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23 May 2007

16 May was the 16th day of the eleventh month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

16 May 2007

Bloomberg News- Canada Stocks Rise to a Record; Bank Shares, Rogers Gain (16 May 2007) Canadian stocks rose to a record on speculation that financial companies will report higher profits in the second quarter. The TSX added 90.39, or 0.7 pe rcent, to 14,025.03 in Toronto. The Canadian benchmark has risen 8.7 per cent this year and 4.5 perc ent so far this month. A gauge of telecom shares increased 1.2 per cent. It's the best performer among the TSX's 10 industry groups this year with a 20 per cent gain. Canadian banks may report average earnings increases of 20 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter, helped by strong financial markets and low credit losses, Dundee Securities Corp. analyst John Aiken wrote. A measure of financial stocks added 1 per cent.

The Globe and Mail - Home prices hit record high (16 May 2007) Canadian home prices set a record last month, with average prices hitting C$323,936, while home sales also hit a peak, an industry survey showed Wednesday. Average residential prices in major markets rose 9.5 per cent on a year-over-year basis, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. They hit monthly records in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, London & St. Thomas, Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax-Dartmouth. Canada's real estate rate near a three-decade low. 'Resale housing activity in the first quarter was far stronger than anybody had anticipated,' said the association's chief economist Gregory Klump. 'Home buying sentiment remains strong in all regions, and new listings have been unable to keep pace with sales activity.' Seasonally adjusted home sales in Canada's major markets rose 1.9 per cent from March, led by gains in Toronto and Montreal. Year-to-date transactions also set a new record in April. Mr Klump said his association predicts MLS sales will hit a record this year.

The National Post - Ottawa sees rise in luxury homes (16 May 2007) Sales of high-end homes in Ottawa more than tripled in the first quarter of this year, says a Royal LePage survey. This reflects a broader trend across the country, supported by a robust market. 'In spite of continuing price increases, housing demand remains very strong,' said Gregory Klump, chief economist with the Canadian Real Estate Association. 'The strength of the luxury market provides an excellent indicator of just how strong demand is.'

Canadian Press - Labour minister bans smoking rooms in federal buildings (15 May 2007) Labour Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn has ordered the closure of all smoking rooms in federal government buildings across the country. He says he has a duty to protect the health of federal workers. Blackburn says his department conducted air quality tests and found the air quality inside the rooms was 'unbelievable,' with 245 times the number of ultra-fine particles as samples taken outside—and many of those particles contain carcinogens. The ban will affect over 25,000 federal government buildings, including airports and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Canadian Press - Toronto among 16 cities in the world to get a green makeover (16 May 2007) Toronto is one of 16 cities around the world getting financing from the Clinton Foundation to 'go green' by renovating buildings they own to cut carbon emissions, former US president Bill Clinton announced Wednesday. 'If all buildings were as efficient as they could be, we'd be saving an enormous amount of energy and significantly reducing carbon emissions. Also, we'd be saving a ton of money,' Clinton said. The former president said Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Chase, UBS and ABN Amro have each committed US$1 billion to finance the upgrades. Retrofitted buildings could see a 20 to 50 per cent reduction in energy use, Clinton said. With the money from the banks, cities will get the green technology at no cost. The programme assumes that cities will pay back the bank loans, plus interest, through the energy savings that the projects achieve over several years. To ensure those savings, Honeywell, Johnson Controls Inc., Siemens and Trane will conduct energy audits of the buildings, complete the makeovers and guarantee the energy savings.

CBC News - Toronto mayor announces social-networking site for green-thinking residents (15 May 2007) Toronto's mayor and business leaders announced Tuesday a new social networking website that will allow residents to measure their impact on the environment and reduce it. The city is believed to be the first ever to give its residents such a tool. Zerofootprint Toronto was announced at an environmental summit hosted by former US president Bill Clinton and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 'Where national governments can't or won't lead, cities will,' Toronto Mayor David Miller said. Zerofootprint Toronto will let people calculate their personal impact on the environment by answering questions about their lifestyle. The software behind the website then calculates the impact in terms of carbon footprint, water usage, even trees used to support the person's way of life. Toronto was the first city in the world to create a municipal climate agency, in 1990.

Canadian Press - 'North America's best' endangered species legislation passes in Ontario (16 May 2007) There are now 175 species currently at risk in Ontario, but the government should be applauded for addressing the problem with a new law that is stronger than anything similar in Canada or the United States, said Wendy Francis of the group Ontario Nature, which is part of the Save Ontario's Species coalition. 'Other than British Columbia, Ontario has the greatest biodiversity in Canada so we have a great responsibility to protect the species that we have here,' Francis said. 'I think it's completely appropriate that Ontario is enacting the best endangered species act in the continent.' The update to Ontario's Endangered Species Act, which passed its third and final reading in the legislature Wednesday, expands the number of protected animals and allows scientists to determine which species should be added to the list each year.

CBC News - Educational programs keeping aboriginal languages alive: StatsCan (15 May 2007) Many First Nations people have learned the language of their ancestors as a second language, Statistics Canada reports in a study. 'Learning an aboriginal language as a second language cannot be considered a substitute for learning it as a first language,' the study reads. 'Nevertheless, increasing the number of second language speakers is part of the process of language revitalization, and may go some way towards preventing, or at least slowing, the rapid erosion and possible extinction of endangered languages.'

The Toronto Star - Organic farms booming in Canada (16 May 2007) With a growing number of people taking an active interest in tracking their food from field to table, the organic business is booming. According to Statistics Canada, 15,511 farms reported growing organic products last May, certified and uncertified combined. Saskatchewan has about one-third of all the certified organic farms in the country. The demand is growing quickly and the big grocery chains have seized on the demand. The demand for organics is currently outpacing production, leaving a gap that is being filled by imports. 'I'd say the No. 1 issue right now in the organic industry is there are not enough domestic suppliers,' says Laura Telford, with the Canadian Organic Growers.

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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