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20 march 2020

18:16
Alcohol Justice is reporting that Mexicali Resiste and organized Mexicali residents will demonstrate opposition based upon corruption and human rights violations to the "consultation" vote on whether the U.S.-based alcohol corporation Constellation...

17:58
A nonprofit coalition comprising Easterseals, Caring Across Generations, Justice in Aging and The Arc of the United States today announced a formal request to Congress to incorporate provisions for caregivers in its recently passed "Families First...

17:45
The National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights organization of the blind, today expressed its absolute opposition to any proposal in COVID-19 emergency legislation, or any other legislative or regulatory action, that would undermine the...

16:27
The United Steelworkers (USW) today called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act a good first step in the effort to contain the disease and support struggling workers, but said that more action is needed to protect the health and economic...

16:26
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) welcomes the Government of Canada's decision to mobilize businesses and manufacturers to urgently produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other critical supplies needed to combat COVID-19. The action...

15:58
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just released his latest draft legislation on COVID-19 response, commonly referred to as Stimulus Bill #3. While it includes some funding for Community Health Centers ? $1.32 Billion, it does not include the...

15:44
The three-and-a-half-month lockout at the Co-op Refinery will end soon if Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) accepts the independent mediator's recommendations, says Unifor. "To be clear, our committee is not thrilled with the final report and the...

13:55
A cross-sector group of 88 organizations from the mental health and substance misuse, public health and patient-advocacy sectors are jointly calling on the Trump Administration and Congress to address the immediate and long term mental health and...

13:05
Women and men in the Carpenters' District Council of Ontario praised the Federal Government's announcement on Wednesday of an $82 billion support package for the Canadian economy to address the COVID-19 crisis. "We're thankful for the leadership of...

12:36
The coronavirus pandemic is stalling the global economy, impairing businesses, and changing how we go about our daily lives. Its impact is multiplying, and the effects reach far beyond this year's balance sheets....

12:16
An advocacy group battling against the explosion of illegal gambling across Pennsylvania is calling for an immediate shutdown of so-called 'games of skill' due to public health concerns related to spread of Coronavirus. The unregulated and illegal...

10:37
Amidst uncertain times caused by COVID-19, Ontario VQA wineries are doing their part to support social distancing by making it easier for Ontario residents to shop local without leaving home. Most wineries have made the difficult but necessary...

09:41
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) issued the following statement regarding distribution centers as policymakers around the country are making difficult decisions about which businesses and facilities are considered "essential" and...

07:56
The Ontario government passed Bill 186 yesterday and introduced measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus, but failed to provide any paid sick leave for those in quarantine or isolation.  "This legislation falls far short of where...

06:03
Alan Lazowski, Chief Executive Officer of LAZ Parking, underscored his company's commitment Thursday to protecting customers, clients and employees impacted by the evolving threat of COVID-19, or Coronavirus....

06:00
Backed by its network of corporate partners, Breakfast Club of Canada is setting up an emergency fund to support breakfast program enrollees and local community organizations that assist food-insecure families and children throughout Canada during...

06:00
On March 11th, after nearly a year of bipartisan negotiations, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the reauthorization of the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 (H.R. 4334). Since 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) has been...


19 march 2020

20:30
In a letter sent today, Fragrance Creators Association urged federal officials?including members of the Congressional Fragrance Caucus?and state and local elected officials to exempt fragrance manufacturing facilities from any mandated closures or...

20:02
A bipartisan coalition of Governors and Mayors from across the country issued a joint letter today to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, House Speaker Pelosi, House Minority Leader McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senate Minority Leader...

17:02
Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today joined the entire U.S. aviation industry in a letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, House Speaker Pelosi, House Minority Leader McCarthy, Senate Majority...

16:36
This is the story of a really big and bold strategy. It probably doesn't make sense for any other store, but it is certainly working for Gary Friedman, the genius and creator of RH, who envisions a path to success that other people could never have...

15:15
John R. Dearie, President of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, today issued the following statement regarding the introduction by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), with Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Angus King (I-ME) as...

14:01
Today Larry Klayman, the founder of both Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor, announced the filing of a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas (20-cv-656) for damage...

12:45
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today joined the National Muslim Task Force on COVID-19, a broad coalition of 34 American Muslim organizations, in releasing a joint statement strongly recommending that Muslims in North America make...

12:12
Facebook has shown it is unable to prevent advertisements hawking a variety of coronavirus products to include medical masks, test kits and even "vaccines," and it is time that the U.S. Department of Justice steps in swiftly to hold bad actors, who...

11:37
Last Friday, Republican Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer hand-delivered a letter to her Democrat opponent, Congresswoman Lois Frankel, to "set aside partisan differences in order to serve the people of Florida's 21st Congressional District as...

09:43
Yesterday Michigan medical marijuana physicians, attorneys, patients, and their caregivers called on Governor Gretchen Whitmer to provide urgent and swift action via an executive order to allow certifying physicians the emergency capabilities to...

09:00
Today, in response to the COVID-19 crisis that is crippling America, YMCA of the USA joined more than 40 leading nonprofit organizations in urging Congress to pass $60 billion in support for nonprofits and to pass key policy recommendations to...

08:00
As Canada's small businesses are increasingly concerned about the effect of the spreading COVID-19 virus, EO Canada surveyed its members to assess the impact on Canadian businesses and urges the government to assist small businesses that are...

00:34
Champion Iron Limited (the "Company" or "Champion") announces that the Board has determined that the Company will not proceed with the previously announced proposal to redomicile from Australia to Canada by way of a scheme of arrangement under Part...


18 march 2020

20:25
Over the weekend, the House passed legislation (Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201) in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of the key provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act impacting workers include: 1)...

18:15
Unifor demands income protection for auto workers as Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler suspend operations across North America, throwing thousands of Canadian Unifor members out of work.  "We understand that this pandemic requires an...

18:10
David Hebert, JD, Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), issued the following statement today following a meeting with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and members of the Coronavirus Task...

16:18
One of the largest and most politically active building trade unions in North America has issued a clarion call for U.S. Congressional action to support workers who have been impacted by COVID-19. The International Union of Painters and Allied...

15:16
Leadership 18, comprised of the nation's largest social services nonprofits, today joined with a national collaboration of charities to issue a letter to Congress requesting a $60 billion infusion of support to help the nonprofit charitable sector...

14:43
United Way Worldwide, along with more than 50 major charities, called on Congress today to approve a $60 billion economic relief and stimulus package to help with economic recovery efforts related to COVID-19. The global pandemic is having a profound...

14:33
The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) and Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) urged airports and Congress to pass financial relief for airport restauranteurs and retailers given the business impact caused by the spread of the...

13:07
Chorus Aviation Inc. ('Chorus' or the 'Company') is providing a statement on the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on its business. The outbreak combined with the measures taken to contain the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in...

12:49
CFIB appreciates the federal government's quick work to respond to the health emergency created by COVID-19. We also recognize their work in announcing a second package of measures to help address the related economic emergency facing Canadian...

09:49
Tennessee distilleries and other hospitality-oriented businesses have taken a hard hit as a result of the sudden coronavirus-induced downturn. Distilleries have suspended tours, cancelled large events, and ceased production in order to minimize the...

09:00
TMX Group has donated $50,000 to Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization dedicated to helping Canadians living with food insecurity, in support of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response efforts across Canada. "At all times, but...


17 march 2020

20:59
As the world is battling an unprecedented situation, the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council of Canada (PIJAC Canada) is extremely concerned by the threat to human health that COVID-19 imposes. The association firmly believes that animal welfare is...

16:34
On March 16, FDA updated its guidance on COVID-19 testing to allow clinical labs to create and perform COVID-19 tests without pursuing FDA emergency use authorization (EUA). AACC commends this decision, which will help speed the expansion of COVID-19...

13:46
For thousands of years, our companion animals have been our best friends in good times and bad. Now, as we face one of the worst pandemics in modern history, accompanied by the fear and loneliness that come hand in hand with the isolation of...

12:44
The Ontario Medical Association (OMA) strongly supports the government's actions to increase social distancing with the closure of bars and restaurants as well as making additional funds available for screening, protective equipment, and assessment...

12:37
United Way Worldwide today announced that it has established the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to support communities affected by COVID-19. Donations from the fund will help the most vulnerable populations receive critical financial...

09:28
Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting (FGM/C) is happening in far more countries around the world than widely acknowledged, and the number of women and girls who are affected is woefully underestimated, finds a new global report.    FGM/C is occurring...

08:35
This past weekend, The Minster of Health in Ontario made an order to temporarily provide coverage under the Province's Health Insurance Act for the provisioning of healthcare consultations for insured Ontarians by mode of telephone or video,...

08:13
Citizens for Free Speech (CFFS) calls on all national, state and local officials to exercise caution when issuing any government orders or instructions that may conflict with First Amendment protections contained in the Bill of Rights. Governors...

07:00
Valeo Pharma Inc. ("Valeo" or the "Company"), a Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, commented today on the World Health Organization's ("WHO") recently issued interim guidance regarding the prophylaxis use of low molecular weight heparin...