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BSE see Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)

Bt cotton see China

Buchenwald concentration camp see Veterans--Prisoners of war

Buck, Sadie see Olympics, 2002 Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States)--Opening ceremonies

Budget 1999 (February 16, 1999)

Budget 2000 (February 28, 2000)

    >>Date, announced by Prime Minister Chrétien outside House of Commons, 6669(104:1500)
    >>See also Canada Foundation For Sustainable Development Technology; Canadian Armed Forces--Funding; Disabled and handicapped persons--Income tax provisions; Education--Funding; Employment insurance--Maternity/parental benefits, Duration; Environment--Municipalities; Goods and Services Tax (GST)/Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)--Legislation; Highways and riads--Federal government expenditures; Infrastructure Canada Program; Natural resource industries; Rural/remote/natural resource communities/regions; Social programs--Canadian benefit system; Sustainable development

Budget 2000 Mini Budget (October 18, 2000)

    >>$2.6 billion "hole", McCallum comments, 174(5:1310)
    >>Consultations, lack, 3966(61:1210)
    >>Contingency reserve factor, 999(18:1415)
    >>Economic benefits, o.q., 105(4:1420), 4172(64:1430)
    >>Economic downturn, 3973(61:1305)
    >>Election budget, 3973(61:1305)
    >>Focus groups consulted, lack of confidentiality agreement, o.q., 1522(26:1445)
    >>Maxi budget, S.O. 31, 4169(64:1410)
    >>Outdated, Don Drummond position, Toronto Dominion Bank chief economist and former associate deputy finance minister, o.q., 999-1000(18:1415-20)
    >>Parliamentary approval, lack, Ways and Means motion passed, o.q., 3795(58:1425)
    >>See also Budget deficit--Elimination; Disabled and handicapped persons--Income tax provisions; Greenhouse gas emissionss (climate change/global warming)--Reducing, Government expenditures; Heating Expenses One time Relief; Mining industry--Exploration investment tax credit--Flow through shares tax credit; National security; Sustainable development; Tax reductions--$100 billion

Budget 2001 (December 10, 2001)

Budget 2002

    >>Government presenting, date, etc., o.q., 12104(198:1425-30)

Budget deficit

Budget Implementation Act, 1997 and Financial Administration Act (amdt.)(Bill C-17)--Minister of Finance (Martin)

    >>First reading, 1678(29:1005)
    >>Second reading, 2632-53(41:1600-825), 2839-46(44:1235-330), agreed to, on recorded division, 3002-3(46:1900)
    >>Finance Standing Committee
    >>>Referral, 3003(46:1900)
    >>>Reported, without amdt., 3619(55:1205)
    >>Report stage, 3805-9(58:1515-45), concurrence, agreed to, on recorded division, 3824-5(58:1755-800)
    >>>Motions, 3805(58:1515)
    >>>>Negatived, on recorded division, 3823-4(58:1730-55)
    >>Third reading, 3977-80(61:1335-400), 3996-7(61:1510), agreed to, on recorded division, 4026-7(61:1905), passed.
    >>>Amdt., referral back to Finance Standing Committee (Williams), 3980(61:1355), withdrawn, 4024(61:1850)
    >>Royal Assent, 5113(78A:1700). Chap. 11, S.C. 2001
    >>See also Canada Foundation for Innovation--Government funding; Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Budget Implementation Act, 2001 (Bill C-49)--Minister of Finance (Martin, Paul)

Budget process

    >>Annual budget, benefits, 6823(107:1250), 6848(107:1530)
    >>Contingency and prudence factors, 8092(129:1040
    >>Political parties, discipline, impact, 6861(107:1720)
    >>Pre-budget consultations, 4440(69:1040), 6862(107:1720)
    >>>See also Budget 2001

Budget surplus


    >>Annual, o.q., 3659(56:1415)
    >>Balanced, 289(7:1315), 6811(107:1120)
    >>>Creative accounting, 8877(142:1230)
    >>>Five years in row, 8147(129:1715), 8215(131:1055), 8313(133:1305), 8341(133:1550), 8405(134:1025), 8420(134:1215), 8421-2(134:1235), 8423(134:1240), 8874(142:1210), 8876(142:1230)
    >>>Generally accepted accounting principles ignored, 8855(142:1000)
    >>>Liberal government (Chrétien) achievement through tax increases, social program cutbacks, provincial, municipal downloading, 364(8:1640), 2865(44:1510)
    >>>New Democratic Party government, Saskatchewan, introducing, first, 3922(60:1050)
    >>>Proposals, "adding up", 6808(107:1100)
    >>>Reform Party/Canadian Alliance policies, 3921-2(60:1045-50), 8797(141:1050)
    >>>Social, environmental balance, 323(7:1640)
    >>>Throne Speech commitment, 10(2:1530)
    >>>See also Health care funding--Federal government cutbacks
    >>Consolidated budget proposal, shift from "bottom line"/"off budget" focus, 1294-5(22:2105-10)
    >>Consultations, costs, 3966(61:1210)
    >>Fixed date, 974(17:1640)
    >>Importance, 8144(129:1655)
    >>Martin, Paul, Finance Minister, Liberal Party leadership campaign, relationship, 8777(140:1645)
    >>Municipal see Richmond Hill, ON
    >>Myths, economic rules, 8156(129:1830)
    >>New Democratic Party's, unbalanced, problematic, 2867(44:1525)
    >>Political documents, 8156(129:1830)
    >>Provincial see Alberta--Provincial budget; Ontario Budget 2001; Quebec Budget 2001 (March 29, 2001); Quebec Budget 2001 (November 1, 2001)
    >>United Kingdom tradition, Chancellor of Exchequer listing to complete debate, 8462(134:1705)

Buenos Aires, Argentina see Free Trade Area of the Americas--Secrecy

Buffalo see Water buffalo; Wood buffalo

Buhler Industries Inc.

    >>Buhler Versatile Inc., Winnipeg, MB tractor plant, relocation to Fargo, ND, Canadian Auto Workers labour dispute factor, Industry Department $32 million loan, etc., 3752(57:1535)
    >>>o.q., 1040(19:1420), 1326(23:1445-50), 3664(56:1440), 3743(57:1435-40)
    >>>S.O. 31, 1239(22:1410)

Buhler Versatile Inc. see Buhler Industries Inc.

"Building a Nation" see Citizenship and Immigration Standing Committee--Reports, Third

Building a Transportation Security Culture: Aviation as the Starting Point see Air transportation security--Increase, Transport and Government Operations Standing Committee study; Transport and Government Operations Standing Committee--Reports, Ninth

Building an Effective New Round of WTO Negotiations: Key Issues for Canada see Foreign Affairs and International Trade Standing Committee--Reports, Eighteenth

Building codes see Drinking water--Municipal water and sewage systems

Building envelope failure see Condominiums--Vancouver, BC

"Building on Success" see Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons With Disabilities Standing Committee--Reports, Eighth

Building Trust see Parliamentary reform--Canadian Alliance proposals

Buildings see Energy conservation/efficiency; Government buildings

Built heritage see Historic/heritage buildings, sites and monuments

Bulka, Rabbi Dr. Reuven

    >>Scouts Canada National Salute Award, S.O. 31, 6880(108:1110)

Bullying see Violence/violent offences

Bulte, Sarmite (Lib.--Parkdale--High Park; Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Canadian Heritage)

Bulyanhulu mine see Export Development Corporation (EDC)--Tanzania

Bundrock, Sebastian Otto

Bunker fuel see Oil and gas industries--Exports to United States

Buote, Shirley see Special Olympics--Snowshoe competition

Buoys see Marine transportation--Seasonal buoys

Bureau, Héléna see Centennial scholarship

Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement (BAPE) see Water exports--Banning

Bureau of Pension Advocates see Veteran's benefits/pensions

Burg, Avraham see Middle East peace process--Palestinian rights

Burgess, Brea

    >>Regina Lady Cougars basketball team player, etc., tribute, 2251(36:1715)

Burlington, ON

    >>Civic recognition awards, recipients, congratulating, S.O. 31, 12390(202:1410)
    >>See also Earth Day/Week; Health care system--Ontario; Human rights; Palliative care--Facilities

Burlington Arts Centre

    >>Expansion, community outreach programs, enabling, S.O. 31, 5903(91:1400)

Burlington Economic Development Corporation

    >>Economic Developers Council of Ontario Ontario Marketing Awards received, S.O. 31, 11831(193:1405)


    >>Aung San Suu Kyi, opposition leader, Nobel Peac Prize recipient, release from house arrest, o.q., 11229(183:1440)
    >>Democratic regime, actions, Canadian position, o.q., 7610(120:1440-5)
    >>Human rights violations, democratic elections, May 1990, pro-democracy victory, military rulers refusal to accept, demands for release of political prisoners, etc., S.O. 31, 4216(65:1105)

Burnaby--Douglas constituency see Gasoline prices

Burns, Glen Sebastian see Extradition--Offenders committing crimes in other countries

Burns Lake Indian Band

    >>Burns Lake, BC, water and sewer services, taxes owed, Indian Affairs and Northern Development Minister Nault, $10 million duplication in services proposal, 2550-1(40:1050-5)
    >>>o.q., 428(9:1450-5)

Burnt Church First Nation see Lobster fishery

Burton, Andy (CA--Skeena)

Burundi see Kabunda, Arthur

Bury, Brenda see Arts and culture

Bus industry

    >>Deregulation, Senate Transport and Communications Standing Committee studying, o.q., 7610(120:1440)
    >>National safety code standards, 4033-4(62:1020), 4884(76:1225), 4893(76:1325)
    >>>National consistency/standardization, necessity, existing problems, 4913-4(76:1510-5)
    >>Revenues, annual, 4033(62:1020)
    >>Transportation, intercity, use, importance, 4033(62:1020), 4884(76:1225)
    >>see also Airlines--Regional services, Requiring as condition of airline license; Greyhound Lines Inc.

Bus passes see Public transit--Public Service

Bus transportation industry see Motor Vehicle Transport Act, 1987 (amdt.)(Bill S-3)

Buses see Public transit

Bush, George H.W. see United States

Bush, George W. see United States


    >>Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) measures, business registration online web site, etc., o.q., 6593-4(102:1450)
    >>Costs, international comparison, KPMG Study: the Competitive Alternatives: A Comparison of Business Costs in North America, Europe and Japan,
    >>>Foreign investment, reationship, o.q., 8442(134:1450)
    >>>Quebec City, QC, S.O. 31, 8477(135:1410), 8543-4(136:1400)
    >>>Waterloo region, ON, S.O. 31, 8544(136:1400)
    >>Government support, 6818(107:1215)
    >>Regulations, reducing, economic stimulus role, S.O. 31, 8058(128:1410)
    >>See also Aboriginal peoples/communities; Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology--Private sector/business/industry role; Environment; Fredericton, NB; Government grants and contributions; Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)--Reducing, Canada ratifying protocol; Indian bands/reserves--Third party management; Oil prices; Prince Edward Island Business Hall of Fame; Prince Rupert, BC--Economic conditions; Small and medium business; Summit of the Americas (April 2001, Quebec City, QC)

Business Corporations Act see Auberge Grand-Mére--Funding controversy, Grand Mére golf course

Business costs see Foreign investment/ownership

Business Council on National Issues see North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)--United States promoting

Business Development Bank of Canada

    >>Auberge Grand-Mère, Yvon Duhaime, $600,000 loan, recall, Francois Beaudoin, president, dismissal, relationship, 406-7(9:1245-50), 443(9:1635), 855(16:1230), 909(16:1835)
    >>>Bank officials, appearing before Industry Standing Committee, request, o.q., 3396(52:1445)
    >>>Bank president's authority, removal by board, contravention of Financial Administration Act, o.q., 1041-2(19:1425-30), 1161(21:1430)
    >>>Chrétien, Prime Minister, involvement, 384(9:1020), 908-9(16:1830), 2688-9(42:1255), 8447(134:1520), 9228(149:1010), 9230(149:1025)
    >>>>Criminal Code, infringing, Gauthier accusation, 1917(32:1505-10)
    >>>>>o.q., 1828(31:1420-5), 1830(31:1430)
    >>>>Criminal investigation, Clark request, Royal Canadian Mounted Police commissioner rejecting, depth of review, questioning, 908(16:1830), 2699(42:1045-50), 2671(42:1105), 2673(42:1110), 2686(42:1235-40), 4276(66:1500)
    >>>>>o.q., 875(16:1430), 954(17:1430), 957-8(17:1445), 1002(18:1430), 1517(26:1420), 4273(66:1445)
    >>>>o.q., 33(3:1445), 11878(194:1430)
    >>>>Ottawa Citizen, Graham Green exposé, o.q., 12041(197:1505)
    >>>>Owen comment, o.q., 421(9:1420)
    >>>>S.O. 31, 340(8:1415)
    >>>>See also Crown corporations--Cabinet Ministers/Prime Minister, Ethics guidelines
    >>>Documents, Beaudoin possession, forgery allegation
    >>>>Beaudoin home, Royal Canadian Mounted Police raid, seizure proceedings
    >>>>>o.q., 3394(52:1435), 3399(52:1500)
    >>>>>Second raid, December, 2001, personal computer, seizure, journalist, information leak, o.q., 8287(132:1125-30), 8289-90(132:1145)
    >>>>Destruction of documents, bank request to Quebec Justice Silcoff, o.q., 3145(48:1430), 3396(52:1445), 3481(53:1430), 3876(59:1430)
    >>>>Globe and Mail report, further forgery, foreclosure document, chronology of file, descrepancy, o.q., 3986(61:1425), 3988(61:1435)
    >>>>Royal Canadian Mounted Police, investigation, referral
    >>>>>o.q., 2967(46:1435-40), 3481(53:1430), 3876(59:1430), 3986(61:1425), 3988(61:1435), 7163(112:1440)
    >>>>>Proof, lack, o.q., 7902(125:1450), 7965(126:1455), 8006-7(127:1125-30)
    >>>>>Status of investigation, delay, o.q., 4905(76:1435), 4984(77:1415-20)
    >>>>Seizure proceedings, Jean Carle role, o.q., 2967(46:1435), 3213-5(49:1430-5)
    >>>Information Commissioner, request for documents, Luc Provencher, Jean Carle, involvement, o.q., 8007(127:1130)
    >>>Kootenay--Boundary--Okanagan constituency, small western inn, loan recall, double standard, S.O. 31, 2221-2(36:1405)
    >>>Members of Parliament, journalists investigating, computers, records, potential seizure, o.q., 8287(132:1130)
    >>>Proposed answers by bank, Prime Minister's officials preparing, o.q., 772-3(14:1430)
    >>>>Memo, Jean Carle named, Prime Minister Chrétien knowledge
    >>>>>o.q., 954(17:1430), 957-8(17:1445), 1000(18:1420), 1002(18:1430), 1005(18:1445)
    >>>>>Tabling, request, 960(17:1500)
    >>Board of Directors meeting, June 2, 1999, documents, M. for Production of Papers (Clark), agreed to, 5915(91:1510)
    >>Carle, Jean, senior official, former Prime Minister's Office member
    >>>Appointment, executive search firm used, naming, o.q., 530(11:1425-30)
    >>>Auberge Grand-Mère file, involvement, 909(17:1830-5), 5791(89:1725)
    >>>>Document linking to file, alleged forgery, o.q., 3664-5(56:1445)
    >>>>o.q., 157(5:1125), 343(8:1430), 1000-1(18:1420-30), 1005(18:1445), 8720(139:1455)
    >>>November 27, 2000 general election, Liberal Party campaign, role, o.q., 106(4:1430)
    >>>Reputation, opposition Members smearing, condemning, S.O. 31, 8751(140:1400)
    >>Executive appointment process, executive search firms, changing, purpose
    >>>Firms, names, tabled, 699(13:1500)
    >>>o.q., 530(11:1425-30), 605(12:1445), 696(13:1445)
    >>Five year administrative review, bank presidents Beaudoin and Schroder departures, Industry minister Manley ignoring, o.q., 4095(63:1425-30)
    >>Loan approval process
    >>>Haste, Yvonne Duhaime request, interference, o.q., 1161-3(21:1430-5), 1242-3(22:1425-30), 1243-4(22:1430-5)
    >>Richie, Cedric, Chairman of the Board, appointment, Auberge Grand-Mère file, knowledge, briefings, o.q., 157(5:1125-30), 343(8:1430)
    >>See also Prince, Jonas; Transitional jobs fund--Saint--Maurice constituency, Les Confections ST-Élie inc.

Business Development Bank of Canada Act

    >>Five year review, requirement, status, o.q., 1161(21:1425-30)

Business expense deduction see Executive salaries

Business of Supply see Supply--Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee

Business of Supply: Completing the Circle of Control, the see Supply--Procedure and House Affairs Standing Committee

Business of the House

Business registration online web site see Business--Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA) measures

Bussiéres, Pascale see Cannes Film Festival--Quebec

Butter oil see Dairy industry--Dairy substitutes

Butterfly 208 essay and art contest see Developing countries--Knowledge about

Buy-back program see Aboriginal fishing rights--Licences, Boats; Crab fishery--Government actions

By-elections see Elections; Members of Parliament--Political affiliation

Byrd amendment see Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement/dispute--Expiry, Anti-dumping actions by United States--Expiry, Countervailing duties

Byrne, Hon. Gerry (Lib.--Humber--St. Barbe--Baie Verte;Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) as of January 15, 2002)