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4 July 2007

28 June was the 28th day of the twelfth month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

28 June 2007

The National Post - Top court upholds tobacco ad restrictions (28 June 2007) Big tobacco suffered a big loss Thursday in the Supreme Court of Canada. The bench unanimously and unequivocally upheld a federal law that tightly restricts advertising and requires tobacco companies to put graphic health warning labels, such as cancerous lungs, on cigarette packages. 'Restrictions on tobacco advertising are a valid exercise of Parliament's criminal law power,' Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin wrote in the 9-0 ruling. The Tobacco Act imposes advertising restrictions by limiting it to adult publications and establishments, bans 'lifestyle' advertising that ties smoking to a glamorous and daring way of life, and promotion that can be construed as appealing to young people. The act also imposed a phased-in ban on sponsorship at events. 'We now know that half of smokers will die of tobacco-related diseases and that the costs to the public health system are enormous,' wrote Ms McLachlin. From a CBC News report on this: Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, writing for the court, concluded the advertising law's key provisions 'are constitutional in their entirety', and 'nothing less than a matter of life or death for millions of people who could be affected'. From a Bloomberg News report on this: 'Tobacco is now irrefutably accepted as highly addictive and as imposing huge personal and social costs, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, wrote on behalf of the nine members of the court. From a Reuters Canada report on this: The court said its latest ruling 'must be set in the factual context of a long history of misleading and deceptive advertising by the tobacco industry'.

The National Post - Canada factory prices fall in May (28 June 2007) The sharp rise in the Canadian dollar unexpectedly pushed Canadian producer prices down 0.5 per cent in May from April, Statistics Canada said. The decline was the biggest since September 2006. Analysts had expected no change in prices in May. In the 12 months to May, prices rose 3 per cent versus 3.8 per cent in April. The price paid by manufacturers for raw materials slipped 0.2 per cent in May. Analysts had expected a 0.8 per cent increase. The year-on-year gain in raw materials prices came in at just 1.9 per cent, the lowest rate since March 2004 and down dramatically from 8.0 per cent in April. The Canadian dollar appreciated 3.6 per cent against the US dollar in May. From a Reuters Canada report on this: 'The strong currency is likely to continue to chip away at the pace of increase in producer prices in the months ahead . . .,' said the Royal Bank of Canada in a note.

Reuters Canada - Canada managers bullish on C$, equities: report (28 June 2007) Many investment managers are bullish on the Canadian currency and equity markets, according to an outlook by investment consulting firm Russell Investments Canada. Managers are now more positive on the Canadian dollar because the currency has recently seen a string of new highs—gaining more than 7 per cent since the start of the second quarter. Fifty per cent are now bullish compared with 25 per cent a quarter ago, the Russell outlook said. The majority of managers polled are also bullish on Canadian markets, the outlook said. 'These changes in sentiment—as with others in this survey—are likely due, at least in part, to the continued strength of the Canadian economy . . .,' Timothy Hicks, Russell's chief investment officer, said in the outlook.

Bloomberg News - Canada's dollar rises most in three months (28 June 2007) Canada's currency gained 1.14 per cent to 94.48 US cents at 4:41 p.m., the biggest advance since March 20. The Canadian currency has gained 10 per cent this year against the US dollar. Investors also pushed up the Canadian dollar against the yen as a rebound in global stocks encouraged investors to seek higher-yielding assets funded by loans in Japan. The Canadian dollar rose 1.4 per cent to 116.29 yen, the biggest gain since March 9.

CBC News - Canada, Mexico unite to save monarch butterfly habitat (28 June 2007) Mexico, Canada and the United States have agreed to work together to protect the monarch butterfly. Scientists said deforestation in Mexico could threaten its existence. Meeting in the central Mexican state Michoacan, where millions of butterflies spend the winter months, the three-country Commission for Environmental Co-operation, or CEC, formally pledged to support conservation initiatives for the monarch. The monarchs' annual 5,500-kilometre journey from the forests of eastern Canada and parts of the United States to the central Mexican mountains is considered an aesthetic and scientific wonder. The CEC also said it has launched a Google Earth mapping tool that lets users explore pollution data from more than 30,000 industrial facilities in the three countries.

Canadian Press - Ont. schools to receive 'An Inconvenient Truth' (27 June 2007) Ontario youth will be learning more about global warming and climate change by watching the film 'An Inconvenient Truth.' Al Gore's Academy Award-winning film has been donated to hundreds of schools through a partnership between the province and the Tides Canada Foundation. Ontario Environment Minister Laurel Broten says the former US vice-president's film will inspire students to 'reduce their environment impact'. British Columbia was the first jurisdiction in North America to have the film distributed in schools when they received the DVDs in April. Tides Canada Foundation director Tim Draimin says the film helps viewers think about the long-term implications of lifestyles and what is needed to 'build a sustainable Canada'. The Tides Canada Foundation focuses on the environment and other social issues. From a National Post report on this: 'We are growing a new generation of environmental leaders in our schools who will help us build a strong Ontario for many generations to come,' Ontario Environment Minister Broten said.

CBC News - Rideau Canal named UN World Heritage site (28 June 2007) The Rideau Canal was confirmed as a World Heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), joining more than 800 sites on the list of international cultural treasures. 'It is the only canal dating from the great North American canal-building era of the early 19th century to remain operational along its original line with most of its original structures intact,' UNESCO said. The canal marked its 175th anniversary this year. It runs from Ottawa to Kingston, connecting lakes and rivers along its 202-kilometre route. 'I am proud that the Rideau Canal joins a select group of exceptional cultural and natural icons from Canada and across the world,' said Environment Minister John Baird. The canal now joins the Taj Mahal of India and the pyramids of Egypt on the list of World Heritage sites.

These are a few of the news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility from the growing Yogic Flying groups across Canada and the Invincible America Assembly at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, USA.

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