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May 01, 2019, 12:48 ET New nurse regulations improve patient access to medications and tests

EDMONTON, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Registered nurses in Alberta can now become authorized to prescribe medications and order diagnostic tests which...


May 01, 2019, 09:15 ET Government of Canada implements new regulations to help stop strangulation deaths linked to corded window coverings

Regulations go further than those of any other country in addressing the risk of strangulation to children OTTAWA, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government ...


Apr 30, 2019, 16:00 ET Tobacco plain packaging: tried, tested and failed

lMPERIAL TOBACCO CANADA DENOUNCES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S DECISION TO TAKE A NANNY-STATE APPROACH INSTEAD OF PROGRESSIVE POLICY OPTIONS PROVEN TO...


Apr 25, 2019, 13:53 ET Government of Canada releases Fourth Interim Report on Medical Assistance in Dying

Report provides updated data on medical assistance in dying in Canada OTTAWA, April 25, 2019 /CNW/ - The release of information on medical assistance ...


Apr 25, 2019, 08:00 ET Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. Announces Tax Reduction by the City of Adelanto

Lifestyle Delivery Systems Inc. (CSE: LDS), (OTCQX: LDSYF), (Frankfurt: LD6, WKN: A14XHT) ("LDS" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the...


Apr 24, 2019, 11:43 ET New Registry Requirements for Political Ads on Online Platforms

GATINEAU, QC, April 24, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, Elections Canada is issuing guidance regarding political ads during pre-election and election periods....


Apr 23, 2019, 16:02 ET Unifor will defend Ontario's public healthcare system against Conservative privatization

TORONTO, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The passing of Bill 74 will strengthen Unifor's commitment in fighting for Ontarians and against Doug Ford's health...


Apr 23, 2019, 11:10 ET Spamming Canadians results in $100,000 penalty for nCrowd's Corporate Director

OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, April 23, 2019 /CNW/ - The CRTC today imposed a $100,000 penalty on Mr. Brian Conley for violations of Canada's anti-spam...


Apr 16, 2019, 13:27 ET Improving access to Justice for minority language communities in Quebec

MONTREAL, April 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians expect that language should not be a barrier to access to justice. That is why the Government of Canada is ...


Apr 15, 2019, 09:00 ET Canada-Wide Meetings on the Official Languages Act: Forum on Official Languages and Canada's Place in the World

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, participated in a forum on official languages in Sherbrooke ...


Apr 12, 2019, 11:15 ET Statement - A fundamental human right: CHRC welcomes national housing strategy legislation

OTTAWA, April 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the tabling of the Budget Implementation Act, which includes a proposed National Housing Strategy...


Apr 11, 2019, 08:00 ET Chamber of Shipping Applauds Amendments to the Pilotage Act

VANCOUVER, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - With an emphasis on good governance and adapting with emerging technologies, the Government of Canada's proposed...


Apr 10, 2019, 11:50 ET Minister Joly Discusses Review and Modernization of the Official Languages Act and Government of Canada's Leadership in Supporting Official Languages

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, is proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Official...


Apr 10, 2019, 10:43 ET Municipalities outline concerning impacts of Bill C-69 to Senate Committee in Fort McMurray

FORT MCMURRAY, AB, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Coalition of Canadian Municipalities for Energy Action shared their concerns on Bill C-69 at the...


Apr 10, 2019, 08:50 ET Marine Pilots Look Forward to Participating in the Process to Amend the Pilotage Act

OTTAWA, April 10, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Marine Pilots' Association (CMPA) looks forward to actively and constructively participating in the...


Apr 10, 2019, 06:00 ET The Income Tax Act: 1.1 million words and counting!

MONTREAL, April 10, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - While hundreds of thousands of Canadians are completing their tax returns, a publication launched today by...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:35 ET Fisheries and Oceans Canada makes improvement to recreational fisheries reporting in B.C. sport fishing

OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Recreational fishing is an important part of British Columbia's culture, economy and identity. Sport fishing is also...


Apr 09, 2019, 12:33 ET Canada acts to eliminate barriers to interprovincial trade in alcohol

OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade,...


Apr 05, 2019, 13:13 ET Canada and Red Earth Cree Nation sign Memorandum of Understanding to advance discussions on administration of justice

OTTAWA, April 5, 2019 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada's commitment to advancing a renewed nation-to-nation relationship with Indigenous peoples...


Apr 03, 2019, 15:06 ET Expulsion of Former Ministers from Liberal caucus must not impede great progress on Canada-Métis Nation reconciliation, says Métis National Council President Clément Charter

VANCOUVER, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - At the conclusion of an important symposium on Métis Nation rights reconciliation in Vancouver April 2-3, 2019...


Apr 03, 2019, 13:59 ET Insurance Bureau of Canada welcomes the provisions of Bill 16 regarding the regulation of divided co-ownership

MONTREAL, April 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) welcomes the provisions of Bill 16, which was tabled today, aimed at improving the...


Apr 01, 2019, 11:04 ET Senators must be there for reconciliation - Indigenous peoples' organizations, human rights groups and faith communities urge Senate not to squander opportunity to pass UN Declaration implementation Bill

OTTAWA, April 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, April 2, is the next crucial opportunity to advance the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples...


Mar 27, 2019, 18:39 ET Renewable Natural Gas - Adoption of New Regulation to Support the Sector's Development

MONTRÉAL, March 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Énergir is pleased with the adoption of the Regulation respecting the quantity of renewable natural gas to be ...


Mar 26, 2019, 06:00 ET Poll: Canadians are Unequivocal, Want Trade Barriers Eliminated

MONTREAL, March 26, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Despite the Supreme Court's decision to maintain the status quo in the Comeau case, Canadians continue to...


Mar 19, 2019, 06:00 ET Chiefs Reject Canada's Child Welfare Law: Bill C-92 Fails to Address First Nations Jurisdiction

Treaty No. 6 Territory, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - First Nations across Canada have reviewed Bill C-92 and have serious concerns as it is a direct threat ...