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17 April 2007
2 April was the 2nd day of the tenth month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
2 April 2007
Canadian Press - Canadian cities rate high in survey (2 April 2007) Vancouver ranked third in a global survey ranking overall quality of life, published today by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. The survey ranked 215 cities around the world based on 39 quality of life determinants including social, economic, environmental, and personal safety factors. Other Canadian cities included in the survey were Toronto at 15th, Ottawa at 18th, Montreal at 22nd, and Calgary at 24th. All the Canadian cities in the survey also appeared in the top 25 ranking for health and sanitation, with Calgary ranking as the top city in the world, followed by Ottawa in fourth, Montreal and Vancouver tied for 10th, and Toronto ranked 21st.
From a CBC News report on this: Not only do Vancouverites live in the world's third-best urban centre, but they also enjoy the highest overall quality of life in Canada.
The Edmonton Journal - Alberta-B.C. pact knocks down trade barriers (1 April 2007) A new agreement on interprovincial trade comes into effect today. The Trade, Investment, and Labour Mobility Agreement is an attempt to standardize everything between British Columbia and Alberta. Its proponents say it is a template for the rest of the country that will make the region a national powerhouse, responsible for more than 28 per cent of Canada's GDP. A recent Conference Board of Canada report said the deal will create $4.8 billion in gross domestic product and generate 78,000 jobs in BC alone. Alberta Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Guy Boutilier has talked to his Ontario counterpart about extending the deal, and the Atlantic provinces have shown interest as well.
From a Canadian Press report on this: The aim of the agreement is to cut red tape in both provinces, saving millions of dollars for companies and individuals by harmonizing standards, regulations, licensing, and certification.
From a Globe and Mail report on this: The agreement reduces reduces restrictions on businesses, such as not requiring a company registered in one province to reregister in the other. The first 'general rule' of the agreement is that there be 'no obstacles' to restrict trade, investment, or the movement of labour between the two provinces. The federal government called the deal 'the most comprehensive of its type in Canadian history'.
CBC News - Real estate prices hit record high in February (2 April 2007) The average price of a resale home in Canada hit a record high in February, an increase of 10.6 per cent from a year earlier, the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) said Monday. Record highs were set in six provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. CREA had released a preliminary price survey three weeks ago that showed that resale prices in many of Canada's major cities had set a record in February.
Bloomberg News reports (2 April 2007) The TSX Composite Index added 100.30 on Monday, or 0.8 per cent, to 13,265.80 in Toronto.
Canadian Press - A review of economic statistics in Canada this week (1 April 2007)
• Farm commodity prices up: Overall, producers received prices for crops in January that were 12.3 per cent above levels in January 2006, continuing the upward trend in year-over-year price changes since the fall of 2006.
• Employment insurance recipients drop: The number of Canadians receiving Employment Insurance benefits was down 0.2 per cent in January from December and 4.4 per cent lower than for the same month a year earlier.
• Housing market strong: Canada's housing market got off to a strong start in 2007 with average prices rising in all major markets in the first quarter.
• Solid growth: Tourism registered solid growth in 2006, climbing 4.6 per cent while closing out the year with a strong fourth quarter. Domestic tourism spending in Canada rose 7.7 per cent, the strongest annual advance since 1997.
• Overall economic activity begins year positively: There was growth in both the goods and services industries as economic activity increased in January.
• Payroll earnings up: The average weekly earnings of payroll employees rose $5.12 in January, up 0.7 per cent from December and 3.1 per cent higher than in January 2006.
The National Post - Environmental laws weak: poll (2 April 2007) Overall, 76 per cent of Canadians who answered the survey said they believed the current environmental regulations were not strong enough, a new government poll of 2,000 Canadians found.
The Toronto Star - Retrofit program is well grounded in reality (2 April 2007) The federal government appears to be getting serious about earth energy as a way to heat and cool our homes and has established grant amounts for a variety of residential retrofits that improve a home's energy efficiency. By far the largest single grant offered through the program is $3,500 for any homeowner who installs a ground-source 'geothermal' system that extracts heat from the ground in the winter and stores it there in the summer. A heat pump manages the balance by switching between heating and cooling, depending on outside temperatures. It's considered a clean-energy technology because it requires no natural gas or oil, and while electricity is required to run the heat pump, it's a relatively constant amount, unlike power-hogging air conditioners. Overall, a geothermal system can reduce a home's energy costs by up to 50 per cent.
The Globe and Mail - Licences for foreign trained MDs on increase (30 March 2007) Not including those who trained in the United States, the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons licensed more foreign-trained doctors than ever last year. Fully 42 per cent of the 2,961 new licences were given to internationally trained medical graduates, more than the 37 per cent for Ontario graduates. The foreign-trained doctors received their education in 96 different countries; the top sources were India, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.
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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