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News by subject: AVO

3 october 2019

14:00
Protect Our Power Executive Director Jim Cunningham issued the following statement on October's designation as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Protect Our Power is a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the...

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Today, leaders from the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Nurses Association and the College of Family Physicians of Canada gathered in Vancouver to call on federal party leaders to commit to...

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In response to the third and most recent administrative attack this year on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger rebuked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) proposal to "modernize" SNAP as a...

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America's Blood Centers (ABC) encourages the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to continue to assess the impact of the Final Guidance issued on Bacterial Risk Control Strategies for Blood Collection Establishments and Transfusion Services to Enhance...

10:51
Sanitation workers on strike at Republic Services in Marshfield, Mass., extended their picket line to Seattle this morning. Approximately 250 Republic Services/Allied Waste workers throughout the Puget Sound area?members of Teamsters Local 38, Local...

10:19
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) welcomes the opportunity to engage with Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil following his announcement yesterday regarding his government's potential regulatory changes to the sale and promotion of vaping products...

10:04
From Monday, October 7th through Sunday, October 20th, Domino's Pizza stores across Canada will be raising "dough" for 13 children's hospital foundations.   During this week-long event, customers who donate $2 will receive a coupon for a free...

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New guidelines released by the New York City Commission on Human Rights attempt to ban the use of the term "illegal alien" by implementing severe fines against members of the public. This measure will have a severe, chilling effect on freedom of...

09:00
A just-released public service announcement draws attention to the plight of the homeless, as Canada and the USA both approach elections. It's available free of charge to support any organization that serves the homeless. The call to action can be...

08:00
Spirits Canada today welcomed new analysis by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA), which demonstrates the value of Ontario's distilled spirits manufacturing and the serious consequences of artificially limiting the industry's growth...

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The meeting of the Bishops' Council of the Greek Orthodox Church, scheduled for October 7, plans to consider the issue of providing autocephaly to the Ukrainian "new church" ? the so-called Orthodox Church of Ukraine (OCU). Depending on the Council's...

07:00
Mayor Tory's proclamation of today as "I'm Library People Day" is clouded by his support for Staffless Libraries, a program that could be used to replace and eliminate library workers from the Toronto Public Library. "The idea of recognizing the...

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Research trailblazer Dr. Gabrielle deVeber urged better access to care and improved education for clinicians and the public around pediatric stroke ? a condition that affects at least 10,000 Canadian children - during the prestigious Hnatyshyn...


2 october 2019

19:30
The Olive Growers Council of California (OGCC) commends the Trump Administration for its important decision today to take WTO-authorized countermeasures against the European Union (EU) for its longstanding non-compliance in the WTO Large Aircraft...

18:45
Canada's leading vapers' rights association, Rights 4 Vapers, today responded to proposed changes by Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative leader Tim Houston to Nova Scotia's Tobacco Access Act. "Rights 4 Vapers is the...

18:38
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has secured a return to the bargaining table to continue negotiations with the province and the Council of Trustees' Associations. The union is working towards a deal for a central collective agreement...

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Unifor joined a solidarity rally organized by the Jane Finch Action Against Poverty and the Workers Action Centre today for the worker killed at Fiera Foods on September 25, the fifth such worker killed on the job at the industrial bakery.  "Fiera...

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The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), in response to the suspension of a Fairfax County, Virginia police officer for cooperating with ICE after a traffic stop:...

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Today, Centraide of Greater Montreal announced the launch of its 2019 Campaign with the theme #UNIGNORABLE to raise awareness of social issues, which often go unnoticed. Centraide wants to draw attention to issues such as school dropouts, food...

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"The Premier may attempt to make amends for the past, but I especially wish that he would do so for today, when the Government of Quebec, on this very day, stood before the court and continued to affirm that Quebec has never recognized the right to...

10:09
Maple Leaf Foods and the Maple Leaf Centre for Action on Food Security ("the Centre") today launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness and further political action to provide food security for all Canadians.  As part the #unCanadian campaign,...

09:45
This week The HighWire with Del Bigtree will interview the controversial Canadian couple, David & Collet Stephan. The Stephans stood trial for the 2012 death of their son Ezekiel, originally thought to have died from bacterial meningitis....

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The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) launches its Doubt It? campaign today to give Canadians the skills and tools to combat fake news and misinformation. Its goal is simple: teach Canadians to understand the difference between fact-based...

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Life is hectic and we often don't take the time to think about where our food comes from and how it got to our plate. When it comes to eating meat, many people aren't aware how animals on farms are raised and the suffering they endure....


1 october 2019

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MEDIA ADVISORY: TUESDAY, OCT. 1, 2019 BREAKING: WORLD'S MOST POPULAR EVANGELIST TO TURN ON DONALD TRUMP AND RUDY GIULIANI IN NEW YORK ON WEDNESDAY Dr. K A Paul, called by the New Republic Magazine as "The World's Most Popular Evangelist" and known as...

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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on September 24, 2019 to ban flavored tobacco products despite testimony of over 360 speakers of which a clear majority opposed the ban 3 to 1. The flavor ban ordinance was developed to...

16:35
On September 24, The Latino Coalition (TLC), the nation's leading non-partisan advocacy organization representing Hispanic businesses and consumers, hosted U.S. Treasurer Jovita Carranza and Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez during the...

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Following the Delaware State Bar Association's closed-door press conference attacking Citizen's for a Pro-Business Delaware and its platform to increase transparency and accountability in the state's judiciary, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware...

14:25
Scholarship providers, gathered from across the country, today demanded that Congress stop taxing student scholarships. During its national conference in Minneapolis, the National Scholarship Providers Association (NSPA) joined with Scholarship...

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There are some hits we should bring back. But when it comes to e-cigs, that's a hit we shouldn't take. E-cig, vapes, and JUUL are trying to bring back all the stuff we hate about regular cigarettes. More often than not, they both have addictive...

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, 24 leading advocacy organizations joined Voices for Non-Opioid Choices ("Voices") in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expressing disappointment over recent...

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World Food Program USA (WFP USA), a non-profit organization with the mission to end world hunger, today announced it is sponsoring the first-of-its-kind event in the United States, the United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator...

09:00
A campaign launched today on National Seniors Day and the International Day of Older Persons aims to improve quality of life for people with severe dementia who live in long-term care by sharing best approaches for evaluating and managing pain in...

07:00
Negative Population Growth, Inc. has released the latest addition to their NPG Forum series. Authored by Christopher J. Daly, Mountain West Confronts the Population Pressures of the 21st Century, studies the different issues and players involved in...

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Centraide of Greater Montreal wishes to inform motorists that some streets in downtown Montreal will be partially closed on Wednesday, October 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for Centraide's March of 1,000 Umbrellas. Main traffic hindrances:...

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After years of requests for this type of resource CADDAC is thrilled to be launching "Me and My ADHD", a series of animated videos to help children understand ADHD during this year's ADHD Awareness Month.  The added bonus for CADDAC was that everyone...


30 september 2019

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The report from the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec must mark a turning point in our relations with Indigenous communities, stated MNA for D'Arcy-McGee and the liberal Critic for...

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The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee welcomes the Final Report of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services in Québec: Listening, Reconciliation and Progress (Viens Commission) released today in...

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This morning, the report of the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec was released by Commissioner Jacques Viens. The Québec Ombudsman is attentive to this report and the calls to...

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"We knew we wouldn't see what we wanted to see. The establishment of the Viens Commission goes to Indigenous women who dared to speak out against the abuses they suffered as victims, and the report devotes them only a few lines. The apologies...

12:15
Forty three years after Congress first passed the Hyde Amendment, which bans Medicaid health insurance from covering abortion, new polling released today from Hart Research Associates shows that two-thirds (62%) of voters nationally believe the...

10:21
The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) Ghislain Picard will be on site and available for interviews following the tabling of the report on the Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain...

09:30
The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is calling on the provincial Conservatives to launch an independent review of the decision to close forensic pathology services in the Hamilton/Niagara region. "There are too...

09:25
Today, more than 55,000 members of CUPE Ontario have begun legal job action to secure the education services students need at school. They are education workers, represented by CUPE's Ontario School Board Council of...

09:22
Could Lamar Burks have spent 19 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit? New evidence expected to vindicate him will be presented 10 AM Tuesday, Oct. 1 in 208 District Court in Harris County, where Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee has been...

09:18
Since December 14, 1990, when the UN General Assembly proclaimed October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons this has been a key date for older persons across Ontario. In Canada and around the world, demographics are shifting. The rapid...

08:14
Workers at St. Patrick's Mercy Home and Glenbrook Lodge, members of CUPE 879, recently learned that Eastern Health plans to move the bulk of laundry away from their facilities and cut approximately eight jobs. However, there are many unanswered...

06:58
Doug Ford's federal election disappearing act shouldn't lull Ontarians into a false sense of security, warns OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, who is accusing the premier of going into hiding to protect federal Tories. "When hiding is the best...


28 september 2019

16:18
A group of leading policy makers, legal experts, educators, business leaders, scientists, and community leaders convened in Silicon Valley to tackle the impact of rising U.S. ? China tensions on the Chinese American community and American society as...

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Employers have called off contract talks after they steadfastly refused to move off of a government-imposed wage freeze. "Work-to-rule" job action is scheduled to begin Monday at 12:01 a.m., with escalation planned for the end of the week. "Picket...