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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10:18 ET OBSI releases first ever Canadian seniors' complaints report

TORONTO, July 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Older Canadians experience different challenges with the financial services they use than younger Canadians, according ...


07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Home-Care Workers Mark 7th Week of Lockout by CarePartners/

SUDBURY, ON, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers...


Jul 17, 2019, 14:10 ET Richmond K-12 support workers reach tentative agreement

RICHMOND, BC, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - CUPE 716, K-12 support workers at School District 38, reached a tentative agreement on July 15 following 10...


Jul 17, 2019, 13:32 ET MEDIA ADVISORY - Home-Care Workers Mark 7th Week of Lockout by CarePartners

SUDBURY, ON, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Seven weeks after being locked out of their jobs by for-profit service provider CarePartners, home-care workers...


Jul 17, 2019, 12:57 ET Legal Clinic Workers Join the Society of United Professionals

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Employees of Willowdale Community Legal Services unanimously voted to join the Society of United Professionals, IFPTE...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:51 ET Media Advisory - Placentia municipal workers joined on picket line by CUPE NL president

PLACENTIA, NL, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Striking municipal workers in Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, were...


Jul 17, 2019, 11:28 ET Unwanted, exploited and abused: tens of thousands of children in Al-Hol camp and several parts of Syria in limbo amid dire humanitarian needs

UNICEF calls for improved humanitarian access and protection of children including re-integration into local communities and safe return to home...


Jul 17, 2019, 10:00 ET Report reinforces need to reform Ontario's Municipal Class Environmental Assessments

VAUGHAN, ON, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - With study costs skyrocketing and timelines exceeding two years, it's time to reform the Municipal Class...


Jul 17, 2019, 07:40 ET Hot Summer Careers for 2019 Include Cannabis Business Owner, Lifestyle Expert, and Professional Organizer According to Leading Online Career College

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - According to the International Association of Professions Career College, non-traditional careers will top the most...


Jul 17, 2019, 06:00 ET OPSEU demands government reverse its decision to privatize commercial fishery inspections

TORONTO, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is raising the alarm about a decision to privatize the inspection of the...


Jul 16, 2019, 18:00 ET A Long Way From Justice: Heiltsuk Nation Reacts to Oil Spill Sentence for Kirby Corporation

Nation launches open letter campaign calling for accountability, asking Kirby Corporation President and CEO, David Grzebinski, "Does Kirby Care?"...


Jul 16, 2019, 17:47 ET Trump's 'Buy America' Rules Are Harmful to Canada, But Could Have Been Avoided

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Yesterday the Trump administration announced new 'Buy America' provisions that will restrict access by Canadian...


Jul 16, 2019, 11:26 ET Protect nurses from violence so they can best care for patients

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - More than two-thirds of health workers are victims of assault so we must protect them against violence. RNAO today is...


Jul 16, 2019, 10:56 ET Maple Leaf Foods unveils new Canadian hot dog etiquette rules in time for National Hot Dog Day, July 17

Maker of Natural Top Dogs celebrates the role of hot dogs in Canadian culture MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - In celebration of National Hot...


Jul 16, 2019, 10:45 ET WestJet voting reminder

CALGARY, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX: WJA) ("WestJet" or the "Corporation") would like to remind holders ( "Shareholders") of...


Jul 16, 2019, 06:00 ET Those who want to raise beer prices are nothing more than pickpockets: OPSEU President

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - A demand for new minimum beer prices by the Ontario Convenience Stores Association is nothing more than an attempt to...


Jul 15, 2019, 14:03 ET NWAC CEO Urges United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People to Revisit Definition of the Crime of Genocide in International Law

OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - In response to the release of the Final Report of the National Inquiry Into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and...


Jul 15, 2019, 12:05 ET Government of Canada Launches Road Map for Ending Violence Against Children

Road Map highlights actions to protect the health and well-being of children OTTAWA, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Violence against children has serious...


Jul 15, 2019, 11:53 ET First Cobalt Notes Former eCobalt Executives' Opposition to Value-Destroying Jervois Transaction

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - First Cobalt Corp. (TSX-V: FCC, OTCQX: FTSSF) ("First Cobalt") notes that former key executive and directors of...


Jul 15, 2019, 11:00 ET BC Residents Are Less Worried Than The Rest of Canada About Their Insurance but Want to Be Able to Customize Optional Auto Insurance

Survey finds that BC residents have more peace of mind (67%) over Canadian counterparts (63%) but want more personalized options VANCOUVER, July 15,...


Jul 15, 2019, 11:00 ET Addressing Canada's Declining Mining Competitiveness

Industry leaders propose recommendations for government action through the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP) at Energy and Mines Ministers'...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:43 ET Chuckwagon race is a national disgrace says Vancouver Humane Society

VANCOUVER, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) is calling on the Calgary Stampede to cancel next year's chuckwagon race after...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:12 ET Statement - Minister Garneau marks coming into effect of Phase 1 of new Air Passenger Protection Regulations

Provisions cover communication, tarmac delays, denied boarding, lost and damaged luggage, and transporting musical instruments OTTAWA, July 15, 2019...


Jul 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Premier Ford can't wish hallway medicine away and cut millions of dollars from hospitals, long-term care, public health and EMS in 2019

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - While Premier Doug Ford announced last week that, within a year, no more patients would receive care in hospital...


Jul 15, 2019, 09:02 ET Law Society expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of legal profession

TORONTO, July 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario expresses grave concerns regarding human rights violations against members of the legal...