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15 june 2020

09:30
Children's Aid Foundation of Canada can now provide expanded emergency COVID-19 assistance to children, youth and families involved with the child welfare system who are impacted by the pandemic thanks to a crucial $5 million gift from the Rogers...

08:44
Asian consumer advocacy groups and tobacco harm reduction advocates have welcomed Hong Kong Legislative Council's (Legco) decision to suspend discussions on the proposed ban on vaping products, saying this will provide smokers with safer smoke-free...

08:16
The remarkable story of American Jewish Committee's (AJC) pioneering relations with Germany is told in a new publication, "AJC and Germany: History in the Making 1945 ? 2020." Authored by Deidre Berger, director of AJC Berlin from 2000-2019, with a...

08:00
The CCA applauds the federal government's recent announcement to provide a special one-time, tax-free payment to individuals who are certificate holders of the Disability Tax Credit (DTC). This is an important step to address the needs of Canadians...

08:00
Bold ideas for a collective response to COVID-19 emerged from CivicAction's Re:Action Forum last week, a virtual gathering of over 150 diverse senior and rising civic leaders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).   ...

08:00
Ontario's optometrists are launching an urgent appeal to the Ontario government to end the 30-year neglect in funding for eye care. This chronic underfunding, coupled with the devastating impact of COVID-19 on optometrists' ability to see patients,...

06:33
Criminal tax enforcement by the IRS has often been compared to a pendulum for the way it swings back and forth between periods of heightened enforcement and periods of low enforcement.   Recently, a new IRS commissioner,...

06:00
The Office de consultation publique de Montréal (OCPM) makes public today the report on the public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination within Montréal jurisdiction. The full 252-page version of the report as well as a summary in French...


14 june 2020

22:10
The Back To Work USA collective has called for the absolute end of stay-at-home orders. The group, formed as a like-minded collective of hard-working Americans, who are standing for the freedoms guaranteed to them in the Bill of Rights, has spoken...

12:26
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressing the opening plenary of the 2020 AJC Global Forum, reaffirmed the strong U.S.-Israel relationship, condemned rising worldwide antisemitism, and cautioned Iran against threatening Israel and pursing a...


13 june 2020

16:43
Anne Kelly, Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, issued the following statement today regarding the criminal charges laid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the July 2019 death of Martin Payne in Metchosin, British Columbia:...

12:42
Unifor is calling on the provincial government to resist calls from employers to water down proposed changes to workers' compensation that would see employers help to cover the costs associated with saving the lives of workers who contracted COVID-19...

06:00
Statement from OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas: Since I began my career working in the public service as a mental health nurse, our union has worked hard to persuade the public of the value of the services we provide. I've seen a lot of polls...


12 june 2020

22:46
The Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule today that revises 2016 provisions of the Obamacare section 1557 rule that had redefined discrimination "on the basis of sex" to include "gender identity" and "pregnancy termination."...

20:47
Faith For Black Lives, in partnership with The Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York, will host a virtual social justice conference?JusticeCon: a path towards freedom. The virtual conference aims to empower attendees for social change through the...

19:44
The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York will host a virtual social justice conference?JusticeCon: a path towards freedom. The virtual conference aims to empower attendees for social change through the power of community, conversation, and courageous...

18:05
The Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) and the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) welcome the Bill on the recognition of caregivers tabled Thursday by the Minister Responsible for...

17:51
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its Kansas chapter are calling on the Kansas Republican Party and the United Wireless Arena in Dodge City, Kan., to drop anti-Muslim hate group leader John Bennett as a keynote speaker at the Dodge...

17:28
Statement from John Mason: HATE is the problem we must address.  Four years ago in the gay establishment Pulse Nightclub, Omar Mateen committed the deadliest domestic terrorist act by a single shooter at the time.  He murdered 49 and injured 53 of...

15:42
American Jewish Committee (AJC) President Harriet Schleifer and Jason Isaacson, AJC's Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer, presented today to members of Congress a six-point action plan addressing the pernicious legacy of racism in the United...

15:08
Workers at the Sonoco paper mill in Quinte West are spending their last day on the job today after the company decided earlier this year to shutter the mill and focus operations in South Carolina. "My heart goes out to the entire community of Quinte...

14:26
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the National PTA Board of Directors has adopted a position statement on the reopening of public preK-12 schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The statement calls for any decision to reopen schools to involve...

13:50
American Legion National Commander James W. "Bill" Oxford issued the following statement today: "The American Legion stands on principles and serves purposes worldwide that are violated when justice, freedom and democracy are not applied equally,...

13:29
Evan Turk [E.W. Turk, Esq.],  a well known and respected Palm Beach attorney, has announced his candidacy for State Committeeman for the Palm Beach County, Republican Executive Committee. The REC is a vital extension of the Republican Party to...

12:39
Teamsters Joint Council 7 has announced its support for the Schools & Communities First ballot measure which will generate $12 billion every year for local governments and schools in California by closing a corporate tax loophole....

12:16
In the wake of a successful Charter challenge against Manitoba's wage-suppression legislation and outrage at the impact of similar legislation in Ontario, the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is calling for an immediate exemption for its members...


11 june 2020

21:00
Unifor is warning of dire consequences for Mackenzie, B.C., as the Paper Excellence mill in the forestry town goes into indefinite curtailment. "The federal and provincial governments have failed forestry workers in Mackenzie and all across B.C.,"...

19:18
Electric grid advocacy group Protect Our Power today applauded the Senate Armed Services Committee for including in its annual defense policy bill provisions to implement 11 of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's recommendations, including a call...

16:30
Following the destruction and damage to several prominent statues of Christopher Columbus nationwide, the Columbus Citizens Foundation released a statement condemning the destruction of these monuments to Italian-American history. President of the...

14:03
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, today sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), calling out the agency's...

11:42
Colorado's Governor Jared Polis and all governors who have state prisons violating the civil rights of inmates will be under heavy scrutiny in a series of documentary films to begin shooting this summer, according to long-time Colorado physician and...

11:30
As some areas of the province move towards Phase 2 of reopening this Friday, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) urges continued measures to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission....

11:24
If black lives matter, black agency must matter too, states Jerroll Sanders, President of ONUS, Inc. Sanders drafted and delivered to various congressional leaders more than five years ago a sweeping national legislative proposal to transform...

10:01
The American Urological Association (AUA) is pleased to announce Dr. Anthony Fauci will be the Association's keynote speaker during AUA Live, a component of the Association's 2020 Virtual Experience. Dr. Fauci's keynote address will take place on...

09:23
The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) board of directors calls on the Ontario government to 'walk the talk' and meet its obligation to residents living in long-term care (LTC) homes. RNAO's board issued its report to LTC Minister...

08:37
Growing concerns over personal safety in the African American community are leading many to take action. Online ammunition retailer Ammo.com, which has just celebrated the three-year anniversary of their partnership with the National African American...

08:00
Amidst renewed mobilization by black communities for government and civil society to seriously address anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in Canada, anti-poverty activists from across the country support their call to address the systemic nature...

06:02
"Students attacking a program for fellow students because of their frustrations with a foreign government is misguided, misdirected and misinformed," said Erik Eging of The Confucius Institute U.S. Center. "A recent GAO report debunks many of the...

00:01
As businesses across the country send more workers back to traditional operations post-quarantine, they are doing so without a federal standard to protect their workers from COVID-19 exposure ? even more problematic given 20 states are reporting...


10 june 2020

17:33
Jamie Leigh Klingler, the co-founder of Smith Rosen Gaming Partitions, a small Nevada company that manufactures UVC Slot Machine Partitions, is now starting a movement to change the Nevada Gaming Control Board's stance on not requiring casino guests...

14:13
The Ontario government's announcement today that in-person education and training at colleges will resume next month on a limited basis ensures more students will complete their programs and acquire the expertise sought by employers. "This is great...

14:09
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges for domestic violence survivors, including intensified insolation and additional barriers to accessing support and resources. This past week, June 1 ? June 5, 2020, The National Domestic Violence...

14:05
The Pasadena Police Officers Association (PPOA) express their condolences to the family of Mr. George Floyd and send their strong condemnation on how he was killed while in Police Custody for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. The PPOA is grateful and...

13:28
Today, American Trucking Associations said it was seeking nominations for elite professional drivers to serve on the 2021-2022 America's Road Team....

12:07
A key witness in a federal lawsuit to ban the use of fluoridation chemicals in public water supplies testified Tuesday that American exposure to fluoride was too high and was endangering the next generation's intelligence, the Fluoride Action Network...

11:42
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is raising a number of concerns about Ontario's proposed Bill 156 and it's impacts on journalists and the public's right to know. These concerns include the targeting of investigative journalists and a...

11:30
National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President and CEO Steven C. Anderson issued the following op-ed today: On May 25, George Floyd's breath was taken from him tragically and senselessly. Many Americans feel that their breath was taken...

09:13
The Department of Public Health has issued its ruling regarding the proposed plan by Cape Cod Healthcare to close its Obstetrics, Pediatric and Nursery Care Program at Falmouth Hospital, stating "the Department has made a finding that the services...

08:30
IM Cannabis Corp. (the "Company" or "IMC") , one of the world's pioneering medical cannabis companies with operations in Israel and across Europe, is pleased to express its support for the Israeli government's plans to advance legislation on...

08:00
An overwhelming majority of Americans indicate they are sympathetic to the cause of the nationwide protests via a variety of polls. But is that support a sign of genuine commitment or only lip service? A recent survey about consumer behavior,...

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