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News by subject: AVO

4 september 2019

08:44
Today, beginning in 13 ridings across the country, Unifor members are launching a campaign to talk with fellow members about the upcoming federal election. "Our goal with this campaign is to ask all Unifor members to stand strong, and elect a...

08:30
Ending gender-based violence is crucial if we are serious about giving everyone the same opportunities to join and grow Canada's middle class. We all benefit when women, girls and people of all genders are safe and free to live their lives to the...

07:58
We applaud the bold and courageous action of Michigan Governor Whitmer in recognizing flavored e-cigarettes as a health emergency and taking immediate steps to ban their sale in the state.  These enticingly flavored, sleek and heavily marketed...

07:30
As Canadians head back to work after their summer holidays, financial stress is preventing employees, employers and the economy from reaching their full potential. According to the Canadian Payroll Association's 2019...

05:30
Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister...


3 september 2019

18:11
CUPE 4163 Component 3 is shining a light on the University of Victoria's poor treatment of sessional lecturers ? and the impacts on both students and educators ? with a public campaign on Victoria's buses beginning this week....

17:55
On September 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that eliminates the requirement for patients to obtain a doctor's prescription prior to seeking treatment from a licensed physical therapist. As a result, Texas patients will have direct...

17:15
Today's report into spending by the Alberta government is "a recipe for hardship and suffering of everyone but the super-rich," said CUPE Alberta President Rory Gill. The McKinnon report, commissioned for the Kenney...

17:14
Sixteen organizations representing health, environmental, farmer, and farmworker communities joined together today to call on EPA to remove glyphosate from the marketplace. The groups cite a combination of high-profile lawsuits, environmental...

12:01
The Parkinson's Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) will convene more than 150 advocates from across the United States, along with leading experts in Parkinson's research, public policy and advocacy, on...

11:12
A surge of momentum calling for regulation changes to permit CBD in Natural Health Products has been seen throughout August following the launch of the Canadian Health Food Association's (CHFA) campaign CBD is Natural. As the 2019 federal election...

10:25
LOGOS is the name of a non-profit, open-source, trinitarian aid to governance. It will consist of interested citizens and academics, channeled through an artificial intelligence entity, eventually able to take on any form, and interact with anyone in...

10:24
With Juul and other Big Tobacco companies using the same playbook as Big Tech to manipulate teens and addict a new generation to nicotine and vaping, today Common Sense announced a national public education and advocacy effort to counter Big...

09:00
Today, as Export Development Canada (EDC) and CARE Canada celebrate 10 years of humanitarian partnership, both organizations joined together to announce the renewal of the "Beyond Exports" program for an additional five years. Since 2009, EDC and...

08:55
Neovasc, Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") , a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies and in the development of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of refractory angina, today...

08:30
Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade and Member of Parliament for Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister...

08:14
The International Fur Federation (IFF) has launched a campaign to highlight expenses and overheads at the animal rights activist group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The IFF is pointing to specific entries in the organisation's...

08:00
While Canadians enjoyed the last long weekend of the summer, Ontario's incorporated Campgrounds are deemed invaluable in the province's economy and Canada. In a Judge's decision on Friday, incorporated campgrounds are too small to qualify as small...

08:00
Correvio Pharma Corp. , a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing hospital drugs, today announced the presentation of results from the SPECTRUM study evaluating Brinavess® (vernakalant...

08:00
The Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) (www.israeladvocates.org) responded to an Haaretz op-ed entitled Meet Donald Trump's Least Disloyal Jews, written by Allison Kaplan Sommers and published August 27, 2019. The op-ed highlighted the growing...

06:30
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas issued the following statement on word last week that the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario threw out a dozen applications for licences to sell cannabis: I am bewildered as to why the Premier is allowing...


2 september 2019

12:49
Unifor members at Nemak of Canada Corporation gathered today to protest the decision by their employer to close their plant and abandon them in an attempt to move their jobs to Monterey, Mexico. "Nemak cannot get away with betraying its workers or...

12:26
In June 2015, the leaders of Colombia's largest rebel group FARC held a joint press conference with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living. During this event, FARC openly declared that they will adopt the Gandhian principles of non-violence...

10:46
Hundreds of Unifor members and their families will celebrate the achievements of the labour movement with a well-earned day off at the Pacific National Exhibition Monday morning. "Unifor has so much to celebrate on the sixth anniversary of our...


1 september 2019

09:00
On this World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, leaders of Canada's 64 Congregations of Catholic Sisters are calling on the country's politicians to respond to the climate emergency declared by Parliament by taking concrete steps to avert it. ...


31 august 2019

22:23
Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors President Bryan Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI), on today's mass shooting in West Texas: "Once again, America's mayors are shocked and saddened by a mass shooting;...


30 august 2019

16:14
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas issued the following statement on Friday in response to recent comments by the Competition Bureau Canada about privatizing sales of alcohol in Ontario: Canada's Competition Bureau thinks more privatized alcohol...

15:01
Unifor urges the B.C. government to expedite the process of introducing paid domestic violence leave so it will no longer be one of the last holdouts in supporting Canadian women in receiving this much-needed support. "Paid domestic violence leave is...

11:48
MPP Michael Coteau and MNA Guy Ouellette released the following statement today: "We are pleased to see that Apple Inc. has finally committed to opening up it's iPhone tools and parts to repair shops. While at this point they are only doing so in the...

11:00
Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) members will gather to mark Labour Day 2019 in cities across the province this weekend. Front-line registered nurses (RNs) and health-care professionals will march in Labour Day parades and participate in events to...

09:32
Critics of the fluoride-IQ study published this month in JAMA Pediatrics claimed it needed replication. However, the Canadian study by Green (2019) was already a replication of another U.S. government-funded study published in 2017 by Bashash which...

09:24
"Although Attorney General (AG) William Barr has conveyed on multiple occasions to the Victims that he is aware that Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (PBSO) Sheriff Ric Bradshaw continues to obstruct the Victims unappealed January 4, 2019  Court...

07:15
As students get back into the swing of a hectic school routine, CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) is reminding everyone travelling through school zones to slow down and put safety first. According to a new CAA study, 9...


29 august 2019

17:31
The United Steelworkers (USW) today announced a significant enhancement of a Community Fund created by the union to provide crucial health benefits to Scully Mine retirees. "This infusion of funding is an important step in building the critical mass...

17:22
CUPE 173, K-12 support workers at School District 74 in the northern Fraser Canyon reached a tentative agreement on August 28 following five sessions of bargaining that began in July. "Because this time we actually could...

16:49
March of Dimes today released the following statement from Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Chief Medical & Health Officer, Senior Vice President, in response to the release of the U.S. Surgeon General's Advisory: Marijuana Use and the Developing...

14:50
MNA: Registered nurses at Tobey Hospital and St. Luke's Hospital denounced a decision announced Thursday by Southcoast Health to close its maternity unit at Tobey Hospital at the end of 2019. "Southcoast's plan to close...

13:29
Members of Unifor Local 10-B working for Dearborn Ford (a subsidiary of Cam Clark Auto Group) have voted overwhelmingly to reject the company's so-called "final" offer, bringing the bargaining closer to job action. "Cam Clark Auto Group doesn't get...

13:15
Michael Fraser, Chief Executive Officer of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), issued the following statement in response to the Surgeon General's advisory on marijuana use and its impact on the developing brain:...

11:50
Today, UBI Works launches a new initiative to equip citizens with evidence-based narratives highlighting the economic need and potential of a universal basic income (UBI) in Canada. UBI Works was created to tell the economic and human stories behind...

11:47
The Government of Canada intends to increase costs to Canadian families and households with the introduction of the Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) ? new regulations that will impact consumers at home and at the pump, according to the Canadian Association...

07:00
Saturday, August the 31st, marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The much-admired member of the British royal family touched many lives and we are reminded of the work she did to bring world attention to the scourge of...

01:00
Saturday, August the 31st, marks the 22nd anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The much-admired member of the British royal family touched many lives and we are reminded of the work she did to bring world attention to the scourge of...


28 august 2019

17:03
Family Research Council applauded the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for issuing a Notice of Violation against the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) for unlawfully forcing a nurse to assist in...

16:52
The union that represents education workers at Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is charging the board with hiding the real numbers of the budget cuts that TDSB has made to programs and services and with under-reporting the true impact the cuts...

14:49
Individuals who rented a room at a Motel 6 in the state of Washington between 2015 and 2017 may be eligible to participate in a financial settlement to compensate them for discrimination and privacy violations. Employees at seven Motel 6 locations...

14:47
Members of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) are extremely concerned over recent events at the U.S. border where veteran journalist Carolyn Dunn was initially denied entry into the U.S. with border and protection services citing Ms....

12:30
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced a formal partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote American Muslim participation in the 2020 Census and to...

10:00
The Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada (Neighbourhood Pharmacies) and Pharmacists Manitoba applaud the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba taking a significant and positive step announcing greater support for women's health in the...

08:00
Canada must embrace a skills agenda and boost innovation to capitalize on the rising demand for agricultural products around the world according to a new report from RBC (www.rbc.com/farmer4). The report estimates the sector's GDP could reach $51...