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30 january 2020

11:58
The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) is advising caution when considering the recommendations issued by the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel. The report recognizes that CBC/Radio-Canada is underfunded compared to its...

10:43
The United Steelworkers union (USW) says criminal charges against the former CEO of a Brazil-based multinational mining company one year after a dam collapse that killed more than 250 people sends an important message to Canada about enforcing laws...

10:00
The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA)?the largest alliance of wildlife centers in Africa?has announced the launch of Action for Chimpanzees (AFC), a program to curtail the illicit trade of western chimpanzees for bushmeat and the pet trade, and...

08:40
Miami Gardens residents and supporters, including the Miami-Dade NAACP and Miami Gardens Families Unite, elected officials, and community activist groups, refuse to back down from the fight to stop Formula 1 racing on public streets in their...

08:06
Hollywood has been stunned and abuzz by recent Golden Globe Host, Ricky Gervais' scathing, and humorist attack on their long-running, hypocritical, pontificating and liberal bias. "If ISIS started a streaming service,...

07:00
Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Donald Mann has commended the action of the U.S. State Department in their new effort to halt the growing flood of foreign women coming to the U.S. to give birth to children who will automatically gain U.S....

05:55
There's a growing mentorship gap affecting more than 15,000 Canadian children and youth, many of whom are facing vulnerable situations including poverty, family instability or identity-based discrimination. According to Big Brothers Big Sisters of...


29 january 2020

20:00
Democratic candidate for U.S Congress CA-18 Rishi Kumar* issued this statement ahead of the California Primary:   "I am running for Congress to represent the people's interests, not special interests. I believe in making...

19:58
Below is a statement by Bryan K. Barnett, Mayor of Rochester Hills (MI) and President of the United States Conference of Mayors on today's signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) implementation legislation by President Trump:...

19:27
The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) today commended the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel for its timely and important report, Canada's Communications Future: Time to Act, and in particular, the Panel's...

18:56
The American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine (AFRP.org) ? the largest Palestinian American organization in the U.S., wholeheartedly condemns the so-called "deal of the century" from its inception. We are rendered baffled, at how such a "deal" could...

16:48
"We thank Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker for recognizing the urgent need for clean energy legislation that puts consumers and climate first. As a member of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition, CUB looks forward to working with the governor, the...

15:50
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) strongly opposes the recent Supreme Court decision upholding the Trump Administration's "public charge" rule, which denies certain immigrants their legal status if they rely on public benefits....

15:42
Unifor applauds the call to require internet TV services that access the Canadian market to support Canadian content, as recommended in the final report of the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel (BTLRP).   "Bringing American...

15:32
Unifor extended another offer to Co-op senior management to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair collective agreement for the highly skilled workers locked out of work since December 5, 2019. "Co-op's all-or-nothing tactics are hurting...

10:00
Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations (CSRO) physicians are voicing concern for patients who will fall victim of a dangerous new prescription policy. New requirements from BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) of Tennessee, which may be a bellwether...

10:00
Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) launched the latest evolution of its powerful Dairy Farming Forward campaign, which breaks down myths and misconceptions around dairy farming by highlighting the industry's commitments to innovation,...

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The American Lung Association's 2020 "State of Tobacco Control" report finds that the federal government can do more to address the youth vaping epidemic and prevent tobacco use. The report grades state and federal governments' efforts in 2019 to...


28 january 2020

16:48
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump's long-awaited Mideast peace plan as a "road map to perpetual Apartheid" and an end to the national...

14:55
At a press conference in Martinsburg, West Virginia today, Governor Jim Justice and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. addressed the growing calls for Virginia counties to join West Virginia as state leaders propose radical measures that...

13:33
On Monday morning, Republican Congressional Candidate Laura Loomer filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Twitter for providing in-kind corporate contributions to her opponent, Democrat Congresswoman Lois Frankel....

13:12
MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger expressed outrage at the U.S. Supreme Court's sharply divided decision to lift a nationwide injunction blocking implementation of the "Public Charge Rule" while its legal fate remains under consideration by lower...

11:47
Unifor has released a new report that says artificially low catch limits over the past 25 years pushed the West Coast salmon fishing industry to the brink, leaving it unable to cope with the 2019 crisis. "The federal government created a commercial...

11:00
Auto insurance in British Columbia (BC) and Alberta is substantially the same, according to a new report from accounting firm MNP. The price drivers are paying, however, is very different. In the study, MNP found that BC...

11:00
The CRTC is extending its consultation period by one week for Canadians to submit their opinions on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Société Radio-Canada's programming. This extension follows the submission of a study on public broadcasters...

10:30
Following a motion filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery last week by TransPerfect Global, Inc. revealed the law firm of Skadden Arps has billed the translation services company for upwards of $14 million in undisclosed legal fees since being...

10:00
On January 7th, 2020, the State of Illinois published the requirements for small-business craft grower cannabis cultivation licenses. This license will initially allow a 5000 ft2 of flower canopy, with the option to expand to 14,000. The license...

09:30
For the first time, the Bell Let's Talk logo is being displayed on the façade of YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Through this initiative, ADM Aéroports de Montréal is aiming to provide a higher visibility to...


27 january 2020

18:56
WHAT:  The Liberal government plans to introduce legislation in the House of Commons to ratify the new NAFTA and has asked Opposition parties not to delay the deal. The U.S. Senate recently provided bi-partisan approval of USMCA, while Mexico...

16:33
The following statement was issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), regarding today's Supreme Court decision allowing the Trump administration to implement its "public charge" rule....

15:31
Consumer Watchdog said in a letter today that Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara should reject a proposed 5% auto insurance rate increase by Mercury Insurance Company that discriminates against lower income, less-educated drivers....

13:03
The federal government spent over $11.9 billion on management consultants, temporary help contractors and IT consultants between 2011 and 2018 to do the work that could have been done by Canada's own public service professionals. The contracts ended...

11:46
Secondary picketing became a blockade on Saturday and Sunday when Unifor's self-described "activists" set up fencing and prevented fuel trucks and cardlock customers from accessing FCL's fuel distribution terminal near Carseland, Alta. Their blockade...

10:44
The Internet of Things is one of the most impactful and recent technological advancements. Its importance to the travel industry can't be understated. If implemented correctly, travel, tourism and hospitality companies may benefit from better...

10:15
The Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC), its members, and the Canadian steel industry are very disappointed and disagree with the announcement of January 24th by the U.S. Department of Commerce's (DOC) final decision, to place...

07:31
President Donald Trump has invited Israeli leaders, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and General Benny Ganz, who is running against Netanyahu, to discuss Mideast peace plan. Mike Evans, the founder of Friends of Zion in Jerusalem, was notified by...

07:00
A one million-dollar ($1M) donation from the Manouk Djoukhadjian Family Foundation II to the Armand-Frappier Foundation has allowed the creation of the Anna Sforza Djoukhadjian Philanthropic Research Chair on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also...


25 january 2020

20:11
Four babies who were introduced prenatally in 2019 made an appearance in their mothers' arms at this year's 16th Annual Walk for Life West Coast, as tens of thousands of pro-lifers rallied and then walked for nearly two miles across downtown San...

17:13
Héroux-Devtek Inc. congratulates The Boeing Company on a successful first flight for the new 777X airplane. Héroux-Devtek was selected to supply complete landing gear systems for the Boeing 777 and 777X in 2013, including the main and nose landing...

15:43
MEXICALI, Mexico, Jan. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcohol Justice is reporting that Mexicali Resiste and other allies and partner activists will march in protest of Constellation Brands at the Vicente Guerrero Monument....


24 january 2020

17:26
Patrina Mosley, FRC's Director of Life, Culture, and Women's Advocacy will speak at the National Pro-Life Summit on January 25, 2020. Mosley will participate in a panel titled, "How Defunding Planned Parenthood Impacts the Black Community," alongside...

17:25
Gun Safety Alliance -- Today nearly 20 gun violence prevention organizations announced a path to reduce gun deaths in the United States by 50-percent by 2030. While each of these organizations has their approaches, priorities and programs to reduce...

16:32
In its response to British Columbia's proposed new vaping regulations, Imperial Tobacco Canada encourages the province to review the latest facts and evidence as it determines the best regulatory approach that will allow vapour products to reach...

14:02
FormFree® Founder and CEO Brent Chandler today responded to this week's news that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger indicated the bureau's decision to propose amending the Ability to Repay/Qualified Mortgage Rule so...

11:26
Hours before President Donald Trump made history as the first president to appear in person at the March for Life, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar announced at Family Research Council's ProLifeCon that the agency is...

10:52
Ruckify, the global peer-to-peer marketplace for all things rentals, has launched a t-shirt fundraising campaign to support those affected by the devastating Australian bushfires. The shirts, which will be available on a...

10:46
The Trump administration's efforts to curtail the phenomenon of birth tourism is an important step in ending this blatant abuse of birthright citizenship policy, says the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Each year, tens of thousands...

08:32
Former Atlanta City Councilmember Alex Wan, a long-time Morningside homeowner and civic leader, has been endorsed by Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund in the race for Georgia State House District 57. Victory Fund (www.VictoryFund.org) is the only national...

02:00
Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication this week that reveals biblical evidence of the purpose for mankind and the prophetic job of The House of Yahweh. He says the two are...


23 january 2020

19:30
The Trump Administration announced today that it has finalized new policy that fundamentally weakens Clean Water Act protections for drinking water, streams, and wetlands nationwide. Small streams and wetlands across America are now directly in the...

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