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22 january 2020

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It's time for governments to ditch their fax machines and outdated paper forms and embrace digital technology, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). As part of its 11th annual Red Tape Awareness Weektm, CFIB is posting an open...

07:00
While many road safety measures have been implemented over the years, there are still 167 000 Canadians who will either die or suffer from serious injuries this year1. However, these tragic consequences that decimate families and leave people deeply...

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During the last federal election campaign, all parties promised to raise taxes on the digital giants. Although this is on ice awaiting the conclusion of OECD discussions on the matter, the idea is still present in the public debate, and may end up...


21 january 2020

15:11
'' During the last weeks, I have received numerous calls from all around the country encouraging me to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). In this context, I have considered the possibility of running, while also...

14:11
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched its annual non-partisan "Muslims Vote" campaign designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political...

13:30
TEXIT, the organization dedicated to bringing Tejanos across Texas out of the Democrat Party and into the conservative movement, has endorsed Lt. Col. Allen West for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. The Chairman of TEXIT, Luis Burrola,...

12:00
California State Assemblymember Tom Lackey will join California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice at a Capitol event to acknowledge and honor legislators who are strongly opposed to SB 58 ? the 3 A.M. Bar Bill. On September 14, 2019,...

10:50
I am deeply troubled that the president of a national labour union, Jerry Dias was arrested on Monday while exercising his constitutional right of freedom of association on a legal picket line at Regina's Co-op Refinery. This is a very sad day, not...

09:20
AB 5 has "unintended consequences" which are far-reaching, well beyond the employers that have, up until January 1, 2020, conducted their business through 1099 contracts. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are one of the many professions...

09:01
Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House staffer Bob Weiner is now reflecting on how he worked at the DNC Watergate headquarters during the Nixon-era break-in, was Legislative Assistant to Cong. Ed Koch during the Nixon impeachment and...

09:00
Today, Canadians across the country mark Lincoln Alexander Day to honour the legacy of this pioneer and leader in the fight for racial equality in Canada. Born in Toronto in 1922, the Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was the first Black...

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The United States Census Bureau has chosen to exclude the multiracial group from the 2020 Census by giving false instructions to biracial people who call or email the bureau for direction on how to fill out their census forms. They also have excluded...

07:00
After conducting extensive consultations and planning, the LGBT Purge Fund today unveiled plans to build the LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa. The monument will memorialize discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people, including the period known as the...

06:30
Health Canada continues to affirm that vaping is a less harmful choice than smoking and this message needs to be reflected on new warning labels for vape products ? Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. recommended today in a submission to Health Canada on...

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The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation is pleased to welcome several distinguished guests for the inaugural 2020 International Education Summit (SIDE 2020) that will be taking place from May 12 to 14 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal....


20 january 2020

23:49
After hundreds of Unifor members from across Canada came out to peacefully support locked out Co-op Refinery workers, the Regina Police chose to escalate the situation with heavy handed and extreme tactics, including the arrest of Unifor National...

17:40
The Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) met today in Montreal to consider all the means at their disposal to exercise their jurisdiction over their children and families. First Nations assert their authority in all matters...

15:31
Imperial Tobacco Canada is kicking-off National Non-Smoking Week with a call to provincial and federal governments to regulate vapour products based on facts, not fear. This call for science and evidence-based regulation comes following months of...

13:40
DISH has once again employed its tired intimidation tactics in negotiations with Cox Media Group (CMG), blacking out multiple CMG TV stations across the country and punishing its own DISH customers. CMG has reached reasonable and amicable agreements...

13:37
On January 16, 2020, Presidents Margaret Froh of Ontario, Audrey Poitras of Alberta, and Glen McCallum of Saskatchewan signed a document and issued a press release that undermines the integrity of the Métis Nation. The document they signed was not a...

12:00
Alcohol Justice is reporting that hundreds of L.A. residents attended a Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA) press conference Friday, January 17, 2020 at Los Angeles City Hall to express their disappointment that Planning and Land...

09:05
Bennett Wales & The Relief (BW&TR) announced the release of the first of 10 singles slated for this year. "Hey Otto" is a visceral rock-and-roll lament for the detainment, torture and death of Otto Warmbier, amidst a widely publicized 2016 North...

09:00
Canadians lovingly packed 490,471 shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and many other items during the 2019 Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign that recently ended. Distribution of the shoeboxes in the developing world has...

08:39
Robert Ardini - the 2016 Republican Nominee for Congress in a Donald Trump's high-profile New York District - is now asking for California's Vote in the state's March 3rd Presidential Primary. When asked why he wants to be President, Ardini points...

08:30
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will join Local 594 members and hundreds of their supporters to announce a significant development on day 46 of the lock out by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). "Rogue corporate executives at Co-op have...

08:00
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy) today urged Canadians to visit paylesstoconnect.ca to voice their support for a historic CRTC decision to lower Internet prices.  Canada's Big Telcos, such as Bell and Rogers, petitioned the federal cabinet to...

07:00
The 2020 Paperweight "Awards" for the worst examples of useless and excessive regulations are announced today, kicking off the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB)'s 11th annual Red Tape Awareness Weektm. "The Paperweights highlight...

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More than a few unprofitable companies completed IPOs in 2019. The in-the-red frenzy fizzled out by the fall and some underwater issuers postponed or entirely scrapped their plans to go public. The topic has been beaten to death by financial wizards...


19 january 2020

21:12
Unifor Local 4304 members working at Grand River Transit are preparing to begin strike action after rejecting the tentative agreement negotiated with the transit service last week. "The membership has made a very strong statement today that GRT must...


18 january 2020

17:01
As the lockout of nearly 800 refinery workers enters its seventh week, more proof that Federated Co-operatives Limited is a corporate bully emerged as five radio stations refused to air Unifor's newest radio ad promoting Unifor's national boycott....


17 january 2020

18:21
Conservative members who dominate an Ontario legislative committee had nothing to say to OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas when he presented a submission on the upcoming provincial budget. Thomas appeared on Friday before the Standing Committee...

15:32
Blue Diamond Growers supports and is encouraged by the historic trade agreement signed with China this week. This agreement benefits all U.S. agriculture including the California almond industry. China is a very important market for California...

14:34
Tusk Philanthropies applauds the Massachusetts Senate for unanimously passing An Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell, following the unanimous House passage late last year. Thank you to Senator Sal DiDomenico and Representatives Aaron Vega and Andy...

12:03
Daniel Germain, the president and founder of Breakfast Club of Canada, is travelling to Winnipeg this weekend ahead of the Liberal cabinet retreat to demand the federal government finally make good on its promise to fund a national school food...

11:28
The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in support of CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju, in response to an incident that took place Thursday, January 16 involving...

11:01
AARP Pennsylvania today praised 10 Pennsylvania U.S. House members for voting to support bipartisan legislation to combat age discrimination ? the "Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act" (POWADA).  The House of Representatives vote...

10:29
It is with regret that we report the deaths of 10 of our homeless community in the GTA since mid-October 2019. In total, 57 deaths were reported in 2019 among the city's homeless, putting the death rate among this most vulnerable group at an average...

09:00
After over three decades of policy and business support for the home video retailing industry, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is broadening its scope and community to reflect the evolution of the home entertainment ecosystem. In...

06:01
From January 17 to 19, 2020, Cirque Hors Piste presents Cirkaskina - the National Social Circus gathering. It is in a spirit of openness that 150 young people from 17 communities across Canada from Nunavik to Vancouver will gather in Montreal for...


16 january 2020

19:24
The Heiltsuk Nation issued the following statement in response to BMO's announcement today that it has assembled an Indigenous Advisory Council (IAC) in response to an incident of racial profiling that took place at one of its Vancouver branches, and...

16:40
Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA) will hold an important press event to call attention to a life-saving policy concerning alcohol outlet over-concentration in Los Angeles. WHAT: News conference to...

15:18
The Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee welcomes the Quebec Court of Appeal's unanimous decision to dismiss Strateco Resources' appeal, in which it claimed $200M in damages as a result of Quebec's refusal to authorize the company's Matoush Project, an...

15:12
It's pathetic that the Ford government is resorting to bribery to try to get support from parents in its botched handling of contract talks with teachers, said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. Education Minister Stephen Lecce's announcement...

14:42
Today, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement in response to the U.S Senate 's passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): "Today's passage of...

13:48
Supporters of the Fairness for Injured Patients Act announced today that in just five weeks they have gathered 307,000 of the petition signatures needed to qualify the initiative measure for the November 2020 ballot. The group also notified the...

12:30
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded Senate approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which passed with strong bipartisan support earlier today. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing,...

11:43
Some claim Valentine's Day is a bit silly. According to such people, it's a holiday for selling chocolates and flowers and jewelry, and they aren't entirely wrong. But it is rather well-timed, considering January can feel like a featureless winter...

11:18
Every Ontario guidance counsellor office should have three display walls ? one for universities, one for colleges and one for skilled trades, says a consortium of construction associations.   "On that third wall, the wall...

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Students at 227 Canadian universities and colleges will be taking action to create positive change in mental health as part of the 10th anniversary Bell Let's Talk Day on January 29. More than 500 campus mental health events are being...

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After waiting almost seven years for their day in court, a family, whose son was able to commit suicide while he was supposed to be under close observation at Brampton Civic Hospital in June of 2014, has been advised that their wrongful death trial...