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29 January 2009

19 January 2009 was the 19th day of the seventh month of the 3rd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility.

Dr William Overall, National Director of the Global Country of World Peace in Canada, presented highlights of news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility from Yogic Flying groups across Canada and the large Invincible America Assembly at Maharishi University of Management and Maharishi Vedic City, USA.

Extensive scientific research has documented the Maharishi Effect of rising coherence, harmony, and peace created in the collective consciousness of a nation by large groups of Yogic Flyers. The effect has been found to extend beyond national borders when the group is of sufficient size.

Following are press reports featured in Dr Overall's presentation:

19 January 2009

Canwest News Service - Canadians 'hopeful' about Obama's presidency, poll says (19 January 2009) A new Ipsos Reid poll conducted 13-15 Jan. for Canwest News Service and Global Television found an overwhelming 86 per cent of the 1,016 respondents said his presidency 'brings hope for the future' and 81 per cent believe he will improve the US image around the world. 'Canadians do want to feel better about living close to the United States. And it's necessary in the world for the United States to be a leader because of what it represents and the potential that exists in the United States to cause good things in the world to happen,' said Ipsos Reid pollster Darrell Bricker.

The Canadian Press - Obama's historic moment comes at time of great U.S. challenge: Harper (19 January 2009) 'In all the great challenges that confront him, he will find no better friend, neighbour and ally than Canada and than Canadians,' Prime Minister Harper said on the eve of Barack Obama's inauguration. Harper said it is a 'wonderful gesture' that Obama has chosen Canada to make his first foreign visit as president, and it's a sign that strong relations between the two countries are being re-established.

The Canadian Press - Canada's ambassador to U.S. says change more than just catchphrase for Obama (19 January 2009) Canada's ambassador to the United States says he expects the word 'change' will be more than just a catchphrase after Barack Obama becomes president. Michael Wilson says his office is excited to work with the soon-to-be American president. Wilson told a lunchtime audience in Toronto that Obama has proven to be a collaborative leader during his transition to the White House. He says it is widely expected in Washington that, as president, Obama will listen to the friends and allies of the US. Wilson says it's already clear the US is set to move away from a carbon-based economy, which is a clear departure from the previous administration.

The Canadian Press - GG Jean calls Obama swearing-in a cause for all humanity to celebrate (17 January 2009) All of humanity can celebrate a victory next week when Barack Obama takes the oath of office, Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean said. Canada's first black governor general was asked during her visit to Haiti to comment on the impending inauguration of the United States' first black president. She replied that Tuesday's milestone moment will belong to everyone, not just to people of African descent or to Americans. 'It was made possible because a majority of Americans wanted to really write this new chapter in their history, Jean said. 'In doing so, I think they're doing something crucial not only for them but for humanity as a whole.'

Reuters Canada - Tensions ease ahead of budget votes (19 January 2009) Canada's minority Conservative government and the main opposition Liberal Party both sounded conciliatory on Monday ahead of next week's federal budget. Prime Minister Stephen Harper said he saw common ground with Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff on the need for temporary deficits as part of an economic stimulus package, while Ignatieff reiterated his refusal to oppose a budget he had not seen. 'I will read the budget before judging it,' Ignatieff said after a two-day meeting of the Liberal parliamentary caucus. He said he would judge the document as a whole and there was not any single item that would prompt a vote against it. Harper said he saw broad consensus that Canada needed significant deficit spending but that the deficits must not become entrenched. The tone contrasted with the bitter words exchanged by the parties in November and December, following the government's fall economic update.

The Toronto Star - Feds invest to help boost business financing (19 January 2009) The federal government is investing C$350 million in the government-owned Business Development Bank of Canada to help companies across the country gain access to financing because of tight credit markets. Federal Industry Minister Tony Clement announced that the investment will allow the bank to provide an additional C$1.5 billion in financing to help small and medium-sized businesses stay afloat and grow. Federal officials said the move could mean the immediate injection of funds for more than 3,700 companies with average loans of about C$400,000. The bank assists entrepreneurs through financing for small and medium-sized businesses. Its role has increased significantly during the economic slowdown by raising financing activity, extending repayment terms, postponing capital repayments, and offering new working capital for expansion projects abroad. Ottawa is providing an immediate C$250 million out of the C$350 million in capital to increase the bank's term lending activities. The government will invest another C$100 million probably by April to top up credit lines from financial institutions for small and medium-sized businesses.

From Canadian Press reports on this: 'One message I've heard loud and clear from business was that in order for business to succeed, we need to get credit moving,' Mr Clement said. Businesses are saying 'they can make a go of things if their bankers would put a little bit of faith in them.'

The Canadian Press - Canadian book sales rise six per cent in Q4 compared to last year (19 January 2009) The number of books sold in Canada rose six per cent in the last quarter of 2008 compared to the same period last year. BookNet Canada, which tracks sales across the country, said in December alone sales were up five per cent compared to the same month last year. 'These are strong numbers considering both the economic climate and the winter climate this year,' said BookNet Canada CEO Michael Tamblyn. 'Canadian book-lovers were tested by economic uncertainty and terrible weather coast-to-coast in the last two weeks of December and still fought their way into bookstores.'

The Canadian Press - Ontario universities see record application numbers (19 January 2009) The Council of Ontario Universities says 84,300 applications have been submitted this year to Ontario universities—a 1.1 per cent increase over a record set in 2008. Last year, some 84,000 high school students applied for 64,000 spots at Ontario's 20 universities. This year's figure is 42 per cent higher than the 59,197 applications made in 2000.

From a CBC News report on this: 'People increasingly see the importance of a university degree to building a successful career in the knowledge economy . . . .,' said Dr Peter George, chair of the council.

From an Ottawa Citizen report on this: This continues a pattern of steady growth for Ontario universities, said council president Paul Genest. (While declining in some areas of the province,) the population of university-age young people in the Toronto area is still growing. Immigration patterns suggest many new Canadians have university degrees, and encourage their children to go to university, said Mr. Genest.

Canwest News Service - U.S. senator campaigns to pay back Canada's 'lost tribe' (18 January 2009) A U.S. senator who champions native rights has re-launched his long-running campaign to win compensation for a Canadian aboriginal group whose ancestors were forced from their American homeland south of the Great Lakes nearly 200 years ago. Daniel Inouye, who represents Hawaii in the United States Senate, has reintroduced a bill to grant the Pottawatomi Nation of Canada—its 6,000 members are now scattered among 30 native communities in Ontario—a US$1.8-million payout in recognition of the 'forced removal' of their ancestors in the early 1800s from tribal lands in the US. The US$1.8-million amount was calculated based on what the ancestors of the Canadian-based Pottawatomi were owed under terms of the 1833 Treaty of Chicago. The Canadian natives have stated that if the money is ever paid, it would be managed through a trust established to disburse funds for education, cultural heritage, and economic development among the Pottawatomi descendants in Ontario. 'If enacted, this bill will finally achieve a measure of justice for a tribal nation that has for far too long been denied,' Inouye told his Senate colleagues on 6 Jan. In February 2007, when Inouye last urged the U.S. Senate to back his bill, Pottawatomi Chief Ed Williams described the senator as a 'real champion for aboriginal people'.

These are a few of the news reports reflecting Canada's rising invincibility through the Invincible America Assembly as well as Yogic Flying groups in Canada.

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