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News by subject: AVO

22 october 2019

19:10
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Doug Jones (D-Ala.) today introduced the FAFSA Simplification Act of 2019, a bill that would create a streamlined financial aid application process, while still giving schools, states, and scholarship providers...

17:27
Most L.A. neighborhoods are flooded with bars, clubs and restaurants, raising the alcohol density to troubling levels. New research, presented by Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A. DAPA), at L.A. City Hall today, shows at least 80%...

17:02
He's endorsed it, campaigned in favour of it and even arranged for taxpayers to purchase it. Now newly re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has to move quickly to build the long-delayed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project (TMX), says a...

15:13
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Donald Trump's misuse of the term "lynching" to describe the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry. That...

14:45
Fertilizer Canada congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the newly elected Liberal minority government.  Canada's fertilizer industry stands ready to work with all federal political parties to ensure our industry continues to play a vital...

14:28
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is warning Premier Doug Ford to stop taking the welfare of Ontario's children for granted. Members of OPSEU's education workers sector, including the Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel that affiliated...

14:05
The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) has accepted an initial project description for the proposed Gazoduq Project, a natural gas pipeline approximately 780 kilometres long, located between northeastern Ontario and Saguenay, Quebec....

12:25
The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his election victory and looks forward to working with the government to maintain and grow responsible mining development in Canada. With a minority...

11:04
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde congratulates re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on winning a minority government in the 2019 federal election. The National Chief looks forward to working with the new government...

11:02
Millions of children living in areas affected by conflict and disaster are at risk because of substantial shortages in funding for lifesaving humanitarian programmes, UNICEF said today. To date, UNICEF has only received 54 per cent of the US$4.16...

09:43
Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, congratulates Prime Minister Justin Trudeau along with all members of Canada's new Parliament, and issues the following statement: "This election has left Canada...

07:35
Negative Population Growth President Donald Mann has announced a new nationwide effort to get Congress to debate and pass legislation that will end the practice of granting automatic citizenship to all babies born on U.S. soil regardless of their...

07:12
OPSEU's President says the federal election results in Ontario are a clear message for Doug Ford to change course on his wrongheaded policies. Warren (Smokey) Thomas points to the fact the federal Tories only earned about a third of the popular vote...


21 october 2019

23:55
The election of a Liberal minority government, with the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois holding the balance of power gives workers a strong voice in Parliament.  "This election was always about workers and big questions. How can we create good paying...

15:40
The Real Sudan People's Liberation Movement (R-SPLM), the National Salvation Front (NAS) and the South Sudan United Front (SSUF) opposition movements in South Sudan have retained the international law firm of Amsterdam & Partners LLP following their...

14:50
The state Department of Public Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 23 regarding Southcoast Hospitals Group's proposed closure of the maternity unit at Tobey Hospital ? a proposal that has drawn strong opposition from both current...

07:20
Harborside Inc. ("Harborside" or the "Company") , today announced that the U.S. Tax Court has issued a final decision under Tax Court Rule 155 on the income tax deficiency for Patients Mutual Assistance Collective Corporation ("PMACC"), the Company's...

01:00
Toronto's Harris Institute will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a special event to raise much-needed funds for two of Canada's most important charities, UNISON and MusiCounts. The milestone event will feature the...


20 october 2019

19:45
According to data released by ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today and first reported on tonight's edition of CBS News 60 Minutes, at least 12 white supremacists have been arrested for their alleged roles in terrorist plots, attacks or threats...

18:47
Unifor bargaining committees have signed tentative agreements with SaskEnergy, SaskPower, SaskTel, SaskWater, DirectWest, and SecureTek, ending a 17-day strike by nearly 5,000 workers across the province. "Solidarity and the support from Unifor...


18 october 2019

18:50
After hearing the verdict in a New York court that declared his brother guilty, the president of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, reiterated that "this verdict is not against the state of Honduras" and strongly rejected that the country be qualified...

17:54
We are pleased to announce that the NPCA and Mark Brickell have resolved the issues arising from Mr. Brickell's departure from the NPCA. COMMENT FROM NPCA BOARD CHAIR, DAVE BYLSMA: Mark Brickell assumed the role of CAO at...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Lasalle Boulevard in Sudbury on Saturday to remind the government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government...

13:08
Canada's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees, is shocked and outraged at reports that the Liberal Party will revive its attack on good pensions if re-elected. In the last Parliament, Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled Bill C-27,...

12:00
Puente Human Rights Movement will lead a coalition of civil rights and immigrant advocacy organizations calling for the closure of ICE detention facilities throughout the state during a migration tribunal event on Saturday, Oct. 19 at its...

09:00
As the snowbird season gets underway, the Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) is reminding Ontario travellers that OHIP's Out-of-Country (OOC) Travellers Program is scheduled to be terminated on January 1, 2020. The program currently reimburses...

09:00
Mr. Hishammuddin Hussein, the former Defence Minister of Malaysia, has called on his countrymen to work towards uniting all races and working towards the nation's progress. In a letter issued to the Malaysian media, Mr...

08:30
Obama White House alum Campbell Spencer and Republican campaign strategist and corporate consultant Max Hamel today announced the launch of a new public affairs agency, FORA Partners ("FORA"). FORA combines actionable public opinion measurement,...

08:00
WASHINGTON, Oct 18, 2019 The Alliance for Israel Advocacy (AIA) (www.israeladvocates.org) responded to Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad's recent and well publicized speech at Columbia University, which was laced with anti-Semitic...

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Mr. Hishammuddin Hussein, the former Defence Minister of Malaysia, has called on his countrymen to work towards uniting all races and working towards the nation's progress. In a letter issued to the Malaysian media, Mr Hussein said: "The past few...


17 october 2019

23:03
The President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández, categorically rejected the accusations of U.S. prosecutors that Honduras is a narco-state, highlighting the achievements in the fight against drug trafficking and organized crime and reiterating his...

22:15
Six board members of Professional Photographers of America, all of them women, have circulated a letter to Chairman Nadler and Ranking Member Collins of the House Judiciary Committee on behalf of the CASE Act. Artists and small business owners such...

21:15
This week, after a lengthy delay, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an analysis of the impact of its latest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) rule change, estimating that nearly one million children could lose their automatic...

18:29
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Trump Organization to cancel an upcoming event to be hosted at Mar-a-Lago by another anti-Muslim hate group. On...

17:27
Stand with Parkland issued the following statement of support for the Threat Information Protocol for Sharing, or TIPS Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate this morning by Senator Rick Scott.  This bill would...

17:09
Pierre Elliott Trudeau, or "PET" as he was known in his day, is the dominant Canadian cultural and political icon of the 20th century. At a breakfast meeting held in downtown Toronto on October 3, on the 19th anniversary of his state funeral in...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store in Bridgenorth on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows grocery stores,...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Worthington Street in North Bay on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding "Shop LCBO" information pickets outside LCBO stores across in Durham, Markdale, and Mount Forest on Friday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government...

17:00
LCBO workers will be holding "Shop LCBO" information pickets outside LCBO stores across the city on Friday and Saturday to remind government and the public of the dangers of privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when the government allows grocery...

15:00
User1st, the provider of the most innovative web accessibility solutions on the market for testing, remediation, monitoring and compliance, today released the following statement from Vice President of Communications Raegan Bartlo regarding passage...

14:12
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 133 will host a barbecue fundraiser to raise awareness of the effects of Ford government cuts to mental health services on Woodstock-area residents with mental health and addictions issues. Date:...

13:35
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas overturned the Affordable Care Act's explicit prohibition of gender identity discrimination. Significantly, Judge O'Connor ruled that the gender identity...

11:55
In invited testimony by the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Roy E. Wright, President and CEO of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), called for cost-effective changes to strengthen buildings, for educating...

11:35
Candidates from the Liberal, Conservative, NDP, and Green parties showed their support for the Canadian chicken sector and supply management this federal election by visiting farms across the country and meeting with farmers. From the Annapolis...

09:48
Today, Fiera Foods issued the below statement: "Fiera Foods continues to cooperate fully with the Ministry of Labour and will do so throughout this legal process. Any workplace fatality is tragic, and we are committed to doing everything we can to...

08:17
Ministry of Woke, a brand-new band, based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is debuting their single, Orwellian World, to tackle the issue of military industrial complex. It addresses the young generation's frustration with politicians engaging in...

08:00
Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), a nonprofit group, says the Trump Administration should consider utilizing the National Environmental Protection Agency and two key pieces of legislation, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and...

08:00
Home-care workers and patients, as well as community leaders and members of the public are expected to attend a town hall Thursday to discuss the impact of a 4˝-month lockout of Sudbury home-care workers by a profit-driven private corporation ?...

07:00
Today, the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis holds a hearing titled "Solving the Climate Crisis: Cleaner, Stronger Buildings" focused on reducing carbon pollution and improving resilience in residential and commercial buildings across the...