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  The Lutheran World Federation - Tenth Assembly
The Rev. Mark S. Hanson, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), was elected President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) on Saturday, 26 July 2003.
From 21 to 31 July 2003, delegates from the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) member churches gathered in Winnipeg, Canada, for the LWF Tenth Assembly, hosted by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC).
"For the Healing of the World" was the theme for the 2003 Assembly.
www.lwf-assembly.org   (261 words)

  Drug Situation in Canada - 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 2003, it was decided to use a range estimate maintaining the 25 percent ratio for the low-end and a 10 percent seizure ratio for the high-end range (i.e.
In 2003, nearly 755 kilograms of foreign marihuana were seized in or en route to Canada.
According to Health Canada, the demand for MDMA in Canada is increasing, and the drug appears to be preferred among adolescents and young adults particularly in Quebec, British Columbia, and Ontario.
www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca /crimint/drugs_2003_e.htm   (4983 words)

 President of the Treasury Board of Canada Tables Canada's Performance 2003
Canada's Performance 2003 is the third report in a multi-year initiative designed to provide a context for assessing the performance of federal programs and initiatives.
Canada's Performance 2003 provides a high-level overview on the quality of life of Canadians, measured by 20 societal indicators that highlight how our national performance is changing over time.
Canada's Performance 2003 is part of a multi-year initiative to provide a context for assessing the performance of federal programs and initiatives.
www.tbs-sct.gc.ca /media/nr-cp/2003/1030_e.asp   (853 words)

 The Daily, Wednesday, July 28, 2004. Crime statistics
Canada's national crime rate increased 6% in 2003, its first substantial gain in over a decade.
In addition, legislation was introduced in 2003 in the House of Commons to decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis.
In 2003, some of the increase in youths cleared otherwise may be a result of increased reporting by police under the new provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
www.statcan.ca /Daily/English/040728/d040728a.htm   (1885 words)

  Canada: Environmental Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada’s growth in oil output, particularly recently, can be attributed to the development of oil sands in Western Canada, as well as to large oil projects off the coast of Newfoundland.
According to Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory (CGGI), compiled by the Greenhouse Gas Division of Environment Canada, Canada’s GHG emissions decreased in 2001, the first year-on-year decrease since 1991.
Canada's carbon intensity, 0.19 metric tons of carbon per thousand $1995-PPP in 2001, was also the highest among industrialized economies.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/canenv.html   (1660 words)

 Canada (02/07)
Canada joined the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1990 and hosted the OAS General Assembly in Windsor in June 2000, and the third Summit of the Americas in Quebec City in April 2001.
Canada is a significant source for the United States of marijuana, as well as precursor chemicals and over-the-counter drugs that are used to produce illicit synthetic drugs.
Canada's importance to the United States is not just a border-state phenomenon: Canada is the leading export market for 39 of the 50 U.S. States, and ranked in the top three for another 8 States.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2089.htm   (4128 words)

 RICS Canada 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
We are working with the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Appraisal Institute of Canada (who we signed an MOU with) on changes in accounting standards that will emphasise valuation; we already have informal agreement on common valuation standards with the Appraisal Institute and we are moving forward on more.
Canada's organisational structure is now being copied by other countries due to its effectiveness.
At a recent meeting a UK-based Director noted that RICS Canada Board is a "real team" and it certainly feels like it: we have made immense progress in only five months because of the commitment and cohesiveness of RICS Canada Board who for now, all I can do is thank.
www.rics.org /AboutRICS/RICSworldwide/RICSAmericas/RICSCanada/RICS%20Canada%202003.html   (571 words)

 USTR - U.S. & Canada Reach Agreement on Dairy Exports to U.S.
Canada's settlement of the case is also with New Zealand, which joined the United States in challenging Canada's dairy regime in the WTO.
In 1995, Canada replaced its subsidy payments on all dairy exports, which were financed by a levy on dairy producers, with a new system.
In July 2002, the panel concluded that Canada was continuing to provide illegal export subsidies to Canadian dairy processors with the sale of discounted milk under the CEM program.
www.ustr.gov /Document_Library/Press_Releases/2003/May/US_Canada_Reach_Agreement_on_Dairy_Exports_to_UShtml.html   (943 words)

 Canada - Amnesty International
In August the ongoing refusal of the authorities to hold an inquiry into the 1995 killing by an Ontario Provincial Police officer of Dudley George, an indigenous man involved in a land claims protest, was brought before the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
On 5 December, Canada and the USA signed a “safe third country” agreement which, with a few exceptions, denies asylum-seekers who have passed through either country and are seeking to make a refugee claim at a border entry into the other country, any opportunity to do so.
In October, Canada acceded to the Optional Protocol to the UN Women’s Convention, which allows women to make individual complaints to the Committee that oversees the Convention.
web.amnesty.org /report2003/Can-summary-eng   (585 words)

 Elections Canada On-Line | Media
An elector who does not receive a voter information card is not registered to vote, and may register in person at the office of his or her returning officer, or request an application for registration by telephone, by mail or by fax.
For the by-elections of June 16, 2003, an elector’s address of ordinary residence must be in the electoral district from Wednesday, May 14, 2003, to Monday, June 16, 2003.
Elections Canada is the non-partisan agency responsible for the conduct of federal elections and referendums.
www.elections.ca /content.asp?section=med&document=may1103&dir=pre&lang=e   (475 words)

 Canada, Landmine Monitor Report 2003
Canada is member of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW) and its Amended Protocol II on landmines and participated in the Fourth Annual Conference of States Parties to Amended Protocol II in December 2002.
Canada condemned antipersonnel mine use on a number of occasions, including at the Fourth Meeting of States Parties in September 2002, where Ambassador Hynes said that “it is also incumbent upon this meeting to take due note of some significant, disturbing developments.
Canada has reported that it “retains live anti-personnel mines to study the effect of blast on equipment, to train soldiers on procedures to defuse live anti-personnel mines and to demonstrate the effect of landmines,” and has provided additional details about the use of its retained mines.
www.icbl.org /lm/2003/canada.html   (3241 words)

 All we had to do was be a good friend(Canada noticeably absent from the list of U.S. allies thanked)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada never had to become a slavering warmonger to maintain her neighbour's respect and affection.
Canada never had to drop bombs on innocent Iraqi children, as goes the cant of the Left despite abundant evidence that coalition forces are doing -- imperfectly, alas, as is inevitable -- everything they can, including taking more casualties themselves, to avoid doing just that.
Canada has a 3 party system so you really only need like 34% of the vote to win the election, and Frenchie Quebec is about 7 million people in a country of a little more than 30 million.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/877649/posts?page=18   (2980 words)

 Canada In Cricket World Cup 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada limps home at 136/5 in 50 overs in reply to South Africa's Score of 254, after having South Africa on the ropes at 28-3 in the early stages.
The strides made by Canada however pale in comparison to those of Kenya who collected 5 scalps on their was to a semi-final defeat at the hands of India.
Canada has been placed on probation and threatened with sanctions by the ICC if she does not get her house, including sponsors, finances, and provincial associations, in order.
cricketclub.org /worldcup2003.html   (2041 words)

 Canada Post - CUPW 2003
Canada Post is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached with the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) on July 27, 2003.
Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers have agreed to extend the timeframe to finalize a new tentative agreement.
Canada Post is pleased to announce that it successfully delivered Harry Potter magic to more than 70,000 fans of the boy wizard on Saturday June 21, 2003...
www.canadapost.ca /corporate/about/newsroom/negotiations/default-e.asp   (1338 words)

This year's Keynote Speakers include Dr. Hans Peter Lang from The National Competence Center of Research for Nanoscience and IBM Research, Switzerland; Dr. Steve Casalnuovo of Sandia National Laboratory and Mr.
Advance registration deadline for the reduced fees is September 12, 2003.
If you are a presenter who requires a visa to attend the IEEE SENSORS 2003 Conference, please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada Web site for application information.
www.ewh.ieee.org /tc/sensors/Sensors2003/Sensors2003_announcement.htm   (384 words)

 The Daily, Wednesday, March 9, 2005. Divorces
This slight increase was due primarily to a 5.1% jump in divorces in Ontario, and a 1.4% increase in Quebec.
The slight rise in divorces in 2003 kept pace with the increase in the Canadian population.
The custody of dependents, the vast majority of whom are children aged 18 and under, was granted through divorce court proceedings in 27% of 2003 divorces.
www.statcan.ca /Daily/English/050309/d050309b.htm   (432 words)

 Transport Canada; Policy; Transportation in Canada 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Canada's air transportation infrastructure is composed of airports and the Air Navigation System (ANS).
Transport Canada continues to be responsible for the regulation and safety of the ANS, but it has transferred ownership to NAV CANADA.
Canada has approximately 1,700 aerodromes, which are facilities registered with Transport Canada as aircraft take-off and landing sites.
www.tc.gc.ca /pol/en/Report/anre2003/9B_e.htm   (1034 words)

 Homosexual (Same-Sex) Marriages in Canada: Developments from 2003-AUG-22 to SEP-7
Three senior courts in Canada have ruled that the present marriage act is unconstitutional and that homosexuals must be allowed to marry.
The United Church of Canada, the country's largest Protestant denomination, recently passed a resolution in support of SSM.
Harper is reported as stating that the Liberal government had been quietly stacking the courts in Canada with liberal judges in a massive plot to introduce same-sex marriage.
www.religioustolerance.org /hom_marb21.htm   (2630 words)

 ITS Canada Newsletter: September 2003
Canada already has more than 150 roadside sensor sites but, since these sensors were installed at different times using different technologies, jurisdictions cannot all share information.
He will be acting as liaison to ITS Canada, and working on the deployment of ITS at the international borders with the U.S. Jonathan can be reached at (613) 949-1251 or by e-mail at sabeanj@tc.gc.ca.
ITS Canada’s strategic objective is to build awareness of the benefits and importance of ITS among transportation public sector decision makers, designers and operators.
www.itscanada.ca /newsletters/September2003.html   (1888 words)

 MSF Canada | Press Releases 2003
Canada’s intention to allow export of generic versions of patented medicines to developing countries has the potential to save many of these lives.
Before the clashes in the beginning of May 2003, MSF was working in Bunia, supporting the surgical team in the local hospital, but had to pull out for security reasons.
On March 8, 2003, MSF is launching an innovative campaign to raise awareness of the impact of rape on women and society in Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo, where MSF runs a comprehensive program to aid rape victims.
www.msf.ca /press/index2003.htm   (3018 words)

 Homosexual (Same-Sex) Marriages in Canada
SSM became available to about 80% of Canada's population without the spouses having to leave their province of residency.
Yukon is a territory of Canada, north of the province of British Columbia.
For the first time, any couple, opposite-sex or same-sex, can obtain a marriage license anywhere in Canada and have their marriage registered by the province or territory.
www.religioustolerance.org /hommarbsum.htm   (1258 words)

 ITS Canada Newsletter, January 2003
From all indications, 2003 is shaping up to be another exciting year in the development of ITS in Canada.
ITS Canada is moving forward with organizing our mission to England in April, and we invite anyone interested in participating to contact us.
The ITS Canada Annual Conference and General Meeting promises to be an exciting event which will deliver high profile and visibility for those who want to promote their products and services.
www.itscanada.ca /newsletters/January2003.html   (3623 words)

 Homepage for HLT-NAACL 2003
HLT-NAACL 2003 combines the HLT and NAACL (North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics) conference series.
As an experiment in reducing "conference overload", the organizers of HLT and the NAACL Executive agreed to combined conference in 2003.
Thus the conference provides a unified forum for researchers across a spectrum of disciplines to present recent, high-quality, cutting-edge work, to exchange ideas, and to explore emerging new research directions.
www2.sims.berkeley.edu /research/conferences/hlt-naacl03   (69 words)

 Study Finds UFO Sightings In Canada At All-Time High
February 9, 2004 - (Winnipeg, MB) The 2003 Canadian UFO Survey was released today by Ufology Research of Manitoba (UFOROM), an independent study group that analyses information about unidentified flying objects reported across Canada.
The number of UFO reports per year in Canada has increased almost 350 per cent since 1998.
People continue to report observing unusual objects in the sky, and some of these objects do not have obvious explanations." He also says that many witnesses are pilots, police and other individuals with reasonably good observing capabilities and good judgement.
www.rense.com /general49/study.htm   (331 words)

 Supreme Court of Canada - Decisions -
This service is provided through a collaborative effort of the Supreme Court of Canada and the LexUM laboratory in University of Montreal's Faculty of Law.
With some exceptions from between 1985 and 1988, the collection includes all judgments rendered by the Supreme Court of Canada since 1985.
Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2007 SCC 9 (February 23, 2007)
www.lexum.umontreal.ca /csc-scc/en/index.html   (126 words)

 Reach for a Rainbow || 2003 AHP Canada Conference
The special rate will apply from June 13 to 18, 2003.
The room block deadline is May 11, 2003 or until the rooms are all reserved.
A baggage storage area is available for guests arriving prior to check-in time or after check-out time.
www.ahpcanada.com /2003conference/hotel.htm   (191 words)

 ArchitectureWeek - Design - Architecture Canada - 2003.0430
Canada's architects and designers, according to Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, "engage in the continual dialogue between nature and intense urban modernity and offer solutions that range from the whimsical to the visionary.
Most remarkably, we see in their work the emergence of a national style that strives, through excellence and innovation, towards the vigorous cultivation of beauty." Here are two of the 12 recipients of the Governor General’s 2002 Medals in Architecture, recognizing excellence in the art of architecture.
This article is excerpted from Architecture Canada 2002 edited by Stephen Parcell, with permission of the publisher, Tuns Press, Dalhousie University.
www.architectureweek.com /2003/0430/design_1-1.html   (312 words)

 Homepage for HLT-NAACL 2003
HLT-NAACL 2003 combines the HLT and NAACL (North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics) conference series.
As an experiment in reducing "conference overload", the organizers of HLT and the NAACL Executive agreed to combined conference in 2003.
Thus the conference provides a unified forum for researchers across a spectrum of disciplines to present recent, high-quality, cutting-edge work, to exchange ideas, and to explore emerging new research directions.
www.sims.berkeley.edu /research/conferences/hlt-naacl03   (69 words)

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