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29 December 2007

10 December was the 10th day of the sixth month of the 2nd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

10 December 2007

Bloomberg News on Canadian stocks rise for a fourth day (10 December 2007) Canadian stocks rose for a fourth day on Monday. The TSX Composite Index gained 77.39, or 0.6 per cent, to 13,940.36 in Toronto.

From a Reuters Canada report on this: Financial shares held up well on Monday, adding 0.76 per cent. The resources-laden materials sector jumped 1.06 per cent.

From a Canadian Press report on this: The overall TSX is up over eight per cent so far this year.

The Globe and Mail - Housing starts still topping forecasts (10 December 2007) Canada's housing starts topped expectations in November. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) said starts reached 227,900 units, up from 227,600 units in October, initially reported at 219,500. Economists had forecast that work would start on 221,000 units. 'The strength in November is attributable to the good performance of single-detached home starts, which reached their highest level since March, 2006,' said Bob Dugan, chief economist at CMHC. Construction on new urban single-dwelling units rose 12.7 per cent in November from the previous month. Canada's housing market has defied expectations and remained strong all year. Millan Mulraine, an economics strategist with TD Securities, said that starts have reached 231,200 on a year-to-date basis, compared to 229,800 last year. Starts have soared amid robust Canadian economic growth, a strong job market, and historically low mortgage rates.

From a Bloomberg News report on this: Canadian new-home starts were a greater-than-expected 227,900 in November, evidence the country's housing industry remains buoyant. Canada's housing industry has escaped a slowdown in part because a commodities boom continues to fuel record corporate profits and job growth. Canada's jobless rate is near three-decade lows, while average hourly wage growth of 4.2 per cent in November matched a record.

From a Reuters Canada report on this: Canadian housing starts rose in November, confounding predictions about the impact of global financial market worries, and stayed on pace to a record sixth consecutive year above 200,000 units. 'With strong job creation and favorable interest rates still providing support, residential construction is carrying good momentum into 2008,' said Robert Hogue, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.

The Saskatoon StarPhoenix - Saskatoon living the good life 10 December 2007) According to the latest quality of life survey by the Saskatoon-based Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR), things are good in Saskatoon. This is the third quality of life survey CUISR has conducted in Saskatoon since 2001. Its results show a growing number of people—67 per cent—consider life here to be either excellent or very good. 'This represents a significant turnaround from the 2001 to 2004 period where there was less enthusiasm among respondents about their quality of life,' the report notes. More than three-quarters of local residents surveyed—76 per cent—said they felt things in Saskatoon were 'going in the right direction', compared to just 58 per cent in 2004. The city's employment and gross domestic product numbers are up and the Conference Board of Canada recently described Saskatoon as the fastest-growing economy in the country.

CanWest News Service - Canadians take leadership role on climate change (9 December 2007) There were only about 80 people at the first meeting in Geneva in 1988, including Jim Bruce, a retired senior official from Environment Canada who helped organize the gathering of his peers from around the world. The new group came to be known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). At the time, Bruce was the second-highest ranking official at the World Meteorological Organization which established the IPCC together with the United Nations Environment Programme and the International Council of Scientific Unions. Bruce is Canada's official delegate in a group of 30 people who were picked to represent hundreds of IPCC scientists who share the 2007 Nobel-Peace prize with former U.S. vice-president Al Gore at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway. '. . . Canadians over the last 20 years, have made huge contributions—scientifically, financially, and intellectually—to the work of the IPCC . . . ,' John Stone, senior Canadian climate scientist on the IPCC, said. Bruce said the IPCC has become a model for integrating science into government policy. Bruce said it's hard for any government to question the IPCC reports because of its strict guidelines that force review editors like himself to account for every line and piece of research they approve or reject. The IPCC reports conclude that it is possible to prevent a disaster from happening with existing technologies.

The Toronto Star - How we're helping cities to go green (10 December 2007) The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, chaired by London Mayor Ken Livingstone, is hosting workshops for senior municipal officials from around the globe. The 40 cities in the group each have a population of more than 3 million. Toronto Mayor David Miller is on the steering committee and C40 manager Simon Reddy describes Toronto as 'out there with the leaders of the pack concerning climate change'. Reddy says that Toronto plays a 'key role' in the organization because of two things: It is one of only a handful of member cities with a Climate Change Action Plan, and it has a dedicated agency—the Atmospheric Fund—to make the plan reality. Philip Jessup, executive director of the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, is giving a keynote speech on plug-in hybrid (gas/electric) cars.

The Toronto Star - NHLers to help Suzuki ice global warming (8 December 2007) In a first for a major North American professional sports league, the National Hockey League Players Association is teaming up with the David Suzuki Foundation to promote action on climate change. And players are taking the lead by buying carbon credits to offset the environmental impact of their extensive travel during hockey season. The initiative, spearheaded by Boston Bruins defenceman Andrew Ference, has really caught fire, said Paul Kelly, executive director of the players' group. More than half of the league's 700-plus players have already signed up, said Kelly, who expects more than 500 will eventually participate. 'We players really want to show our fans and the kids who look up to us that action is louder than words and going carbon neutral is a big start for us,' said Ference. The clean energy projects chosen by the Suzuki foundation meet the so-called gold standard for carbon offsets.

The Canadian Press - N.S. to protect 14,000 hectares on Eastern Shore (8 December 2007) An agreement to protect about 14,000 hectares on Nova Scotia's Eastern Shore was heralded by the province as a groundbreaking step toward its land-preservation goals. The proposed Ship Harbour Long Lake wilderness area features more than 50 lakes, numerous wetlands and waterways, and a number of at-risk species. 'Its rugged terrain, pristine lakes, rocky shorelines, and old forest are remarkable . . . ,' Premier Rodney MacDonald said, adding that the designation will help the province reach its goal to protect 12 per cent of its land mass by 2015. Chris Miller of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, one of several environmental groups involved with crafting the agreement, said, 'A legislated commitment to protect 12 per cent of Nova Scotia, followed up by quick action to make that target a reality—that's impressive and people across the country are starting to take notice of that.'

The Victoria Times Colonist on TM Best at Easing Blood Pressure (10 December 2007) Transcendental Meditation could help those with high blood pressure, according to an analysis of 107 studies on stress reduction and high blood pressure in Current Hypertension Reports. The new analysis reviewed trials of all stress reduction and relaxation methods in which participants had high blood pressure. TM was found to produce a statistically significant reduction in high blood pressure not found with other forms of relaxation, meditation, biofeedback, or stress management. The magnitude of the changes in blood pressure with TM are at least as great as those found with major changes in diet or exercise.

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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