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14 December 2007
28 November was the 28th day of the fifth month of the 2nd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
28 November 2007
Reuters Canada - Broad rally sends Toronto stocks sharply higher (28 November 2007) The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index logged its best day of the month on Wednesday, jumping more than 250 points in a broad rally led by financial and materials issues. The TSX composite index closed up 263.03 points, or 1.97 per cent, at 13,632.15 with all of the TSX's 10 main groups higher. The materials sector climbed 2.8 per cent. The industrials sector gained 2.2 per cent. The tech sector moved up 1.3 per cent. The financials sector, the biggest group on the index, gained 3.2 per cent. 'It would appear to me that there are a lot of market players who have been concerned about the state of the market who have decided maybe they shouldn't have been this concerned, and are getting back into the fray here at the present time,' said Fred Ketchen, director of equity trading at ScotiaMcLeod. For the TSX composite, it was the biggest one-day gain since the end of last month when the index came within a hair of its record high close set in July. The day's gain in the financials sector was the biggest since October 2002.
From a Bloomberg News report on this: Bank of Montreal gained 4.8 per cent, the most in six years. Toronto-Dominion Bank rose 4.5 per cent. Royal Bank of Canada, the nation's largest bank, climbed C$2.25 and contributed the most to the TSX's gain. National Bank of Canada jumped 8.7 per cent, the most in seven years. A group of financial shares has gained 5.7 per cent in two days for its best back-to-back performance in five years.
The Globe and Mail - Commodities index jumps another 4.4 per cent (28 November 2007) This year is shaping up to be the sixth consecutive year of increases in Canada's major export commodities, according to the latest Bank of Nova Scotia's commodity price index. The index, which tracks price trends in 32 of Canada's major exports, jumped 4.4 per cent in October to 191.1 from September, which pushed it to within easy striking distance of its May record of 193.9. It also brought the year-to-date gain in the index to 10.6 per cent.
The Canadian Press - Harper to help Palestinian nation-building as part of peace process (28 November 2007) Prime Minister Stephen Harper has offered to help the Palestinians build a new country as one of several Canadian contributions to the renewed Mideast peace process. The prime minister told the House of Commons that he received a phone call on Wednesday from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Harper immediately offered to help Palestinians in 'development issues related to the creation of a Palestinian state', his office said in a statement. He told Olmert he intends to remain in regular contact with the key actors in the region's first formal attempt at peace in years. 'Canada is optimistic about the meetings that took place (in the US),' Harper told Parliament. 'Canada stands ready to assist the process in any way that we can. This is an important issue. I do anticipate that I will be speaking to other leaders in the days and weeks ahead.'
The Toronto Star on Canada-China joint health and safety initiatives (28 November 2007) Canadian Health Minister Tony Clement met in China this week with senior members of the Chinese government. Canada and China launched a joint committee on health, to share information and tackle emerging health issues together; and they signed a memo of understanding to enhance consumer product safety. Clement said he'd characterize his meeting with his Chinese counterpart, Dr Chen Zhu, as 'warm'. Clement was invited by Health Minister Chen and the country's safety and inspection minister, Li Changjiang. The invitation was extended following Prime Minister Harper's meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao at the G-8 summit in July.
The Canadian Press - B.C., Alberta, Ontario students get top marks in reading study (28 November 2007) An international literacy study gives top marks to Canadian students. The study was released by the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement. Grade 4 students from 40 countries and five Canadian provinces were tested and students in BRitish Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario were recognized as three of the highest achieving participants.
From a Toronto Star report on this: About 215,000 children took part in the written test. The students were deemed to be a representative sample for the country or province. Tests are scored on a scale of 0 to 1,000, with an international average of 500. The scores in the world's top seven regions were: the Russian Federation 565, Hong Kong 564, Alberta 560, B.C. and Singapore 558, Luxembourg 557, and Ontario 555.
The Edmonton Journal - Schools ban junk food (28 November 2007) Edmonton, Alberta's school board gave unanimous support to trustee Dave Colburn's motion to have the district eliminate the sale of junk food in all 197 public schools. 'That's very exciting to think that . . . every trustee on the Edmonton public board believes that this is a positive step forward,' Colburn said. 'I'm sure they will continue to support the development of creative and aggressive school health practices to better serve our children and our community.'
From a CBC News report on this: Colburn said health issues such as diabetes and obesity are solid reasons for banning junk food, which he defined as any food high in fat, sugar, or salt and low in nutritive value. 'They will be buying milk and they'll be buying 100 per cent juice and water and fruit and wraps and things like that,' he said.
The Canadian Press on new B.C. smoking and tobacco regulations (27 November 2007) After months of consultations following the passage in the spring of amendments to the Tobacco Control Act, British Columbia Health Minister George Abbott unveiled stricter regulations to curtail the promotion and sale of tobacco products and prohibit smoking in all indoor public spaces and workplaces. Smoking will be prohibited within three metres of public and workplace doorways, open windows, or air intakes. Tobacco sales will be banned in hospitals and health facilities, universities and colleges, athletic and recreational facilities, and provincial government buildings. Where sales are permitted, tobacco products themselves will need to be hidden from the view of anyone under the age of 19, while outdoor tobacco ads and interior signs are banned entirely. In November the province's six health authorities announced that effective next October, smoking would be banned on all health facility grounds as well.
CBC News on Quebec reducing greenhouse gas emissions (28 November 2007) Quebec believes in binding greenhouse gas reduction targets, and is within striking distance of reducing its output of carbon dioxide by six per cent of 1990 levels, Premier Jean Charest said Wednesday. The province will continue to strive to reach those Kyoto targets, Quebec Environment Minister Line Beauchamp said.
The Globe and Mail - A new era for Canada's farmers (28 November 2007) After years of adversity, the stars are aligning for Canada's agricultural sector, says a Toronto-Dominion Bank report. There has been increasing demand overseas for Canadian food products. This year, prices for various agricultural products, as measured by the TD commodity price index, have soared by 40 per cent from a year ago, outperforming the loonie's [popular name for the Canadian dollar] 20 per cent surge.
From a CanWest News Service report on this: The outlook for the sector appears bright and loaded with potential opportunities. 'The consumer attention placed on the environment, health and food safety is altering tastes and opening the door to new products that best meet those needs . . . creating unprecedented growth opportunities for agriculture and agri-food,' the report says, including rising demand for organic and locally grown foods.
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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