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26 February 2007
23 February was 23rd day of the eighth month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
23 February 2007
Reuters Canada - Top Canadian court strikes down anti-terror law (23 February 2007) Canada's Supreme Court struck down a law that allows foreign suspects to be detained indefinitely on the basis of secret evidence.
The court ruled unanimously that the government had broken Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms by issuing so-called security certificates to imprison people, pending deportation, without giving them a chance to see the government's case.
'Before the state can detain people for significant periods of time, it must accord them a fair judicial process,' Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin wrote on behalf of all nine judges. 'The secrecy required by the (certificates) scheme denies the named person the opportunity to know the case out against him or her, and hence to challenge the government's case.'
The court suspended the ruling for a year to allow Parliament time to rewrite the relevant part of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
Canadian Press - Federal surplus for first nine months hit $7.3 billion, exceeds predictions (23 February 2007) The federal government says it had a budget surplus of $7.3 billion in the first nine months of this fiscal year, well above the $4.2-billion surplus for the entire year which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty forecast as recently as last November. December alone added $1.2 billion to the total as revenues rose 7.6 per cent.
The National Post - East meets East in Halifax port plan (23 February 2007) The stars are aligning for the Port of Halifax as it pursues an ambitious growth strategy.
The Halifax Port Authority has been repositioning itself to take advantage of emerging markets in India, Southeast Asia, and parts of China via Egypt's underutilized Suez Canal. The move cut transit times for goods coming from India to 23 days through the Port of Halifax.
An opportunity exists with India, Karen Oldfield, the Halifax port authority's chief executive said. In anticipation, the port authority has forged an agreement with retailers eager to buy more merchandise from the subcontinent, established a partnership with an Indian logistics firm, and set up its first foreign offices, in Mumbai and New Delhi.
Brian Gerrior, chairman of the Canadian Retail Shippers Association, said that while India accounts for about 10 per cent of the group's imports today, he predicted it could increase to as much as 30 per cent in five years.
Bloomberg News reports (23 February 2007) Canada's dollar rose to an eight-week high on 23 February. The currency has gained about 2 per cent since 8 February, with government reports showing signs of economic strength.
'With a supportive backdrop of surprisingly strong Canadian economic releases, and strong oil and commodities, the Canadian dollar looks poised to test a new high,' said Camilla Sutton, a currency strategist at Scotia Capital.
'The outlook for the Canadian dollar is looking considerably brighter, and the momentum is being helped by new found optimism from the street in the form of an increased slew of long Canadian dollar recommendations,' David Powell, currency strategist at research firm IDEAglobal in New York said.
CBC News - Province sends e-waste to recycling bin (23 February 2007) Nova Scotia is banning phones, televisions, and computers from landfills. People will be able to drop off electronic items at recycling facilities.
Environment Minister Mark Parent said the programme is 'incredibly important. It'll divert 4,500 tonnes annually from the waste stream, and will recover products and create new jobs.'
Under new regulations, manufacturers won't be allowed to sell products in Nova Scotia unless they have an approved recycling programme.
The National Post - Natives reaching out to business (23 February 2007) Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, told the Economic Club of Toronto that he is challenging businesses to set up partnerships with Canada's more than 630 native communities, measures that Mr Fontaine said will benefit both. 'We have a visionary, exciting plan—a viable, workable plan—to help get us out of poverty. And I am asking you to become a part of that plan. We are calling it the Corporate Challenge. Our people want exactly what you want: healthy children and grandchildren, sharing in the benefits and prosperity of this abundant land.'
After his speech, Mr Fontaine said, 'Clearly the approach that's been tried over and over isn't working.'
Canadian Press - Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq sign framework agreement (23 February 2007) The Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia have signed another agreement with the Nova Scotia and federal governments aimed at settling long-standing disputes over aboriginal and treaty rights. The so-called framework agreement sets out the subjects to be discussed in full negotiations.
The agreement was signed in Sydney, NS, by Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy, federal Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice, and provincial Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Baker. The talks are expected to focus on land claims, resources, and self-government.
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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