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7 June 2008

20 May was the 20th day of the eleventh month of the 2nd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

20 May 2008

The Ottawa Citizen - A Carleton University team has spent years slowly, carefully, ingeniously crafting pieces needed for a project that aims to solve the biggest mystery of the universe . . . how it all began (20 May 2008) The search for a type of matter that humans have never seen before begins at Carleton University in Ottawa. This is where engineer Vance Strickland and his workers built a pair of massive particle detectors for CERN, the European particle physics lab in Switzerland. A total of 10,000 scientists and engineers from 37 countries have gathered at CERN, or contributed from a distance, to hunt for the origins of the universe and explore supersymmetry. More than 100 Canadian physicists are involved from Universities of Alberta, British Columbia, Toronto, Regina, Victoria, Carleton University, Universite de Montreal, McGill, Simon Fraser University, and TRIUMF, Canada's national particle physics lab. Sometime this summer or fall at the CERN laboratory, scientists are going to smash pieces of atoms together at light speed and transform their matter into energy. The energy will, in turn, condense back into matter, just like the matter that formed after the Big Bang. Scientists hope to see particles they have never observed. One possible fragment that may show up is 'dark matter,' a type known to exist, but that we can't normally see or feel. Yet this stuff is common. The universe actually contains six times more of it than of normal matter. 'We have a theory—it's called the Standard Model of Particle Physics,' says Canadian physicist Rob McPherson, who works at TRIUMF, in Vancouver. It appears to make all the pieces fit together, but one piece of the puzzle is still missing. How did early particles transform themselves from high-energy things zipping around, but not having any mass, into today's particles, which do have mass? The Large Hadron Collider (CERN's giant machine) is designed to probe exactly in the region where this transition occurs. 'My best description is that the vacuum of space, in a quantum mechanical sense, is a bit gooey. And when particles with no mass try to run through this gooeyness, they actually slow down. And it's that slowing down that appears to give them mass,' McPherson explains. The Standard Model makes an absolute prediction: There has to be one remaining particle, undiscovered so far, to make this work by providing the original gooeyness. It has been named the Higgs particle, or Higgs boson. It is also referred to as the 'God' particle.

The Canadian Press - Toronto stock market tops 15,000-point mark for the first time (20 May 2008) The Toronto Stock Exchange topped 15,000 points for the first time on Tuesday. The TSX composite index closed up 63.14 points at 15,047.34. The benchmark stock index has risen about 23 per cent since its credit-crisis-induced trough in January. In the months that followed, it became increasingly apparent that the Canadian economy had some built-in insulation. While global equity markets are recovering, the rebuilding has been particularly strong here.

From a Reuters Canada report on this: Since the beginning of May, the index has spiked more than 1,000 points, setting record highs. The surge on the benchmark has been largely the result of high-flying commodity prices, helped by returning confidence that the worst of the fallout from the credit crunch has been seen.

From a Globe and Mail report on this: Since the 14,000-mark—a point passed way back at the beginning of May—all 10 sub-indexes are up.

The Globe and Mail - For bond investors, markets get a bit safer (20 May 2008) Canadian companies are heading back to the bond market to raise money, with May on track to be the busiest month so far this year, as investors step up to buy new debt. So far, Canadian companies have raised C$4.8-billion in the first half of May, putting the market on pace to surpass March and April's tallies of about C$7.5-billion a month. The Canadian bond market has come a long way from December, when companies raised a meagre C$824-million as fears about a market meltdown abounded. 'We certainly are seeing some evidence that the bond market is strengthening,' said Shawn Hall, a spokesman for Telus Corp., which closed a C$500-million bond sale in April.

Bloomberg News - Canada wholesale sales rise twice as much as expected (20 May 2008) Canadian wholesale sales rose two times faster in March than economists predicted, led by building supplies and machinery and equipment. Sales advanced 0.6 per cent to C$42.7 billion on a 3.4 per cent gain in building supplies, Statistics Canada said. Commodities producers are taking advantage of record prices. Also, the lowest unemployment rate in a generation is bolstering consumers' ability to buy new homes, boosting the building products industry.

From a Canwest News Service report on this: Saskatchewan and Ontario saw the biggest gains in wholesale sales in March.

From the Statistics Canada report: . . . building supplies rebounded by 3.4% in March . . . Most of the remaining growth in March came from a 2.6% increase in the machinery and equipment trade group, which continued its strong start to the year with a third consecutive monthly rise. Saskatchewan posted a second double-digit increase in three months, as sales powered ahead by 11.6% in March to a new record high.

The Globe and Mail on Charest promoting trade and free movement of labour between Quebec and France and the provinces (20 May 2008) Quebec Premier Jean Charest is in France to promote transatlantic trade and free movement of labour, as well as for ceremonies marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec by the French explorer Samuel Champlain. Economic and legal barriers to the exchange of workers and licensed professionals should be removed between Quebec and other Canadian provinces, as well as between Quebec and France, he said. 'If we want to create a society that is strong, that is prosperous and that is capable of meeting the future, we have to be open to the outside.' Mr Charest has been negotiating for more than a year with professional associations in both Quebec and France.

The National Post - France and Quebec in 'family relationship': Charest (19 May 2008) Canada may be a good friend of France's but Quebec is like a brother or sister, Premier Jean Charest told reporters after meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace. That relationship, rooted in a common history and language, makes for 'almost a family relationship between us,' he said. 'And that's the way we feel.' Mr Charest spoke earlier to the Paris Chamber of Commerce, setting out his hopes of having a Canada-European Union trade agreement in place within two years. Charest said he expects that Prime Minister Harper, during his European visit later this month, will push for stronger Canada-EU trade and investment links.

From a Canadian Press report on this: The premier's trip comes about a week after Governor General Michaelle Jean was given a warm welcome on a visit to France, during which President Sarkozy said the French no longer wanted to see their 'love' for Quebec and Canada torn apart.

The Globe and Mail - Historic sit-down for Ontario, Quebec (20 May 2008) Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and Quebec Premier Jean Charest will hold a historic joint cabinet meeting next month to showcase their closer ties and discuss a number of topics of mutual interest. It will be the first time the two provinces have held a joint cabinet meeting. 'I think it is significant that you've got two of the biggest provinces, representing two-thirds of the population, standing up together and looking for ways to work together,' said a senior Ontario government official. Planning for the meeting began in November, when Mr McGuinty and Mr Charest signed an agreement pledging to begin talks to remove trade barriers between the two provinces. That meeting signalled the beginning of their warmer relations. 'We are co-operating in a bunch of sectors,' Hugo D'Amour, Mr Charest's press secretary, said. The ministers will also work on eliminating trade irritants and harmonizing regulations to allow for freer flow of trade between the two provinces, he said. 'The message we want to send is we are going to work with our most significant neighbour in the country to find ways of helping each other,' the senior Ontario official said.

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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