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Colorado Releases Solicitation to Import Drugs from Canada
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Colorado Releases Solicitation to Import Drugs from Canada

Colorado Releases Solicitation to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada DENVER, CO (STL.News) Today, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), soliciting multiple vendors to help operationalize Colorado’s Canadian Drug Importation Program including aspects such as compliance, safety and prescription drug distribution.  In 2019, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB19-005, which authorized the Department to seek approval from the federal government to establish an importation program that will provide access to Canada’s lower priced drugs to Colorado employers and consumers. Since then, the Department has been working diligently on this initiative to help save Coloradans money on health care. “The U.S. pay...
Canada – new measures address human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China
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Canada – new measures address human rights abuses in Xinjiang, China

(STL.News) The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion, and International Trade today announced measures related to the human rights situation in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Canada is gravely concerned with evidence and reports of human rights violations in the People’s Republic of China involving members of the Uyghur ethnic minority and other minorities within the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (Xinjiang), including repressive surveillance, mass arbitrary detention, torture and mistreatment, forced labour and mass transfers of forced labourers from Xinjiang to provinces across China.  These activities strongly run counter to China’s international human rights obligations...
Foreign Ministers’ joint statement on arrests in Hong Kong
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Foreign Ministers’ joint statement on arrests in Hong Kong

Ottawa, Ontario (STL.News) Global Affairs Canada - “We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, underscore our serious concern at the mass arrests of 55 politicians and activists in Hong Kong for subversion under the National Security Law. “The National Security Law is a clear breach of the Sino-British joint Declaration and undermines the 'One Country, Two Systems’ framework.  It has curtailed the fundamental rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong.  It is clear that the National Security Law is being used to eliminate dissent and opposing political views. “We call on the Hong Kong and Chinese central authorities to respect the legally guaranteed rights and freedoms of the people of Hong Kong without fear of...
EU’s Adoption of a Human Rights Sanctions Framework
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EU’s Adoption of a Human Rights Sanctions Framework

On the EU’s Adoption of a Human Rights Sanctions Framework (STL.News) The United States welcomes the European Union’s adoption of its global human rights sanctions framework. On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, we note that this groundbreaking accomplishment will further protect human rights worldwide. The EU’s new measures give its member states a powerful tool to promote accountability for human rights abuse on a global scale. The new authorities will complement the ongoing efforts of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada to sanction human rights abusers, further enhancing our already strong partnership geared toward protecting human rights and deterring future abuse globally. Europe will have a steadfast partner in the United States on this program, and we...
Canadian ‘snowbirds’ weigh Florida mid-pandemic
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Canadian ‘snowbirds’ weigh Florida mid-pandemic

(STL.News) Birds of a feather normally flock together, but the pandemic has firmly wedged Canada's infamous "snowbirds" in two camps: those staying home this winter and those heading to Florida no matter the cost, financial or otherwise. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube
Criminal Enterprise Seized in Singapore and Repatriated
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Criminal Enterprise Seized in Singapore and Repatriated

Millions in Assets of Encrypted Telecommunications Criminal Enterprise Seized in Singapore and Repatriated to the United States Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joshua Mellor (619) 546-9733 and Mark W. Pletcher (619) 546-9714 NEWS RELEASE SUMMARY – December 14, 2020 SAN DIEGO (STL.News) Four bank accounts containing $3,971,468.40 in illicit funds generated from Phantom Secure, an encrypted telecommunications network used by transnational organized criminal syndicates, were seized by authorities in Singapore and repatriated to the United States, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California announced today. Vincent Ramos, the chief executive of Canada-based Phantom Secure, and four of his associates were indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2018 on charges that they ...
Britain and Canada could announce new trade deal
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Britain and Canada could announce new trade deal

(STL.News) Few days after the 15 Asia-Pacific Nations enter worlds biggest free trade deal.  Britain and Canada are very close to agreeing the terms of a free trade deal and the agreement could be announced in the coming days.  Sources said that Britain is negotiating several bilateral trade deals to come into force once it exits a transition arrangement with the European Union at the end of this year, and many of them would simply replace the terms the bloc had already agreed. ? YouTube video provided courtesy of WION News STL.News References: YouTube WION News
CFTC Orders Chicago Prop Firm and 3 Traders to Pay $745,000 for Spoofing in Agricultural and Metals Futures
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CFTC Orders Chicago Prop Firm and 3 Traders to Pay $745,000 for Spoofing in Agricultural and Metals Futures

Washington, DC (STL.News) The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued four orders today filing and settling charges against Brendan Delovitch and Wesley Johnson both of Canada, Rajeev Kansal of India, and ARB Trading Group LP, a proprietary trading firm headquartered in Chicago, for spoofing across four exchanges in various agricultural and metals futures contracts. Specifically, the orders find that the respondents spoofed—the bidding or offering with the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution—in the lean hogs and live cattle futures contracts traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME); silver and copper futures contracts traded on the Commodity Exchange (COMEX); soybean futures contracts traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT); and cotton, canola, and sugar futu...
Minister Garneau announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector
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Minister Garneau announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector

Ottawa, Canada (STL.News) The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, today announced two appointments and three reappointments in the transportation sector.  The appointees have experience in a number of fields and are active members of their communities.  They bring a wide array of knowledge and senior executive and corporate governance expertise to their transportation positions. Canadian Transportation Agency Allan Matte (Ottawa, Ontario) appointed to the roster of candidates for temporary member, effective September 2, 2020, and subsequently appointed from that roster as a temporary member for a term of one year, effective September 14, 2020. Halifax Port Authority Josef Meier Spatz, Q.C. (Halifax, Nova Scotia) reappointed as federal director for a term of two years, ef...
Iron Mountain and FutureVault Launch Transformational Digital Vault Platform
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Iron Mountain and FutureVault Launch Transformational Digital Vault Platform

Strategic Partnership Bridges the Physical to Digital Divide with Innovative Vault Technology and Digitization-as-a-Service Offering for Wealth Management and Beyond TORONTO (STL.News) Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM), a global leader in storage and information management services, and FutureVault, an industry leader in enterprise digital vault solutions, today announced a strategic partnership and the launch of their Digitization-as-a-Service offering with Aligned Capital Partners Inc. as the first client. The new platform combines Iron Mountain’s logistical network and physical information management infrastructure with FutureVault’s secure digital vault platform to provide a comprehensive physical-to-digital document life cycle management service.  Now, businesses can order the t...
Canada Minister Jordan addresses the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development
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Canada Minister Jordan addresses the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development

Canada Minister Jordan addresses the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development on the need for a more sustainable blue economy Ottawa, Ontario (STL.News) Canada is an ocean nation.  Canadians rely on healthy, marine ecosystems to sustain our economy, our food supply, and our coastal communities.  But the ocean is a shared resource that requires global cooperation to protect and manage. Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, addressed the need for a more sustainable, blue economy at a launch event for the report: Sustainable Ocean for All – Harnessing the benefits of sustainable ocean economies for developing countries organized by the Organisation for the Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Durin...
U.S. & Concerned Nations Stand Together for Democratic Change in Venezuela
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U.S. & Concerned Nations Stand Together for Democratic Change in Venezuela

Washington, DC (STL.News)  Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of the US Department of State released the following statement: Today the United States joins democracies around the world to reiterate our support for Venezuela’s democratic forces as they defend the rights of the Venezuelan people.  The joint declaration calls for a transitional government that will hold free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections. Amidst flagrant human rights abuses and violent coercive tactics, the illegitimate Maduro regime is attempting systematically to destroy Venezuela’s ability to conduct free elections.  International standards for free and fair elections are not even close to being met. This joint declaration demonstrates we are not alone in our resolve to strengthen support for a transitiona...
US Department of State: Joint Statement on the Erosion of Rights in Hong Kong
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US Department of State: Joint Statement on the Erosion of Rights in Hong Kong

Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: We the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State are gravely concerned by the Hong Kong government’s unjust disqualification of candidates and disproportionate postponement of Legislative Council elections.  These moves have undermined the democratic process that has been fundamental to Hong Kong’s stability and prosperity. We express deep concern at Beijing’s imposition of the new National Security Law, which is eroding the Hong Kong people’s fundamental rights and liberties. We support the legitimate expectations of the people of Hong Kong to elect Legislative Council representatives via genuinely free, fair, and credible el...
Backgrounder: Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Québec
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Backgrounder: Government of Canada supports survivors of gender-based violence in Québec

Women and Gender Equality Canada’s Gender-Based Violence Program Canada (STL.News) Following the June 2017 announcement of It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence, Women and Gender Equality Canada (formerly Status of Women Canada) launched the Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Program in January 2018. The GBV Program complements the department’s Women’s Program, and helps organizations working in the GBV sector to develop and implement promising practices to address gaps in supports for survivors and their families. While violence affects people of all genders, ages, cultures, ethnicities, geographic locations, and socio-economic backgrounds, some populations are more at-risk and face additional barriers to accessing services.  The GBV Program responds to this...
Government of Canada announces investment that will help improve women’s economic security in the Mauricie region
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Government of Canada announces investment that will help improve women’s economic security in the Mauricie region

Project promotes employment for women by reducing systemic barriers such as those related to transportation, access to childcare or measures for family-work-studies balance Trois-Rivières, Quebec (STL.News) Women and Gender Equality Canada - The COVID-19 pandemic is not a crisis like any other.  Women have been hardest hit in terms of jobs lost, and they are also the ones who are doing more unpaid work, such as caring for children and the elderly.  In addition, the majority of front-line workers in the fight against COVID?19 are women.  This includes nurses, of course, but also orderlies and other workers in health, child care, food and social services. The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality and it recognizes the important role that creating more opportunities ...
Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 11, 2020
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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on July 11, 2020

Ottawa, ON (STL.News) Public Health Agency of Canada - In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement on behalf of Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer. “There have been 107,126 cases of COVID-19 in Canada, including 8,759 deaths. 66% of people have now recovered. Labs across Canada have tested over 3,142,700 people for COVID-19 to date.  Over the past week, an average of 38,000 people were tested daily, with 1% testing positive. It’s another summer weekend, something we all look forward to.  For those of you looking to take an excursion, I’d like to share a few timely reminders for safe travel during this pandemic.  Tomorrow, I’ll have some advice on domestic and international air...