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24 april 2020

14:20
The OFL is pleased to hear Prime Minister Trudeau's announcement that the government of Canada has reached an agreement with GM where the company will retool its unused plant in Oshawa for the production of much-needed personal protective equipment...


22 april 2020

15:50
A push to expedite shovel-ready transit projects promises to be a major part of government efforts to kick-start the economy in the wake of COVID-19. Maximizing the value created by such infrastructure investments, however, will be essential when...


21 april 2020

08:05
Vricon is pleased to announce that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to explore and potentially improve 3D data exploitation. "NGA and its partners are...


14 april 2020

10:00
Governments at every level must do more for workers and their families. When it comes to rent relief, the cancellation or abatement of rent, evictions, and utility payments, are what is needed. Before April 1, Doug Ford assured tenants that if they...


9 april 2020

12:10
Libro Credit Union has announced it is ready to help southwestern Ontario businesses access the Government of Canada's new Canada Emergency Business Account. Businesses can now apply through Libro for an interest-free government loan of up to...

09:05
Attention: Environmental, agricultural, municipal, recycling & waste management reporters/editors We are pleased to share that the City of Santa Rosa, California approved a multi-year agreement with Lystek International Limited (Lystek) to manage a...


7 april 2020

21:10
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is authorizing cannabis retail stores in Ontario to offer delivery and curbside pick-up services. This new temporary measure is the result of an emergency order...


3 april 2020

15:10
Today's announcement by the Province relating to construction activity in Ontario is balanced and appropriate. It enforces the health and safety of all Ontarians as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds as the top priority and scales back residential...

15:05
The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and the Ontario Home Builders' Association (OHBA) support today's announcement by the Government of Ontario to restrict active construction. This new measure will reduce activity in the...


30 march 2020

13:45
Seneca students and employees answered the call to help local hospitals by donating more than nine hundred kilograms of essential supplies to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The medical equipment and supplies included ventilators,...

07:05
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the Canadian economy, Advocis ? The Financial Advisors Association of Canada ? has been in pursuit of how to best assist Canadians during this uncertain time. Inspired by the Government of Ontario's...


25 march 2020

20:05
Finance Minister Rod Phillips tabled the Province's 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update, entitled Ontario's Action Plan 2020: Responding to COVID-19. The update represents an important step by the Government of Ontario in its ongoing response to...

19:00
The Province has released March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update ? Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. The document provides the first step by the government in its response to COVID-19 and it includes $7 billion in additional resources for...


24 march 2020

12:15
Today's announcement by the Provincial Government that deems construction sites as "essential workplaces" is vital to balance the health and safety of workers and the housing needs of Ontarians. With families waiting to close on new properties, sales...

10:10
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction industry has come together to release a best practice guide and urges all employers to follow it during this time of uncertainty so that construction can continue to operate safely. "Safety has...


17 march 2020

12:30
In cities across the globe citizens are being asked to work from home or social distance themselves while health organizations prepare testing sites, hospital units and clinics. UNITED SIKHS, a global humanitarian non-profit organization based in New...


16 march 2020

18:05
Alberta Health Services has recommended that measures be taken to reduce the amount of time individuals spend in large crowds or in crowded spaces to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in the community.To protect the health and safety of all...


12 march 2020

10:10
More than three fourths of U.S. adults hold elected officials responsible for keeping city operations and technology up to date. In fact, according to the CentralSquare Voice of the Citizen Survey, which collected responses from over 5,000 Americans...


4 march 2020

09:10
A coalition of Ontario unions, coordinated by the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), and representing approximately 270,000 employees and over forty different unions, announced today that they have filed a constitutional challenge to Bill 124,...


2 march 2020

11:05
The Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson (CESAR) and the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) filed to intervene in the legal action concerning Ryerson University's most recent attack on students' union autonomy. "Autonomy is...


28 february 2020

11:45
The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) looks forward to participating in the just-launched public consultation on the Community Benefit Charges (CBC) system. With government fees, taxes and charges accounting for as much as 25...


14 february 2020

11:55
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in Dakar a new collaboration with Right To Play to promote girls' empowerment and gender equality in Senegal. The announcement came at an event attended by the Canadian Ambassador to Senegal, Minister Ahmed...


11 february 2020

16:05
Seneca welcomes the decision by the Ontario government to give colleges the option to deliver stand-alone nursing degree programs rather than requiring them to send their students to universities after two years of study. "For students, the...


7 february 2020

12:25
Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 79) has filed for conciliation in their negotiations with the City of Toronto, a move that they hope will lead to more constructive discussions at the bargaining table.  CUPE Local 79,...


29 january 2020

10:55
On February 19, 2020, TVO will host the Ontario Liberal leadership debate at TVO's William G. Davis studio in Toronto. The debate will be moderated by Steve Paikin, host of TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin, and all six Liberal leadership candidates...


24 january 2020

10:55
Following the city's declaration of a health care emergency in Brampton, on the heels of CBC's release of new hospital overcrowding data, the Ontario Health Coalition revealed repeated warnings and reports from the District Health Council, thousands...


22 january 2020

13:15
Responding to the CBC's release of new Ontario hospital overcrowding data that shows the majority of the province's hospitals have been operating at gravely unsafe levels of overcrowding for more than a month out of the most recent six months...


14 january 2020

10:45
The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has voted to join ten unions representing more than 250,000 Ontario workers to launch a coordinated Charter challenge against the Protecting a Sustainable Public Sector for Future...


17 december 2019

09:50
Today, ten Ontario unions representing more than 250,000 thousand affected broader public sector employees, announced their intention to launch a coordinated Charter challenge against Bill 124. As well, the Ontario Labour movement, with the Power of...

09:10
OTTAWA, December 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Canada's real GDP is forecast to expand by 1.8 per cent in 2020 and 1.9 per cent in 2021, underpinned by strong labour markets and modest growth in consumer spending. This, along with better prospects in the...


12 december 2019

12:30
The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council announced today that eight people and projects have received awards recognizing their impact on quality of care for patients in BC. "The 2020 Quality Awards honour the passion and commitment of those who...

05:05
(via Blockchain Wire) -- æternity, the next-generation, open-source blockchain for building decentralized applications, today announced that its platform solution was able to solve half of seven new projects utilizing æternity's blockchain across...


5 december 2019

06:35
On December 11th, Habitat for Humanity GTA is set to host volunteers, donors and families who helped build their homes, to celebrate the completion of their 50-home affordable housing project in Scarborough's Malvern community. Just in time for the...


4 december 2019

08:05
Twenty-six prominent CEOs and civil society leaders from across Canada sent a letter to the Prime Minister and to provincial and territorial premiers today, with eight key recommendations for how to move beyond climate targets and plans and get to...


28 november 2019

18:30
Today history was made when Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act), received Royal Assent in the BC Legislature. This historic law makes BC the first province or territory in Canada to enact legislation...


26 november 2019

14:50
In an historic election, Patty Coates is the first woman to be elected President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL). Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL) delegates have elected Coates and her team, Secretary-Treasurer Ahmad Gaied and Executive...

10:35
The Conference Board of Canada's Provincial Economic Outlook was released today, providing the medium-term economic outlook for the provinces, including forecasts for gross domestic product (GDP) and labour market conditions. After increasing by...


22 november 2019

13:00
Ontario faculty are pleased to see that the Ontario Divisional Court has struck down the Ford government's controversial "Student Choice Initiative" (SCI), finding the directive both unlawful and a violation of university autonomy. The Court found...


21 november 2019

09:05
Despite making up nearly 50% of the population, Greater Toronto Area immigrants only make up 6% of senior leadership positions cross the public, private, and non-profit sector, according to a new report published by the Toronto Region Immigrant...

08:55
As more than 140,000 of its members are still without new contracts or fair compensation for the Phoenix pay system disaster, the Public Service Alliance of Canada has launched an ad campaign targeting the Prime Minister and new President of the...

08:40
Nutritional High International Inc. ("Nutritional High" or the "Company") is pleased to comment on the successful passing of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Bill of 2019 ("MORE") by the House Judiciary Committee. Yesterday,...


5 november 2019

20:55
Yesterday on Tsawwassen territory, Nisga'a Nation formally joined the Alliance of BC Modern Treaty Nations (the Alliance) by signing the updated Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with representatives from the seven other members: Tsawwassen First...

08:20
After posting modest economic growth this year, the Canadian economy is poised to show some improvement with a 1.8 per cent gain forecast for 2020. Despite our call for stronger growth next year, risks to the forecast remain tilted to the downside....


4 november 2019

08:25
Carbon pricing is now in place across Canada. Its aim is to encourage behaviours and technology adoptions that lead to reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But carbon pricing can also result in unintended consequences ? such as carbon...

08:00
Manning Conference in Red Deer Tackles "What's Next?" After Federal Election CALGARY November 4, 2019: The Manning Centre's 3rd Regional Networking Conference will take place November 9th in Red Deer, Alberta under the post-federal election theme...


28 october 2019

14:45
A broad array of organizations are not accepting Doug Ford's plans to use a "facilitator" to try to force through his cuts to Public Health. The group is announcing a major event and campaign in Toronto to stop these cuts as well as cuts to...


26 october 2019

05:05
Yesterday the government of British Columbia introduced Bill-41 to the Legislative Assembly ? historic legislation to provincially implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UN Declaration). The Treaty Commission...


22 october 2019

11:45
Canadians said no to Andrew Scheer, and that is good news for public service workers and the millions who depend on important services from the federal government. The Conservative Party's billions in proposed cuts to government staffing and...


21 october 2019

23:45
François Laporte, the president of Teamsters Canada, made the following statement on the results of the 2019 Canadian federal elections:  Sisters, brothers, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Trudeau on behalf of our 125,000 members...


18 october 2019

13:35
A new provincial collaboration has been formed to improve the long-term health outcomes, quality of life, and economic prosperity for Albertans suffering with digestive diseases. The University Hospital Foundation (UHF), Ministry of Alberta Economic...