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L`@venue-Centre Internet communautaire

    >>Information technology training centre, Community Access Program funding, etc., S.O. 31, 11374-5(185:1410)

L'Almanach du peuple 2001 see Government contracts--Sponsorship program, Groupe Polygone

L'Anse aux Meadows

    >>Viking settlement see Ingstad, Helge--Archaeologist

La Catapulte Theatre see Ontario Lieutenant-Governor's Awards for the Arts

La Fédération des femmes du Québec

    >>Barbot, Vivian, newly elected president, congratulating, S.O. 31, 4582(71:1410)

La Grande Parade du Canal Lachine see Lachine Canal

La Guardia Airport see Discrimination and racism--Babra

La Journée de travail invisible see Labour force--Invisible work

La Loche, SK see Oil sands--Employment

La Maison Le Baluchon

    >>Youth support organization, 10th anniversary, S.O. 31, 9701(157:1105)

La Mauricie National Park see National parks--Canadian Heritage Department, Mismanagement, Auditor General's report

La répétition see Cannes Film Festival--Quebec

La Vérendrye School

    >>2002 science, technology and informatics fair, S.O. 31, 11830(193:1400)

Labelling see Packaging and labelling

Laboratories see Biological and chemical weapons/terrorism


    >>Government legislation, S.O. 31, 3389(52:1410)
    >>Government policies criticized, S.O. 31, 11043-4(180:1410)
    >>See also Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement--Environmental and labour side agreements--Labour side agreement; Canada Labour Code; General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)--Health Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour; International Workers Day (May Day); Labour/disputes/strikes/lockouts; Labour rights; Labour standards; Marine transportation; Occupational health and safety; Wages and salaries

Labour adjustment program see Banks and financial institutions--Human resources development labour adjustment program funding

Labour disputes/strikes/lockouts

    >>Employment Insurance Act, Regulation 53, workforce return to work requirement, repeal, petitions, 3804(58:1515)
    >>>85% rule, 2515(39:1205)
    >>>See also Employment insurance--Benefits, Regulation 53
    >>Strikebreakers, prohibiting use
    >>>Federal jurisdiction/Public Service, prohibiting use of strikebreakers, 12195(199:1525)
    >>>>And ensuring essential services provided, 7271(114:1535)
    >>>>>See also Canada Labour Code and Public Service Staff Relations Act (amdt.--scabs and essential services)(Bill C-413)
    >>>>o.q., 11048(180:1435), 12194(199:1520)
    >>>>See also Canada Labour Code (amdt.)(Bill C-472)
    >>>Vidéotron ltée strike, relationship, o.q., 12884(209:1455-500)
    >>Government, proactive measures, need, S.O. 31, 816-7(15:1100)
    >>See also Air Canada; Buhler Industries Inc.; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography; Cargill Limited; Collective agreements; Collective bargaining; Grain industry; Marine transportation--Labour factors; National Gallery of Canada; Para Transpo; Ports/harbours; Public transit--Vancouver, BC; United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--Canadian response, Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)

Labour force

    >>Economic slowdown, effects, Throne Speech omission, 62(3:1810)
    >>Free trade agreements, rights, effects, 2343(37:1840)
    >>G-8 countries ministers meeting, Montreal, QC, April 2002, o.q., 10935(178:1440)
    >>Invisible work, unpaid workforce, La Journée de travail invisible, recognizing, S.O. 31, 2699(42:1405)
    >>Mobility, apprenticeship, curriculum, training, national standards, need, 164-5(5:1205)
    >>New Democratic Party, support see Automobile industry--Labour force
    >>Right to work legislation, implementing, necessity, 3859(59:1240-5)
    >>Rights see Labour rights
    >>>Emploi-Quebec, $700 million transferred to, efficiency, criticism, 246(6:1715)
    >>>Employment insurance, surplus, use, 559-60(11:1745), 9608(155:1740)
    >>>Human Resources Development Department role, 76(4:1105)
    >>>>Loans and grants system, studying, Quebec, opting out, o.q., 3935(60:1200)
    >>>Importance, 8147(129:1715)
    >>>>Prime Minister Chrétien's concerns, Throne Speech Address in Reply, 1965, statements, 20(2:1605), 290(7:1320), 291(7:1335), 325(7:1655), 331(7:1745)
    >>>Manpower training programs, Quebec, transfer to provincial government, stakeholders preferring federal programs, 12250(200:1310)
    >>>Provincial responsibility, federal transfer, 467(10:1055), 484(10:1220)
    >>>Skills and learning agenda, 8307(133:1220), 8309(133:1235)
    >>>>Budget 2001 measures, $1.1 billion, 8313(133:1300), 8341(133:1550), 8768(140:1535-40)
    >>>Skills development, industry sector councils role, funding increase to $60 million, Budget 2001 measure, 8079(128:1630), 9493(153:1805), 12277(200:1610)
    >>>Trade skills, Budget 2001 measure, $15 million, 9493(153:1805)
    >>See also Canada Pension Plan Investment Board--Board of directors; Productivity--Quebec labour force

Labour Market Development Agreement see Employment insurance

Labour mobility

    >>Quebec barriers, 801(14:1720)
    >>>Ontario retaliatory measures, federal government role, S.O. 31, 9095(146:1405)

Labour relations see Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)--Status

Labour rights

    >>Unions, role, 6565(102:1130)
    >>See also Colombia--Human rights violations; Costa Rica; Export Development Corporation (EDC); Free trade; Free Trade Area of the Americas; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passim; Summit of the Americas Peoples Summit (April 2001, Quebec City, QC)--Forums; Trade agreements--Social concerns

Labour shortages see Small and medium business

Labour sponsored investment funds see Fonds de solidarite des travailleurs du Québec; Senegal

Labour standards

    >>Developing countries, Canadian trading partners, lack, S.O. 31, 3389(52:1410)
    >>See also Export Development Corporation (EDC); Free trade--Developing countries; Free Trade Area of the Americas; North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)--Environmental and labour standards accords; Trade agreements--Canadian sovereignty

Labrador see Hydro-electric power--Transmission line from Labrador to markets

Lac Beauport, QC see Skiing--Freestyle skiing

Lac Brome, QC

    >>Brome Lake duck see Summit of the Americas (April 2001, Quebec City, QC)--Reception

Lac-Mégantic region, QC see Tourism industry

Lac-Saint-Jean--Saguenay constituency see House of Commons vacancies

Lac-Saint-Pierre, QC see Drinking water contamination

Lachine Canal

    >>Reopening after 30 years, La Grande Parade du Canal Lachine, S.O. 31, 11985(196:1105)

Ladies of Nunavut, The see Nunavut

Lady Baden-Powell Award see Girl Guides

Laferrière, Éric see Summit of the Americas (April 2001, Quebec City, QC)--Security measures, Police conduct

Lafleur, Alexandre see Trade--China, Team Canada Trade mission to China and Hong Kong

Lafleur Communications Marketing see Government contracts--Sponsorship program

Lafleur, Jean see Government contracts--Sponsorship program, Lafleur Communications Marketing

LaForest Review Committee see Canadian Human Rights Commission

Laframboise, Mario (BQ--Argenteuil--Papineau--Mirabel)

Lafrance, Martin see Montgolfière Aventure

Lake Huron see Marine transportation--Safety factors, measures, Accidents

Lake Louise see Bow River--Water quality

Lake Manitoba Fisher's Association see Fishers

Lake Michigan see Nuclear waste--United States, Yucca Mountain, Nevada disposal proposal

Lake of the Prairies

Lake Saint-Pierre, QC

    >>World heritage site, designating, 4003(61:1555)
    >>See also Canadian Armed Forces--Artillery test range

Lake St. Francis National Wildlife Area see National wildlife areas--Funding adequacy

Lake Superior see Water exports--Export permits

Lake Superior special advisory committee see Marine conservation areas

Lakeland aboriginal task force see Indian bands/reserves

Laliberté, Gérard

    >>Deputy Principal Clerk, Committees Directorate, House of Commons, departure, tribute, 12962(210:1500)

Laliberte, Rick (Lib.--Churchill River)

Lalonde, Francine (BQ--Mercier)

Lalumière, Catherine see Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)--Failure; Trade agreements--Investor-state dispute settlement provisions

Lambert, Hon. Marcel

    >>Former House of Commons Speaker see Legislative process--Report stage, Motions

Lambton--Kent--Middlesex constituency

    >>Ur, thanking constituents, 332(7:1750)
    >>See also Agriculture

Lamoureux, Jake

    >>Volunteer, Order of Canada recipient, congratulating, S.O. 31, 4471(69:1405)

Lanctôt, Robert (BQ--Châteauguay)

Lanark--Carleton constituency

    >>Description, 361(8:1620)
    >>Reid, thanking constituents, 361(8:1620)

Lanaudière region, QC see Regional development--International day

Land mines (anti-personnel mines)

    >>Banning, international treaty
    >>>Canadian role, 12130(198:1735)
    >>>Expanding to include cluster/fragmentation/scatter bombs, o.q., 7450-1(117:1455)
    >>>Greece and Turkey ratifying, S.O. 31, 3050(47:1410-5)
    >>>Landmines Awareness Week, S.O. 31, 1453(25:1110-5), 9408(152:1105)
    >>>o.q., 1410(24:1500)
    >>>S.O. 31, 2850-1(44:1355-400)
    >>Children, victims, fundraising, S.O. 31, 11553(188:1405)
    >>>November 30, 2001 fundraising dinners
    >>>>"Night of a Thousand Dinners", S.O. 31, 5905(91:1410), 7759(123:1405)
    >>>>S.O. 31, 6252-3(96:1410)
    >>>South Lebanon, S.O. 31, 6832(107:1355)
    >>Defensive use, benefit to soldiers, Anders position, 8384-5(133:2205)
    >>Destruction of stockpiles, Ukraine, Canadian assistance o.q., 2309(37:1450)
    >>Survivors, Landmine Survivors Network's Raising the Voice initiative, Canada support, S.O. 31, 7759-60(123:1405)
    >>See also Canadian Land Mine Fund

Land Mines Awareness Week see Land mines (anti-personnel mines)--Banning

Land title

    >>Sovereignty of, petitions, 5915(91:1510)

Landfill sites see Waste

Landry, Hon. Bernard see Quebec

Landry, Yves see Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation

Langley--Abbotsford constituency see White, R.--References


    >>Spoken, other than two official see Members of Parliament

Lansdowne Outdoor Recreational Development Association see Environment--Cadets Caring for Canada

Lantic Sugar Limited

    >>Reorganization, Hochelaga--Maisonneuve constituency plant, company-union co-operation, etc., 5725(88:1225), 6563(102:1110)
    >>See also Sugar industry--Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement

Lapointe, Hon. Senator Jean. (Lib--Saurel)

    >>References see Youth justice system--Reform

LaPrade see Canada Community Investment Plan (CCIP)--Shawinigan, QC

"Larry King Live", CNN program see Terrorism/terrorists--Millennium threats; United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--United States response, Canadian Armed Forces, Chrétien

Lastewka, Walt (Lib.--St. Catharines)

    >>Basciano, Nick, S.O. 31, 5766-7(89:1410)
    >>Blood samples, 4129-30(63:1835-40)
    >>Blood Samples Act (Bill C-217), 4129-30(63:1835-40)
    >>Border, Canada-United States, o.q., 11599(189:1435)
    >>Bradley, Jim, S.O. 31, 11375(185:1415)
    >>Chernobyl nuclear disaster, S.O. 31, 3139-40(48:1400)
    >>Firefighters/emergency response personnel, 4129-30(63:1835-40)
    >>Free trade, S.O. 31, 7563(119:1440)
    >>Globalization, global economy/marketplace, o.q., 3484(53:1445)
    >>Grantham Lions Club, S.O. 31, 10492(170:1405)
    >>Great Lakes watershed/basin, o.q., 8646(138:1455)
    >>Governor General's Literary Awards, S.O. 31, 7256(114:1400)
    >>Industrial Research Assistance Program, o.q., 10841(176:1455)
    >>Industry, Science and Technology Standing Committee, 10683(174:1005), 12612(204:1510)
    >>Innovation, o.q., 11452(186:1450)
    >>International Space Station, S.O. 31, 9253-4(149:1405)
    >>Mack Alumni Association, S.O. 31, 4393(68:1410)
    >>National Flag Day, S.O. 31, 8862(142:1100)
    >>National Sleep Awareness Week, S.O. 31, 6413(99:1400)
    >>Police, 4129-30(63:1835-40)
    >>Plum pox virus, o.q., 3667(56:1455)
    >>Research and development, o.q., 8553(136:1450)
    >>Trade, o.q., 10652(173:1450)
    >>Ukraine, S.O. 31, 7440-1(117:1400)
    >>United States, September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks, S.O. 31, 5136-7(79:1400)
    >>University research, o.q., 10091(163:1455)
    >>Wine industry, o.q., 1774(30:1150)
    >>Wright, Richard B., S.O. 31, 7087(111:1400)

Late show see House of Commons proceedings--Adjournment proceedings

Latimer, Robert

Latin America see Trade; World Trade Organization (WTO)

Laurentian Pilotage Authority see Marine transportation--Pilotage

Laurentides region, QC see Regional development--International day

Laurier, Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid

Lauzon, Veronique see Sentences (convicted criminals)--Conditional sentences, Serious/violent offenders

Laval Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    >>Awards, S.O. 31. 11489(187:1105)
    >>Savard, Danielle, election as President, S.O. 31, 6252(96:1405)

Laval, QC

    >>Economic activity, infrastructure, strong, 19(2:1555)
    >>Industrial park, s.o. 31, 12031(197:1405)
    >>See also Biotechnology industry; Dunamis and Meritas Gala; High technology industry; Olympics, 2002 Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States); Pharmaceutical industry; Prix Mercador; Warnex Inc.

Laval East constituency

    >>Description, 19(2:1555-600)
    >>See also Health care funding--$21 billion additional, Quebec provincial government

Laval region, QC see Tourism industry--Grands Prix du tourisme québécois awards

Laval Symphony Orchestra see ADISQ Gala--Quebec performing arts

Laval University

    >>Research funding, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Quebec and private sector, S.O. 31, 8638(138:1410)
    >>See also Volleyball--Canadian Men's University Volleyball Championships

Laval West constituency

    >>Royal Canadian Legion Branch 251, accessibility, improvements, volunteer efforts, S.O. 31, 10876-7(177:1105)

Laval West Liberal Association

    >>Ottawa visit, tribute, S.O. 31, 11296(184:1410)

Lavelle, Patrick see Crown corporations

Lavigne, Raymond (Lib.--Verdun--Saint-Henri--Saint-Paul--Pointe Saint-Charles; resignation effective March 25, 2002)

    >>Highways and roads, S.O. 31, 426(9:1440)
    >>Income Tax Act (amdt.--public transportation costs)(Bill C-209), 4431(68:1815-20)
    >>Liberal Party, S.O. 31, 4393(68:1410)
    >>Library of Parliament Standing Joint Committee, 4135(64:1005)
    >>>M., 4135(64:1005)
    >>Public transit, 4431(68:1815-20)
    >>References see House of Commons vacancies--Verdun--Saint-Henri--Saint-Paul--Pointe Saint-Charles constituency

Lavoie, Martin

    >>Deputy Principal Clerk, Committees and Parliamentary Associations, retirement, tribute, 2918-9(45:1200)

Law, Kelly see Olympics, 2002 Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States)--Canadian team, Curling

Law and order see Ottawa, ON

Law Commission of Canada

    >>Estimates see Estimates--2001-2002, Main, Justice Department
    >>See also Employment insurance--Eligibility, Family business

Law enforcement officials

    >>Illegal acts committed in course of investigations
    >>>Accountability, civilian oversight, 7954(126:1350-5), 7967(126:1505-10), 7969(126:1520)
    >>>Group/individual designation, 7953(126:1350), 7967(126:1505)
    >>Intimidation see Justice system--Judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officials
    >>Resources, legal/financial, adequacy, 7968(126:1510), 7969(126:1525)
    >>Tools see Internet crime--Combatting
    >>See also Drug and substance abuse

Law of the Sea

    >>United Nations Convention see Fisheries

Lawyers see Federal Court of Canada--Judges; Legal aid; Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

Lay, Marion see Carol Anne Letheren International Sport Leadership Award--Women

Lay, Robert

    >>House of Commons employee, House Leader and Chief Whips offices, death, tribute, S.O. 31, 11832-3(193:1410)

Layoffs see Job losses/layoffs

Lazutina see Sports--Amateur, Anti-doping

Le Breton Flats, Ottawa, ON see Canadian War Museum

Le Concours Rousseau International Law Competition

    >>McGill University, Montreal, QC, participants, S.O. 31, 11488(187:1100)

Le Courrier-Laval

    >>First place finish among Quebec's weeklies, congratulating, S.O. 31, 4581(71:1405)

Le Dain Commission see Drug and substance abuse--Combatting, Methods

Le Dain, Gerald see Drug and substance abuse--Policies

Le Droit see Ottawa, ON--Bilingualism

Le Livre noir du Canada anglais see Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)--Lester

Le Massif de Petite-Rivière-Saint-Francois see Economic Development Agency

Le Pen, Jean-Marie see Refugees--Security risks, Canadian Alliance position

Lead see Fishing

Lead mine see Faro, YT

Leadership Network

    >>Estimates see Estimates--2001-2002, Main, Privy Council Office

Leafe Rapids, MB see Ruttan Mine

Leamy Lake Park

    >>Hull--Aylmer constituency, golf course proposal, environmental impact, petitions, 10039(162:1215)

Learning accounts see Registered Individual Learning Accounts (RILA)

Learning disabilities

    >>March, learning disabilities month, public awareness campaign, S.O. 31, 1591(27:1410)

Learning Disabilities Association of Canada see Pesticides--Regulatory system, Precautionary principle

Leasing see Banks and financial institutions--Automobile leasing of Canada for the Regions of Quebec


    >>Francophone culture, growth, Quebec artists contribution S.O. 31, (181:1400)
    >>See also Land mines (anti-personnel mines)--Clearing/removal

Lebel, Ghislain (BQ--Chambly; Ind.--Chambly as of August 20, 2002)

LeBlanc, Dominic (Lib.--Beauséjour--Petitcodiac)

    >>Aboriginal fishing rights, 376(8:1800)
    >>Aboriginal peoples/communities, o.q., 112(4:1455)
    >>Acadians, M. (Bergeron), 7460-1(117:1600-5)
    >>Atlantic Blue Cross Care, S.O., 31, 4657(72:1415)
    >>Atlantic Canada, 376(8:1800)
    >>>o.q., 12353(201:1155)
    >>Atlantic investment partnership, 376(8:1800)
    >>Auberge Grand-Mère
    >>>M. on supply (Day), 2683(42:1220)
    >>Beauséjour--Petitcodiac constituency, 375-6(8:1755-800)
    >>Bradshaw, references, 375(8:1755)
    >>Bravery, S.O. 31, 1400(24:1410)
    >>Business Development Bank of Canada, S.O. 31, 8751(140:1400)
    >>Canada Labour Code, o.q., 1775(30:1155)
    >>Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement/dispute, o.q., 5717(88:1135)
    >>Canadian Coast Guard, S.O. 31, 8321(133:1400)
    >>Canadian International Development Agency, o.q., 4531-2(70:1150)
    >>Computer software, S.O. 31, 4582(71:1410)
    >>Deaf and hearing impaired persons, M. (St-Hillaire), 12363-4(201:1305-10)
    >>Employment insurance, 375-7(8:1800-5)
    >>Fisheries, 12898(209:1655), 12901-3(209:1720-30)
    >>>o.q., 10139(164:1445)
    >>Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee, 11179(182:1205)
    >>>M. (Casey), 12898(209:1655), 12901-3(209:1720-30)
    >>Francophones, S.O. 31, 7443(117:1415)
    >>Francophonie, S.O. 31, 9881(160:1415)
    >>Francophonie Games (Ottawa-Hull 2001), o.q., 695(13:1440)
    >>International Translation Day, S.O. 31, 5710(88:1100)
    >>Kilger, references, 375(8:1755)
    >>Leblanc, references, 375(8:1755)
    >>Léger, Raoul, o.q., 7680(121:1440)
    >>National security, o.q., 8869(142:1140)
    >>Obhrai, references, S.O. 31, 8709(139:1400)
    >>Official languages policy (Bilingualism), o.q., 8922(143:1440), 9027(145:1445), 9832(159:1455)
    >>Privilege, LeBlanc (unparliamentary language), 7572(119:1550)
    >>Public Works and Government Services Department
    >>>Estimates, Committee of the Whole consideration under S.O. 81(4)(a), 12161-2(198:2140-5)
    >>>Family, thanking, 375(8:1755)
    >>>Father, great-great grandfather, former Members of Parliament, 375(8:1755)
    >>>Political career, 375(8:1755)
    >>>See also Acadians--Apology, Quebec National Assembly; Beauséjour--Petitcodiac constituency
    >>Species at Risk Act (Bill C-5), 9112-3(146:1555-600)
    >>Species at risk (endangered species), 9112-3(146:1555-600)
    >>Spielo Gaming International, S.O. 31, 4168(64:1405)
    >>Throne Speech, 376(8:1805)
    >>>Address in Reply, M. (Macklin), 375-7(8:1755-805)
    >>Tourism industry, S.O. 31, 12600(204:1410)
    >>Trade, o.q., 3616-7(55:1155)
    >>United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), S.O. 31, 6761-2(106:1415)
    >>World War II, S.O. 31, 6880(108:1105-10)
    >>Youth Orchestra Festival, S.O. 31, 11166(182:1055)

Leblanc, J.P.

    >>House of Commons employee, 35 years service, tribute, S.O. 31, 1974(32:1405)

Leblanc, Right Hon. Roméo see National Responsible Fisheries Awards and Roméo Leblanc Medal

Lécuyer, Const. Benoît

    >>Police officer, killed in line of duty, tribute, S.O. 31, 9459(153:1410)

Leduc, Jean-Michel see Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation--Excellence awards, Beauharnois-Salaberry constituency

Lee, Derek (Lib.--Scarborough--Rouge River; Parliamentary Secretary to Leader of the Government in the House of Commons until September 12, 2001)