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21 november 2019

14:53
After a months-long campaign bolstered by United Steelworkers (USW) activists, the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Service Workers Act (H.R. 1309) reached the floor of the U.S. House today and passed 251-158....

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Non-teaching staff unions at the Edmonton Public School board will stage an information picket line and protest rally tomorrow to raise awareness of the harm Jason Kenney's budget cuts will cause students. The rally is...

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The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) released its new draft Guidelines today and launched a 60-day consultation period with stakeholders and interested members of the public. This consultation follows Health Canada's recent amendments to...

13:21
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday made a definitive statement of support for the safety of health care workers when it voted to approve The Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Act of 2019 ? a bill strongly...

12:45
Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019, H.R.3, could result in at least 56 fewer new medicines for patients over 10 years, according to a new analysis from economic consulting firm Vital Transformation. The study examined the impact...

11:06
The CVA has been vigorously advocating for over a year now with provincial health authorities across Canada on the most effective ways to reduce and eliminate youth access to vaping products. As has been emphasized by many clinicians, former smokers...

10:34
On Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at 9:30 am at Austin City Hall Peoples Plaza, Austin community leaders who have formed the Development without Displacement coalition held a press conference to call on Austin's high tech industry to commit $2 billion...

10:05
UNICEF Canada congratulates the new members of Cabinet on their first day of business for Canada's 43rd Parliament. As a leading organization for children and youth, UNICEF Canada reminds you -- and all officials in the Government of Canada -- that...


20 november 2019

20:00
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) applauds the CBC's decision to walk back its controversial plan to merge regional English-language morning radio newscasts in the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. As part of the plan laid...

18:41
Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak's (LFMO) President Melanie Omeniho congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party on their re-election last month and looks forward to working alongside the new Liberal cabinet....

18:32
This is a critical time for Canada's health care system. We believe health care transcends one portfolio and, as such, we wish to welcome new and returning members to Cabinet, including the Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, Minister of...

17:08
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the swearing-in of today's new federal Cabinet is an important opportunity to maintain progress and momentum on First Nations priorities, following his attendance at the ceremony at...

16:46
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) acknowledges the new Trudeau government's taking office and asks that it gets to work today with First Nations, who are tired of broken promises and commitments. "It is now time to deliver," says...

16:00
The Small Business Legislative Council is calling on Senators to remove two provisions in the House-passed SECURE Act (H.R. 1994) that would adversely affect small businesses and their employees. While the SBLC supports other provisions of the Act,...

14:17
The cornerstone of Head & Hands nearly 50 years as a service provider to youth in Montreal has been its adaptability: shifting the types and nature of programming to meet emerging trends amongst the most marginalized populations in the city. The last...

13:40
As the unified voice of the fertilizer industry in Canada, Fertilizer Canada would like to extend its support to 'Saskatchewan's Growth Plan: The Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030. The fertilizer industry contributes over $5 billion dollars towards the...

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This annual conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC explores the latest research, innovations and tactics for countering the Israel lobby's damaging policies in the U.S. and around the globe. This conference has grown to become one of...

09:51
A new report released today reveals gaps in quality of care for Canadians living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The Burden of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Canada report reveals major disparities in access to treatments, resources and...

09:30
The Ontario Good Roads Association is taking the first steps by calling on the Government of Ontario to create a working stakeholder group to implement Vision Zero across the entire Province of Ontario. "The time is now to take action as a cohesive...

09:15
Today, the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Coalition sent a letter addressed to Congressional leadership, the House Ways and Means Committee and its Chairman, Richard Neal (D-MA), as well as to the Senate Finance Committee and its Chairman, Chuck...


19 november 2019

20:16
Negotiators for Unit 1, Local 3906 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3906-1) today have reached a tentative agreement with McMaster University. The tentative agreement follows two days of bargaining between...

17:58
The union representing Canadian journalists and media workers is calling on the federal Parliament to act quickly to save local news in the wake of dramatic financial losses and over 120 layoffs at Torstar, Canada's second largest news chain. "This...

17:13
The pilots of the Air Line Pilots Association, Int'l (ALPA); the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), including the Independent Pilots Association (IPA); the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 1224 and Teamsters Atlas Local 2750...

15:13
Corsicana Mattress Company, Elite Comfort Solutions, Future Foam Inc., FXI, Inc., Innocor, Inc., Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, and Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (collectively, the "Mattress...

14:38
A failure by the employer to make new offers at the bargaining table will push Unifor into the next phase of job action, to be announced on Wednesday morning. Following the announcement, dozens of Unifor members from Coast Mountain Bus Company will...

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...

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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...

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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...