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23 january 2020

17:25
(AANA)?As the 2020 presidential candidates propose to fix U.S. healthcare, rural hospitals across the country continue to close. Since the 2018 midterms, about 66 percent of primary care physician shortages have been in rural and partially rural...

16:11
Paralyzed Veterans of America Associate Executive Director of Government Relations Heather Ansley issued the following statement regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation seeking public comment on proposed amendments to its Air Carrier Access...

15:19
The Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario (FSRA) is delivering on its commitment to protect the public interest by establishing a Consumer Advisory Panel to help inform its work.  The Panel will provide...

15:00
Music mogul Russell Simmons has been accused of sexually assaulting over twenty women. ON THE RECORD is a documentary that tells the story of several of his accusers, and the film will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 25th. A...

14:23
Unifor is disappointed but not surprised at Federated Co-operatives Limited's (FCL) refusal to accept the union's offer today to return to the bargaining table. "Co-op executives are now solely responsible for any escalation on the picket line as...

13:17
Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) and the home and community care service providers we represent want to help the government rebalance the health care system so that Ontarians can receive care in the right place. Close to 5,300 patients...

12:50
The Co-op Refinery Complex (CRC) can confirm that a discussion has taken place with Unifor regarding the resumption of bargaining. The CRC has never left the table and has been open to bargaining since Unifor effectively shut down meaningful...

12:26
The Surgeon General has led global efforts to end smoking for over 50 years. The latest report, focused on smoking cessation, is long overdue. Each year, tobacco use kills 7 million people worldwide. Improving adult cessation rates is the only way to...

12:10
The Industrial Energy Consumers of America, the Coalition of MISO Transmission Customers, and LS Power Midcontinent, LLC jointly filed a Complaint at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the Commission) against the Midcontinent Independent...

12:00
Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) today released the 17th edition of the annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws (Report), finding 395 proven countermeasures which could be saving lives have not been enacted. The Report, "A 2020...

11:00
Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in 2019, the Trump Administration dramatically expanded upon discriminatory, anti-LGBT policies implemented in 2017 and 2018 that are harming the health and...

09:48
The International Day of the Endangered Lawyer ? January 24 of each year, is a time to reflect on the work of the members of the legal professions who face persecution, physical danger and reprisal for defending and advocating for the rights of the...

09:30
During the Canadian Federation of Independent Business's Red Tape Awareness Week, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) applauds the Government of Alberta on prioritizing red tape reduction. Thanks to their commitment, drivers in Alberta can now have a...

09:00
Alcohol Justice and activist Grupo de Madres (Mother's Group) 'Manos Unidad de Koreatown' will hold a rally at Los Angeles city Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson's District office. WHAT: a rally to denounce City...

08:53
Please join Mayor Jim Watson, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and MP for Ottawa Centre, and Councillor Tim Tierney, Chair of the Ottawa...

07:00
Quebec's Minister of Public Security, the Government of Manitoba and Alberta's Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction have been awarded the 2020 Golden Scissors by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) as part of the 11th annual...


22 january 2020

22:54
Unifor's National President Jerry Dias will provide an update on the latest development in the union's attempt to return to the bargaining table and reach an agreement to end the 48-day lock out of nearly 800 refinery workers. "The only way to end...

16:25
Following a court motion filed in the Delaware Court of Chancery today by TransPerfect Global, Inc. revealing that the law firm of Skadden Arps has billed the translation services company for upwards of $10 million in undisclosed legal fees since...

15:30
Days before Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined his Executive Budget, the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, Inc. joined other industry leaders urging lawmakers to address New York State's infrastructure crisis and fund...

14:22
During National Non-Smoking Week, the Vaping Industry Trade Association calls upon all levels of government to formally acknowledge the thousands of Canadian vapers who quit smoking by vaping and to carefully consider how proposed policies negatively...

12:52
A coalition of bipartisan lawmakers, the Virginia Municipal League, the American Car Rental Association and Virginia car rental operators are calling on the Virginia General Assembly to "Care Before You Share." The coalition has come together in...

12:25
Join Solidarity HealthShare in its support of Relevant Radio's #FastforLife during the 47th Annual March For Life, the world's largest annual human rights demonstration to be held in Washington, D.C. January 24, 2020. ...

10:42
In the aftermath of last weekend's record-breaking storm in Newfoundland and Labrador, which brought more than 75 cm of snow and winds reaching hurricane levels of 160 km/hour, Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is offering tips and advice for those...

08:00
With the 10th annual Bell Let's Talk Day coming up on Wednesday January 29, we're celebrating this important milestone with the hundreds of organizations across Canada that are taking action to support mental health. "The theme of this year's...

07:00
It's time for governments to ditch their fax machines and outdated paper forms and embrace digital technology, says the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). As part of its 11th annual Red Tape Awareness Weektm, CFIB is posting an open...

07:00
While many road safety measures have been implemented over the years, there are still 167 000 Canadians who will either die or suffer from serious injuries this year1. However, these tragic consequences that decimate families and leave people deeply...

06:00
During the last federal election campaign, all parties promised to raise taxes on the digital giants. Although this is on ice awaiting the conclusion of OECD discussions on the matter, the idea is still present in the public debate, and may end up...


21 january 2020

15:11
'' During the last weeks, I have received numerous calls from all around the country encouraging me to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC). In this context, I have considered the possibility of running, while also...

14:11
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today launched its annual non-partisan "Muslims Vote" campaign designed to empower American Muslims by increasing their political...

13:30
TEXIT, the organization dedicated to bringing Tejanos across Texas out of the Democrat Party and into the conservative movement, has endorsed Lt. Col. Allen West for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. The Chairman of TEXIT, Luis Burrola,...

12:00
California State Assemblymember Tom Lackey will join California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) and Alcohol Justice at a Capitol event to acknowledge and honor legislators who are strongly opposed to SB 58 ? the 3 A.M. Bar Bill. On September 14, 2019,...

10:50
I am deeply troubled that the president of a national labour union, Jerry Dias was arrested on Monday while exercising his constitutional right of freedom of association on a legal picket line at Regina's Co-op Refinery. This is a very sad day, not...

09:20
AB 5 has "unintended consequences" which are far-reaching, well beyond the employers that have, up until January 1, 2020, conducted their business through 1099 contracts. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are one of the many professions...

09:01
Democratic strategist and former Clinton White House staffer Bob Weiner is now reflecting on how he worked at the DNC Watergate headquarters during the Nixon-era break-in, was Legislative Assistant to Cong. Ed Koch during the Nixon impeachment and...

09:00
Today, Canadians across the country mark Lincoln Alexander Day to honour the legacy of this pioneer and leader in the fight for racial equality in Canada. Born in Toronto in 1922, the Honourable Lincoln MacCauley Alexander was the first Black...

08:59
The United States Census Bureau has chosen to exclude the multiracial group from the 2020 Census by giving false instructions to biracial people who call or email the bureau for direction on how to fill out their census forms. They also have excluded...

07:00
After conducting extensive consultations and planning, the LGBT Purge Fund today unveiled plans to build the LGBTQ2+ National Monument in Ottawa. The monument will memorialize discrimination against LGBTQ2+ people, including the period known as the...

06:30
Health Canada continues to affirm that vaping is a less harmful choice than smoking and this message needs to be reflected on new warning labels for vape products ? Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc. recommended today in a submission to Health Canada on...

04:00
The Jasmin Roy Sophie Desmarais Foundation is pleased to welcome several distinguished guests for the inaugural 2020 International Education Summit (SIDE 2020) that will be taking place from May 12 to 14 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal....


20 january 2020

23:49
After hundreds of Unifor members from across Canada came out to peacefully support locked out Co-op Refinery workers, the Regina Police chose to escalate the situation with heavy handed and extreme tactics, including the arrest of Unifor National...

17:40
The Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) met today in Montreal to consider all the means at their disposal to exercise their jurisdiction over their children and families. First Nations assert their authority in all matters...

15:31
Imperial Tobacco Canada is kicking-off National Non-Smoking Week with a call to provincial and federal governments to regulate vapour products based on facts, not fear. This call for science and evidence-based regulation comes following months of...

13:40
DISH has once again employed its tired intimidation tactics in negotiations with Cox Media Group (CMG), blacking out multiple CMG TV stations across the country and punishing its own DISH customers. CMG has reached reasonable and amicable agreements...

13:37
On January 16, 2020, Presidents Margaret Froh of Ontario, Audrey Poitras of Alberta, and Glen McCallum of Saskatchewan signed a document and issued a press release that undermines the integrity of the Métis Nation. The document they signed was not a...

12:00
Alcohol Justice is reporting that hundreds of L.A. residents attended a Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (L.A.DAPA) press conference Friday, January 17, 2020 at Los Angeles City Hall to express their disappointment that Planning and Land...

09:05
Bennett Wales & The Relief (BW&TR) announced the release of the first of 10 singles slated for this year. "Hey Otto" is a visceral rock-and-roll lament for the detainment, torture and death of Otto Warmbier, amidst a widely publicized 2016 North...

09:00
Canadians lovingly packed 490,471 shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items, school supplies, and many other items during the 2019 Operation Christmas Child shoebox campaign that recently ended. Distribution of the shoeboxes in the developing world has...

08:39
Robert Ardini - the 2016 Republican Nominee for Congress in a Donald Trump's high-profile New York District - is now asking for California's Vote in the state's March 3rd Presidential Primary. When asked why he wants to be President, Ardini points...

08:30
Unifor National President Jerry Dias will join Local 594 members and hundreds of their supporters to announce a significant development on day 46 of the lock out by Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). "Rogue corporate executives at Co-op have...

08:00
TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy) today urged Canadians to visit paylesstoconnect.ca to voice their support for a historic CRTC decision to lower Internet prices.  Canada's Big Telcos, such as Bell and Rogers, petitioned the federal cabinet to...

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