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E-Commerce Centre see National Research Council (NRC)--Technology centres

E & N railroad see Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway

E-business opportunities round table see Tax reductions--Necessity

E-coli see Drinking water contamination

E-government see Government on-line services (Internet)

E-Lab see Listowel District Secondary School

E-mail see Internet--Wireless e-mail

Eagles see Bald eagles

Early childhood development see Aboriginal peoples/communities; Children

Early Childhood Development initiative

Early retirement see Air Canada--United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Layoffs; Employment insurance--Voluntary early retirement provision

Earth Day/Week

    >>Burlington, ON community clean-up day, S.O. 31, 10350(167:1105), 10643(173:1400)
    >>Haldane Elementary School, Chase, BC, activities, S.O. 31, 10382(168:1355)
    >>Schools, activities
    >>>S.O. 31, 10645(173:1410)
    >>>See also Earth Day/Week--Haldane Elementary School
    >>S.O. 31, 2960(46:1355), 3559(54:1400-5), 10643(173:1400-5), 10644(173:1410)

Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro (1992) see Species at risk (endangered species)--Protecting; Sustainable development--Government departments strategies

Earthquakes

    >>West coast, BC lower mainland, disaster assistance, Canadian Armed Forces participation, lack, CFB Chilliwack closure, impact, 1422(24:1615)
    >>>o.q., 1406-7(24:1440-5)
    >>>S.O. 31, 1450(25:1100)
    >>See also Armenia; El Salvador; India

East Coast Music Awards

    >>Cape Breton nominees, winners, congratulating, S.O. 31, 596(12:1400), 8710(139:1405)
    >>Charlottetown, PE, S.O. 31, 419-20(9:1410)
    >>Gagnon, Annick, urban artist of the year, S.O. 31, 1038(19:1410)
    >>Nominees, winners, congratulating, S.O. 31, 526(11:1410), 767(14:1400)

East Coast Report, The see Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee (1st Sess., 36th Parl.)

East Timor

    >>Independence, declaration of national sovereignty, congratulations, S.O. 31, 11554(188:1410)

East-West Institute

    >>Statesman of the Year Award see Chrétien--References

Easter, Wayne (Lib.--Malpeque)

Eastwood Community School see Aboriginal peoples/communities--Education

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

    >>February 11-7, designating, S.O. 31, 467(10:1100)

Eaton, Timothy see Historic/heritage buildings, sites and monuments

Eaux Vives see Water exports--Saint-Mathieu d'Harricana plant for Eaux Vives

Ebola virus

    >>Possible infection, female patient, Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton, ON, public safety, etc., 2763(42:2240)
    >>>o.q., 345-6(8:1440-5)

EcoAction program see Environment Department

École de médecine vétérinaire de Saint-Hyacinthe

    >>American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation, funding, o.q., 10605(172:1200), 11177(182:1155), 11995(196:1155)

École des Hautes Études Commerciales see Fiscal policy

École Polymécanique de Laval

    >>Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), interior/exterior design award, S.O. 31, 2698(42:1400)

École Polytechnique see Women--Violence against, National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Ecological integrity see Marine conservation areas; National parks

Ecological reserves see Trois-Monts de Coleraine ecological reserve

Ecologically sensitive land

    >>Donating to environmental organizations, 50% capital gain reduction, 144-5(5:1015)
    >>>See also Species at risk (endangered species)--Habitat preservation

Ecology budget see Environment--Economic Statement 2001

Economic Developers Council of Ontario see Burlington Economic Development Corporation

Economic development see Nunavut--Land claims agreement of 1993; Regional development

Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

    >>Canada Jobs Fund, closure, transfer of funds to
    >>>qu., 3353(52:1015)
    >>>Status, o.q., 1328-9(23:1500), 2175-6(35:1150-5), 5665(87:1450)
    >>Canadian flag, requiring flying in exchange for funding, 2161(35:1035)
    >>Centralized approach, lack of community decision-making, 3132(47:2325), 3133(47:2330)
    >>Estimates see Estimates--2001-2002, Main, Industry Department
    >>Gaspé and Îles-de-la- Madeleine region, QC office, projects, benefits, etc., 149(5:1040-5)
    >>>o.q., 2564-05(40:1200)
    >>>S.O. 31, 417(9:1400), 688(13:1405)
    >>Grants, list for all constituencies, r.o., 3804(58:1515), 5439(83:1205)
    >>Idées PME program, Essai-expérimentation component, o.q., 7769(123:1455-500)
    >>Le Massif de Petite-Rivière-Saint-Francois, downhill ski and competition centre, establishment, $10 million contribution, S.O. 31, 816(15:1100), 8544(136:1405)
    >>Members of Parliament access to information on grants in constituency, confidentiality factor, S.O. 31, 5712(88:1110)
    >>Name, changed from Federal-Office of Regional Development-Quebec, 6738(105:1525)
    >>Quebec City, QC area program, o.q., 4401(68:1450)
    >>Regional development, economic growth, assisting, 357(8:1555)
    >>Role, investments, job creation, etc., 12250(200:1310)
    >>>o.q., 10310-1(166:1450)
    >>Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, QC, projects, expenditures, 287(7:1305)
    >>>o.q., 2564(40:1155)
    >>Transitional jobs fund, transfer of funds to, qu., 3353(52:1015)
    >>See also Abitibi--Témiscamingue region, QC; Aluminium industry; Canadian Armed Forces-Bases and stations, St. Hubert, QC; Community futures program--Community Futures Development Corporations; Crab fishery--Spider crab; Exports--Quebec; Marine science and technology--Quebec maritime regions; Mining industry--Quebec; Plants; Société d'aide au développement des collectivités Manicouagan; Société Zoologique de Saint-Félicien; Tourism industry--Montreal, QC; Wind energy--Gaspé region, QC

Economic development conferences see Rural/remote/natural resource communities/regions

Economic growth

    >>10 years, o.q., 7215(113:1145)
    >>24 consecutive quarters, o.q., 4707(73:1445)
    >>2001, during January and February, o.q., 3050-1(47:1415)
    >>Above forecasts, 9718(157:1240)
    >>Beauharnois--Salaberry constituency, excluded, improving, coalition, 359-60(8:1605-15)
    >>Budget 2001 statement, 1.3% for 2001, 1.1% for 2002, 8077(128:1610)
    >>Carleton county, NB, increase, 281(7:1225)
    >>Economic, social inequities, hindrance, 289-90(7:1315-30)
    >>Federal/provincial governments, role, 10852-3(176:1615-25)
    >>Forecasts, declining
    >>>2001 budget, not tabling, 2634(41:1620)
    >>>o.q., 952(17:1415-20), 3609(55:1115), 4904(76:1430)
    >>International comparison, G-7 countries, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), etc., 3856(59:1220), 3920(60:1040), 8112(129:1310), 8316(133:1330)
    >>>o.q., 952(17:1415), 1645(28:1500), 3211(49:1420), 4902(76:1420), 12038(197:1445)
    >>Ireland, measures, 2096(34:1145-50), 2850(44:1355), 3946(60:1300), 3947(60:1310), 9602-3(155:1655)
    >>>European Union (EU), measures, 3377(52:1255), 3378(52:1305)
    >>Job creation, link, 466(10:1055)
    >>Longest period since 1960s, 10(2:1530), 330(7:1740)
    >>>o.q., 1320-1(23:1415-20)
    >>>S.O. 31, 4522(70:1100)
    >>Low, below 1%, etc., o.q., 104(4:1415), 105(4:1420), 1320(23:1415)
    >>Ontario, Progressive Conservative government (Harris), factors, 3857(59:1230), 8260(131:1630)
    >>Ottawa, ON, success, example for other regions, 291-2(7:1335-40)
    >>Preventing, Liberal government (Chrétien), 313(7:1535)
    >>Productivity increase, relationship, 176(5:1320)
    >>Progressive Conservative government (Mulroney) policies responsible, 8182(130:1545)
    >>Provinces, inequities, Alberta and Ontario leading, Liberal government (Chrétien) policies factor, 8113(129:1315)
    >>Tax reduction, relationship, 2096(34:1145), 2097-8(34:1155-200), 10147-8(164:1540-5)
    >>>Brooks, AB, example, 10147-8(164:1545)
    >>>See also Tax reductions--$100 billion
    >>Tax reform, 2319(37:1555)
    >>United States
    >>>Comparison, 2320(37:1600), 3044(47:1340), 8232(131:1310)
    >>>>o.q., 9366(151:1440)
    >>>Influence, 2325(37:1640)
    >>>o.q., 3211(49:1415), 3253(50:1120)
    >>>Unemployment decline, black community, relationship, 9772(140:1610)
    >>>See also Tax reductions
    >>See also Agriculture; Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec--Regional development; Equalization payments; Foreign investment/ownership passim; Government expenditures--Increase, Inflation; Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)--Increase--Reducing; Income tax--Tax points Northern Canada; Social programs--Enhancement;

Economic policy

    >>Manley, Finance Minister, support of former Finance Minister Paul Martin policies, o.q., 12038(197:1445)
    >>Quebec interests, failure to protect, 10948-9(178:1610-5)
    >>See also Environment

Economic sanctions see Iraq--United Nations economic and military sanctions

Economic sovereignty

    >>Branch plant economy, United States domination, impact, 5440(83:1215), 5441(83:1220)
    >>Liberal Party historical support, Walter Gordon, Paul Martin Sr., etc., abandonment, 5441(83:1215), 5442(83:1225)
    >>North American integration, impact, European Union comparison, etc., 5440(83:1210), 5441-2(83:1220)
    >>Orchard, David, position, 5442(83:1225)
    >>United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, relationship, 5440-2(83:1210-25)

Economic Statement 2001 (Economic Update, May 17, 2001)

    >>Forecasts for two years rather than five, o.q., 3927(60:1115), 4069(62:1415), 4092-3(63:1415), 4169-70(64:1415)
    >>Prudence, etc., S.O. 31, 4347(67:1405)
    >>See also Budget 2001--Government presenting; Environment; Inflation--Rate

Economic statements

    >>2001, fall/October, government making, o.q., 5350(82:1500), 5433(83:1135), 5976(92:1425)
    >>2002, June/fall, government making, Finance Minister Paul Martin resignation, relationship, o.q., 12037-8(197:1445), 12101(198:1415), 12104(198:1425-30)

Economic union with United States

    >>Chrétien, Prime Minister, position, o.q., 6928(109:1420)
    >>See also Border, Canada-United States--Security, Trade

Economic Update, May 17, 2001 see Economic Statement 2001

Economy/economic conditions

Ecotourism

    >>Popularity, increasing, 7325(115:1320)
    >>See also Species at risk (endangered species)--Habitat preservation, South Africa

Ecstasy see Drugs/narcotics--Synthetic drugs

Ecuador see Canada-Ecuador Income Tax Convention; Humedica--Canada's Window to the World Project

EDC see Export Development Canada (EDC); Export Development Corporation (EDC)

EDS Canada Inc. see Canada Savings Bonds--Administration

Edmonton, AB see National Research Council (NRC); Nordby, Erika; Retail industry--Sunday shopping; Shoctor, Joe; Singing Christmas Tree; World Athletic Championships (2001)

Edmonton Centre-East constituency

    >>Johansen, Sandra, Canadian Alliance riding board president. S.O. 31, 10875(177:1055)

Edmonton Institution for Women see Penitentiary inmates--Fayette--Glidden

Edmonton International Airport see Air transportation security--Increase, Explosives detection systems

Edmonton Journal see Ovenden, Norm

Edmonton Southwest constituency see McClelland, Ian; Rajotte--References

Edmunston, NB see Trans-Canada Highway--Highway 185

Education

    >>Accessibility, ensuring, 324-5(7:1655)
    >>>Without financial burden or other barriers, Canadian Bill of Rights ensuring, 4535(70:1210)
    >>>>See also Canadian Bill of Rights (amdt.--right to education)(Bill C-362)
    >>Basic adult education, tax credit for government assistance, Employment insurance recipients, etc., Budget 2001 measure, 8079(128:1630), 8147(129:1715), 8314(133:1310), 8452(134:1355), 8768(140:1535), 9698(157:1040), 12277(200:1610)
    >>Budget 2001 see Education--Basic adult education--Disabled and handicapped students--Funding
    >>Canadian Bankers Association, "There's something about money", high school students money management seminar, S.O. 31, 6759(106:1400)
    >>Competition, importance, increasing, 8048(128:1305)
    >>Conference Board of Canada national partners in education awards
    >>>Yarmouth-Shelburne Community Learning Centres, Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce, Nova Scotia winners, S.O. 31, 2908(45:1110)
    >>Disabled and handicapped students
    >>>Crisis, lack of support, 12644(205:1010)
    >>>Study grants, increasing maximum from $5000 to $8000, Budget 2001 measure, 8079(128:1630), 8187(130:1620), 8452(134:1355), 9493(153:1805), 9496(153:1825), 12277(200:1610)
    >>>Youth, accommodating, national standards, establishing, Throne Speech omission, 367(8:1700)
    >>Dropout rate, socio-economic reasons, combatting, 151(5:1055)
    >>>Beauharnois--Salaberry constituency, high, 360(8:1610-5)
    >>Education vouchers, Quebec education system, Action démocratique du Quebec proposal, S.O. 31, 6761(106:1410)
    >>Equity, concerns, 8453(134:1600)
    >>Exams, cheating, lack of concern, 5923(91:1620)
    >>Federal government initiatives, 8314(133:1310)
    >>Federal-provincial jurisdiction factor, 51(3:1645), 76(4:1110)
    >>>Federal intrusion into provincial jurisdiction, 80(4:1135), 183-4(5:1405-10), 283(7:1240), 464(10:1035), 488(10:1255), 3756(57:1605), 8315(133:1315), 8453(134:1605)
    >>Funding
    >>>Budget 1999 and Budget 2000 measures, 8452(134:1555)
    >>>Budget 2001 measures, 8430(134:1335), 8452(134:1555), 8453(134:1600-5), 8461(134:1700)
    >>>>Lack, 8142(129:1640), 8144(129:1650-5)
    >>>Cutbacks, 3037(47:1255), 4457(69:1235), 4458(69:1240), 4460(69:1250), 4461(69:1255), 9694(157:1010)
    >>>>Future implications, 2646(41:1745)
    >>>>Impact, crisis, 12289(200:1745)
    >>>Existing funding, federal government maintaining, 8141(129:1635), 8142(129:1640)
    >>>Federal government, 8143(129:1645), 8812(141:1310)
    >>>>8% of Quebec provincial government expenditures, 8101(129:1155), 8777(140:1645), 12587(203:2145)
    >>>>Lowest level ever, 8221(131:1150)
    >>>>Restoring, 8783(140:1735)
    >>>>See also Government expenditures--New initiatives; Income tax--Provincial income tax, Federal government collecting
    >>>Government expenditures, investments, importance, 8107(129:1230)
    >>>>S.O. 31, 9948(161:1415)
    >>>Revenue, generating, necessity, 3035(47:1235), 3360(52:1055)
    >>>School bus services, transportation costs, Goods and Services Tax rebate, federal government reneging, 9377(151:1550-5)
    >>>o.q., 9369(151:1455-500), 9708(157:1140-5)
    >>>S.O. 31, 8862(142:1100), 9253(149:1400)
    >>>See also Taxation--Federal-provincial tax/fiscal imbalance; Transfer payments to provinces--Cutbacks--Health and education use--Increase
    >>Global access, Canadian contribution, 6648(104:1240)
    >>Graduation, students, congratulating, S.O. 31, 4982(77:1405)
    >>Lifelong learning, government measures, 291(7:1335)
    >>National standards, establishing
    >>>Federal-provincial co-operation, necessity, 3857(59:1230)
    >>>Progressive Conservative Party 1997 election platform, 3755(57:1600)
    >>Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), study, Canadian students, superior skills, S.O. 31, 7893(125:1405)
    >>Private-public partnerships, establishing, 3857(59:1230)
    >>Progressive Conservative Party policy, Canadian Alliance of Students Associations position, 901(16:1735)
    >>Provincial responsibility, benefit, 2643-4(41:1720)
    >>Quality standards
    >>>Improvement, need, 214(6:1350), 2652(41:1825)
    >>>National, consultation process, establishing, 4849(75:1210)
    >>>>See also Education Standards Act (Bill C-379)
    >>School leaving age, 18 years, standardizing, 4850(75:1215)
    >>Science and engineering careers, government promoting
    >>>o.q., 1462(25:1155)
    >>>PromoScience, $1.4 million initiative, o.q., 10604(172:1155)
    >>Special education, Nova Scotia, funding shortfall, 12286(200:1720)
    >>Staying in school, importance, 325(7:1655)
    >>>o.q., 1462(25:1155)
    >>Teachers, shortage, effects, 2652(41:1825)
    >>Two-tier system, trade agreements creating, 2417(37:2705)
    >>See also Aboriginal peoples/communities; Agriculture; Budget surplus--Allocation; Drug and substance abuse--Student drug use; Equalization payments--Nova Scotia; Free trade; Free Trade Area of the Americas--Social impact; General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS); Literacy; Marijuana--Student drug use; Quebec; Registered Individual Learning Account; Schools; World Trade Organization (WTO)--Agreements

Education Benefits Act (Bill C-271)--Peric

    >>First reading, 883(16:1510)
    >>See also Education, post-secondary--Children and spouses of deceased federal enforcement officials

Education, post-secondary

    >>Accessibility, 329(7:1725-30), 3857-8(59:1230), 8454(134:1605)
    >>>Canada Health Act model, legislation, need, o.q., 3258(50:1145)
    >>>Competitiveness, relationship, 11078-9(180:1750-1800)
    >>>Federal-provincial consultation, record, o.q., 4224(65:1145)
    >>>Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, lobbying efforts, S.O. 31, 9750(158:1410), 9823(159:1405), 10081(163:1400)
    >>>Government action, need, 182(5:1400), 2459(38:1725), 2653(41:1825)
    >>>>S.O. 31, 769(14:1410), 8753(140:1410)
    >>>Low-income students, lack, 8157(129:1835), 8846(141:1700)
    >>>>Government policies, 9789(158:1905)
    >>>>>o.q., 8063(128:1440)
    >>>>>Petitions, 11603(189:1525)
    >>>National day of action, students demonstrating, S.O. 31, 8753(140:1410)
    >>>New Democratic Party position, 9789(158:1905)
    >>>Student debt load, preventing, comprehensive strategy, developing, 6822(107:1240), 11078-9(180:1750-5), 11081(180:1815)
    >>>>Petitions, 5628(87:1005)
    >>>>S.O. 31, 9750(158:1410)
    >>Canadian opportunities strategy, 8079(128:1630), 8147(129:1715), 8314(133:1310), 9698(157:1040), 12277(200:1610)
    >>>Canadian millennium scholarships, 11081(180:1810), 11082(180:1820)
    >>>>Enrolment, increase, 18(2:1545), 323(7:1645)
    >>Children and spouses of deceased federal enforcement officials, funding, 883(16:1510)
    >>>See also Education Benefits Act (Bill C-271)
    >>Disabled and handicapped persons, government funding support, $10 million, Budget 2001 measure, 8147(129:1715), 8461(134:1700)
    >>Education tax credit
    >>>Employment Insurance recipients, other government assistance recipients, extending to, Budget 2001 measure, 8079(128:1630), 8768(140:1535), 9698(157:1040)
    >>>Increase, 282(7:1230), 323(7:1645), 2318(37:1545), 2872(44:1605), 8431(134:1340)
    >>>Part-time students, eligibility, 11081(180:1810)
    >>>Scholarships, bursaries, fellowships, exemption, increase, 2290(37:1250), 2872(44:1605), 3916(60:1005)
    >>>See also Income Tax Amendments Act, 2000 (Bill C-22)
    >>Employment requirement, 76(4:1110), 11085(180:1840)
    >>Federal government role, 8430(134:1335), 8432(134:1350), 11081-2(180:1810-5)
    >>Funding, federal, 4464(69:1320), 8155(129:1820), 8356(133:1755)
    >>>Budget 2001 measures, lack, 8840(141:1610)
    >>>Canada Health and Social Transfer (CHST), proportion, decrease, 2098(34:1205), 2643(41:1720), 11083(180:1830)
    >>>>Government addressing, need, 9789-90(158:1905-15)
    >>>>>o.q., 4224(65:1140-5)
    >>>Canada study grants, 12277(200:1610)
    >>>>Scope, expanding, o.q., 10141(164:1455-500)
    >>>Decline, 4437(69:1015-20), 4439(69:1030), 4489(69:1540), 11078-9(180:1755), 11083-4(180:1830-5), 11085-6(180:1845)
    >>>Deficit, $3 billion, 2645(41:1735)
    >>>National grants system, establishing, petitions, 8071(128:1525)
    >>>Nova Scotia, federal funding, increasing, out of province students factor, etc.
    >>>>Tuition, student aid package, improving, 3554(54:1330)
    >>>>S.O. 31, 229(8:1410)
    >>>Restoring, minimal, 2637(41:1640), 2639(41:1650)
    >>Kitchener--Waterloo constituency, institutions, importance, 323(7:1645), 8430-1(134:1335-40)
    >>Medical school, unaffordable, 2868(44:1535), 2652(41:1825), 3857(59:1230)
    >>National standards, Canadian Association of University Teachers, recommendation, S.O. 31, 3658(56:1410)
    >>Professional faculties, unaffordable, 2868(44:1535)
    >>Professors, faculty members, shortage, 2868(44:1535)
    >>Provincial jurisdiction, federal government encroaching, 372(8:1735)
    >>Public Service, recruitment see Public Accounts Standing Committee--Reports, Eleventh
    >>Savings grants, establishing, 323(7:1645)
    >>Scholarships
    >>>Federal funding, 4489(69:1545)
    >>>Taxable status, 11078(180:1750)
    >>Tuition, increasing, 500(10:1410), 3857(59:1230), 8454(134:1605), 8846(141:1700), 11085(180:1840-5), 12282(200:1650)
    >>>British Columbia, 8846(141:1700)
    >>>Funding cuts, responsibility, 2643(41:1720), 11078-9(180:1755), 11084-5(180:1830-40)
    >>>Student protests, February 6, 2002, etc., o.q., 8756(140:1430)
    >>United States, Canadian part-time students, prohibition, United States, September 11 terrorist attacks, impact, S.O. 31, 12033(197:1420)
    >>See also Aboriginal peoples/communities; Child support payments; Universities and colleges

Education Standards Act (Bill C-379)--Harb

Education tax credit see Education--Basic adult education; Education, post-secondary

Effects of Salmon Farming in British Columbia on the Management of Wild Salmon Stocks, The see Salmon, Pacific--Protecting

Efford, R. John (Lib.--Bonavista--Trinity--Conception; elected in by-election May 13, 2002)

EFTA see European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Egan, Chris see United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--Canadian victims

Egg and poultry industry

    >>Baytril, antibiotic, use, approving, o.q., 1828-9(31:1425)
    >>Canadian Chicken Marketing Agency, supply management board, 670(12:2215), 682(12:2335)
    >>Canadian Egg Marketing Agency, supply management board, 670(12:2215), 682(12:2335)
    >>Canadian Turkey Marketing Agency, supply management board, 670(12:2215), 682(12:2335)
    >>Saskatchewan, contributions, 5694(87:1830)
    >>Thriving, 646(12:1925)
    >>See also Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement--Agricultural products

Eggleton, Hon. Art (Lib.--York Centre; Minister of National Defence until May 26, 2002)

Eghbal, Marc Habib see Child abduction

Egyon, Atom see Armenian genocide

EH Industries Ltd. see Sea King helicopters--Replacements

Eid ul-Adha

    >>Festival of Islam, celebrating, S.O. 31, 1714(29:1405)

EKOS Inc see Agriculture and Agri-Food Department--Communications branch

El Salvador

    >>Earthquakes, humanitarian/emergency aid, etc., Canada response, 278(7:1200)
    >>>o.q., 159(5:1135), 775(14:1440)
    >>>S.O. 31, 23(3:1400), 102(4:1405)
    >>See also Free trade--Central American countries; Sugar industry--Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement

Elcock, Ward see Terrorism/terrorists--Canadian activities

Elderly persons see Drinking water contamination--Water borne diseases

Eldorado Nuclear Limited see Cameco Corporation

Eldorado Nuclear Limited Reorganization and Divestiture Act and Petro-Canada Public Participation Act (amdt.)(Bill C-39)(36th Parl., 2nd Sess.) see Natural resource industries--Legislation

Eldorado Nuclear Limited Reorganization and Divestiture Act and Petro-Canada Public Participation Act (amdt.)(Bill C-3)--Minister of Natural Resources (Goodale)

    >>First reading, 164(5:1200)
    >>Second reading, 809-15(15:1000-55), 830-41(15:1210-325), agreed to, 841(15:1325)
    >>Aboriginal Affairs, Northern Development and Natural Resources Standing Committee
    >>>Referral, 841(15:1325)
    >>>Reported, without amdt., 2177(35:1205)
    >>Report stage, concurrence, agreed to, 3153(48:1515)
    >>Third reading, 3153-73(48:1515-730), 3199-204(49:1305-35), agreed to, on recorded division, 3423-4(52:1750), passed.
    >>Royal Assent, 5113(78A:1700). Chap. 18, S.C. 2001
    >>See also Natural resource industries--Legislation

Elected officials

    >>Income tax exemption for expense allowances, eliminating, 1653(28:1555)
    >>>See also Income Tax Act (amdt.--allowances paid to elected officials)(Bill C-296)

Election financing see Political parties--Financing

Election promises

    >>Broken, Cabinet Ministers appearing before Parliamentary committee, 8426(134:1300)
    >>Costs, o.q., 27(3:1415-20), 104(4:1415), 1045(19:1445)
    >>Government keeping, Throne Speech commitment, 10(2:1530)
    >>Keeping commitments, Quebec, bridges and roads, 971-2(17:1620-5)
    >>Liberal government (Chrétien) breaking, 399-402(9:1200-15), 410(9:1310), 12299(200:1900)
    >>>S.O. 31, 2531(39:1410)
    >>Liberal Party Members of Parliament against own promise, 859(16:1225), 864(16:1330)
    >>New Democratic Party, promising everything to everyone, not having to deliver, 922(17:1110)
    >>Reality, differences, 66(3:1835), 485-6(10:1230-5)
    >>See also Employment insurance--Legislation, Employment Insurance Act (amdt.)(Bill C-44)(36th Parl., 2nd Sess.), Amending; Environment--Liberal Party election promises; Ethics Counsellor--Independence, Liberal Party; Highways and roads--Quebec, Federal government funding; Infrastructure--Quebec; Liberal government (Chrétien); Pyrite damage--Compensating victims; Shipbuilding industry--Government election promises

Elections

    >>36th general, 1997
    >>>Liberal government (Chrétien), receiving 38% of vote, forming majority government, 934(17:1230), 945(17:1340), 10534(170:1950)
    >>>See also Elections--Voter turnout, 37th general; North Vancouver constituency
    >>37th general, November 27, 2000
    >>>$200 million cost, better uses, 931(17:1210), 2325(37:1640), 2577(40:1320-5)
    >>>58% voter turnout, 58(3:1745), 183(5:1400), 264(7:1035), 285(7:1250), 318(7:1610), 353(8:1525), 355(8:1535), 369(8:1715), 372(8:1730), 396(9:1140), 398-9(9:1155-200), 451(9:1730), 670(12:2215), 912(17:1010), 1274(22:1835), 1287(22:2015), 2023(33:1900), 8606(137:1240)
    >>>>Liberal Party percentage, 404-5(9:1230-5), 914(17:1020), 921(17:1105)
    >>>Calling, economic conditions factor, possible recession, 1474(25:1320)
    >>>Candidates, thanking, 58(3:1745), 62(3:1810), 320(7:1625)
    >>>Chief Electoral Officer report, including comments about consultation with returning officers, not all returning officers consulted, 2838(44:1225)
    >>>Legislation dying on Order Paper, 7324(115:1310)
    >>>Ontario, Liberal Party receiving 2.3 million votes, winning 100 seats, Canadian Alliance receiving 1 million votes, winning 2 seats, disparity, 945(17:1340), 970-1(17:1615)
    >>>Personal campaign, issues ignored, 263-4(7:1025-35), 269-70(7:1105)
    >>>Popular vote, government 38%, opposition parties 62%, 8349(133:1700)
    >>>Problems, Bloc Québécois submission to Chief Electoral Officer, 2822(44:1025)
    >>>Quebec results
    >>>>Liberal Party increasing number of seats, 4468(69:1355)
    >>>>Separatist Bloc Québécois receiving 36% of vote, federalist parties receiving 64% of vote, 397(9:1150), 972(17:1625)
    >>>Unnecessary, political opportunism, 185(5:1415), 246(6:1710), 285(7:1250), 372(8:1730), 931(17:1210), 586(12:1245-50), 1251(22:1555), 3891(59:1555), 5931(91:1720)
    >>>See also Budget deficit; Business Development Bank of Canada--Carle; Canadian Alliance--2000 general election; Chief Electoral Officer's Report; Government expenditures--Governor General's special warrants; Gun control/guns--Responsible Firearms Owners Coalition of British Columbia; Liberal Party; Tax reductions--$100 billion over five years; Western provinces--Alienation, Comments during
    >>Advance polling, 1-800 information line, Elections Canada, unreliable, 1058-9(19:1600-5)
    >>Advertising
    >>>Blackout periods, 1070(19:1725), 1089(20:1025), 3191(49:1200)
    >>>Broadcasts, limiting to registered political parties, 3181(49:1050)
    >>By-elections, May 13, 2002, message to Liberal government (Chrétien), S.O. 31, 11491(187:1115)
    >>By-elections, provincial see Newfoundland
    >>Campaigns, costs, 2869(44:1540)
    >>Candidates, numbers, unlimited, 969(17:1605)
    >>Constitutional regulations, 3177-8(49:1025)
    >>Current system, status quo, working well, stable system, etc., 978(17:1705), 980(17:1715)
    >>>Liberal government (Chrétien) defending, 979-80(17:1715)
    >>Declined vote ballot, introducing, 2441(38:1525), 7885-92(124:1825-920)
    >>>See also Canada Elections Act (amdt.--declined vote ballot)(Bill C-319)
    >>Election expenses
    >>>Leadership campaign funding, including, Chief Electoral Officer recommendation, government position, o.q., 10309(166:1445)
    >>>Limits
    >>>>Adjustments based on final eligible voter numbers, 1070(19:1725), 1111(20:1210)
    >>>>High level, 12311(200:2035)
    >>>Reimbursement, registered parties, voter percentage criteria, 2% nationally and 5% of constituency vote, 1057-8(19:1600), 1111(20:1210)
    >>>Self-employed persons, volunteer time, expense, calculating, removals, 3185-6(49:1125)
    >>Electoral process, fairness and transparency, 1064-5(19:1650-5), 1110-1(20:1210)
    >>First past the post winner system, 943-4(17:1335), 970(17:1610)
    >>>1997 election, Reform Party, 19% of vote, 60 seats, Progressive Conservative Party, 19% of vote, 20 seats, imbalance, 912(17:1010), 914(17:1025)
    >>>Benefits, 917-9(17:1045-50)
    >>>Canada, United States and India, use, 913-4(17:1020-5), 942(17:1325)
    >>>>United Kingdom, inclusion, 920(17:1055-100)
    >>>Distorted, divisive and undemocratic, 912(17:1010), 916(17:1035)
    >>>International comparisons, 912(17:1010)
    >>>Maintaining unity in country, 943(17:1330)
    >>>>United States, spectacular failure, 943(17:1330)
    >>>Majority governments, 977-8(17:1705)
    >>Fixed date, 318(7:1615), 946-7(17:1350-5), 974(17:1640), 5957(92:1135), 8178(130:1515)
    >>>o.q., 3317-8(51:1450)
    >>>See also Parliament of Canada Act and Canada Elections Act (amdt.--fixed election dates)(Bill C-421)
    >>Geographically bound constituencies, electing single member, 917(17:1040), 976(17:1655)
    >>>Maintaining, Royal Commission on Electoral Reform and Party Financing (Lortie) recommendation, 918(17:1050)
    >>Immigrants, landed, voting rights, extending, M. (Hill, J.), 9611-9(155:1810-910)
    >>>Dropped from Order Paper, 9619(155:1910)
    >>Independent candidates and small political parties, fewer rights than larger political parties, 946(17:1345), 1054-6(19:1535-50), 3179-80(49:1035-45), 3187(49:1135)
    >>>Free political advertising/broadcast time, reduced, 1055(19:1545), 1057(19:1555)
    >>>Right to issue tax receipts between elections, access to final voters list, denial, 1055(19:1545), 1057(19:1550-5), 1110-1(20:1210-5), 3181(49:1050-5), 3187(49:1135)
    >>Invalid votes, reducing, 918(17:1045)
    >>Mandatory voting, establishing, 1059(19:1605), 1068(19:1710)
    >>Open and fair manner, 972(17:1625)
    >>Permanent voters list see Elections--Voters' list, permanent
    >>Political party, official recognition, printing name on ballot, 50 candidate rule, constitutionality, 1110(20:1205), 3176(49:1010), 3178-9(49:1030), 3182(49:1055-100)
    >>>12 candidates minimum proposal, 731(14:1000), 923(17:1115-20), 1052-3(19:1525), 1056(19:1550), 1060(19:1610), 1062(19:1625-30), 1064-6(19:1645-55), 1067(19:1705), 1069-70(19:1715-25), 1089(20:1005), 1091(20:1015), 1094-6(20:1035-55), 1110(20:1205), 2837(44:1215), 3176(49:1015-20), 3179-80(49:1035-40), 3182(49:1100), 3186(49:1125), 3188-9(49:1145)
    >>>>See also Canada Elections Act and Electoral Boundaries Readjustment Act (amdt.)(Bill C-9)
    >>>15 candidate minimum, 1991 Lortie Commission recommendation, 1052(19:1525), 1070(19:1725), 3176(49:1015), 3189(49:1145)
    >>>By-elections, 3181(49:1050), 3186(49:1130), 3189(49:1145)
    >>>Figueroa case, Ontario Court of Appeal ruling, 923(17:1130), 1052-3(19:1520-30), 1055(19:1545), 1069-70(19:1720-5), 1089(20:1005), 1111(20:1205), 2827(44:1055), 2829(44:1115), 2837(44:1215), 3175(49:1010), 3181-2(49:1055-100), 3186(49:1125), 3189(49:1145)
    >>>Financial assistance, tax benefits, 50 candidate criteria, 1110(20:1205), 1110-1(20:1210-5), 3175-6(49:1010), 3179(49:1035)
    >>>>Reasonable limit, Ontario Court of Appeal ruling, 1052(19:1520)
    >>>Single issue parties, 1094(20:1040)
    >>Polling stations, access, 1064(19:1645), 2822(44:1025)
    >>Power of attorney, voting on behalf of mentally incapacitated elector, 7907(125:1525)
    >>>See also Canada Elections Act (amdt.--voting in place of mentally incapacitated elector by power of attorney)(Bill 418)
    >>Process
    >>>Relevance, 3184(49:1110)
    >>>Supreme Court of Canada role, 2831(44:1130)
    >>Proportional representation, 404(9:1230), 922(17:1115), 924(17:1125), 931-2(17:1210-5), 968(17:1600), 975(17:1650), 977-81(17:1705-25), 2035(33:2025), 2499(39:1010-5), 2833(44:1145), 3184(49:1110-5), 12779(207:1505)
    >>>1923 vote in House of Commons, 914(17:1025), 925(17:1130)
    >>>Assists regionalism, 913(17:1015)
    >>>Australia model, 929(17:1200), 932(17:1215), 943(17:1330-5), 946(17:1350)
    >>>Benefits, 318(7:1610), 320(7:1625), 973(17:1635)
    >>>Bloc Québécois position, 929-30(17:1200)
    >>>Bryden position, 942(17:1320)
    >>>Canadian Alliance position, 937(17:1250), 972(17:1630)
    >>>Candidates/Members, party leadership selecting not constituency grassroots, 940-2(17:1310-20), 963(17:1520)
    >>>Coalition governments, 917(17:1045), 927-8(17:1145)
    >>>Commonwealth Parliamentary Association debates, 962(17:1515)
    >>>Debate, media ignoring, 926(17:1135)
    >>>Debated in House, history, 925(17:1130)
    >>>Different formulas, 913(17:1020)
    >>>Disadvantages, 927(17:1145)
    >>>Downside, not suited to constituency work as traditionally practiced, 918(17:1050)
    >>>Economic benefits, greater growth, efficiency, etc., Jankowski study, 973(17:1635)
    >>>Fairness and balance, 921(17:1105), 981(17:1725)
    >>>France, rejecting, 917(17:1045), 920(17:1100)
    >>>Implementation, lack of consensus, 918(17:1050)
    >>>Implementing when elected, Prime Minister Chrétien statement when Leader of the Opposition, 1061(19:1625)
    >>>International comparisons, 932(17:1215)
    >>>Institute for Research on Public Policy position, 918(17:1050)
    >>>Liberal government (Chrétien) dismissive attitude, 935(17:1235), 939(17:1305)
    >>>M. (Nystrom), 4378-88(67:1755-855)
    >>>>Dropped from Order Paper, 4388(67:1855)
    >>>Media coverage of debate, lack, 937(17:1245-50)
    >>>Members, accountability to constituents or party, 928(17:1150)
    >>>Minority governments, 942(17:1325), 975(17:1645)
    >>>Minority groups, disabled, women, etc., benefitting, 927(17:1145), 929(17:1155-200), 935(17:1235), 962-4(17:1515-25), 968(17:1600)
    >>>Minority viewpoint well represented, 912(17:1010), 935(17:1235)
    >>>Minimum vote threshold, 916(17:1035)
    >>>Mixed member system, half elected constituency by constituency, half elected according to party proportional vote, 978(17:1710)
    >>>>Germany model, 915(17:1030), 919-20(17:1055-100), 946(17:1350), 1066(19:1700)
    >>>Modifications, impact, 920(17:1100-5)
    >>>Multiple parties, 916(17:1035)
    >>>Necessity, Denis Pilon article, November-December 2000 issue, Canadian Dimension, 938-9(17:1300)
    >>>New Democratic Party position, 912(17:1010), 920(17:1100), 946(17:1345), 960-2(17:1505-15), 972(17:1625), 978(17:1705), 1066(19:1700), 9355(151:1340), 9375(151:1535)
    >>>New Zealand model, 921(17:1105), 925(17:1130), 946(17:1350)
    >>>Open and transparent system, 939(17:1300)
    >>>Opposition parties supporting, failed to win last elections, 970(17:1615)
    >>>Options, all-party committee reviewing, making recommendations, 915-6(17:1030-5), 919(17:1055), 925(17:1130), 926-7(17:1140), 930(17:1200), 932-4(17:1220-30), 936(17:1240-5), 938(17:1255), 965(17:1530), 973-4(17:1635-40), 975(17:1650), 1062(19:1630)
    >>>>o.q., 5086(78:1440-5)
    >>>Party designating region to be represented by member, if no direct election, 920(17:1100)
    >>>Political stability issue, 917(17:1045)
    >>>Pre-Franco Spain, 100 parties, 913(17:1015)
    >>>Progressive Conservative Party position, 935(17:1235)
    >>>Public interest, lack, 918-9(17:1050), 933(17:1220)
    >>>Pure list system, 979(17:1710)
    >>>>Israel model, 946(17:1350)
    >>>Quebec, 928(17:1150)
    >>>Regional issues, ability to raise, 934-6(17:1230-40)
    >>>Regional or provincial basis, not nationwide, 919-20(17:1055-100)
    >>>Regional parties, resulting, 919(17:1050-5)
    >>>Regional representation, 978(17:1705)
    >>>Representative of voters' wishes, 972(17:1630)
    >>>Rural areas, uncertainty, possible reduced representation, 939(17:1305)
    >>>Scotland, Ireland and Wales, 913(17:1020), 971(17:1615)
    >>>Small and new political parties, 927(17:1145)
    >>>Small, one issue parties, holding balance of power, 917(17:1045), 942(17:1325)
    >>>Special interest groups, influence, 940(17:1310)
    >>>Testing in provinces, 939(17:1305), 974-5(17:1645)
    >>>Two classes of Member of Parliament, constituency representative and party representative, 976(17:1655)
    >>>Ukraine, 60 parties, 913(17:1015)
    >>>United Kingdom, partial system, 914(17:1025)
    >>>Voter turnout higher, 972(17:1630)
    >>>See also Farmers/farms--Government neglect; Members of Parliament--Independence; National unity; Proportional Representation Review Act (Bill C-322)
    >>Provincial elections see British Columbia
    >>Proxy voting, 2824(44:1035)
    >>>Unexpected illness or business outside constituency, after special ballot deadline, permitting, 6086(94:1540)
    >>>See also Canada Elections Act (amdt.--proxy voting)(Bill C-401)
    >>Regionalism, 912(17:1015), 927(17:1140)
    >>>Combatting, 975(17:1650)
    >>>Current system encouraging, 916(17:1035)
    >>>Proportional representation system, relationship, 937-8(17:1255-300)
    >>>See also Elections--Proportional representation, Assisting regionalism
    >>Results
    >>>Broadcast blackout in regions where polls still open, 1089(20:1005)
    >>>Speedy return, 918(17:1045-50)
    >>Returning Officers
    >>>Appointment by Chief Electoral Officer, eliminating patronage, 928(17:1150-5), 1063-4(19:1640-5), 1274(22:1840), 3184(49:1115)
    >>>>Quebec model, 1063(19:1640)
    >>>Independence from political process, Lortie Commission recommendation, 967(17:1545)
    >>>Public, open, transparent competition, 966-7(17:1535-50)
    >>Right to vote, penitentiary inmates, Supreme Court of Canada ruling, 2831(44:1130)
    >>Run off elections, elected Members must get 50% plus of vote, 935(17:1235)
    >>System, reform
    >>>Replacement, settling by citizen referendum, 946(17:1350)
    >>>See also Electoral reform
    >>Third party advertising, restrictions, 1054(19:1540), 1065(19:1655), 1068(19:1710), 2030(33:1950), 2837(44:1220), 3178(49:1030), 3190-3(49:1155-220), 10530(170:1915)
    >>>Alberta Court of Queen's Bench granting injunction, Supreme Court of Canada overturning, 3190(49:1150-5), 12312(200:2040)
    >>>Liberal government (Chrétien) enacting, 389(9:1050)
    >>>List of donors and value of expense, reports, filing, 3190(49:1150)
    >>>National Citizens' Coalition charter challenge, 923(17:1120), 12311(200:2035)
    >>Transferable vote system (preferential ballot), 977-8(17:1700-10)
    >>Two-tier system, 2871(44:1550)
    >>>Liberal Party position, 1058(19:1600), 1110(20:1210)
    >>Voter alienation, 1999(33:1625)
    >>Voter turnout, decline, 912-4(17:1010-20), 919(17:1055), 927(17:1140), 930-1(17:1205-10), 966(17:1540), 968(17:1555), 971(17:1620), 979-81(17:1715-25), 1062(19:1630), 1998(33:1620-5), 2023(33:1900), 2071(33:2430-5), 2074(3:2450), 3183(49:1105), 7788(123:1730), 8456(134:1625), 10064(163:1145), 10528(170:1855), 10532(170:1930), 12248(200:1250)
    >>>>Decrease from 36th general election, 62(3:1815), 1274(22:1835)
    >>>Proportional representation system remedying, 918(17:1045), 975(17:1650)
    >>>Protest participation increase, relationship, lack of trust in representatives, 766(14:1355)
    >>>Reasons, 1059(19:1605), 2021(33:1850)
    >>>Remedies, 1067(19:1705), 1089(20:1005)
    >>>See also Elections--37th general, 58%
    >>Voters cards, place and time of voting, left in lobbies of apartment buildings, 1064(19:1645)
    >>Voters, eligibility
    >>>Establishing at polling station, 968-9(17:1600-5)
    >>>Expansion, 1053(19:1530)
    >>>Proof of citizenship, producing, 1059(19:1605)
    >>Voters' list, permanent, 2071(33:2435)
    >>>Accuracy, voters left off list, mobility of population, new housing subdivisions, new citizens, etc., impact, 404(9:1230), 939(17:1300-5), 1057(19:1555), 1066(19:1655), 1067-9(19:1705-20), 1089-90(20:1005-10), 1095(20:1045-50)
    >>>>o.q., 696(13:1445)
    >>>Costs, 1069(19:1720)
    >>>Enumeration system, reverting to, 1068(19:1710)
    >>>Last minute additions, 1064(19:1645)
    >>>Proper enumeration needed, 1058(19:1600), 1095-6(20:1050-5)
    >>>Provincial access to set up similar systems, Canadian Armed Forces voters excluded, correcting, 3189-90(49:1150)
    >>Voting age, lowering from 18 years to 16 years of age, 228(6:1505), 1264-71(22:1730-810), 1274(22:1835)
    >>>See also Canada Elections Act (amdt.)(Bill C-213)
    >>Voting process, alternative methods, electronic voting, pilot projects/tests, House of Commons and Senate Committees approval necessary, 111(20:1215), 2824(44:1035), 2826(44:1050), 2829-30(44:1110-25), 2835(44:1155), 2836-7(44:1205-15), 3182(49:1055), 3187(49:1135), 3189(49:1150)
    >>>Senate Committee role, consultative only, approval resting with House of Commons Committee, 2821(44:1010), 2822-4(44:1020-40), 2826-32(44:1045-1135), 2833(44:1145), 3182(49:1055)
    >>Women candidates, encouraging, 918(17:1045)
    >>See also Canada Elections Act; Indian bands/reserves; Nunavut--Land claims agreement of 1993, Accountability of aboriginal governments; Poverty--Government initiatives; Trois-Rivières, QC--Mayor