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Small business desks see Small and medium business--Trade with United States

Small Business Week

Small craft harbours see Ports/harbours


Smart border agreement see Border, Canada-United States

Smart house installations see Home care

Smith, Pte Nathan see Canadian Armed Forces--Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Afghanistan mission

Smithers Airport see Air transportation security--Increase, Passenger surcharge, Airport security fees

Smog see Air pollution/smog

Smoking see Tobacco taxes


    >>Anti-smuggling initiative, results, 375(8:1750), 10954(178:1700)
    >>See also Border, Canada-United States--CANPASS customs preclearance process; Cigarette smuggling; Immigration--People smuggling

Snakes see Massasauga rattlesnake

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

    >>Technology Partnerships Canada loan, 8808(141:1235)

Sniff products see Inhalants and sniff products

Snow see Toronto, ON; Tourism industry--Algoma-Manitoulin constituency

Snow crab see Crab fishery

Snowbirds see Canadian Armed Forces

Snowbirds (Canadian winter residents in United States)

    >>United States immigration rules, new, exemption, o.q., 11599(189:1455)


    >>2005 World Snowboard Championships, Whistler, BC, awarded, S.O 31, 12389(202:1410)


    >>Cross-Canada winter trail, British Columbia Snowmobile Federation, promoting
    >>>Revelstoke, BC area trails, elimination due to caribou danger, 9929(161:1140-5)
    >>>S.O. 31, 8751(140:1400)
    >>See also Species at risk (endangered species)--Landowners, Prosecution

Snuneymuxw Band see Aboriginal land claims--British Columbia


    >>Members of Parliament-House of Commons Pages annual tournament, S.O. 31, 4781(74:1410), 11120(181:1355)
    >>Participation, promotion, government-Fédération Internationale de Football Association, letter of intent, S.O. 31, 8282(132:1105)
    >>World Cup 2010, Canada bidding, government support, o.q., 4790(74:1500)
    >>Girls under 19 world cup
    >>>Canada, hosting, S.O. 31, 12997(211:1110)
    >>>Government contribution, $500,000, o.q., 4790(74:1500)
    >>See also Citizenship--Rodriguez

Social assistance

    >>British Columbia, residence requirement, federal government preventing by holding back cash transfers, 4440(69:1040), 4444(69:1105-10), 4463(69:1310)
    >>Gosselin v. Quebec, Supreme Court of Canada case, right to adequate levels of social assistance, S.O. 31, 6659(104:1410)
    >>Quebecers receiving, increase, 2417(37:2705)

Social conditions see Discrimination and racism

Social contract see Health care funding--Federal government share

Social Credit Party see Canadian Alliance

Social deficit

Social development fund see Americas

Social housing see Housing

Social infrastructure see Jonquiére constituency

Social insurance numbers

    >>Identity fraud, security solutions, government measures, software proposal, rejection, o.q., 5346(82:1435), 5488(84:1455)
    >>System integrity, World Wide Web access, jeopordizing, government position, o.q., 5867-8(90:1440)
    >>See also Employment insurance; National identity card--Universal photo identification card; Protection of Privacy (Social Insurance Numbers) Act (Bill C-357)

Social issues see Canadian values--Maclean's magazine poll

Social policies

    >>International reputation, 2390(37:2400)
    >>Liberal government (Chrétien)
    >>>"Pass the buck" approach, 1573(27:1215), 2104(34:1245)
    >>>Priorities, election/non-election time, differences, 2103(34:1245)
    >>Research and development, national convention, government sponsoring, o.q., 8486(135:1500)
    >>See also National security--Definition

Social programs

    >>Canadian benefit system, reindexation, Budget 2000 measure, o.q., 4590(71:1450)
    >>>Economic growth, increase, 2326-7(37:1650), 3035(47:1235)
    >>>Government commitment, 177(5:1325)
    >>>Throne Speech, lack, S.O. 31, 25(3:1405)
    >>Expenditures, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) ranking, 4489-90(69:1540-50)
    >>Federal cutbacks
    >>>Provinces, effects, 2108(34:1320)
    >>>See also Income tax--Tax points, Government cutbacks
    >>>Restoring, public priority, 2317(37:1540), 2318-9(37:1550), 3971(61:1250)
    >>>Trudeau/I. McClelland conversation, 9054(145:1750)
    >>>See also Income tax--Provincial income tax, Federal government collecting, Health care
    >>Improving, fully funding, etc., 8107(129:1230)
    >>Liberal government (Chrétien)
    >>>Commitment maintained, 9718(157:1240)
    >>>Cutbacks, 2628(41:1535)
    >>>>Budget deficit, elimination, relationship, 3552(54:1315)
    >>>>Canadian Alliance encouraging, position, 3545(54:1220)
    >>>Ignoring, 2107(34:1310), 3034(47:1235)
    >>Progressive Conservative government (Mulroney), cutbacks, 2628(41:1535), 2630(41:1550)
    >>Quebec, cutbacks, governmental responsibility, 151(5:1055)
    >>Reform, Canadian Alliance position, 6813(107:1130)
    >>Tax reductions, effects, 2317-8(37:1540-5)
    >>See also Airlines--United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Layoffs; Budget surplus; Budgets--Balanced, Liberal government (Chrétien); Canada-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement--Similarity of political cultures; Canadian values--Maclean's magazine poll; Employment insurance; Federal-provincial jurisdiction--Federal intrusion into provincial jurisdiction; Free Trade Area of the Americas-Social impact; Globalization/global economy/marketplace; Government expenditures--Necessity; Government grants and contributions--Expenditures; Homelessness; Immigration--Family reunification; Income tax--Tax points, Trust factor; National debt--Reduction; Tax reductions--$100 billion; Trade agreements--Canadian sovereignty; World Trade Organization (WTO)

Social science research see Humanities and Social Sciences federation of Canada; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

    >>Estimates see Estimates--2001-2002, Main, Industry Department
    >>Government funding, 9487(153:1720)
    >>>Waste, $100 million annually, 8861(142:1050)
    >>Projects, funding
    >>>$53 million, o.q., 4590(71:1450)
    >>>$120 million, 2164(35:1055)
    >>>Examples, 2164(35:1055), 2182(35:1230)
    >>See also Research and development--Northern Canada

Social security

    >>Canadian citizens, United States social security benefits, taxation relief, requesting, 1109(20:1200), 1653(28:1600)
    >>>o.q., 1106(20:1145), 4907(76:1440), 11008(179:1440)
    >>>Petitions, 1655-6(28:1610), 8293(132:1205)
    >>See also Canada-Slovak Republic Social Security Agreement; Income Tax Act (amdt.--exemption from taxation of 50% of U.S. social security payments to Canadian residents)(Bill C-298)

Social services see Centre for Research and Education in Human Services; Single parents

Social Union Framework Agreement

    >>Access to comparable social programs for all Canadians, 12579(203:2045)
    >>Federal intrusion into provincial jurisdiction, 80-1(4:1135), 4049(62:1210)
    >>Government introducing without mandate, 4002(61:1550-5)
    >>Provinces withdrawing, premiers threat, April 30, 2002 deadline, 8458(134:1635)
    >>>Signing, refusal, 3999(61:1530), 8302(133:1140), 12587(203:2145)
    >>>Special status, not offered, 7294(114:1840)
    >>>Three year review, negotiations, renewal without consent, o.q., 8645(138:1450)
    >>See also Income tax--Tax points


    >>Failure, Stockholm Progressive Summit conference, 9250(149:1345)
    >>See also Liberal government (Chrétien)

Société d'aide au développement des collectivités du Manicouagan

    >>E-business advisory services, Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec funding, S.O. 31, 10875(177:1055)

Société de la faune et des parcs du Québec see Species at risk (endangered species)

Société de recherche et développement en aquaculture see Aquaculture

Société littéraire de Laval

    >>Literary competition, second annual, winners, congratulating, S.O. 31, 3924(60:1105)

Société zoologique de Saint-Félicien

    >>Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec $10 million contribution to Centre de conservationde la biodiversite boréale, S.O. 31, 3736(57:1405)

Societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCAs) see Animals--Humane societies

Society for International Hockey Research see Hockey--Windsor, NS

Sockeye salmon see Salmon, Pacific--Skeena River fishery

SOCODEVI project see Guatemala

Software see Computer software

Softwood lumber industry

    >>Canada's largest industry, 1681(29:1025-30), 1683(29:1045)
    >>Exports to China, Dr. Hui Chi Ming role, S.O. 31, 12100(198:1405)
    >>Ontario, north, importance, 1686(29:1100)
    >>Quebec, importance, 1683(29:1045)
    >>See also Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement/dispute; Forest industry; Lumber industry; Trade--United States

Soil resources see Agriculture

Soirée des Masques

    >>Theatre awards, recipients, congratulating, S.O. 31, 216(6:1400-5), 296(7:1400)

Soirée du hockey, La see Hockey Night in Canada

Solar energy

    >>Calgary, AB, 3122(47:2220)
    >>Developing, etc., 898(16:1710), 12084(198:1155)
    >>See also Nuclear energy--Energy alternatives

Solberg, Monte (CA--Medicine Hat)

Solicitor-client privilege see House of Commons proceedings--Rules

Solicitor General Department

    >>Estimates see Estimates--2001-2002, Main--2001-2002, Supplementary (A)
    >>MacAulay, Minister, not running department, MacAulay remarks, 6533(101:1540)
    >>See also Borders, international--Security, Canada Customs and Revenue Agency Responsibility; National sex offender registry--Responsibility/maintenance; Terrorism/terrorists--Combatting

Solomon, Larry see Farm income crisis

Solvent abuse see Aboriginal peoples/communities--Drug and substance abuse


    >>Canadian Armed Forces peacekeeping operation, torture incidents, 10577(171:1655)
    >>Humanitarian aid, Canada participation, o.q., 10499(170:1440-5)

Somme, Battle of the see World War I

Sorenson, Kevin (CA--Crowfoot)

Sorocéanu, Alexandra

    >>Expo-sciences, Quebec science fair, winner, S.O. 31, 3736(57:1405)

SourceCAN see Electronic commerce (Internet)

Souris--Moose Mountain constituency see Anthrax (terrorist use, threat/cases)--Mail

South Africa see HIV/AIDS--Developing countries; Mandela, Nelson; Species at risk (endangered species)--Habitat preservation; Tuberculosis--Combatting

South African War (Boer War)

    >>Canadian participation, tribute, S.O. 31, 11984-5(196:1100)

South Asian Heritage Month/Day

    >>South Asian immigrants, Ontario recognizing, S.O. 31, 11121(181:1400)

South Easthope Township, ON

    >>Country Roads: The Story of South Easthope, book launching, S.O. 31, 467(10:1055-1100)

South Lebanon see Middle East conflict

Southam Inc.

    >>Southam newspapers, centralized editorial policy, condemning, government action, o.q., 8009-10(127:1145)

Southeast Asia

Southern Africa

    >>Political upheaval, famine, drought, $34.2 million Canadian International Development Agency humanitarian aid
    >>>o.q., 12881(209:1440-5)
    >>>S.O. 31, 12995(211:1105)

Southwest Airlines Co. see Air Canada--Financial and management problems

Southwick, E. Michael see Children--Family

Sovereignty see Canadian sovereignty; Economic sovereignty; Free trade--Democracy; International agreements, conventions and treaties; Land title; Quebec separation/sovereignty; Trade agreements; United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--United States response, Canadian participation; World Trade Organization (WTO)


    >>Weaponization of, United States plans, Canada position
    >>>o.q., 9296(150:1430)
    >>>S.O. 31, 11710(191:1105)

Space exploration

    >>NEAR satellite, landing on an asteroid, data transmission to earth, etc., S.O. 31, 870(16:1405)

Space stations see International Space Station; Mir Space Station


    >>Aznar, Prime Minister Jose Maria, visit to Canada, S.O. 31, 4345-6(67:1400)
    >>See also Elections--Proportional representation, Pre-Franco Spain; Fishing--Atlantic stocks, Overfishing; Terrorism/terrorists--Suspects; Trade

Spanish Civil War, 1936-39 see Veterans--Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion

Spanking see Children--Discipline; Corporal punishment

Sparks property see Gatineau Park

SPCAs see Societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals (SPCAs)

Speaker of the House of Commons

Special Committees see Drug and substance abuse--Combatting, Methods; Modernization and Improvement of Procedures of House of Commons Special Committee; Non-Medical Use of Drugs Special Committee

Special debates

    >>Afghanistan, United States and United Kingdom special anti-terrorism operations, Canadian Armed Forces participation, Committee take note, M. (Eggleton), 8359-400(133:1850-2415)
    >>Airlines, difficulties, Committee take note, M. (Boudria), 5800-29(89:1830-2200)
    >>Budget 2001, pre-budget consultations, House take note, M. (Boudria), 6807-32(107:1055-355), 6847-62(107:1530-730)
    >>>Amdt. (Day), 6813-4(107:1140)
    >>Health care system, review, Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (Romanow), House take note, M. (Boudria), 12563-98(203:1900-2300)
    >>House of Commons proceedings, Rules (Standing Orders), modernization, Committee take note, M. (Boudria), 3437-73(52:1855-2305)
    >>Natural resource industries, Committee take note, M. (Boudria), 3089-137(47:1840-2355)
    >>Summit of the Americas (April 2001, Quebec City, QC), House take note, M. (Boudria), 2341-423(37:1825-2745)
    >>Terrorism/terrorists, combatting, international measures/actions, Committee take note, M. (Boudria), 6111-61(94:1905-2555)
    >>United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, (World Trade Center, New York City, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania)
    >>>M. (Chrétien), 5115-36(79:1105-1355), 5146-56(79:1500-1615), deemed adopted, 5214(79:2355)
    >>>United States response "Operation Infinite Justice", Canadian participation, Prime Minister Chrétien-President George W. Bush September 24, 2001 meeting, Committee take note, M. (Boudria), 5391-5417(82:2030-2355)
    >>World Trade Organization (WTO), ministerial meeting, Doha, Qatar, Committee take note, M. (Boudria), 6937-68(109:1510-915)

Special Economic Measures Act

    >>Review, clear guidelines for Canadian companies investing abroad, qu., 4949-50(77:1030)
    >>Stengthening, o.q., 2309(37:1450), 3395(52:1440), 3613(55:1140)

Special Economic Measures Act (amdt.)(Bill C-332)--Lalonde

    >>First reading, 2785(43:1520-5)
    >>See also Human rights--Violations, Activities of Canadian companies

Special education see Education

Special interest groups see Elections--Proportional representation system; Infrastructure Canada Program; Marine conservation areas--Departments

Special Olympics (Winter Games, Anchorage, AK)

    >>Snowshoe competition, Shirley Buote, Prince Edward Island, bronze and silver medal winner, S.O. 31, 1634(28:1405)

Special prosecutor see Ethics Counsellor--Independence

Special Retirement Arrangements Act

    >>Amending, 7411(117:1005), 7719(122:1230)
    >>>See also Fisheries Prices Support Act repeal and technical amendments (amdt.)(Bill C-43)

Special warrants see Heating Expenses One Time Relief

Species at Risk Act (Bill C-5)--Minister of the Environment (Anderson)

Species at risk (endangered species)