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12 july 2019

15:50
Proposing to reduce health and safety requirements for Alberta farms and ranches is unconscionable, says the Alberta Federation of Labour. "Alberta's farms and ranches are already the most dangerous workplaces in the province," says Gil McGowan....


11 july 2019

05:05
A new study released today by the Fraser Institute highlights positive reform lessons from Switzerland and the Netherlands?two countries that provide universal access to high-quality health care with shorter wait times, greater availability of...


5 july 2019

11:00
Restaurants Canada applauds Alberta's new UCP-led government for wasting no time ushering in critically needed labour reforms, which will provide welcome relief for the province's struggling foodservice sector. Bill 2: An Act to Make Alberta Open...


27 june 2019

18:55
Brother Stéphane Lacoste, General Counsel at Teamsters Canada since 2004 and former lawyer for Teamsters Local Union 106, has been appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Québec for the district of Montréal. Brother Lacoste had been involved in...


26 june 2019

12:45
CentralSquare, a leader in public sector software, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Gwinnett County, GA, for CentralSquare Public Safety Suite Enterprise which includes Computer Aided Dispatch, Records Management and Mobile...


21 june 2019

12:35
In his press conference announcing the cabinet shuffle, Premier Doug Ford claimed that more than 80 percent of his platform had been implemented. The Health Coalition notes that nothing could be further than the truth when it comes to health care. ...

10:35
Indigenous-owned small and medium enterprises are proving highly adept at breaking into foreign markets, according to a new report jointly released today by Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Office of the Chief Economist of...


20 june 2019

13:30
CentralSquare, a leader in public sector software, today announced the launch of the ShareBlueSmiles campaign to raise awareness of positive, compassionate stories about law enforcement going above and beyond to serve citizens across North America....

11:20
In response to the passage of a new secularism law, which prohibits public civil servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols at their workplace, UNITED SIKHS today launched a plan to formally remove the ban. Citing human rights...

10:55
On June 19, 2019, the Government of Alberta (GoA) introduced Bill 11, the Fair Registration Practices Act. This bill aims to increase the speed at which internationally trained applicants' credentials are recognized for self-regulated professions....


19 june 2019

15:40
The Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) is pointing to a newly commissioned report based on research by the Conference Board of Canada as evidence that provincial cuts to public education could impact high school graduation...

09:25
June 19, 2019 ? Southern Ontario waterways are showing dangerously increasing road salt levels in WWF-Canada's Great Lakes Chloride Summer Hot Spot Map. Although road salt ? sodium chloride, calcium chloride and magnesium chloride ? keeps public...


18 june 2019

12:05
Opportunities for Canadian provinces to achieve greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector are abundant?using approaches adapted to a province's energy resources and economy?concludes a new report published by The...


17 june 2019

13:40
CARP applauds the government's release of Canada's first national dementia strategy, and additional funding for Phase II of the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration of Aging (CCNA), the largest national dementia research initiative. CARP has...


13 june 2019

17:25
Alberta labour leaders will present a united front today as they gather at the legislature to protest what they describe as the UCP's latest attack on workers' rights. "Despite the innocuous sounding name, the government's latest bill isn't about...


12 june 2019

16:30
The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association is urging the federal government to move forward with steps that will expand access to prescription medicines for those who need it and control prescription drug costs. "We believe there is an...


10 june 2019

16:20
WWF-Canada welcomes the federal government's announcement to ban single-use plastic by 2021. While details are still to come, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that determining which products fall under the ban will be based in scientific...

08:40
Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act, will move to the last hour of debate at 3rd Reading and is expected to reach a final vote in the House of Commons this morning. Bill S-203 prohibits the wild capture, captivity, and...


6 june 2019

09:25
The government of Ontario has tabled a Bill to limit salary increases to a rate well below inflation. This is another example of the Conservative's continuing attack on the workers of Ontario. Never in Ontario's history has this type of legislation...

06:05
Ontarians are joining forces across the province to send a message to the government: stop cuts and privatization of public services that hurt Ontario families. Actions will be held on June 7 & 8 in more than 25 Ontario communities to tell the...


5 june 2019

18:15
Ontario faculty are deeply concerned by the Ford government's attempt to cap public sector compensation increases at one per cent per year. This legislation represents an attack on the right to free and fair collective bargaining, a threat to pay...

17:45
The government of Ontario has tabled a Bill to limit salary increases to a rate well below inflation. This is another example of the Conservative's continuing attack on the workers of Ontario. Never in Ontario's history has this type of legislation...


3 june 2019

14:20
Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) applauds the federal government for modernizing and streamlining its Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) program to better meet the needs of young people seeking jobs in today's challenging labour...


30 may 2019

14:35
Restaurants Canada welcomes today's announcement from the federal government regarding its Climate Action Incentive Fund, which acts on recommendations to help foodservice businesses reduce their environmental footprint while improving their bottom...

10:05
Attention: Environmental, agricultural, & municipal business reporters/editorsMay 30, 2019  ? Cambridge ON ? For Immediate Release | Award-winning biosolids and organics solutions firm, Lystek International (Lystek), leverages its low temperature...


29 may 2019

07:05
May 29, 2019:  NanoSphere Health Sciences Inc. CEO Robert Sutton today congratulated the Governor and Legislature of Colorado for their passage of an historic bill allowing physicians to recommend cannabis instead of opioids for relief of pain. ...


24 may 2019

09:35
The union representing over 7,000 Beer Store employees has sent a letter to the Auditor General and Ombudsman of Ontario asking their offices to investigate the activities of the provincial government in working together with the convenience store...


13 may 2019

07:05
A new study produced by Altus Group for the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) found that municipalities across the GTA have accumulated $1.13 billion in unspent parkland reserve funds on the backs of parkland cash-in-lieu...


10 may 2019

14:30
Yesterday, the BC government released reports which detail the findings of two in-depth reviews of suspected money laundering activities in BC's real estate market. The Appraisal Institute of Canada ? BC Association (AIC-BC) welcomes the reports and...


6 may 2019

08:05
RavenQuest BioMed Inc. (the "Company" or "RavenQuest") a federally-licensed producer of cannabis, is pleased to announce it has secured a Health Canada sales license at the Company's Markham facility, also known as "Bloomera Inc." The license allows...


3 may 2019

17:35
RavenQuest BioMed Inc. (the "Company" or "RavenQuest") a federally-licensed producer of cannabis, is pleased to announce it has secured a Health Canada sales license at the Company's Markham facility, also known as "Bloomera Inc." The license allows...


2 may 2019

11:25
The Government of Ontario's More Homes More Choice: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan demonstrates that it is committed to addressing the housing challenges facing Ontarians. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) supports...


30 april 2019

16:35
They came from across Ontario in the middle of a work day by the thousands with a message for the Doug Ford government. From a stage in front of the Ontario Legislature Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition called on the...


23 april 2019

06:00
Across Ontario in more than one hundred hospitals and health care facilities, staff and patient advocates are staging a "Health Action Day" today, Tuesday, April 23. In an unprecedented show of unity, more than 150,000 health professionals and...


22 april 2019

10:00
Attention: Environmental, agricultural, municipal, recycling & waste management reporters/editorsApril 22, 2019 ? Cambridge, ON ? For Immediate Release | It is almost impossible not to be aware of the alarming rate at which some of our most precious...


11 april 2019

18:55
Ontario's faculty are alarmed by the Doug Ford government's budget proposal to allocate 60 per cent of university funding based on institutional performance. By design, performance-based funding threatens education quality as it rewards institutions...


9 april 2019

05:00
The Ontario government can balance its budget in just two years with a modest one per cent spending reduction from 2018 levels, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank....


8 april 2019

15:45
Equal Pay Day is marked on April 9, 2019 in Ontario because women need to work 15.5 months ? 3.5 months into the new year ? to earn what a man does in 12 months. Ontario's gender pay gap is a human rights and economic crisis. The 2016 Census data...

13:50
BOSTON ? APRIL 8, 2019.  Just yesterday, FOUR PAWS safely evacuated 47 animals from the Gaza Strip, making it the largest rescue to date for the animal welfare organization. The rescue mission was fraught with challenges, having almost ended before...

07:05
On Tuesday, April 9, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on the upcoming provincial budget in Ontario. A Turning Point or More of the Same? Ontario's Fiscal Choices in Budget 2019 explains how, with this week's provincial budget, the Ford...


5 april 2019

11:00
Thousands of parents, educators, community groups, students and unions from across the province will converge on Queen's Park at 12 noon tomorrow April 6 for a rally for public education in Ontario.   In advance of the provincial budget, the rally...


4 april 2019

16:00
Wayland Group ("Wayland" or the "Company") is excited to announce that the Company has been selected by the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices ("BfArM"), through its German joint venture DEMECAN GmbH, to begin domestic...


3 april 2019

20:35
The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) today issued its recommendations to the Minister of Finance on final safeguard measures. The Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA) is disappointed in the Tribunal's recommendation to impose...

13:40
By passing Bill 66, the government is showing its disdain for the workers of Ontario, says the Ontario Federation of Labour.  "Bill 66 is going to cost Ontario workers by reducing the overtime hours they're paid for, at the same time as it...

13:15
In Partnership with Lystek, the SFPUC is now selling a renewable biosolids-based fertilizer to California farms and ranchesSan Francisco, CA - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 3, 2019 - Today, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission received its...

11:40
On March 29, 2019 the Ontario Government released the policy documents that outline the tuition and ancillary fee frameworks for colleges and universities. Since January 17, students have expressed their dissatisfaction with the Ontario Government's...


2 april 2019

18:30
Jason Kenney has been trying to reassure working Albertans that his party's plan to change the system for calculating overtime pay is no big deal. But that job just got harder with the passage of Bill 66 in Ontario by the government of conservative...


26 march 2019

09:00
Dr. Daniel Kraft is the latest headline speaker announced for Inventures 2019. This world-renowned health system innovator and entrepreneur will focus on the role of technology in revolutionizing healthcare. Featuring more than 200 speakers and 90...


22 march 2019

10:05
Attention: Environmental, agricultural, municipal, recycling & waste management reporters/editors March 22, 2019 ? Cambridge, ON ? For Immediate Release | According to the United Nations, our current world population is 7.2 billion and is projected...


21 march 2019

09:05
Alberta's next government must act immediately to reduce business costs and regulatory burdens that are limiting economic growth and community prosperity, say Chambers of Commerce representing the province's two largest cities. The Calgary and...