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1 October 2007
25 September was the 25th day of the third month of the 2nd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
25 September 2007
Reuters Canada - Toronto stocks rise for third straight day (25 September 2007) The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index logged another gain on Tuesday, as financial issues firmed with the help of a takeover bid for mutual-fund manager DundeeWealth Inc. The TSX composite index closed up 39.34 points at 13,997.62. The financial sector, which accounts for nearly a third of the overall index, added 1 per cent.
From a Bloomberg News report on this: 'The margins in fund management are pretty good,' said David Rea, chairman of Davis-Rea Ltd Investment, which manages C$475 million in Toronto. 'The financial companies are the recipients of the strength of Canada's economy in general.' The TSX has risen 1.2 per cent in three days.
Canadian Press - Average weekly earnings, number of jobs increase in July (25 September 2007) In July, the average weekly earnings of payroll employees increased C$3.41 from June to C$773.32. The year-to-date growth, calculated as the average of the first seven months of 2007 compared with the average of the same seven months in 2006, was 3.2 per cent. Earnings in manufacturing grew for the first seven months of 2007 by 3.7 per cent. Nationally, the number of occupied payroll jobs edged up 21,800 to 14,303,300 in July. Manitoba and British Columbia showed the strongest increases. The number of payroll jobs has grown 85,600 since the beginning of 2007.
Reuters Canada - Ozone deal hailed as blow against climate change (22 September 2007) A deal by 191 nations to eliminate ozone-depleting substances 10 years ahead of schedule is a 'pivotal moment' in the fight against global warming, Environment Minister John Baird said. Delegates at a U.N. conference in Montreal struck the deal late on Friday. The agreement will phase out production and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) for developed countries to 2020 from 2030, and to 2030 from 2040 for developing nations. HCFCs are used in air conditioners and refrigerators. The U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) conference in Montreal marked the 20th anniversary of the Montreal protocol, which was designed to cut the use and output of chemicals found to harm the ozone layer. 'Governments had a golden opportunity to deal with the twin challenges of climate change and protecting the ozone layer and governments took it,' Achim Steiner, UNEP's executive director, said.
The Montreal Gazette - UN hails 'historic' ozone pact (23 September 2007) A senior United Nations official has declared as 'historic' an international pact to quicken the phase-out of an ozone-destroying gas. 'It is perhaps the most important breakthrough in an international environment negotiation process for at least five or six years,' Achim Steiner, executive director of the UN's environment program, said. The agreement is an 'important and quick win' in the battle against global warming, said Steiner. According the the UN, 'final savings in terms of greenhouse-gas emissions could amount to several billions of tonnes.' Beatrice Olivastri, CEO of Friends of the Earth Canada, said, 'This is a critically important decision in terms of healing the ozone layer.'
From an Environment News Service report on this: 'The Montreal Protocol is successfully assisting in the repair and recovery of the ozone layer. The Kyoto Protocol is tackling perhaps the greatest challenge of our generation—climate change. However, what is also emerging in 2007, and emerging with ever greater clarity, is that both treaties are mutually supportive across several key fronts,' Steiner said.
CBC News on environment most important issue to Canadians (24 September 2007) The environment tops a list of the most important issues facing Canadians, a new poll conducted by Harris/Decima from 15-21 August found. Thirty per cent of those surveyed said the environment is the most important issue currently facing Canadians. The environment was of most concern in Quebec, with 46 per cent of respondents choosing that issue. Canadians appear to feel strongly about the environment, with 61 per cent saying they are 'very concerned' about the issue. Under the umbrella of environmental issues, Canadians are most concerned about water pollution, toxic waste and contaminated sites, smog and air quality, wildlife, and climate change.
The survey suggests Canadians believe climate change has global consequences. An extraordinary 83 per cent said they believe they can personally take action on climate change. More than 80 per cent said they had reduced the amount of waste generated during the past year, while close to the same amount said they'd already reduced their personal energy use, and 34 per cent said they've turned to public transit. Ontarians appear to be the most likely to make lifestyle changes for the environment. Most surveyed—81 per cent—said Ottawa should try to meet the international targets spelled out under Kyoto, even if they are difficult to meet.
CBC News - Conservation, not pipeline, gaining N.W.T. support: poll (24 September 2007) According to a poll conducted in the Northwest Territories by McAllister Opinion Research from 6-12 September, 65 per cent of people polled said they want conservation measures in place in the Mackenzie Valley before development begins on the 1,200-kilometre proposed pipeline. That opinion seems to have extended beyond the pipeline: 90 per cent of respondents gave 'high' priority to protecting lands, water, and natural ecosystems before development, and 81 per cent said they support the creation of more protected areas where industrial development activities are prohibited. Pollster Angus McAllister said that respondents expressed concern about global warming and water pollution. 'When you call people and actually interrupt them during dinner and without telling them what the topic of the poll is, just ask them what their top concern is, their number one concern is the environment,' McAllister said.
The Toronto Star - Riding the green wave (22 September 2007) For Andrea Kantelberg, Mitch Abrahams, Martin Blake, and others like them in Greater Toronto's development industry, green is a way of work and a way of life. And increasingly, homebuyers are making it known they want residences that are safe, cheap to operate and enviro-friendly. The great push of 2007 toward greening our homes and lifestyles will only gain momentum, Kantelberg, Abrahams, Blake, and other industry leaders say. '(Green priorities) will absolutely soon be the norm because we can't carry on as a world without making some serious changes,' says Kantelberg, owner of Kantelberg Design. Blake, vice-president of project implementation for Daniels Corp., favours energy-saving materials and appliances. The extra initial costs can easily be recouped within a few years of lower operating costs, says Blake. 'But it's not just the energy and cost savings that count, it's also a tangible benefit to the environment.' And as these messages permeate the public consciousness, the green trend only solidifies itself. Abrahams, president of residential condo developer Benvenuto Group, agrees with Kantelberg about the importance of using local building materials. Abrahams and Blake foresee more solar and wind power for our homes and more use of geothermal systems for heating and cooling. And most new homes will consume less power than they generate through renewable sources. Other top trends also include widespread use of products made or harvested using processes that use little energy or water, are free of pesticides and don't produce any emissions or other pollutants.
The National Post - Most Canadians wish they were bilingual, poll finds (25 September 2007) English-speaking Canadians really want to be bilingual. An AngusReidStrategies poll showed that 70% of English-speakers want to speak better French. 'I think it's hugely important and I think it's one of the things that differentiates Canada from all the other countries in the world. Not too many countries have two or more official languages. So I think it's something we should be proud of,' said Lance Alexander, a management consultant in Toronto.
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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