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18 June 2007
7 June was the 7th day of the twelfth month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:
7 June 2007
The Toronto Star - Canada in first free trade deal in six years (7 June 2007) Canada has negotiated its first free trade agreement in six years, concluding a deal with four small European countries that currently make up about C$11 billion in two-way trade with Canada. Emerson said the agreement with the European Free Trade Association, made up of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland will create expanded opportunities for Canadian businesses. Trade minister David Emerson pledged to aggressively pursue more trade and investment liberation deals in Europe, South America and Asia. Emerson added that the government is also launching free trade negotiations with Columbia, Peru and the Dominican Republic. And he said he hopes to conclude agreements with South Korea and Singapore in the near future. 'It's time to build Canada's future by harnessing the powerful and positive potential inherent in international trade and commerce.' From a National Post report on this: The deal gives Canadian firms 'preferential access to a key market.' The Swiss, Emerson said, are the fifth-largest investor in Canada. It is Canada's first free trade agreement with European partners. He said Canada will also pursue agreements with Vietnam and Indonesia.
Reuters Canada - Canada Ivey purchasing index rises in May (6 June 2007) Purchasing activity in the Canadian economy rose in May, and at a faster pace than the previous month, according to the Ivey Purchasing Managers Index. The index, a joint project of the Purchasing Management Association of Canada and the Richard Ivey School of Business, rose to 62.7 in May from 60.9 in April. The Ivey employment index rose to 61.7 in May from 61.2 in April. A higher reading than 50.0 indicates an increase in growth.
The Gulf News (Newfoundland) - Alternative therapies gaining interest (4 June 2007) Canadians are turning towards alternative medicine more often as a source of relief from chromic diseases. According to a study preformed by the Fraser Institute, over 50 per cent of Canadians will turn to Alternative therapies this year for treatment of various diseases and over 73 per cent of Canadians will use it at least once in their lives. Canadians are spending as much as C$7 billion each year for treatment.
Canadian Press - Government must help keep people healthy, not just patch them up: Romanow (6 June 2007) Two groups representing Canada's community health centres are calling on the federal and Ontario governments to implement a second stage of medicare that would see more emphasis put on prevention than treatment. The Association of Ontario Health Centres and the Canadian Alliance of Community Health Centres are sponsoring a two-day conference in Toronto, beginning Thursday, where attendees will discuss ways of realizing the two-stage approach to health care. That means giving illness prevention a primary, rather than secondary, role in the health-care system, conference spokesperson France Gelinas said. Former Saskatchewan premier Roy Romanow said governments spend too much time worrying about the treatment aspect of health care.
The Regina Leader-Post - Picture of financial health (7 June 2007) Wallets across Saskatchewan are fattening up as the land of living skies enters an economic upswing, and the pocketbook of the province's capital city isn't immune from packing on the pounds. In 2006, the City of Regina made C$19.1 million more than it spent, according to a draft of its annual financial report. Coming into last year in a C$9-million net liability position, the city finished 2006 in a C$10.4-million net asset position.
The Saskatoon StarPhoenix - We like our city (5 June 2007) People who live in Saskatoon have a higher opinion of their quality of life than the inhabitants of any other major city in Western Canada, according to a survey of 3,500 urban residents in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Toronto this past winter. 'While eight in 10 in every city rate their current quality of life as good or very good, Saskatoon is the only city in which a majority states that it is very good,' the report notes. Respondents in Saskatoon and Regina were more likely than other city dwellers to say the local quality of life has improved over the past five years. When it comes to their outlook for the next five years, none are more so than Saskatchewan's urban dwellers. In Saskatoon, 57.6 per cent expect things to get even better by 2012.
Sun Media - Calgary 'leads way' to greener tomorrow (6 June 2007) A continued focus on the environment is a key priority for the city, Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier said, kicking off the 18th annual Mayor's Environment Expo at city hall. The main feature this year is the city's Eco-Footprint Exchange on the city's website, which shows the size of an individual's environmental impact and ways to improve. 'It is a template to start looking at the consumption you have as an individual,' he said. 'When you add all those things up, it's really a template to say as we look to shrink our environmental footprint, the impact we're having as a species, what can we do to improve it so Calgary's leading the way.'
The Globe and Mail - Welcome to Green U (6 June 2007) There are an unprecedented number of high-school students who have applied to environmental programmes at Canadian universities this year, seeing green not just as a cause, but a calling. Applications to environmental programmes have jumped dramatically for the 2007-2008 term, even doubling at some schools. 'Their optimism at 19 is through the roof—anything is possible for them and solving this problem is very real,' said the parent of one student. Universities across Canada are expanding their course offerings to fit the taste of green-minded students. At Dalhousie University in Halifax, students in any faculty may now take environmental science as their minor. The faculty of civil engineering at Queen's University in Kingston has added a mandatory first-year course called humanitarian engineering. Brian Cumming, head of Queen's environmental science department, said the school has broadened its focus, hiring professors to teach economics and philosophy courses with an environmental bent, and recently adding urban and regional planning courses. 'There is an awful big awareness on campus that things have to change.'
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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