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13 November 2008

6 November was the 6th day of the fifth month of the 3rd year of Canadian national consciousness rising to invincibility, as indicated by the following press reports:

6 November 2008

The Canadian Press - PM Harper says Obama election victory in U.S. signals an 'era of possibility' (6 November 2008) Barack Obama's US presidential win was a 'truly inspiring moment' that signifies an 'era of possibility', Prime Minister Harper said. He stated that Canada shares a lot of common ground with the US and intends to emphasize this.

From a CTV News report on this: 'We will be pursuing distinctive Canadian policies but doing so in a way that is helpful to the United States and the world as a whole,' Harper told reporters on Thursday.

From a Bloomberg News report on this: Canada and the US may be able to cooperate further on cutting the greenhouse-gas emissions that scientists say cause global warming, Harper told reporters. 'It's almost essential for Canada to manage this problem in coordination with the US, because we share the same economy, we share the same continent, and we need a partner in the matter of the environment if we are to make progress,' Harper said.

From a Reuters Canada report on this: 'I think everyone not only in the United States but around the world is quite excited by the possibility of change in the United States, our neighbor,' Prime Minister Harper said. 'This is a tremendous, historic occasion for the United States, in all kinds of ways.'

CBC - Harper, Obama have 'warm exchange' in congratulations call: PMO (6 November 2008) Prime Minister Harper spoke on the telephone with US president-elect Barack Obama on Thursday to congratulate him on his election victory. The Prime Minister's Office described the conversation as a 'warm exchange', in which the two leaders 'emphasized that there could be no closer friends and allies and vowed to maintain and further build upon this strong relationship'. Earlier on Thursday, Harper told a press conference, 'Obviously, the election of the first African-American president is a tremendous and truly inspiring moment, I think, in American political history. And I think all of us who are maybe a little bit older—I'm getting into that category—understand why that truly is when we see the changes that have occurred in their society and our society over the past couple of generations.' Harper pledged, 'We have shared challenges and we will always work in full collaboration with our ally, our most important partner.' Harper described Obama's stated desire to participate in global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as a major change.

Reuters Canada - Canada building permits jump, defying forecast (6 November 2008) The value of Canadian building permits jumped unexpectedly in September, rising 13.4 per cent. Statistics Canada said permits for non-residential construction climbed 41.7 per cent, boosting the overall value of permits well above the 1 per cent decline expected by economists. The value of institutional permits more than doubled to a record level, mostly because of planned medical and educational buildings. Permits for industrial plants soared 64.4 per cent, while construction intentions for commercial buildings rose by 11.7 per cent. (Seven provinces reported increases in commercial permits with Ontario, British Columbia, and Quebec seeing the biggest gains.) For the year to date, permits are down just 0.1 per cent from the same period in 2007. Last year set a record for the value of building permits, both in the housing and nonresidential sectors.

From a Canwest News Service report on this: 'The most significant increase occurred in Ontario, where permits rose 17.9 per cent to C$2.4 billion,' Statistics Canada said. 'In Saskatchewan, permits more than doubled (up 115.2 per cent) to C$334 million, while in Alberta they were up 11.9 per cent to C$1 billion.'

From a Canadian Economic Press report on this: The surprise boost in the value of building permits came as a result of all three components of the non-residential sector registering increases. Among Canada's 34 metropolitan areas, Edmonton reported the largest increase in the value of permits due to gains in both residential and non-residential building intentions. Saskatoon and Toronto followed closely from gains in the non-residential sector.

The Canadian Economic Press - Canadian small business confidence begins to edge up (6 November 2008) Small businesses in Canada are starting to breathe a little easier about the state of the country's economy, according to a weekly survey by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). CFIB chief economist Ted Mallett said credit concerns among members seem to have lessened in the past week. And about 5% of small business owners surveyed expect their businesses to perform much more strongly, a point above the previous week's 4%, while 24% expect their performance to be somewhat stronger—up from 19% a week ago. Meanwhile, 21% of business owners expect to add to full-time staff in the next 12 months, up modestly from the 20% who felt the same way last week.

Reuters Canada - Retailers' results rise despite hard times (6 November 2008) Two of Canada's top retailers reported a jump in third-quarter results Thursday despite a global economic downturn. The results could bode well for the big chain stores as they gear up for the holiday shopping season. 'The results were as good as or better than expected, which in this kind of market is good,' said John Kinsey, a portfolio manager at Caldwell Securities. Canadian Tire, the country's biggest household goods and auto parts retailer, reported a 6 per cent boost in profit. Revenue was up 10.2 per cent from last year. Also on Thursday, Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada's biggest pharmacy chain, posted a 14.8 per cent jump in third-quarter profit. Sales jumped almost 10 per cent.

The Canadian Economic Press - Canadian investment income continued to rise in 2007 (6 November 2008) Canadians racked up C$46.9 billion in investment income during 2007, Statistics Canada reported, an increase of 12.3% compared with the previous year. The median investment income level among investors increased 15.1% in 2007. The number of tax filers reporting investment income also increased, rising 8.6% to just over 8.9 million people.

CBC News - Forget herbicides, weed-whackers: get some goats, study says (6 November 2008) Municipalities across Canada should consider swapping herbicides for goat herds to control weeds on environmentally sensitive lands, a British Columbia study has concluded. The study, led by University of Northern British Columbia professor Annie Booth, found the goats effectively cleared properties of hearty weeds including thistle, hawk weed, dandelion, and horsetails. 'We were very pleased to discover that goats do provide a very effective form of weed control, particularly for some tricky weeds that are difficult to eradicate even with the use of herbicides,' Booth said. While different communities around the globe have used goats to control weeds, Booth's study is believed to be the first study of its kind quantifying the efficacy of the method. Booth also noted that using goats in place of herbicides is kinder to the environment and suggests municipalities might consider leasing herds of goats for the summer months.

The Canadian Press - PM promises to consult with premiers on economy (6 November 2008) Prime Minister Harper will follow up the upcoming first ministers' meeting on Monday with a more formal conference early in the new year. In a letter to premiers and territorial leaders, Mr Harper says Monday's three-hour discussion in Ottawa will be aimed at gathering their input before he heads to Washington to meet with world leaders. Mr. Harper will be attending an emergency G20 summit 14-20 November aimed at developing a global action plan for tackling the worldwide credit crunch. 'I am confident that our exchange of ideas and an ongoing dialogue will serve to reinforce Canada's strong position in this time of global economic volatility,' Mr Harper says in the letter. 'It is incumbent on leaders to help build a level of stability and confidence in the marketplace that reflects the true underlying strength of the Canadian economy.'

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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