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17 september 2019

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LCBO workers will be holding a "Shop LCBO" information picket outside the LCBO store on Wilson Street West Wednesday from 11 am to 2 pm to remind the government and the public of the dangers involved with privatizing alcohol sales. "We all lose when...

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Since 1861 when Nevada became a state, no one accused of misdemeanor battery constituting domestic battery ever had a Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial because the offense was "petty" ? meaning the maximum term of jail was 6 months. Under the...

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Phivida Holdings Inc. ("Phivida"), is pleased to see that today, senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has introduced report language that would require the FDA to issue formal "enforcement discretion" on the sale of hemp CBD products....

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The United Steelworkers (USW) is responding to the British Columbia government's announcement for forest workers impacted by mill closures and curtailments in the B.C. Interior. "Any move to provide assistance to workers...

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Challenging Canada's next leaders to build a better future, Let's Build Canada is back for the 2019 election. Let's Build Canada is a coalition of building and construction trade unions advocating for building a more resilient, sustainable and fair...

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New allegations bring into focus again the pre-confirmation investigation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in 2018, according to the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI), the nation's leading advocate of impartial workplace...

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Quebec City announced yesterday that it intends to compensate merchants whose businesses have been affected by roadwork. The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) congratulates Quebec City on becoming only the third municipality in...

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The Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) published A National Paper on Youth Suicide that calls on governments at the national, provincial and territorial levels to take concrete action to prevent youth suicide in Canada. The paper...

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Family Research Council filed a comment yesterday in support of a proposed rule by the Trump Administration's Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance (OFCCP) which will protect religious liberty. The rule is titled...

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Patient access to hospital care and services will be greatly diminished if the Doug Ford Conservatives move forward with future funding cuts to health care that in 2023, will climb to $255 Million for Hamilton's hospitals. ...

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Earlier this month, the Farley Foundation reached a significant milestone by subsidizing the cost of veterinary care for its 10,000th pet. To celebrate, it's pledging to help 1,000 more. The Farley Foundation's 1,000...

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On September 22nd, 1988 the Canadian government redressed historic wrongs towards Canadian citizens of Japanese descent. This year, thoughts turn to the current B.C. Redress campaign. The B.C. government has acknowledged that their 2012 apology, made...

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Creator of the Model's Bill of Rights, Federico Pignatelli, today announced the inclusion of a "Studio Safety" report in three major New York City news outlets, The New York Post, The Daily Front Row, and CityBizList.  The report compiled by A.E.C....

08:44
Ascend is presenting a letter at a California Senate Select Committee hearing that calls for mandatory disclosure of EEOC reporting for all businesses in California.  The letter, co-signed by the Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI),...

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The Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) while under the watch of publisher John Limb, distributed a music issue with the cover art depicting suicide by firearm on a colourful morphed cross aimed at children, heavily distributing it since 2004 and still...

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Declaring a vital need for greater debate regarding population size and growth across the globe and especially in the U.S., Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Donald Mann is calling on elected leaders to be more vocal in addressing...


16 september 2019

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On Thursday, Sept. 12, a group of three office clerical workers at DHL Express in Hanover, Md. went on strike against the U.S. subsidiary of Germany based global delivery giant DP DHL.  The dispute involves the company's different treatment of the...

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On behalf of its 35,000 members, UFCW Local 1776 Keystone State President Wendell Young IV today announced that the union has endorsed Joe Biden for President of the United States. "Joe Biden is invested in Pennsylvania and our surrounding states...

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In an unprecedented act of aggression and sabotage, petroleum facilities in the Kingdom that are vital for global energy supplies were subjected to an attack on Saturday, September 14, 2019, which resulted in the suspension of approximately 50% of...

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Against a backdrop of crowded classrooms, fewer opportunities for learning and less support for students, Ontario education workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have voted in record numbers to deliver a strike mandate...

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released a groundbreaking third-quarter report, called "The Bias Brief," which recorded a total of 10,015 anti-Muslim bias...

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After arduous bargaining sessions and mediation, CUPE 703, K-12 support workers at School District 42 in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows reached a tentative agreement on September 6. Members ratified the collective agreement the next day with a large...

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On February 16, 2017, the Comanche Nation sent a letter to then-Governor Fallin advocating for respectful government-to-government negotiations to update the gaming compact between the State of Oklahoma and the Comanche Nation.  The Comanche Nation...

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According to Research Co.'s survey for the Canadian Association of Consumers, only 25 percent of smokers who sought advice from a physician on how to quit had vaping mentioned as an option and referenced as a potential harm reduction tool. Only 33...

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It's no secret that solar energy has become exponentially more affordable over the years, and it's becoming even cheaper in the U.S. A new Senate bill introduced by Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois would make solar...

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Five members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in Ontario will be taking part in the Cops for Cancer fundraising event starting today at Niagara Regional Police Service Headquarters. The event, running from September 16th to 20th, will have...

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An updated economic study released today reveals new vulnerabilities in Raven Petroleum's amended plan to open a 30,000 barrels per day (bpd) oil fractionation facility outside of Laredo. According to Raven's website, the South Texas Energy Complex...

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The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says alarming financial figures from the Crown corporation responsible for cannabis are proof the Ford government must go back to the drawing board on how the drug is sold. Warren (Smokey)...

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On the eve of the International Plowing Match that starts on Tuesday in Verner, Ont., the Ontario Harness Horse Association (OHHA), is condemning the Ford government amidst the association's struggle with Ontario Racing for accountability, funding...

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In Los Angeles, California, County supervisors have announced the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative as a tool to allow formerly incarcerated individuals a better opportunity to gain employment and avoid the potential of recidivism. Adam Almeida,...


14 september 2019

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A Unifor team, led by Unifor National President Jerry Dias and his son Jordan, raised a record breaking 126,000 for Halton Women's Place in the Hope in the High Heels walk in Milton, Ontario. "Knowing that the money goes directly to support...

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Alcohol Justice and the California Alcohol Policy Alliance (CAPA) expressed deep gratitude today as the California State Assembly voted to stop SB 58. 35 members voted NO, and 29 voted Yes. 15 members did not vote, another way of making sure Senator...

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Following the passage of AB 539 by the California General Assembly on Friday night, Online Lenders Alliance CEO Mary Jackson issued the following statement: "Today, the California General Assembly finalized a rate cap that will deny credit access to...

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The undersigned organizations condemn the behavior of Rebecca Dalelio who allegedly threw a red liquid from the Senate gallery that struck some CA State Senators. We are thankful that no Senator was injured in the incident. This was the second...


13 september 2019

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On the eve of the federal election, Humanity & Inclusion Canada is mobilizing the Canadian public to call on the leaders of Canada's major parties to take concrete action against the bombing of civilians. Armed conflicts are increasingly fought in...

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The Consumers' Association of Canada expressed its dismay today at reports the Trump administration in the U.S. is considering a ban on flavoured vapour products, and that Canada's federal and provincial political leaders are being asked to consider...

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TekSavvy Solutions Inc. (TekSavvy), Canada's largest independent Internet service provider (ISP), today announced that it is lowering bills and upgrading packages for hundreds of thousands of internet subscribers, crediting a recent decision by...

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Pasha Brands Ltd. ("Pasha") , Canada's largest craft cannabis brands organization, released a statement today asking for the full expungement of criminal records for those charged under previous cannabis laws. Canada is one of the first countries...

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Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is restructuring its organization to add more front-line resources and empower staff to deliver better, faster service to its 110,000 tenants. Building on the City of...

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Here's the question:  Are there any benefits to speeding that outweigh the consequences?  Consider these facts ? studies have shown that a typical driver is likely to save only about two minutes a week by exceeding the speed limit.  On the other...

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Together with MKM group and Shattered Dreams (SxD) Esports, a Toronto Based Esports Organization, Autism Speaks Canada (ASC) will launch their first gaming program, ASC Game On, to help raise funds and to spread a message of understanding and...


12 september 2019

19:45
Sunfinity Renewable Energy, a leading solar services provider, endorses efforts taken by California Governor Gavin Newsome, following the signing of two bills that will promote the continued growth of residential and commercial solar in the country's...

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This week, workers and their unions are asking for action in the General Assembly on House Bill 1082 and Senate Bill 464. More than 577,000 Pennsylvania public workers deserve the same health and safety protections on the job as private sector...

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The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) strongly supports the Administration's announcement on September 11 regarding its plans to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the marketplace and commends its actions to protect our nation's youth...

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Unifor Local 87-M is thrilled to welcome 36 new members to our local after the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) overwhelmingly voted to join Unifor this summer. OCASI is a registered charity based in Toronto's Yonge and...

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United Steelworkers (USW) International President Thomas M. Conway issued the following statement in advance of the Democratic debate, calling on the 2020 presidential candidates to discuss the details of their proposed trade policies....

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President Donald Trump announced his administration is considering options in addressing the recent rash of health scares from vaping. These include banning flavored e-cigs, which are the most effective smoking cessation,...

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With mounting evidence that the health care system is failing Canadians, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is putting federal political parties on notice: It's time to put health back on the agenda. In its policy platform published today, the...

09:19
Filmmaker Joel Gilbert of Highway 61 Entertainment will hold a press conference and film screening for his explosive new film and book release entitled, The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America on Monday, September 16th, at...

09:15
This week The HighWire with Del Bigtree will investigate the tragic case of Evee Clobes, a seemingly healthy six-month-old infant who died less than 48 hours after receiving a pair of vaccines in February of 2019. Evee's...

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