week, every Ontarian should take the time to understand mental illness and help reduce the stigma surrounding it. As...

16:39
The news stories unfairly and inaccurately portray Mr. Sargeant as having involvement in Ukraine business affairs. Mr. Sargeant conducts no business of any kind in the Ukraine and has not visited Ukraine, even as a tourist, in well over a decade....

16:30
On Monday, October 7, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal on Domino's v. Robles. The American Council of the Blind (ACB) and its nationwide membership applauds this decision and commends the Supreme Court for their action. The unanimous...

16:28
The International Fur Federation (IFF) is continuing its campaign to highlight the activity of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). This is against a backdrop of ongoing questions over PETA's expenditure and the IFF are seeking to...

15:01
What exactly is an active global citizen? And what will it take to empower more active global citizens to make positive impacts on the world? The AFS Global Conference on Active Global Citizenship?and How to Educate for It will tackle these questions...

14:56
Transforce's failure to make a fair wage offer to their Dynamex Couriers has forced their union to serve 72-hour strike notice. "The boom of e-commerce is happening on the backs of couriers," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. "It's time...

14:33
The union representing 46 locked out workers at Wood Buffalo Housing has confirmed that there is a potential settlement to end the almost five-month labour dispute. Judy Collier, President of CUPE 1505 confirmed that...

14:10
5,000 striking Crown workers will be back at work on Tuesday after Premier Scott Moe left the province in the middle of the largest strike action in decades. "Premier Moe caused the strike, and now he has fled the province and his responsibilities,"...

12:10
Family Research Council today released a first-of-its-kind set of maps showing the strength of born-alive abortion survivor protection laws and the legal status of late term abortion in every state. Protections for born-alive abortion survivors...

11:39
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will speak at Local 133's barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on London-area residents with mental health and addictions issues....

11:16
A majority of Americans put private health insurance companies on notice when they said they would be fine with transitioning everyone in the USA to a federal health insurance plan as long as they could keep their doctors and coverage, even if it...

11:07
Two members of the Teamsters Union, which represents U.S. refuse collectors at Republic Services, America's second-largest rubbish disposal corporation, protested Microsoft founder Bill Gates at the Cambridge Union Society yesterday. They were joined...

10:46
On Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, Centennial College's School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design will host a federal election debate for local candidates in Ward 14 - Toronto-Danforth. Election debates play a vital role because...

10:30
On October 7, 2019, hundreds of activists from the across the country will stage a Mass Vigil where brutal slaughter is performed in residential streets as part of an "atonement" ritual known as Kaporos. Under Section 356 of the Agriculture and...

10:15
Today, the REFORM Alliance announced that it has tapped renowned entertainment and social justice executive Bob Pilon to serve as the organization's President and Chief Growth Officer. Pilon previously served as the Chief...

10:15
After an intensive weekend of negotiations, a tentative deal has been reached for a new central agreement, following talks between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the provincial government and the Council of Trustees' Associations...

10:00
On behalf of CBC/Radio-Canada we would like to take this opportunity during National Newspaper Week to salute our media colleagues working in newspapers large and small all across this country. The work they do is vital to communities and to...

09:00
Health care workers at Hogarth Riverview Manor will hold a rally outside the facility after contract negotiations came to a standstill. "Safe working conditions are at the heart of this round of bargaining," said Local 229 Vice President Suzanne...

08:53
Having uncovered the true story of the shooting of Trayvon Martin that divided America, filmmaker Joel Gilbert has retained TransMedia Group to arrange media interviews and set up screenings for "The Trayvon Hoax, Unmasking the Witness Fraud that...

08:45
The entertainment blog, Hollywood Biz Life Forum has just reported the breaking news that a socially conservative website called "Americans for Moral Comedy" is demanding that the U.S. Sketch Comedy Championships censor this year's competition groups...

08:30
The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is deeply alarmed by planned bed closures at London Health Sciences Centre that have come to light. "As a registered nurse from London, I am very concerned that the hospital is...

08:21
As October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month begins, Bari Z. Weinberger, family law expert and managing partner of Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, has issued a call for more comprehensive laws and procedures to protect victims of forced...

08:00
A majority of Ontarians are uncomfortable and unfamiliar with the symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a new Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). In...

06:00
Released today, Toronto Foundation's 17th Toronto's Vital Signs report reveals the harsh realities of a city facing increasingly entrenched inequality despite massive growth. In North America's fastest growing city, youth, newcomers, and racialized...


6 october 2019

17:50
Today, 85,000 Canadians laced up their shoes in 57 communities across the country to take part in the Canadian Cancer Society CIBC Run for the Cure, raising $17 million to support the breast cancer cause. Funds raised...

10:25
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomed the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals decision to stay the execution of Randy Halprin. The court remanded the case to a Dallas County court to review the allegations that the judge who had sentenced Halprin to...


5 october 2019

13:25
On behalf of the 55,000 education workers they represent, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and CUPE's Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) are continuing their talks today with the province and the Council of Trustees'...


4 october 2019

18:13
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has taken necessary and appropriate action to address the growing epidemic of youth e-cigarette use by directing state agencies to stop the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes. We applaud Gov. Brown for her leadership in...

15:26
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde is extremely disappointed to hear of today's request for judicial review by the Government of Canada on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) decision that secured compensation for...

14:30
Orkan Ozkan, CEO of American Bullion, repeated a projection made back in June that gold could hit $2,000 per ounce next year. He recalled the 2008 economic crisis and noted that by the end of 2011 gold and silver prices had surged 120% and 420%...

12:48
In stark contrast to Democrats who seek to push all Americans into socialized medicine, an Executive Order signed on October 3 by President Donald Trump takes bold steps toward increasing the ability of American seniors to choose the medical care and...

10:44
Today, the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee about the issues raised in the whistleblower complaint over a phone call by President Donald Trump and the...

10:00
The Canadian Union of Public Employees, Canada's largest labour union, will convene next week in Montreal for its 29th biennial convention. Over 2,200 delegates  representing more than 680,000 CUPE members from across the country, will gather at the...

09:34
Citizens' Council for Health Freedom (CCHF) praises the President's recent Medicare Executive Order signed on Thursday, Oct. 03, in The Villages, Florida. CCHF has worked with both Congress and the Administration on this issue since President Donald...

07:00
Although most Canadians support the legalization of cannabis, not nearly enough attention has been devoted to its harmful health effects, says cardiologist Dr. Chris Simpson, Vice-Dean (Clinical) in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's...


3 october 2019

20:51
Robert Gaddy, President of Apex International, LLC, issued the following statement today: "The Wall Street Journal story published today appears to be based on a disgruntled ex-employee of the firm who was terminated and was sued for breach of...

18:40
Today, the president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Sophia L. Thomas, issued the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order, entitled Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors.   ...

17:00
Unifor's various offers to find a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute with Crown employers have all been rebuffed by the provincial government, leaving the union with no other option than to strike. "Contract negotiations must be about a give...

16:15
A crisis of chronic government underfunding is plaguing Ontario's colleges, which need to stop ignoring the concerns of their employees, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. College employees provide vital assistance to international students...