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News by subject: AVO

10 july 2019

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...

12:15
"Unacceptable!" That's how Carolle Dubé, national president of the APTS, described the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal's decision to suspend the president of the local union executive, Léonie Blanchette, after the union filed a complaint denouncing the...

11:36
Today, Minister of Health Christine Elliott announced that the Ontario government will invest in improving access to midwifery care. The announcement includes additional funding to invest in the growth of midwifery.  With this funding, midwives will...

09:33
In an effort to further advance reconciliation among Canada's Indigenous Peoples, senior executive members of the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) will meet with Canada's Premiers on July 9 at Big River First Nation Saskatchewan to discuss...

09:27
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a meeting tomorrow with Premiers, territorial leaders and Indigenous representatives in Big River First Nation, Saskatchewan.  This meeting is focused on the well-being of...

09:10
Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps is proud to announce that it now has events scheduled on five continents and in nearly 600 locations worldwide for this Friday night from 7 pm to 9 pm local time. Beginning at 7 p.m....

08:00
ICE Out of Marin y Justicia Para Todos, a coalition focused on changing the immoral policies of the Marin County Sheriff's Office and other Marin County law enforcement agencies, will be in attendance and press available at a special Board of...

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...


6 july 2019

14:12
Take Back the Court Director Aaron Belkin issued the following statement in response to Joe Biden's latest comments about judicial reform. Biden stated incorrectly that "you need a constitutional amendment" to expand the Supreme Court. "As former...

10:31
World Heritage sites represent some of humanity's most outstanding achievements and nature's most inspiring creations. They are considered to have Outstanding Universal Value, and are protected for the benefit of all humanity....


5 july 2019

15:20
Famela Ramos announced today an invitation for like-minded citizens to join her in protesting the unfair treatment Congressman Duncan Hunter has been receiving in a case that is clearly politically motivated.  A rally supporting the Marine Veteran...

10:28
When it comes to hospital funding, Doug Ford's Progressive Conservative (PC) government is "worse than Mike Harris" new data reports released in Sault Ste. Marie today by the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OHCU) show....


4 july 2019

17:43
The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) to speak out against cruel rodeo events at the Calgary Stampede and rodeos across Canada.  More than 1400 people have emailed the CVMA about the...

14:00
This year at the Calgary Stampede, it will be business as usual for the mainstream political parties who use the spectacle centered on animal cruelty and exploitation as way to woo supporters in the region. However, this year one federal political...

12:36
An escalation in fighting is threatening access to safe water and sanitation for 3.2 million people, including 500,000 children, as well as the safety of workers risking their lives to repair damaged infrastructure in Eastern Ukraine, said UNICEF...

12:29
Aéroports de Montréal, Tourisme Montréal, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, the Conseil du patronat du Québec and the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec congratulate Air Canada and Transat SA for having been named Best...

12:00
The Government of Canada is investing in rural broadband infrastructure, which is critical for communities to engage in the growing digital economy, create jobs and enjoy economic growth. Today, the Government of Canada announced that it will...

10:00
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Chairman and Chief Legal Counsel for Children's Health Defense (CHD), announced the sponsorship of a nationwide event that aims to raise awareness of the increasing threats to freedom of thought and expression. RFK, Jr....

06:05
The Bad Seed Book, a smash hit online satire of the Trump presidency, which has already published 37 illustrated chapters to an audience of more than five million people, released a new online music video, "Patriotism ? The First Refuge of Fascists"...

06:00
With the carbon tax imposed by Ottawa causing discontent in several provinces, an MEI publication released today shows that governments should reconsider their GHG reduction policies, because they are not efficient. For a carbon tax or a carbon...


3 july 2019

11:00
HOLA Ohio is preparing for worst case scenarios after President Trump tweeted last week about mass Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids across the country. President Trump later announced a two-week delay in the raids -- "Unless we do...

08:00
The spring flooding that took place in late April and  May across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick caused close to $208 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification (CatIQ) Inc. The most common cause of damage was...

06:00
A new report released today by Truth Initiative, the national nonprofit dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past, reveals 92% of the shows most popular with young people aged 15 to 24 years old depict smoking prominently. The organization...