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News by subject: AVO

25 july 2019

13:18
The Ford government's cuts to services for children with autism has hit the KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, a leader in the Waterloo and Guelph-Wellington areas in helping kids with complex special needs for more than 60 years. The shift to...

13:04
The new Facebook and Instagram policy on tobacco marketing, published by Facebook and reported by CNN, is inadequate and will be ineffective in prohibiting tobacco companies from using influencer marketing to promote their products to young people in...

13:00
As Autonomous Vehicles begin hitting the road, the push for innovation will continue to ensure new technologies are implemented safely and effectively. 407 ETR, in partnership with 3M Canada, has started this process by testing the use of 3M's...

12:24
AbbVie , a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, supports a wide range of efforts to help elevate and prioritize hepatitis C (HCV) elimination because achieving the shared goal of elimination by 2030 will take more than...

11:00
Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief outlining the harm to LGBT people likely to result from a new health care regulation proposed by the Trump Administration last month. The public has until August 13, 2019 to offer...

10:04
Nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will present a $3,000 check to the Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers who have been on strike since June 28 to support struggling drivers and their families, and to demonstrate solidarity with...

07:00
The acquisition of the over-the-air network V and its digital assets by Bell Media (Bell) will further undermine an already precarious ecosystem by allowing a dominant player to become still more so. The transaction will significantly alter the...


24 july 2019

21:07
The U.S. House of Representatives voted today to pass H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, more commonly referred to as The Butch Lewis Act. The legislation is an essential step to help secure the retirement security of more...

16:13
Toronto resident, Jeff Brodie, today announces that he has filed a wrongful eviction application with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as a result of the unlawful removal from his residence on 104 Harbord St. in Toronto. On Tuesday, July 9,...

15:13
Nurses represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association will present a $3,000 check to the Martha's Vineyard Bus Drivers who have been on strike since June 28 to support struggling drivers and their families, and to demonstrate solidarity with...

14:30
A newly passed law in Washington state represents a significant increase in health care autonomy for its patients. House Bill 1175, passed during the recent state legislative session, expands decision-making options for patients who lack capacity and...

13:15
The current method of collecting the United States Census, which once consisted of over 50 questions and now only requires residents to answer 10 specific questions, is obsolete.  The 2020 U.S. Census will face new factors that will impact its...

12:08
Yukon First Nations Chiefs, Elders, women's and youth representatives travelled across the country to the traditional territory of the Wolastoqey ? Maliseet this week for the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Annual General Assembly to publicly launch...

12:00
The Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) announced their request of the Government of Alberta to invest in new infrastructure amid the recent cancellation of a $595 million-dollar medical superlab in Edmonton. New investment is...

10:28
"It is understandable that former finance minister and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli is compelled to defend his government's 2019 budget and their overall funding plan for hospitals. However," says Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of...

09:00
The Honourable Eileen E. Gillese, Commissioner of the Public Inquiry into the Safety and Security of Residents in the Long-Term Care Homes System has announced that she will release her final Report, complete with Recommendations, at noon on...


23 july 2019

18:03
Mr. Altahawi, of Adamson Brothers, recently settled his case with the SEC and has stated the following, "I have great respect for the Securities and Exchange Commission's mission of protecting investors, maintaining fair, orderly, and efficient...

15:45
Place: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Courtroom 15 (6th Floor) 333 Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20001 Larry Klayman, the founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor announces that a...

14:15
This week, Meghan A. Adams, appointed by Governor Carney and confirmed by the State Senate, left Morris James law firm to serve as a judge on the Delaware Superior Court. Citizens for a Pro-Business Delaware (CPBD) applauds Governor Carney's...

13:38
United Spinal Association and Center for Independence of the Disabled, New York (CIDNY) today received U.S. District Court approval to move forward with their historic settlement agreement with the City of New York to vastly improve sidewalk...

12:55
In response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announcement to eliminate "Broad-Based Categorical Eligibility" for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger expressed grave concern at the...

12:54
The following statement can be attributed to Dr. Kyle Kingsley, Chief Executive Officer of Vireo Health International, Inc. ("Vireo" or the "Company") , a leading science-focused, multi-state cannabis company: "As a...

11:04
Ronnie Cummins, co-founder of Organic Consumers Association and Regeneration International, made this statement in response to a report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicting that global warming will cause U.S. taxpayers to pay...

10:00
In anticipation of next year's Summer Games, Canadian Athletes Now Fund (CAN Fund) is charging forward on its mission to provide financial support to athletes representing Canada. One year and one day out from the Games, the renowned non-profit...

07:50
Today, FreedomWorks announced the launch of a new TV ad and district-targeted digital advocacy ads as part of their campaign calling on Republicans in Congress not to settle for surprise billing proposals that include government-set rates and would...

07:23
Reacting to the decision of the British Conservative Party to appoint Boris Johnson as party leader, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says that, "Threats from London are harmful and will come back like a boomerang." "The economy urgently needs a UK...

00:01
A broad spectrum of criminal justice and public policy leaders?including lawmakers, program providers, advocates, researchers, formerly incarcerated people, and victims of crime?today launched a national organization dedicated to improving criminal...


22 july 2019

17:33
Dear Fellow Shareholders, Re: the proposed issue of $400m of twenty-year Bonds by Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. Metage Funds Limited has been an investor in Pershing Square Holdings, Ltd. ("PSH" or the "Company") since 2016. This is a significant...

16:40
SaskTel workers have given Unifor's bargaining team a strong mandate to take strike action if necessary, to get a fair contract. "Our members have made their intentions very clear with this vote," said Chris MacDonald, Unifor's assistant to the...

15:33
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear thanked the Department of Labor for issuing an opinion clarifying that time spent in the sleeper berth does not count as compensable time. "ATA welcomes...

14:00
Today, the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) for Canada, Dr. Jaspinder Komal, issued the following statement about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's continuing efforts in support of African swine fever (ASF) preparedness: "On behalf of the...

11:27
The deterioration of SNC-Lavalin's performance, as indicated in the Company's statement issued today, is a cause of growing concern for la Caisse. The situation of the Company requires decisive and timely action on the part of the Board.  We note the...

08:09
In these times of partisan politics, it's rare to see something both sides agree on. But that's the goal of The Financial Freedom Act as proposed by Scott Smith (bio and LinkedIn), the director of the Foundation for a Better Economy in Boulder,...

07:30
WHAT: The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) will announce the 2019-2020 Faces of Mental Illness. WHO: Special Guests: The Faces of Mental Illness for 2019-2020 Mary Deacon, Chair, Bell Let's Talk Florence Budden,...

07:10
Many frontline workers have experiences on the job that can cause significant emotional trauma. Getting peer-to-peer support from people who have had similar problems is critical to the healing process. But peer-to-peer support is an undervalued part...

06:00
Billions of chickens around the world are raised in cruel, crowded and intensive farm systems every year. Genetically selected to grow fast and develop large, heavy breast muscles ? too big for their legs to support ? they can experience great pain...


20 july 2019

18:56
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans to donate to support its anti-hate and voter mobilization initiatives after Donald Trump retweeted a...


19 july 2019

17:01
Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised President Trump's choice of Eugene Scalia as the nominee for Secretary of Labor. "I have had the privilege of knowing Gene Scalia for nearly two...

16:11
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford's inaction on the anti-racism file speaks louder than words, proving the premier "doesn't actually care about breaking down barriers."  "Ford's strategy to combat systemic racism is to plug his...

13:07
Many frontline workers have experiences on the job that can cause significant emotional trauma. Getting peer-to-peer support from people who have had similar problems is critical to the healing process. But peer-to-peer support is an undervalued part...

06:00
For 20 years, the Athabasca Denesu??ine? have been negotiating an out-of-court settlement with Canada for recognition of their Rights within their traditional territories in what is now known as Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.  Suddenly,...


18 july 2019

18:00
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes Argentine President Mauricio Macri's decision to establish a public registry that will list terrorist organizations, track their activities, and inform future government actions against them. The new registry...

15:10
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is encouraged by several outcomes of the Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts, though the panel's final report does fall short on some of our priorities. ...

15:07
The Journalism and Written Media Independent Panel of Experts unveiled today its final report submitted to the Government of Canada to assist with the equitable and effective implementation of tax measures in support of Canadian journalism, as...

14:37
The Massachusetts Nurses Association Board of Directors ? 29 front-line nurses and health care professionals elected by their colleagues ? has issued the following statement about the current Administration's immigration policies and their effect on...

14:28
United Steelworkers (USW) Ontario Director Marty Warren says long-term-care facilities are better when workers are treated with respect. Warren said the recent collective agreement ratified by 119 unionized workers at Maxville Manor means...

14:25
Unifor is proud to sponsor the 2019 "No Stone Unturned" free concert honouring Manitoba's missing and murdered. "No Stone Unturned in an important community-driven effort to raise awareness and commit to ending systemic violence and work for...

12:47
The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National) praised the overwhelming passage in the U.S. House of a bipartisan bill to repeal the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) known to many as the "Cadillac Tax." The...

12:28
4Front Holdings, LLC ("4Front") this morning delivered a letter to Congress signed by more than 100 of its cannabis-industry peers in support of significant federal cannabis policy reform. The letter, which can be read at www.DescheduleMarijuana.com,...

12:20
Heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides across three countries in South Asia ? Nepal, India and Bangladesh ? have killed at least 93 children, and put the lives of millions more at risk. UNICEF estimates that more than 12 million people, including...