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22 april 2019

09:30
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Earth Day: "On Earth Day, we come together with people around the world to celebrate the planet we share. We also take stock of the significant challenges facing our...

09:15
When Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) export, they become more productive, create more jobs, grow and scale at higher rates, and invest more in research and development.  Through 14 trade agreements, including the new North...

08:07
With out-of-pocket costs rising for patients, policymakers at the state and federal level are focused on finding solutions to lower costs. The Oncology Managers of Florida, a statewide professional organization committed to providing information and...

08:00
Environmental health organization, Women's Voices for the Earth (WVE), is raising concerns about the use of nanosilver in menstrual products like period underwear and pads, calling particular attention to the antibacterial agent's impact on important...

06:10
American Jewish Committee (AJC) is today launching a global campaign to press the international community to hold Hezbollah accountable for its terrorist activities and designate the group in its entirety a terrorist organization. Timed to coincide...


21 april 2019

15:45
The Muslim World League expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the series of terrorist attacks in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, including at churches and hotels, killing and injuring dozens of innocent people. His...

13:16
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka: "I was shocked and saddened to hear of the devastating terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, which have claimed the lives of more than two...

12:04
The Muslim World League expressed its condemnation and denunciation of the series of terrorist attacks in the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, including at churches and hotels, killing and injuring dozens of innocent people....

09:15
Today, millions of Christians in Canada and around the world gather with family and friends to celebrate Easter. Orthodox Christians will mark this important holiday, with its promise of hope and renewal, on April 28. Easter celebrates the...


20 april 2019

19:56
- Scott Pruitt, former Administrator of the EPA has registered on behalf of Rail Point Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Hallador Energy Company, as a lobbyist to attempt to protect the ratepayers of Indiana from Vectren and NIPSCO rate increases.  Both...

12:38
Premier Doug Ford's massive cut to public health funding, which will impact outbreak and infection control, drinking water testing, vaccination rates and fuel hallway medicine, can only be described as "callously dangerous" public policy, says the...


19 april 2019

16:17
The student movement, NOT_HERE, which represents 18 student associations and confederation with more than 250,000 students across the country, gathered outside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Montreal office the morning to protest the inaction so far...

14:45
SEIU Healthcare, a union that represents over 60,000 frontline healthcare workers in Ontario, has launched a public advocacy campaign calling on Ontario's major long-term care and retirement home corporations to invest more profits in care....

08:00
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday issued a Mortgagee Letter that restricts down payment assistance provided by nationwide governmental entities, discriminates against Native Americans, and will substantially harm...


18 april 2019

22:49
With out-of-pocket costs rising for patients, policymakers at the state and federal level are focused on finding solutions to lower costs. The Oncology Managers of Florida, a statewide professional organization committed to providing information and...

19:33
Quebecor takes note of today's decision by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and will abide by it. The Corporation will, however, assess its legal options and notes that the legality of the CRTC's intervention is...

18:34
The government's new agreement with B.C. doctors reflects its recognition of rising costs and inflation when operating a health-care clinic. Included in the $331 million three-year contract is a bonus to help with rising overhead and other costs of...

18:15
Pan Kokkalis, CEO of the FinTech algorithm company InvestingBetter.com, has written to the U.K. Prime Minister, and the Secretary of State for International Trade, Liam Fox, and the Lord Mayor of London (the latter two have just returned from a visit...

16:54
With Ontario's population growing and aging, today's announcement by the PC government for 3000 more hospital beds over ten years, patients can unfortunately expect hallway medicine to continue. The PCs have come up way short on the bed investment...

16:02
Unifor's efforts are paying off for container truck drivers in B.C.'s lower mainland as the Horgan government introduces a suite of changes that will make work better for more than 1,700 truckers and help to stabilize the industry. "Few industries...

15:25
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports effective federal legislation to raise the tobacco age to 21 nationwide and supported the bills introduced in the last Congress by Sen. Brian Schatz and Rep. Diana DeGette, which we understand will...

14:41
As shoppers rush to dollar stores for last-minute Easter Holiday supplies, toys, and candy, allied organizations with the environmental justice group, Campaign for Healthier Solutions, held their own 'Toxic Easter Egg Activity' outside the...

13:54
On April 17, the members of CUPE 1761, municipal workers employed by the Town of Placentia, voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike. Fourteen of the fifteen members were in attendance. "Now that the membership has voted...

13:38
The American Kratom Association (AKA) released a response to the CDC report on kratom being detected by medical examiners and coroners in 91 toxicology records.  The rebuttal to the CDC report was authored by 5 independent experts who are recognized...

13:37
Today, as the Court of Appeal for Ontario concluded its hearing on the constitutionality of Canada's Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna issued the following statement: "We must act...

13:09
Unifor cries foul at Bell Canada's decision to layoff technicians and outsource major Wireless to the Home project. "By issuing layoff notices with one hand and contracting out work with the other, Bell is continuing its long history of job erosion...

12:30
Faced with the challenges and debates that are currently shaking the agricultural world and the agri-food industry, La Coop fédérée firmly believes that a sustainable development that is more respectful of 21st century agriculture will require...

12:20
THC ® The High Club ® will be hosting the UK's biggest ever 420 event this weekend, Saturday 20th April, in Hyde Park. The protest is against the unjust laws surrounding the use and possession of cannabis in the UK. Attendees to the free event will...

11:22
Canada Post's forecast of losses has Postmasters concerned about future cuts to rural postal services. "Canada Post must work with us to concentrate on innovating services," said Brenda McAuley, National President of the Canadian Postmasters and...

11:08
Confidence in our leaders and in our institutions is at the heart of our democracy. That confidence has been shaken.It is essential that Special Counsel Bob Mueller come before Congress and address the validity of his report that has been redacted...

07:08
Mocha OB, a group comprised of over 500 female OB/GYNs, OB trained Family Practice Physicians and Cardiologists of color have been working all week in various activities and have issued the following statement regarding Black Maternal Health week:...


17 april 2019

16:05
OPSEU members in northwestern Ontario are hitting the road to fight for more autism and special services. They will be visiting all of Progressive Conservative MPP Greg Rickford's constituency offices throughout northwestern Ontario next week. OPSEU...

13:39
Alfred University President Mark Zupan believes in the value of higher education at traditional non-profit colleges and universities across the country. He's such a believer that he's betting $1 million of his own money on their future. "Harvard...

13:10
In response to the tragic fire that resulted in the partial destruction of Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral, the administrators of the Fondation de la basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal wish to take tangible action to show their solidarity and Quebec...

12:25
A Markham area man has been charged after allegedly trying to sell a car with a rolled-back odometer to an undercover shopper from OMVIC, Ontario's vehicle sales regulator. The charges came just weeks after 34 charges were laid against the man for...

12:02
Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) congratulates Premier-elect Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party (UCP) colleagues as they form a new majority government in Alberta. "On behalf of IBC and its members, I would...

11:23
The Ford Conservatives' latest restructuring plan will see increased chaos and confusion that will reduce the quality of care in this province, and ultimately punish municipal governments who are already struggling to provide quality health services...

10:59
Family Research Council went public today with a campaign in the Wall Street Journal exposing the "hypocrisy" of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and calling upon the media and tech companies that use the SPLC's tainted labeling of Christian...

10:00
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 being introduced by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL). This legislation provides the...

08:24
In a speech following his election victory, the new Premier-elect of Alberta, the Honourable Jason Kenney, extended a hand to Quebec and urged the province not to hinder the development of Alberta's energy sector. Quebec should work constructively in...

00:37
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement today on the results of the provincial election in Alberta: "Albertans have chosen to elect a majority government led by the United Conservative Party. "On behalf of the Government of...


16 april 2019

23:15
Unifor pledges to continue building progressive organizing in Alberta following the election of a majority United Conservative Party (UCP) government. "Through a difficult and heated election, voters made it clear that they were worried about the...

18:00
Members of Los Angeles Drug and Alcohol Policy Alliance (LADAPA) and Liam's Life Foundation will hold a rally to support the passage of AB 1713 (Liam's Law). The state bill, that seeks to reduce the legal alcohol limit for California motorists from...

17:00
Today, CUPE Ontario is standing in solidarity with hundreds of concerned Torontonians in mourning the thousands of deaths due to overdose caused by government inaction, and sounding the alarm that overdose deaths will increase after the Ford...

16:46
Ur-Energy Inc. ("Ur-Energy") and Energy Fuels Inc. ("Energy Fuels") are pleased that on April 14, 2019 the U.S. Department of Commerce ("DOC") submitted a report to the White House on DOC's investigation into the effects of uranium imports on U.S....

14:50
The Ball government's 2019 budget does not address many of the problems Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are facing right now," says Sherry Hillier, president of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador. "Instead, it passes the responsibility of providing public...

14:01
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Valentine Gold Project, located 55 kilometres southwest of Millertown in Newfoundland and Labrador. To help...

12:25
The Hill published an opinion piece by National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) President & CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, that urges enactment of legislation to help reduce opioid addiction and abuse, while maintaining medication access...

10:43
On March 26, 2019, the University of Toronto Administration released both the Report of the Panel to Review the Asbestos Management Program at the University of Toronto and the Administration's response to that Report.  The Administration appears to...

08:30
Women's organizations provide vital services in our communities, supporting women and girls to be financially secure, free from violence, and able to fully participate in all aspects of our economy and society. Yet for far too long they have been...

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