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20 September 2007

10 September was the 10th day of the third month of the 2nd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

10 September 2007

The National Post - No major attacks forseen: CEO poll (9 September 2007) Canadian business leaders perceive the threat of terrorism to be more moderate than they have in the past, according to a survey of business leaders conducted for the Financial Post. The likelihood of a serious terrorist incident in Canada is far lower than last year, according the business panel. Asked to predict the likelihood of a serious health crisis or contagion interrupting their work environment, panelists deemed the probability to be 24% compared with 28% a year ago. A serious incident of terrorism was deemed even less likely, at 22% compared with 31% a year ago. The survey of chief executives and leaders of small, medium, and large corporations was conducted 5-7 September.

The National Post - Saskatchewan resale markets join nation's top movers in July (8 September 2007) According to a recent Altus Clayton housing report, the cities of St John's (Newfoundland), Vancouver (British Columbia), and Regina (Saskatchewan) experienced the highest resale growth in July, compared with July, 2006. Both St John's and Vancouver markets saw a 41% jump, while the now-sizzling Saskatchewan capital rose 39%. Saskatoon saw robust growth of 26%. Toronto and Montreal both grew 25% and 26% respectively.

The Toronto Star - Purveyors of new luxury not who you might think (8 September 2007) Elite buyers in Toronto comprise a wider slice of society, according to a study by real estate firm ReMax. 'There is a huge cross-section of people out there who are purchasing upscale homes and it's not necessarily just Bay Street. There is a tremendous amount of wealth out there in unexpected places,' says Michel Polzler, executive vice president of ReMax. 'In downtown Toronto, C$1.5 million could mean your first down payment,' says Mike Donia, who specializes in high-end homes. Luxury sales in the Toronto area have jumped by 28 per cent in the first seven months this year, compared to the same period last year. The strength of the market has some seasoned economists amazed, including Sherry Cooper, chief economist at BMO Nesbitt Burns. 'High-end condos are going up in Toronto at a pace heretofore unknown and their prices are shocking. Nevertheless they are selling like hotcakes,' Cooper said.

Reuters Canada - Canadian dollar rides commodities to higher close (10 September 2007) The Canadian dollar finished higher versus the U.S. currency on Monday due to a rally in commodity prices. The Canadian dollar closed at 95.01 U.S. cents, up from 94.83 U.S. cents, at Friday's session close. Expectations that the U.S. Fed will cut its key fed funds rate and forecasts that the Bank of Canada will leave its key rate steady suggest a narrower interest rate spread that would favor the Canadian dollar.

From a Bloomberg News report on this: Canada's dollar rose on speculation gains in commodities will boost the nation's export revenues and economic growth outlook.

The Toronto Star - New research policy a victory for 'open access' (10 September 2007) The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the federal government's health research granting agency, unveiled a new policy for the research that it funds. The new policy—the first of its kind for Ottawa's three major research granting institutions that dole out hundreds of millions of dollars each year—will revolutionize access to health research by mandating that thousands of articles published each year be made freely available online. Starting in 2008 grant recipients will be required to make every effort to ensure that all publications are freely accessible through the publisher's website or an online repository within six months of publication. This benefits the researchers, whose work becomes more widely read and cross-referenced, as well as the general public. Patients with life-threatening diseases seeking information on new treatments were often denied access to the research they indirectly fund through their tax dollars. With the health field now leading the way, Canadians may at long last gain open access to the world-class research they have funded.

The Vancouver Province - 'Opportunity to do something great' (9 September 2007) The multi-millionaire who bought a remote British Columbia town, Krishnan Suthanthiran of Virginia, wants to transform Kitsault into a global centre for the world's most talented artists and scientists. Each year, as many as 400 of the world's brightest minds would get to spend the year in Kitsault to develop their skills and ideas. This is Suthanthiran's vision for a global problem-solving centre. 'When they spend a year here, we want them to be ambassadors of the world. We want them to go and look at the world beyond themselves and look at how to contribute to the world rather than simply taking and not giving back.' Suthanthiran, 58, has spent his life developing medical technology to treat cancer, which claimed his father's life in India when Suthanthiran was a young man. He has built a medical clinic and school in his hometown of Dindigul, in southern India, and plans for more around the world. He also funds about 100 scholarships every year. 'I'm on a mission to revolutionize health care and education,' says Suthanthiran. 'I feel I have the opportunity, the ability and I have the finances to do something great.'

The Windsor Star - Suzuki green school to open in Ontario (8 September 2007) When the new Dr David Suzuki public school opens in Windsor, Ont. in the fall of 2009, it will be almost as renowned as the scientist after which it is named. It will be the most environmentally friendly school in the country, Ontario Energy Minister Dwight Duncan announced. The Suzuki school will have a natural landscape and green roof. The school will also capture rainwater and have geo-thermal heating, which uses underground pipes to heat and cool the building. There will be light shelves in each classroom, which will bring in more natural sunlight but also adjust electric lights to the levels needed to illuminate the room. There will be a sun-facing solar wall, which will reduce heating and cooling costs by trapping preheated outside air inside the perforated panel and flushing it into the ventilation system. The school will also have solar panels to absorb the sun's rays and transform their energy into electrical energy.

Canadian Press - Canadians still wedded to marriage (9 September 2007) Canadians are recognizing the importance of marriage in growing numbers, a new Canadian Press-Harris-Decima poll suggests. When asked: 'For you personally, do you see marriage as being more important, less important, or no more or less important in your life than you may have felt in the past,' 42 per cent said more important, while 39 per cent said their personal feelings about marriage hadn't changed. Clarence Lochhead of The Vanier Institute for the Family says it's his belief that Canadians 'have not given up on the notion of marriage. . . . People still do have the sense that marriage signifies a commitment above and beyond the common-law relationship.'

The Globe and Mail - Money isn't everything (10 September 2007) Four in 10 Canadians would be willing to take a pay cut if it meant spending more time with their families. A poll found 38 per cent of men and 42 per cent of women would accept a 20 per cent drop in pay for 20 per cent more time with their loved ones. Three in 10 Baby Boomers would make that tradeoff, compared with just over half of younger adults aged 18 to 29. The poll also found that half of those polled said they would consider donating 10 per cent of their paycheques if it meant a healthier and cleaner environment for their grandchildren, with 43 per cent of those over the age of 50 saying they would be willing to do this compared with 65 per cent of those over 18 and under 30.

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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