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Provincial Election in Ontario October 2, 2003
TORONTO-- Conservative Premier Ernie Eves called an autumn election Tuesday, naming Oct. 2 as the date Ontario voters will head to the polls. Eves is seeking his first mandate as premier, and the party's third straight majority. See: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00007.html

Commentary: Ontario Elections - Premier Ernie Eves makes opportunistic power grab
In calling an election so quickly after the massive power outage that left millions of Ontarians sweating in the dark, Premier Ernie Eves is clearly hoping to take advantage of his highly-touted "visibility" during the
crisis, while tap-dancing around the whole issue of his government's electricity policies and the role they played in the blackout. See: http://www.goacom.com/news/news2003/sep/msg00008.html

Nairobi Goan School Reunion Makes News
......A 40-year reunion Kenya school grads gather here
Mississauga is an unlikely place to hold a Kenya high school reunion. But then, much about Dr. Ribeiro Goan High School is unlikely.For starters, all the students were once Goans; this in a school that's located in Nairobi, one of Africa's largest cities.
Then there's the fact most graduates, circa 1963, by now have scattered across the globe, including many in Canada.
So, when you think about it, Mississauga is probadly as good a place as any to hold a reunion. At least, Agnes Rocha thinks so.
See Article by: Joseph Chin & Sent By: Tim de Mello, at

Canadian Community Health Survey: Mental health and well-being
Statcan News Wednesday, September 3, 2003
As many Canadians suffer from major depression as from other leading chronic conditions, including heart disease, diabetes or a thyroid condition, according to new data on mental health and well-being from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).

Some 4% of people interviewed in the survey reported having experienced symptoms or feelings associated with major depression, compared with 5% with diabetes, 5% with heart disease and 6% with a thyroid condition.

While all mental health disorders could not be included, major depression was one of five mental health disorders assessed by the survey. The others were mania disorder, panic disorder, social phobia and agoraphobia, as well as alcohol and illicit drug dependence.

One out of every 10 Canadians aged 15 and over, about 2.6 million people, reported symptoms consistent with alcohol or illicit drug dependence, or one of the five mental disorders covered in the survey, at some time during the 12 months prior to the interview.
See complete article at: http://www.statcan.ca/Daily/English/030903/d030903a.htm

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