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28 June 2007

13 June was the 13th day of the twelfth month of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

13 June 2007

Reuters Canada - Toronto stocks surge on resources, US data (13 June 2007) The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index ended sharply higher on Wednesday, as healthy US economic data put investors in a buying mood. The TSX composite index closed up 135.19 points, or 1 per cent, at 13,859.52. All of the index's 10 main sectors were higher. The heavyweight financials group, which comprise about 30 per cent of the market, rose 1.1 per cent. From a Bloomberg News report on this: Canadian stocks had their biggest gain in a month as prices of government debt rallied, reducing bond yields and tempering concern that borrowing costs will rise.

Canadian Press - Factory shipments buttress hot economy forecast, interest hike expectations (13 June 2007) 'Overall, this is a pretty strong report,' said Derek Burleton, senior economist with the TD Bank. The factory shipments report also suggests that surprisingly strong US demand and continuing robust domestic spending here in Canada are more than making up for the dampening impact of the high dollar, particularly in exported goods, said Sal Guatieri of BMO Capital Markets. From a Reuters Canada report on this: Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Financial Group, said the report could prove BMO's estimate of 2.9 per cent annualized economic growth in the second quarter to be on the low side. From a CBC News report on this: The auto sector masked an otherwise solid performance by factories in April, Statistics Canada said. Excluding autos, manufacturing shipments increased by a strong one per cent during the month. Accounting for price fluctuations, the volume of goods shipped rose 0.5 per cent, the third consecutive monthly gain. Shipments of non-durable goods meant to last three years or less, increased for the third consecutive month, rising 0.7 per cent. 'This strength in manufacturing plus strong consumer spending mean that the economy started the second quarter on firm footing,' said Dawn Desjardins, a senior economist with RBC Financial Group. From a Globe and Mail report on this: The data on orders suggested robust economic growth continuing into the second quarter. New orders gained 0.8 per cent to their highest value since December 2006 and unfilled orders, an indicator of future shipments, jumped 1.9 per cent to their highest in more than five years, the seventh straight month of increases.

Reuters Canada - Canada economy above expectations at end Q1-Dodge (13 June 2007) The Canadian economy and output were a bit stronger than expected at the end of the first quarter of 2007, Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge said on Wednesday. From another Reuters Canada report on this: Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge said much of the currency's climb since the bank issued its monetary policy report on 26 April was linked to factors such as strong demand for Canadian goods and services, high commodity prices and healthy economic growth.

The Toronto Star - Construction firms boost hiring outlook (13 June 2007) Canadian employers' hiring plans for the third quarter edged closer to a five-year high, led by construction firms, a survey by Manpower Inc. shows. Their hiring gauge has been close to a five-year high over the past year, as the country's unemployment rate has hovered at or near a three-decade low of 6.1 per cent. All 10 industries surveyed intend to add workers.

The National Post - Tory budget passes final hurdle (13 June 2007) The federal budget passed its final test in the House of Commons yesterday when a majority of MPs voted in support of the bill that implements it. The Budget Implementation Act—passed 158 to 103. From a Reuters Canada report on this: The legislation introduces several tax changes, including a half a per centage point cut in the corporate income tax rate as of 2011 and income-splitting for seniors, effective this year. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty expects Canada will post a budget surplus in 2007-08 for the 11th straight year. The bill now goes to the Senate.

CBC News - Toughen standards for cancer-causing radon in homes: Health Canada (12 June 2007) Health Canada has proposed stronger standards for radon levels in indoor air to reduce the risk of health hazards such as lung cancer. Radon is a colourless, odourless, radioactive gas that can accumulate in confined spaces such as basements and crawl spaces. Under proposed new rules, homeowners would need to take remedial measures when average annual radon concentration exceeds 200 becquerel per cubic metre, a quarter of the current limit. The department said the updated guidelines are based on new scientific information. The guidelines would apply to residential homes, as well as public buildings such as schools, hospitals, long-term residences and correctional facilities. Health Canada is still reviewing targets for new homes. Until August, it is accepting public comments on lowering the level to 100 becquerel per cubic metre for areas of new homes where people are likely to spend more than 4 hours.

The National Post - Ont. unveils programme to help municipalities go green (13 June 2007) The province of Ontario is providing C$200-million in loans and $20-million in grants over the next three years to help cities and towns reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 'Ontario can be a world leader in building sustainable communities, conserving energy and fighting climate change—but we need everyone working together to make change happen,' said Premier Dalton McGuinty, who unveiled the programme. 'Municipal governments have shown that they want to be part of the solution and this challenge fund will help them put good ideas into practice and bring emissions down.' A total of C$20-million in grants will be made available to municipalities through the Municipal Eco Challenge Fund, while Infrastructure Ontario will provide C$200-million in loans for municipal projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Canadian Press - NB government shuts down idling in fleet of government vehicles (13 June 2007) The New Brunswick government is curbing excessive idling in its large fleet of vehicles. Transportation Minister Denis Landry is introducing new anti-idling rules as part of the government's green policy for its roughly 8,000 vehicles. The fleet includes school buses, heavy trucks and cars. Effective immediately, government vehicles are not permitted to idle more than five minutes in a 60-minute period while attended. As well, vehicles and equipment are not allowed to idle within 30 metres of a building entrance or fresh air intake. Landry says engine idling wastes fuel and money, causes engine wear, and contributes to air pollution.

The Victoria Times Colonist - Saanich mayor aspires to green plan of Arnold proportions (13 June 2007) Mayor Frank Leonard wants to see Saanich, BC become the first municipality in Canada to become carbon neutral. Leonard wants the region's largest municipality to be carbon neutral as of 1 January. The plan calls for Saanich to set up a municipal carbon-neutral reserve fund in 2008 that will be used to offset its annual greenhouse gas emissions from all municipal operations—that includes everything from recreation operations to garbage pickup to road maintenance. It's a new take on a growing trend. Many companies aim to be carbon neutral, offsetting the impact of their emissions by reducing emissions elsewhere. Leonard liked the concept, but didn't like the idea of sending taxpayers' money out of the community. The money will be used for new greenhouse-gas reducing projects like buying hybrid municipal vehicles. The plan also calls for Saanich to reduce its emissions by 10 per cent by 2010.

CBC News - More dads taking time off when babies arrive: StatsCan (13 June 2007) While the proportion of mothers taking time off work stayed stable at 90 per cent, the proportion of fathers taking time off after childbirth or adoption to welcome their children jumped from 38 per cent to 55 per cent between 2001 and 2006, Statistics Canada reported. Not returning to work was selected by 23 per cent of parents. More than half of them (54 per cent) told the survey they chose to stay home because they wanted to raise their children themselves. For the parents heading back to work, 86 per cent reported that they were satisfied with their return to work despite its challenges. The survey, conducted between June and October 2006, interviewed 23,608 people. From a Globe and Mail report on this: 'This relatively high level of participation of fathers who are taking leave places Canada ahead of a number of countries...' the report says.

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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