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Member of Provincial Parliament (Canada)

A Member of Provincial Parliament is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario. Elsewhere in Canada, the titular designation "Member of Provincial Parliament" has been used to refer to the members of the Legislative Assembly of Lower Canada from 1791 to 1838, the members of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1955 to 1968; the titular designation "Member of Provincial Parliament" and the initialism "MPP" were formally adopted by the Legislature on April 7, 1938. Prior to the adoption of this resolution, members had no fixed designation. Prior to Confederation members of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada had been known by various titles including MPP, MLA and MHA and this confusion persisted after 1867 with members of the Ontario legislature using the titles Members of the Legislative Assembly or Members of Provincial Parliament interchangeably. In 1938, Frederick Fraser Hunter, the Member for St. Patrick, introduced a private member's bill to designate members as Members of Parliament arguing that the titles of MPP or MLA were confusing and undignified.

However, his original proposal failed to pass and as an alternative a resolution was adopted fixing the title as Members of Provincial Parliament. The text of the resolution passed by the House on that day is as follows: On motion of Mr. Hunter, seconded by Mr. Miller,Resolved, That in all matters of address, titular distinction, formal correspondence, official proceedings and all similar matters having to do with and coming under the jurisdiction of the Legislature of Ontario, the members of the Legislative Assembly shall be entitled to the designation "Member of Provincial Parliament" and its abbreviation "M. P. P." In Quebec, a bill to adopt the titular designation "Member of Provincial Parliament" and the initialism "MPP" was assented on December 15, 1955. Like in Ontario, members had no fixed designation prior to this bill's adoption, although they were referred to as "Members of the Legislative Assembly"; the bill to change the titular designation was supported by Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis, who gave a speech in support of it in the legislative assembly.

The reasons he gave for this change were the following: The French acronym for "Member of the Legislative Assembly" can sometimes be pronounced as "mal", which means "evil" in French. Quebec's legislature has all the fiscal and constitutional prerogatives to be considered a "Parliament", the new designation would better reflect that; the new designation would be a return to the original designation used before confederation. The Acronym MPP is the same in English; the designation was changed again in 1968. The member's titular designation was "Member of the Quebec Parliament" from 1968 to 1971 "Member of the National Assembly" (fr:membres de l'Assemblée Nationale from 1971 to 1982; the designation "Member of the National Assembly" is still used in English, but the French titular designation was abolished, MNAs are now referred to as "député". Ontario is the only Canadian provincial legislative assembly to employ this designation. Members of other Canadian provincial and territorial assemblies employ the titles: "Member of the National Assembly" in Quebec, "Member of the House of Assembly" in Newfoundland and Labrador "Member of the Legislative Assembly" in all other provinces and territories.

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Lára Jóhannsdóttir

Lára Jóhannsdóttir is a professor in the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Iceland. She is a member of the faculty in the Environment and Natural Resources Graduate Programme, an interdisciplinary program with ties to all five Schools of the University, but administratively part of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences. Lára was the academic director of the ENR Programme in 2019, is the first female professor in the faculty of Business Administration. Lára graduated in 1981 from the Social Sciences Department of the Comprehensive School in Breiðholt in Reykjavik. In 1990, she graduated with a degree from the Preliminary Studies Department of the Co-operative University of Iceland, now Bifröst University. In 1992, she received a degree in Business Administration from the same school. In 2007, Lára completed an MBA in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, now part of Arizona State University. Lára studied in the Czech Republic, Russia and the United States.

In 2012, Lára became the first woman to finish a PhD from the University of Iceland's Faculty of Business Administration. Lára was an assistant professor in Environment and Natural Resources, 2014 to 2017, an associate professor from 2017 to 2018, professor since 2018. Lára's research involves, in the broadest sense, corporate sustainability, corporate social responsibility, in particular focusing on the role and responsibility of financial institution, such as insurance companies, responsible investments and climate change issues as well as Arctic affairs; the title of her doctoral dissertation is “Nordic non-life insurers’ interest in, response to, environmental issues”. The research builds on interview data from 80 directors and specialists from 16 insurance companies, working in the Åland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Finland and Sweden; each individual company is amongst the 2-4 biggest insurance companies in their home country. The research revealed considerable differences between case groups, e.g. insurance companies in island communities, versus those in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, as to measures and lack of measures, positions on environmental affairs, factors enabling or hindering the companies from coming to grips with environmental affairs.

Lára participate in a collaborative project on Arctic studies, the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, from 2018 to 2019, the Fulbright Institute's flagship for Arctic research. This involved an 18-month project, with the participation of 16 scholars and scientists from the Arctic Council states, under supervision of two lead scholars. Two workgroups were operating, each with its own scope of emphasis, namely resilient societies and sustainable economies. Lára participated in the latter group. Lára's research project involved the role of insurance companies in economic development in the Arctic region. During the project, Lára lived and engaged in research at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA. Lára has performed various management jobs within the University of Iceland. For example, she has been on the Board of the Institute of Business Administration, chaired the Sustainability and Environment Committee, directed the School of Social Sciences Expert Panel for evaluating grant applications and served as a board member of the University of Iceland Research Fund, allocating grants from University of Iceland's Research Fund.

Lára has extensive professional experience from the business community. For example, she worked for 14 years as a specialist and executive within the insurance sector in Iceland. From 2011 to 2019 she was on the Board of the Employees' Pension Fund of the Agricultural Bank of Iceland, now Arion banki. In addition, she was on the loan committees. In the financial sector as well as academia, Lára has given many talks, held courses, published articles on business, wellbeing at work, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and climate change, the Paris Agreement and Arctic affairs, she has published articles in Frjáls verslun, Fréttablaðið, Markaður Fréttablaðið, Morgunblaðið, Vikuspegill Morgunblaðið, Viðskiptablað Morgunblaðið, Vísir, Lífeyrismál.is. State Radio's “Spegillinn” has discussed Lára's research. Lára was active in LeiðtogaAuður as well as the Association of Businesswomen in Iceland and was in a group of women offering to take seats on the boards of directors of Iceland's biggest companies.

She has served on the selection committee of the City of Reykjavik and Festa, a centre for social corporate responsibility, that decides Climate Award recipients. In addition, a Canadian company, Renewable Energy Global Innovations, discussed an article by Lára Jóhannsdóttir, et al. Insurers' role in enhancing development and utilization of environmentally sound technologies: A case study of Nordic insurers, which considers the most notable developments in energy research, calling it a key scientific article. Lára was invited to be one of the guest editors of a special edition of the Journal of Cleaner Production on sustainable business models, published in 2018. Lára has received various research and project grants, including a grant from Landsvirkjun, Reykjavik Energy's Environment and Energy Research Fund, Pálmi Jónasson's Conservation Fund, Alcan's Social Fund, the Iceland Chamber of Commerce Research Fund. Lára was involved in and directed various award-winning projects while she worked in the insuranc

The Way We Walk

The Way We Walk – Live in Concert is a 2002 double DVD featuring live performances from the We Can't Dance tour by Genesis. The footage was videotaped on 8 November 1992 at Earls Court in London, first released on VHS in March 1993 as Genesis Live – The Way We Walk – In Concert, it was available on PAL format LaserDisc. The songs on both releases are identical, although the concert on the DVD is split in half to accommodate the extra features; these include interviews, a feature-length commentary by the three band members, multi-angle viewing options, photo galleries. The set list features eight hit singles, from "Turn It On Again" to "Jesus He Knows Me", next to longer album tracks such as "Fading Lights" and "Domino". Seven songs from We Can't Dance; the "Old Medley" comprises excerpts from "Dance on a Volcano", "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway", "The Musical Box", "Firth of Fifth" and "I Know What I Like", snippets of "That's All", "Illegal Alien", "Misunderstanding" and "Follow You Follow Me."

While the two live albums issued prior to this video separated the shorter songs from the longer ones, The Way We Walk – Live in Concert offered a chance to see them in their original context. The only songs included on The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts but absent from the video are "Throwing It All Away", "Mama", "That's All" and "In Too Deep"; the only songs that appear on the video but not on either of the two live albums are "Turn It On Again" and "Dreaming While You Sleep", which appears on Genesis Archive 2: 1976-1992. Disc One "Land of Confusion" § "No Son of Mine" "Driving the Last Spike" § "Old Medley: Dance on a Volcano/The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway/The Musical Box/Firth of Fifth/I Know What I Like/That's All/Illegal Alien/Follow You Follow Me" "Fading Lights" § "Jesus He Knows Me"Disc Two "Dreaming While You Sleep" "Home by the Sea/Second Home by the Sea" "Hold on My Heart" "Domino: In the Glow of the Night/The Last Domino" "The Drum Thing" "I Can't Dance" § "Tonight, Tonight" § "Invisible Touch" § "Turn It On Again"§ – performed in a lower key to compensate for the deepening of Phil Collins's voice.

DVD extras: Interviews – Interviews with Collins and Banks. Camera Angles – Sixteen camera angles are used throughout the disc. Slide Show – Still images captured from the tour and set to music. Original Tour Programme. Commentary with Collins and RutherfordLaserDisc extras: "No Son of Mine" "I Can't Dance" "Hold on My Heart" "Jesus He Knows Me" The DVD was reissued in November 2009 with new 2009 5.1 remix by Nick Davis as part of the Genesis Movie Box 1981–2007 DVD set. The remix version reduced to a single DVD and did not include the multi-angle feature and the extras; the versions of "Old Medley" on The Longs and on the video can be distinguished by the song titles Phil Collins intones during "I Know What I Like". Unlike the previous two tours, "Turn It On Again" was performed in its original form, except for a brief crowd appreciation for the musicians on stage. Flattery/Yukich, Inc. logo was removed on the DVD, although it was included on Laserdisc. The same thing happens on the Disc 2 of Collins' Serious Hits...

Live! DVD. During "Turn It On Again" Collins humorously references "All I Need Is a Miracle" and "Silent Running" during his introduction of Mike Rutherford; this was a substantial hit for his band Mike + the Mechanics in 1985. An instrumental version of "Way of the World" is used over the end credits; the remixed version of "I Can't Dance" used at the beginning of the DVD made by Howard and Trevor Gray appeared on the "I Can't Dance" single in 1991 and on the 2000 compilation Genesis Archive No.2 1976–1992. Tony Bankskeyboards, background vocals Mike Rutherford – guitars, background vocals Phil Collins – lead vocals, percussion Daryl Stuermerguitar, background vocals Chester Thompsondrums, percussion Official news