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19 november 2019

14:36
The Canadian fertilizer industry calls on the Prime Minister and his government to work quickly to end the CN strike and get the trains moving again. Fertilizer Canada is calling on both sides of the CN labour dispute to work together to find a...

14:11
The Department of Health and Human Services issued two rules Friday requiring hospitals and insurers to publicly disclose costs patients actually pay for health care services, including doctor visits and prescription drugs. The greater transparency...

12:35
On World Toilet Day, November 19 2019, Unifor and the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) are launching a Transport Workers' Sanitation Charter, because toilet rights are human rights. "Currently Unifor public transit members are...

10:30
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) expresses serious concern regarding the significant and damaging effects that the work stoppage resulting from disagreements between Canadian National Railway (CN) and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference will...

09:20
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing a bipartisan bill that extends the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP) for seven years with minimal changes to the...

09:10
Rat populations continue to surge in Canada, according to a September survey of Canada's Health Public Inspectors (CIPHI), released today by Abell Pest Control. Toronto's rats made headlines this past summer as well as in 2018, nicknamed the "Summer...

09:00
The Virginia Coalition for Human Rights (VCHR) protests Governor Ralph Northam's November 16 trade delegation to Israel. The visit ignores Israel's growing human rights abuses and runs counter to the Commonwealth's International Trade Strategic Plan...

08:30
At the launch of the revamped mission statement and new corporate identity of Martin Roy et associés, engineer Martin Roy commented on the ambitious announcements made recently in favour of a carbon-neutral Canada and Montréal by 2050. "At the...

08:01
While the U.S. government continues to debate limiting the number of people to receive federal food stamps under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Revolution Foods, leading provider of kid-inspired, chef-crafted meals serving...

08:00
Want to know how your province is doing to help you save energy? The national voice for an energy efficient economy, Carleton University-based advocacy organization Efficiency Canada, launched the country's first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency...

08:00
Perhaps one of the more burning debates regarding the recent California fires involves its connection to traditional electrical energy systems. To this end, many thought the answer was shutting down electrical power for days at a time. However, in...

08:00
British Columbia nabbed first place in Canada's first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released today ? alongside a Canada-wide database on energy efficiency policy ? by the Carleton University-based energy efficiency advocacy...

06:01
This morning, to coincide with Early Childhood Week, the Early Childhood Observatory (Observatoire des tout-petits) made public its most recent portrait of young children in Québec, entitled What kind of environments are Québec's youngest children...


18 november 2019

19:33
At SEIU Healthcare's 2019 Convention in Etobicoke, Ontario, President Sharleen Stewart, Secretary-Treasurer Tyler Downey and Executive-Vice President Mina Amrith were all acclaimed to continue in their leadership roles for another term....

17:32
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned an announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Trump administration would no longer view Israeli...

15:13
Born Free USA, an internationally recognized leader in animal protection and wildlife conservation, announced today its strong support of the recent reintroduction of the Refuge from Cruel Trapping Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill,...

14:29
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites Bay Area residents to learn about and comment on proposed changes to Express Lane toll policy during a public comment period from Nov. 18 to Dec.18, 2019. Bay Area commuters can learn about the...

12:35
Leaders in the Erie faith community issue an Open Letter regarding Sen. Scarnati's opposition to the Erie County Community College. November 17, 2019 Senator Joseph B. Scarnati, IIIPresident Pro TemporePA State Senate292 Main CapitolHarrisburg, PA...

12:30
Staff members of the East Bay Times and San Jose Mercury News, winners of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the deadly Ghost Ship Fire, will join colleagues from their sister paper, The Monterey Herald, to call for cost-of-living...

12:00
APPELE-Québec ? the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec ? is hosting a public hearing on Bill 40; An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance. "Many representatives...

11:33
Registered nurses will testify on Tuesday at the State House in favor of two separate pieces of legislation to keep patients safe when they receive medicine and protect the professional practice of nurses during disaster responses in Massachusetts....

11:27
Today, Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) placed a $100,000 TV ad buy featuring civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton calling for more progress on diversifying Delaware's courts. This past October, civil rights activist Reverend Al...

10:12
Prices of medical care are too often unknown until the patient receives the bill after the fact, so the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) thanks the Trump Administration for rules issued last week to help shine some sunlight on...

10:04
Family Channel is kicking off Bullying Awareness Week with the launch of Stand UP! A Wellness Project, a new year-round campaign dedicated to promoting kids' mental health and wellness, in partnership with PREVNet, Kids Help Phone, Recess...

09:00
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Latvia's Independence Day: "Today, we join Latvian communities in Canada and around the world to celebrate Latvia's Independence Day. "Latvia and Canada enjoy a special...

08:00
Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, says that Beijing is well on its way to building a separate system of Chinese technology?its own standards, infrastructure, and supply chains?to compete with the West. In his...

08:00
SENSE BC and videographer Chris Thompson are pleased to announce the release of Speed Kills Your Pocketbook 2 ? Lying With Statistics (SKYP2).  Six years ago the viral hit Speed Kills Your Pocketbook attracted nearly two million views and received...

08:00
As the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) turns 30 and a new cabinet is sworn in this week, World Vision Canada is unveiling a new report offering five critical recommendations to the Government of Canada, urging continued focus on its...

06:20
Women In Trucking Association (WIT) President and CEO Ellen Voie has been working with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) on legislation to create a "Women of Trucking Advisory Board" with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Voie's...

03:30
Negotiations between Unifor and Loblaw Companies Limited reached an impasse, as the company refused to revisit its aggressive plan to cut full-time jobs at Dominion stores. "Loblaw is failing workers," said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President....


17 november 2019

09:00
Alliance numérique, representative for Quebec video game companies, is thrilled to announce that the "Grand bâtisseur" award will be presented to Rémi Racine, President and Executive Producer for Behaviour Interactive, during tonight's MEGA+MIGS 2019...


16 november 2019

15:06
CUPE Local 441 and School District 63 have reached a tentative agreement. Members will be holding a ratification meeting on Sunday to vote on the agreement signed by both parties Saturday morning. In a show of good faith, picket lines will come down...

12:18
The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, issued the following statement today: "On Louis Riel Day, Canadians join the Métis Nation in honouring the life of Louis Riel. As a leader, activist and key contributor to Canadian...

10:41
Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, issued the following statement regarding the collective bargaining negotiations between Canadian National Railway Co. (CN Rail) and the Teamsters Canada Rail...


15 november 2019

21:42
Lt. Col. Allen West is elated that President Trump has brought justice to Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorence, Army Major Matthew Golsteyn, and Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher. Since 2013, Allen West has lobbied for the...

15:12
After several weeks of voting in communities across Saskatchewan, Unifor members working at SaskTel, SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskWater, DirectWest, and SecureTek have ratified the new collective agreements. "Unifor members took historic direct action...

13:54
APPELE-Québec ? the Alliance for the Promotion of Public English-language Education in Québec ? is hosting a public hearing on Bill 40; An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance. "Many representatives...

13:18
The Canadian Vaping Association (CVA) welcomes the overall vision of Minister Dix's announcement today that the province of British Columbia will launch a 10-point plan to update the province's vaping regulations, some starting as early as January 1,...

11:44
The District of Coldstream and CUPE Local 626, which represents municipal workers, will begin mediation on Monday, after bargaining talks broke down in August, says the union.  The?BC?Labour Relations Board appointed...

10:30
The Disciplinary Council of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) recently rendered two decisions on guilt and sanction in the cases of engineers Bertrand Samson and Jacques Lahaie. Bertrand Samson was ordered to pay two fines totalling $15,000....

10:00
MarketsandMarketstm, the world's largest revenue impact research and advisory firm that focuses on high-growth niche markets, today announced key takeaways from its 4th Global Annual Customer Summit that took place in London on 21st and 22nd October...

09:56
Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday ? one that celebrates American traditions, family togetherness and gratitude for the unparalleled bounty of our great nation. As families across the country prepare for their Thanksgiving feasts,...

09:08
On October 30, 2019, USA Today published the first in a series of reports from a year-long investigation of the private security company G4S which employs almost 50,000 personnel in the United States.  The report detailed alleged past isolated...

09:00
Imperial Tobacco Canada supports the Government of British Columbia's intention to curb youth vaping; however, the government has demonstrated a profound lack of understanding of how this complex category works with its proposed regulations. "None...

08:55
Ronan Farrow has a story to tell: the dramatic events behind his investigation of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault cases, his unsuccessful battle with NBC television executives who refused to air the reporting and the subsequent revelations in the...

06:30
OPSEU members have joined workers from other unions in giving an overwhelming strike mandate to support collective bargaining efforts aimed at fighting cutbacks and preserving quality education. The Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW),...

02:00
Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas has published a new article this week that exposes secrets held about the popular King James Version of the bible, among others. Yisrayl says the most popular bible...


14 november 2019

21:15
Rights4Vapers.com, the country's leading vaping consumer rights organization, is discouraged and dismayed by the B.C. government's proposed vaping regulations. "As the voice of Canadian adult vapers, we have to ask why...

18:29
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Knights of Columbus have sent a letter of solidarity to the people of Lebanon and Iraq, addressing the recent unrest and protests in those countries. The letter was...

17:43
Bridge Women's Center will host its first annual fundraising gala on Dec 6, 2019 at Calvary Chapel in Old Bridge, New Jersey. The evening will feature a message from keynote speaker Abby Johnson. Johnson a leading pro-life advocate, is the...

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