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News by subject: AVO

24 february 2020

09:15
In a landmark legal decision, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered the Ford government to take concrete actions to end the gender pay gap midwives experience as a result of the Ministry of Health's discriminatory actions....

09:00
Independent Jewish Voices (IJV) is urging Ontario's MPPs to reject Bill 168, the...

08:00
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a second Toronto-based reality TV production company, seeking damages stemming from alleged employment standards violations. The $35-million suit against Insight Productions...

06:45
Midwives Elizabeth Brandeis and Liz Fraser, alongside human rights lawyer Mary Cornish, will present and respond to new orders from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to the Ford government. In Ontario, the Human Rights Code protects against...

00:01
For a sixth year, Heart & Stroke is urging Quebecers to learn the signs of stroke and what to do when they see them, with the help of the FAST campaign, featuring Josée Boudreault and Louis-Philippe Rivard. Knowing the signs can make the difference...


23 february 2020

16:00
Screening at airports using heat sensors for elevated temperatures may identify those who have later-stage symptoms of fever from coronavirus or other unrelated illnesses such as the common cold or flu.  Airport tissue-sample screening should be...


22 february 2020

10:00
Millennial Conservative leadership candidate Aron Seal is fighting for his place in the race to replace Andrew Scheer. "The Conservative establishment doesn't want to risk talking about a Conservative vision for Canada....


21 february 2020

15:34
The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Philadelphia), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined coalition partners in protesting the decision of the U.S. Army War College to...

10:47
Today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware lauded the introduction of a new bill in New York State, sponsored by Manhattan State Senator Brad Hoylman, that would require the state's Office of Court Administration (OCA) to collect, compile and...

09:17
Midwives Elizabeth Brandeis and Liz Fraser, alongside human rights lawyer Mary Cornish, will present and respond to new orders from the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario to the Ford government. In Ontario, the Human Rights Code protects against...


20 february 2020

20:00
Last week, the D.C. Court of Appeals overturned the Secretary of Health and Human Services approval of Arkansas's Section 1115 Medicaid waiver, which imposed harmful restrictions, such as work requirements, on certain Medicaid beneficiaries in the...

19:47
At approximately 7:30am this morning, Castro's secret police broke into the home of Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet and arrested him in front of his wife, Elsa Morejon.  He was driven to an undisclosed location and released this afternoon. ...

16:48
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), Canada's largest independent internet service provider ("ISP"), today filed a formal Complaint with the Competition Bureau (Bureau), seeking an investigation into a pattern of anti-competitive activities in...

16:48
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), Canada's largest independent internet service provider ("ISP"), today filed a formal Complaint with the Competition Bureau (Bureau), seeking an investigation into a pattern of anti-competitive activities in...

13:48
70 women peacebuilders and humanitarians convened in Vienna, Austria this week at the world's first Global Women's Forum for Peace and Humanitarian Action. Organized by the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF),...

13:48
70 women peacebuilders and humanitarians convened in Vienna, Austria this week at the world's first Global Women's Forum for Peace and Humanitarian Action. Organized by the Women's Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF),...

13:30
In collaboration with English-speaking Community partner organizations, the Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA) will challenge the constitutionality of Bill 40 which abolishes school boards and creates school service centres, before the...

13:06
Citing The American Legion's "historic victory" during an important Supreme Court ruling last year, the head of the nation's largest veterans organization welcomed another court decision yesterday as a sign that veterans memorials will now have...

10:49
Today's booming economy and low employment rates are overshadowing a mounting threat to the US economy: the proliferating public debt. Unprecedented annual deficits are piling up debt faster than the economy is growing, according to a new Solutions...

10:05
The Law Society of Ontario and Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) present Dr. Anita Jack-Davies as the keynote speaker at their annual Black History Month program and Networking Reception. The focus of this year's event is Microaggression...

10:00
On Monday, February 24th at 6pm, civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Christopher Bullock will be hosting a free dinner for Delaware residents in honor of Black History Month, emceed by local Pastor Dale Dennis II of Hoyt Memorial...

09:25
Arizona Community Colleges rallied at the State Capitol yesterday, showcasing their programs, students and the staggering economic benefits they deliver to Arizona. They converged to thank legislators and Governor Ducey for the one-time funding from...

08:49
VBO Nation today announced the launch of a petition to protect the rights of Freelancers and Virtual Business Owners (VBOs) are under attack across the country. It started with California's AB5 legislation which effectively made freelancing illegal...


19 february 2020

21:34
In light of the "biggest humanitarian horror story of the 21st century" according to the United Nations, a group of human rights, civic, faith-based organizations, and the last American Ambassador to Syria, Ambassador Robert Ford, will hold a news...


17 february 2020

10:00
Today, in every region in Quebec, groups from women's centres are demonstrating at their MNAs' offices in order to make their elected officials aware of the impact their political choices have on women. They are asking MNAs to commit to consulting...

09:49
Legally disabled by wireless electromagnetic radiation as emitted by cell towers, cell antennas, WIFI, smart meters and all wireless radiation devices and infrastructure, Ms. Barris can no longer function in society without wearing protective...

09:16
Unifor Locals 302 and 504 representing health care workers at Schlegel Villages will hold membership meetings to plan job actions after contract negotiations broke down. "Our members are feeling frustrated, underappreciated and outright disrespected...

08:41
South Carolina lags far behind other states to strengthen gun safety laws, almost five years after the Charleston Emanuel AME mass shooting and two years since the Parkland, FL school massacre. Despite these statistics, the SC legislature is...

07:00
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) is disappointed with the decision announced on 12 February 2020 by the European Commission to partially suspend the "Everything But Arms" (EBA) trade program for Cambodia. The EBA allows EU...

02:00
Under Premier Oil's proposed scheme, creditors are being asked to defer debt maturities for a second time in three years. This time it is for the purpose of facilitating the Company's large speculative bet on the UK gas market, which involves taking...

01:00
The Garment Manufacturers Association in Cambodia (GMAC) is disappointed with the decision announced on 12 February 2020 by the European Commission to partially suspend the "Everything But Arms" (EBA) trade program for Cambodia. The EBA allows EU...

00:00
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA) ? the largest alliance of wildlife centers in Africa ? has launched its "Not a Pet" petition, demanding that tech giants Facebook and Google stop enabling wildlife crime. "Not a Pet" is part of a...


15 february 2020

12:00
Flavour bans, nicotine caps and restrictions at retail infringe on adult smokers' rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, says Canada's leading vaping consumers rights organization Rights4Vapers. These extreme restrictions put life-saving...


14 february 2020

16:48
Nearly 1,400 member dentists of the Association des chirurgiens dentistes du Québec (ACDQ) are withdrawing from the public dental plan (RAMQ) starting today. Dentists are using this pressure tactic to communicate their dissatisfaction with the fact...

16:37
The United Steelworkers (USW) union joins the family of Olivier Bruneau in condemning the decision by Ottawa police to close the investigation into the construction worker's death and rule out criminal charges. "We support Olivier Bruneau's...

15:40
Canada's retailers and food and consumer goods manufacturers share deep concern about the impact of ongoing rail blockades on our businesses, our employees and most importantly, on our ability to supply the food and consumer goods on which all...

15:33
An Open Letter to AAAS Science Magazine from members of the SeTA (Science and Technology for Agriculture, www.setanet.it) network. In a recent letter to Science, Peng et al. (2020) argue that the USA and the European Union (EU) should enact a total...

07:34
It's time for a culture shift. Public education teaches Americans little to nothing about government. Most of us don't even know how to register to vote and because of gross neglect by the U.S. Department of Education, millions of us have been...


13 february 2020

21:25
The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, issued the following statement today: "As the Prime Minister said, "The freedom of expression is an important democratic right, but these activities must respect the court decisions and the...

16:59
On February 10, the Trump Administration released its budget request for FY2021, which eliminates dedicated federal funding for several major programs vital to the language education community, including but not limited to:...

15:24
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States and the 11th leading cause of death in Virginia. On Thursday, February 20, advocates from the Virginia and National Capital...

13:52
Doug Ford's government at Queen's Park is taking away modest, fairly negotiated wage increases, from nearly 100 frontline healthcare workers at Mariann Home, a not-for-profit long-term care facility in Richmond Hill, despite the employer's...

12:37
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must act decisively to prevent a complete shutdown of Canada's rail system at a critical time for the fertilizer industry and our farmer customers who need our products in time for spring seeding. "Fertilizer Canada...

11:00
Today, a grassroots group of religious liberty advocates organized a rally outside of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to call on the Court and Judges Laura Cordero and Jennifer Anderson to dismiss a current case involving the D.C....

09:17
Following comprehensive review of the available evidence, the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) released a report today cautioning that evolving assisted dying policies must not put the lives of Canadians who live with...

06:00
Police barred reporters from covering the Wet'suwet'en protests, with reporters being allegedly obstructed and threatened with arrest for simply doing their jobs. This was a clear infringement of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  "The actions of...

06:00
Will Canada import California's job-killing experiment and risk putting freelance work out of the reach of Canadians who need it? An MEI publication launched today shows that forcing companies to consider freelance workers as employees could reduce...


12 february 2020

18:30
JoAnn Fleming, Executive Director of Grassroots America ? We the People PAC has endorsed Lt. Col. Allen West, because she recognizes the importance of keeping Texas red. Only by having dedicated conservative leadership who can provide a clarion call...

17:49
AJC blasted the discriminatory "blacklist" released today by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights of Israeli and international companies that have business activities in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. "The world body's endless hypocrisy...

16:55
Various religious leaders who support Maryland's medical aid-in-dying bill spoke passionately at a Compassion & Choices news conference today about how their faith informs their thinking on this peaceful dying option to end unbearable suffering,...