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Minister Carr launches public consultation on foreign investment promotion and protection agreements

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Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, announced the launch of a public consultation on Canada’s foreign investment promotion and protection agreements (FIPAs). This is the first in a series of consultations that will take place as part of Canada’s progressive trade agenda to help the Government of Canada better reflect the views and interests of Canadians, industry and civil society.


Minister Carr to visit Pennsylvania to promote Canadian businesses and bilateral trade

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From August 14 to 16, 2018, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, will visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and hold meetings with Pennsylvania’s governor, Tom Wolf, Philadelphia’s mayor, Jim Kenney, and leading U.S. corporate executives to discuss the importance of the Canada-U.S. trade and investment relationship.


Minister Bibeau announces pan-African initiative in support of women’s rights

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Today, while meeting with representatives of women’s organizations in Sierra Leone, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, announced $7 million in funding over five years to support a pan-African women’s voice and leadership initiative. Women’s movements and women’s rights organizations on the African continent are key agents of change that strengthen the rights of women and girls and help societies achieve gender equality.


Minister Bibeau to visit West Africa

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During her visit, Minister Bibeau will meet with government officials, woman leaders and development partners to discuss common priorities such as advancing the rights of women and girls, including sexual and reproductive health rights, sustainable and inclusive development, and peace and security.


Canada to host Equal Rights Coalition Conference, focusing on advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights, in Vancouver, British Columbia

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Canada will host the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) Global Conference on LGBTI [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex] Human Rights and Inclusive Development in Vancouver from August 5 to 7, 2018. The conference will bring together ministers, government officials, civil society actors and activists from around the world seeking to build knowledge and networks and advance LGBTI human rights worldwide.


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