FIPA is an acronym that stands for Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement. Canada currently has 24 FIPAs with different partner countries, although this acronym is frequently used in the media to refer specifically to the Canada-China investment treaty. Distinct from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), FIPAs are bilateral agreements made by the Government of Canada to encourage foreign investment through a framework of legally-binding obligations and rights.
Robin Brown's PAB2012 call to celebrate shades of grey.
PAB was an annual three-day conference about creativity, content creation, audience engagement and online relationship building. The conference flourished on a reputation of strong content and a welcoming community, attracting participants from as far away as the U.K. and South America for speaking sessions, popular five-minute JOLTs, workshops, panel discussions, and social activities. PAB2012 was the seventh and final PAB conference.
Book Launch and Exhibition Opening Friday June 15, 6 – 9pm Artists Present Telephone Booth Gallery 3148 Dundas St. W, Toronto Exhibition continues until July 14, 2012 The Tel-talk project brings together artists of varying backgrounds, from across the country, to perform in and or animate a telephone booth in response to themes surrounding public spaces, and the disappearance of traditional phone booths. Artists and writers were invited to contribute a site-specific installation, artwork, or short work of fiction, which references a unique telephone booth location. The installations began in September 2011 and continue through to July 2012. Over the last nine months, each installation was announced and documented on the Tel-talk blog (http://tel-talk.blogspot.ca/).
What: Toronto's Spring Sprint, part of Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada's national fundraising walkathon program, features 2.5 km and 5km routes for walkers, joggers and runners starting from Sunnybrook Park, follow the signs. The event is run by a dedicated group of local volunteers who are determined to improve the lives of those affected by a brain tumour.
The goal this year is to raise $1.6 million to fund research into the cause of and better treatments for brain tumours. This includes research being conducted across Canada including at Princess Margaret Hospital, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and the University of Toronto.
I suppose I don't need to raise any alarms about Harper on here. But I thought I would get to see some of the flavour of your collective blogs. I will try to be open but I started out as an accountant, am training as a manager, and have always voted on the right (at least until this election). Now that you are all writing hate mail, let me tell you about the other side.
I am a vegetarian, I have planted a small forest by myself. I read a lot and I am probably not all that far politically from a lot of you, it is just there are no politicians who would run on anything close to a platform that I could wholeheartedly support. Sadly, most of you choices are less than satisfactory as well.