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Advertising Standards Canada Releases Annual Ad Complaints Report – 2016 Year In Review

Advertising Standards Canada Releases Annual Ad Complaints Report – 2016 Year In Review
TORONTO – Advertising Standards Canada (ASC) today released its Annual Ad Complaints Report– 2016 Year in Review. The Report provides information about consumers’ complaints submitted to ASC in 2016 for review under the Canadian Code of Advertising Standards. Complaints Snapshot: 1,639 complaints submitted about 1,237 advertisements 59% of pursued complaints alleged inaccurate or misleading advertising 225 complaints received about retail advertising... Read More

“SHOP LCBO” campaign challenges Liberal privatization plan

“SHOP LCBO” campaign challenges Liberal privatization plan
TORONTO – The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) joined LCBO workers today to launch a new “SHOP LCBO” campaign to encourage Ontarians to make a conscious decision to buy their beer, cider, and wine from the LCBO. Referencing the $2.4 billion generated by LCBO shoppers to pay for public services, Warren (Smokey) Thomas blasted failed Liberal and Conservative... Read More

Five paintings donated by Imperial added to the National Gallery of Canada collection

Five paintings donated by Imperial added to the National Gallery of Canada collection
Gift launches Imperial’s $6 million art donation program commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial OTTAWA – In honour of the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Imperial announced the launch of its largest-ever philanthropic art donation program at an event at the National Gallery of Canada. Forty-three paintings by prominent Canadian artists, worth an estimated $6 million, are being donated to 15 museums across the country. The... Read More

What the boss thinks of your messy desk

What the boss thinks of your messy desk
More Than Half of Canadian Managers Are Annoyed by Untidy Workspaces TORONTO – Is it time to spring clean your messy desk? More than half of Canadian senior managers (51 per cent) interviewed by staffing firm OfficeTeam said the most distracting or annoying aspect of employee workspaces is sloppiness or disorganization. Nineteen per cent of senior managers reported seeing an inappropriate... Read More

New stamps to be issued with France mark 100th anniversary of Canadian sacrifice and victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge

New stamps to be issued with France mark 100th anniversary of Canadian sacrifice and victory in the Battle of Vimy Ridge
This significant First World War action was pivotal in our history OTTAWA – On April 8, 2017, Canada Post will issue commemorative stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, an impressive victory in the First World War that was a coming-of-age moment for Canada. The joint issue with France will feature two stamps, one designed by... Read More

The Order of Canada and Experiences Canada Come Together to Celebrate our Country’s 150th Anniversary

The Order of Canada and Experiences Canada Come Together to Celebrate our Country’s 150th Anniversary
OTTAWA – The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General is pleased to announce that the Order of Canada is partnering with Experiences Canada to present Canada 150&Me—a national youth competition that will give 150 selected students the chance to spend a week in one of four major Canadian cities and to participate in community activities and regional youth forums... Read More

Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival Hosting “Soirée Lune Bleue”

Brockville’s Rails to Trails Festival Hosting “Soirée Lune Bleue”
Brockville – On April 27, 2017, Rails to Trails Festival organizers are hosting a carnival themed fundraising event in support of the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence-Rideau and the opening ceremonies of the restoration of Canada’s First Railway Tunnel. “Soirée Lune Bleue” will take place at the Aquatarium, 6 Broad Street in Brockville from 6:00 pm- 10:00 pm. This very... Read More

Sesame Workshop Introduces Sesame Street’s New Character With Autism: Meet Julia

Sesame Workshop Introduces Sesame Street’s New Character With Autism: Meet Julia
“Meet Julia” Episode Debuting Sesame Street’s Newest Muppet Premieres Globally April 10—including on HBO and PBS KIDS New York – Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, today announced a rich new phase of the autism initiative, Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children, welcoming Julia, a Muppet with autism, to the broadcast and signaling a strong,... Read More

Veterans Ombudsman to Hold Public Town Hall in Ottawa and Facebook Live

Veterans Ombudsman to Hold Public Town Hall in Ottawa and Facebook Live
OTTAWA – Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, is hosting a public town hall for Veterans, military and RCMP members, their families, and other interested parties on Facebook Live, and in-person for those in the Ottawa area on Tuesday, March 21st. The Ombudsman will hear the concerns of the Veterans’ community, provide information about the work his Office is doing to help... Read More