Advocacy Group Opinion This category contains the most recent releases and statements from a huge range of advocacy and lobby groups and coalitions. Find responses to political and policy decisions, calls for investigations and action, and announcements of new partnerships, protests, legal actions, fundraising events, educational efforts and awareness campaigns. This section also contains results and reports from studies, opinion polls, and surveys.

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Jul 02, 2020, 19:01 ET International Alliance for Responsible Drinking: CEOs of Leading Beer, Wine, and Spirits Producers Unite to Support the Rebuilding of the Thriving Cafe, Bar, and Restaurant Culture Missed by Communities

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an unprecedented global challenge of protecting lives while also safeguarding livelihoods and communities. Only a...


Jul 02, 2020, 18:24 ET Desjardins suspends posting and advertising on Facebook and Instagram

MONTREAL, July 2, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins stands in solidarity with those opposing hate speech and advocating for change. As a result,...


Jul 02, 2020, 16:25 ET CMA supports efforts to eliminate hate on social platforms

TORONTO, July 2, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) today issued a statement announcing that it has initiated a conversation with...


Jul 01, 2020, 09:00 ET Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day

OTTAWA, ON, July 1, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canada Day: "On Canada Day, we celebrate ...


Jul 01, 2020, 08:25 ET Canada Day - The AFNQL Invites Canadians to Give Reconciliation its Full Meaning

WENDAKE, QC, July 1, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - The history of Canada is a history of welcome. It started with the welcoming of Europeans by First Nations...


Jul 01, 2020, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Educational support workers in Peel say Yes to OPSEU/

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - In a historic vote, more than 3,700 school workers in Mississauga and Brampton have said a resounding "Yes" to OPSEU,...


Jun 30, 2020, 18:42 ET Educational support workers in Peel say Yes to OPSEU

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - In a historic vote, more than 3,700 school workers in Mississauga and Brampton have said a resounding "Yes" to OPSEU,...


Jun 30, 2020, 17:18 ET Workers at Jazz Aviation and Exploits Valley Air Services oppose service reduction announcement

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation and EVAS represented by Unifor Local 2002 are disappointed with Air Canada's major reduction in services ...


Jun 30, 2020, 15:35 ET Ontario Nurses' Association Cheers Midwives' Victory

Urges Provincial Government to End Legal Fight Against Pay Equity TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) congratulates...


Jun 30, 2020, 11:47 ET CAA Club Group statement on the #stophateforprofit campaign

THORNHILL, ON, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - Starting July 1, CAA Club Group is pausing all paid advertising and organic social posts on Facebook and...


Jun 30, 2020, 08:54 ET Carpenters' Union Appalled by Racist Acts on Construction Sites - Industry Must Do More to Fight Hate in All its Forms

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Carpenters' District Council of Ontario, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the...


Jun 30, 2020, 07:50 ET Stay Clear, Stay Safe, Stay Distanced, This Canada Day Holiday

Evaluate Water Conditions and Always be Prepared TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - As cities and towns across the province slowly begin the process of...


Jun 30, 2020, 07:45 ET On the Front Lines - Paediatrics in a Pandemic

TORONTO, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ - From an HIV clinic in Lagos, Nigeria to a mobile measles vaccination unit in London, England, Joan Abohweyere had been ...


Jun 29, 2020, 17:36 ET Unifor disappointed as Kenney presents support for corporations and slim pickings for workers

EDMONTON, AB, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor urges Premier Kenney to change course and invest in workers instead of further padding corporate profits....


Jun 29, 2020, 13:50 ET CAA supports Ontario government's focus to reform the towing industry

THORNHILL, ON, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - CAA South Central Ontario supports the Ontario government's move to assemble a task force to review and reform...


Jun 29, 2020, 12:02 ET The Coalition of Innovation Leaders Against Racism Launched, Announces Chair

Diverse group of senior leaders pledge to create pathways for Black people, Indigenous peoples and people of colour and to help end systemic racism...


Jun 29, 2020, 11:00 ET Media Advisory - Front-Line Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Health-care Professionals to Hold a Peaceful Protest to Repeal Bill 124

WATERLOO, ON, June 29, 2020 /CNW/ - Hundreds of front-line registered nurses, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals will hold a...


Jun 29, 2020, 07:30 ET Do severe lockdowns have an impact on the death toll of COVID-19?

MONTREAL, June 29, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ - Since the adoption of COVID-19 lockdowns, we have questioned whether the drastic nature of these restrictions...


Jun 27, 2020, 09:00 ET Statement by the Prime Minister on Canadian Multiculturalism Day

OTTAWA, ON, June 27, 2020 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Canadian Multiculturalism Day: "Today...


Jun 26, 2020, 17:52 ET Staff, youth put at risk of COVID-19 in custody centres

TORONTO, June 26, 2020 /CNW/ - OPSEU is greatly concerned that six youth custody centres run by the Ontario government have been denied the ability...


Jun 26, 2020, 12:00 ET Vancouver-based NGO Backs the Call for Canadian Government to Increase Equitable Access to Eye Care as Recommended by the World Health Organization's First-ever World Report on Vision

VANCOUVER, BC, June 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Vancouver-based eye care charity, Seva Canada, co-hosted the launch of the World Health Organization's (WHO)...


Jun 26, 2020, 09:20 ET Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada: An Update on Her Vision and Areas of Focus

OTTAWA, ON, June 26, 2020 /CNW/ - Over the last number of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has tested our public health system like never before. As I...


Jun 25, 2020, 14:37 ET Unifor condemns WestJet outsourcing scheme

CALGARY, AB, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Unifor is disturbed by WestJet's plans that will eliminate more than 3,000 jobs in an outsourcing scheme revealed...


Jun 25, 2020, 11:00 ET 84% of Vape Shops Inspected by Health Canada Violate Existing Regulations

Convenience Store Industry Calling on Government to Increase Penalties on Businesses That Repeatedly Ignore Current Laws TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ ...


Jun 25, 2020, 10:00 ET Canada may be losing its status as a top global destination for new medicine launches

TORONTO, June 25, 2020 /CNW/ - Canada has long been considered a top global jurisdiction for new medicine launches. However, a new report published...