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The Hansard Index is the key to information about what is said by Members of Parliament in the House of Commons during the 37th Parliament, 1st Session. The subject entries will either provide reference to a page number or, a combination of page number followed by the issue sitting number and time checks in the daily Hansard.

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UBCM see Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM)

Ucluelet, BC

    >>Fish plants closed, workers laid-off, employment insurance denied, crisis, S.O. 31, 770(14:1415)


    >>Presidential election results, fairness and transparency in question, Canada position, o.q., 1834(31:1450)


    >>1932-33 famine, 7 million deaths, November 24, National Day of Remembrance, S.O. 31, 7440-1(117:1400)
    >>See also Canada-Ukraine relations; Elections--Proportional representation; Land Mines (anti-personnel mines)--Destruction of stockpiles; Nuclear waste--Russia

Ukrainian Canadians see Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival

Ukranian Canadians Restitution Act (Bill C-331)--Mark

    >>First reading, 2784-5(43:1520)
    >>See also World War I--Internment/internees

Umbrella group of countries see Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)--Reducing

Uncle Tom's Cabin see Historic/heritage buildings, sites and monuments

Underground economy

    >>Increase, taxation factor, DRI-WEFA study, o.q., 9193(148:1415-20)
    >>see also Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CCRA)--Auditors

Unemployment rate

UNEP see United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Unfunded liability see Government finances

Unibroue see Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)--Labelling, Exports

UNICEF Canada see United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; Youth--Youth rights

Uniform Law Conference of Canada see Impaired driving--Ignition interlock system

Uniforms see National parks--Policing

Union Carbide see Species at risk (endangered species)--Protecting

Union des producteurs du Québec (UPA) see Farm Credit Corporation--Amendments

Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) see Marine conservation areas--Consultations

Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) see Terrorism/terrorists--Bin Laden, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)


    >>Membership and dues payment, voluntary, etc., federal jurisdiction, 11056(180:1530)
    >>>See also Right to Work Act (Bill C-453)
    >>See also Air transportation security--Increase, Canada Air Transport Security Authority--Increase, Personnel and service contractors, Workers; Confederation des syndicats nationaux (CSN); Fédération des traivailleurs et traivailleuses du Québec; International Union of Elevator Constructors; Investment--Encouraging; Labour rights; Lantic Sugar Limited--Reorganization; Public Service

United Arab Emirates see Trade

United Kingdom

    >>Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre see Daillaire, Romeo
    >>Blair, Right Hon. Tony, Prime Minister, Address to both Houses of Parliament, February 22, 2001, 1082-7(19:1030-1110)
    >>>Bloc Québécois, decorum, 1740(29:1650), 1743(29:1710)
    >>>M. (Lee), agreed to, 619(12:1620)
    >>>S.O. 31, 1035(19:1400)
    >>>See also Free trade; Pensions--British; Terrorism/terrorists--Combatting; United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--Canadian response
    >>House of Lords see Senate--Reform/modernization
    >>See also Air 2000; Appendices to Hansard; Black, Conrad; Budgets; Canadian Armed Forces--Joint Task Force 2; Cattle industry; Elections--First past the post system; Foot and mouth disease passim; Free Trade Area of the Americas--Parliament; House of Commons proceedings--Rules (Standing Orders); Iraq--United States and United Kingdom bombing raids; Justice system--Miscarriage of justice, Process; Legislative process--Report stage, Modernization--Time allocation/closure; National sex offender registry; Parliamentary reform; Terrorism/terrorists--Activites--Combatting, Anti-terrorist legislation

United Nations

    >>Annan, Kofi, Secretary-General
    >>>Nobel Peace Prize winner, tributes, 6071(94:1410)
    >>>See also Drug and substance abuse--National drug strategy; Free trade--Developing countries
    >>Security Council
    >>>Resolution 1373 (2001) see United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
    >>>Syria, membership, sponsoring terrorist groups record, Canada position, 5841(90:1120), 6341-2(97:1630-5)
    >>>>o.q., 5293(81:1445-50)
    >>>See also Border, Canada-United States--Security; Middle East conflict--Palestinians; Refugees--Claimants, Terrorists/terrorism links; Terrorism/terrorists--Combatting
    >>See also Aboriginal peoples communities--Economic and social conditions; Canada--Best country in the world; China--Human rights violations; Foot and mouth disease--Globalization; International Year of Mountains; Iraq; Middle East conflict; Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve; Sierra Leone--Human rights violations; Sustainable development--National progress report; Terrorism/terrorists--Activities--Combatting; United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks

United Nations Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks see Fisheries

United Nations Commission on Human Rights

    >>Anti-Israel resolutions, Canada position, o.q., 10032-3(162:1140)

United Nations committee on economic, social and cultural rights see British Columbia--Liberal government (Campbell), Non-governmental organizations

United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment see Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture

United Nations Convention on Biodiversity see Species at risk (endangered species)--International agreements

United Nations Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Fauna see Species at risk (endangered species)--International agreements

United Nations Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora see Species at risk (endangered species)--International agreements

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea see Fisheries

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child see Children--Rights

United Nations Convention on the Suppression of Terrorist Bombings see Terrorism/terrorists

United Nations Convention on the Suppression of Terrorist Funding see Terrorism/terrorists

United Nations Convention on Wetlands see Species at risk (endangered species)--International agreements

United Nations conventions see Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity; Children--Rights; Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)--Stockholm Convention; Refugees--Determination process

United Nations Day

    >>October 24, founding of United Nations, adopting of United Nations Charter, etc., 56th anniversary, S.O. 31, 6517-9(101:1405-10)

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights see International Human Rights Day

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) see International Mother Language Day--February 21; Multiculturalism--Parliamentarians friendship group; Species at Risk Act (Bill C-5)--Biodiversity; World Poetry Day--March 21

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

    >>Anderson, Environment Minister, named President, S.O. 31, 416-7(9:1355)
    >>Global 500 Youth Environment Award, Jean-Dominic Lévesque-René, recipient, S.O. 31, 4469-70(69:1400)
    >>See also Greenhouse gas emissions (Climate change/global warming)--Reducing; Marine environment--Land based activity/pollution; Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)--Stockholm Convention

United Nations Fisheries Agreement see Fisheries--United Nations Agreement on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change see Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)--Reducing

United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change see Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)

    >>Halloween, October 31, UNICEF Day, fund raising campaign, support, requesting, S.O. 31, 6414(99:1405), 6760-1(106:1405), 6761-2(106:1415)

United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development see Americas--Social development funding; International capital markets/financial transactions--Tobin tax proposal

United Nations Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish traffic in persons see Women

United Nations Special Session on Children see Children

United Nations World Conference on Racism see Discrimination and racism

United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

    >>Multiculturalism, acceptance, promoting, S.O. 31, 6878(108:1100)

United Parcel Service (UPS) see Canada Post Corporation--Courier services

United States

    >>Anti-American sentiment
    >>>Members of Parliament expressing, 5843(90:1135), 5853(90:1300)
    >>>United States policies, criticism, confusing with, 9341(151:1150)
    >>>See also Canadian identity
    >>Bush, George H.W., former President see Canada-United States relations--Chrétien
    >>Bush, George W., President see Air transportation security--Increase, United States measures; Anti-ballistic Missile Treaty (1972)--Outdated; Border, Canada-United States--Security, Chrétien; Canada-United States relations--Chrétien; Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement/dispute--Expiry of agreement, Chrétien; Energy--North American continental energy strategy/agreement/free trade--United States energy plan; Environmental assessment--Legislation; Free Trade Area of the Americas--Fast tracking--United States President Bush position; Georges Bank--Moratorium; Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)--Reducing; Income tax agreements, conventions and treaties--Tax havens, United States President Bush position; Judges; Oil and gas industry--Alaskan reserves; Oil sands--Exports to United States; Trade--United States, Disputes
    >>Canadian relationship
    >>>Canadian government vision, lack, 8117(129:1345)
    >>>Importance, 267-8(7:1050-5)
    >>Carter, Jimmy, former President see Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement/dispute--Expiry of agreement
    >>Cellucci, Paul, United States Ambassador to Canada see Border, Canada-United States--Security, North American perimeter approach; Greenhouse gas emissions (climate change/global warming)--Reducing, Canada ratifying protocol; Refugees--Claimants, Screening standards; United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--Canadian response
    >>Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) see Terrorism/terrorists--Bin Laden
    >>Cheney, Dick, Vice President
    >>>Chrétien, Prime Minister, meeting with see Canada-United States Softwood Lumber Agreement/dispute--Expiry of agreement, Chrétien
    >>>See also Energy--Exports to United States, Alberta Premier Ralph Klein meeting with United States Vice President Cheney
    >>Clinton, Bill, former president see United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
    >>Embassy, Ottawa, ON, safety barricades, permanent, o.q., 7710(122:1140)
    >>Farm Aid Bill see Agricultural products--Labelling; Agricultural subsidies--United States
    >>Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) see National security--Royal Canadian Mounted Police role
    >>Gore, Al, 2000 presidential candidate, Canadian ambassador to United States Raymond Chrétien publicly favouring, 267(7:1050)
    >>House of Representatives see United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks--Canadian Response
    >>Immigration, role, tolerant society, etc., 5444(83:1240), 5467(84:1225)
    >>International leadership, showing, 5853(90:1300-5)
    >>Lobby groups, power, 1738-9(29:1635-40)
    >>"Most dangerous and powerful force unleashing horrific levels of violence", former National Action Committee for the Status of Women president Sunera Thobani statement at government funded Women's Resistance Conference, Ottawa, ON
    >>>Condemning, 5858(90:1340)
    >>>Fry, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Secretary of State, sitting in silence, government disavowing statements, apologizing to United States, 5843(90:1130), 5848(90:1215-20)
    >>>>Freedom of speech, protecting, 5856(90:1325), 7545(119:1230)
    >>>>o.q., 5773(89:1445-50), 5870-1(90:1455-500), 5913-4(91:1500)
    >>>McDonough, condemning, 5833(90:1015)
    >>Not sufficiently tolerant people, Foreign Affairs Minister Graham statement, o.q., 8328(133:1435-40)
    >>O'Neill, Paul, Treasury Secretary see Budget 2001--Confidentiality
    >>Powell, Colin, Secretary of State see Border, Canada-United States--Security; Terrorism/terrorists--Combatting, Anti-terrorism coalition--Combatting, Borders
    >>Ridge, Gov. Tom, Homeland Security Director
    >>>Visit to Canada, S.O. 31, 8120(129:1405)
    >>>See also Border, Canada-United States--Smart border agreement; Immigration--Policy, Security
    >>Rumsfeld, Donald, Secretary of Defence see Afghanistan--Taliban
    >>Social security benefits see Social security--Canadian citizens
    >>See also particular subjects

United States Congress see Free Trade Area of the Americas--Secrecy; Terrorism/terrorists, combatting--Strategy/stages

United States defence production sharing agreement (DPSA) see Canadian Commercial Corporation

United States dollar see Currency

United States energy plan see Energy

United States, September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (World Trade Center, New York City, Pentagon, Washington, DC and Pennsylvania)

United States Supreme Court see Gasoline--MMT; Marijuana--Medical use

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Bill C-370)--Harb

    >>First reading, 4593(71:1505)
    >>See also Children--Rights, Adopting

Universal identity card see National identity card

Université de Moncton

    >>Master of Forestry program, inauguration, francophones outside Quebec, benefitting, S.O. 31, 1633(28:1400)
    >>See also Official languages policy (Bilingualism)--National Research Institute on Linguistic Minorities

Université de Sherbrooke Vert et Or see Volleyball

Université du Québec à Rimouski

    >>Maritime shipping undergraduate program, unique, S.O. 31, 2611(41:1405)

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivères Patriotes see Hockey--CIAU championships

Universities and colleges

    >>Access, increased, 7113(111:1700)
    >>Budget 2001 measures, 8429(134:1325), 8430(134:1335), 8461(134:1700)
    >>High technology industry, relationship, 8431(134:1340)
    >>Infrastructure, decline, need for infrastructure program, 8453(134:1600)
    >>Northern Ontario, northern rural medical school, need, petitions, 1678(29:1010)
    >>Role, importance, 8431(134:1340)
    >>See also Acadia University; Canada Foundation for Innovation--Funding; College research; DeVry Institute of Technology-Calgary; Education, post-secondary; Laval University; Natural resource industries--Technology; Saint Mary's University; University research

University of Alberta

    >>Faculty of Dentistry see Dental care

University of Calgary see Western Economic Diversification Canada--Alberta

University of Guelph

University of Manitoba

    >>Canada Foundation for Innovation research funding, S.O. 31, 8819(141:1400)
    >>Importance, 263(7:1025)
    >>See also University research--Research chairs

University of Montréal Carabins see Football

University of Prince Edward Island

    >>Faculty association education merit awards, recipients, tribute, S.O. 31, 3789-90(58:1400-5)
    >>See also Literacy--Electronic lecture series

University of Quebec-Abitibi see Mining industry--Research and development

University of Saskatchewan see Youth Science Foundation of Canada--Canada-Wide Science Fair

University of Waterloo

    >>Architecture school building, fund raising campaign, Infrastructure Canada Program funding, S.O. 31, 12874-5(209:1410)
    >>High technology research, Infrastructure Canada Program funding, $14 million, 8432(134:1350)
    >>Inception, history, co-op education pioneer, 323(7:1645), 8431(134:1340)
    >>Maclean's magazine, ranking, best overall, S.O. 31, 7367(116:1400)

University research

    >>Atlantic investment partnership, $300 million funding, 168(5:1230)
    >>Canada Foundation for Innovation, programs, other, strengthening, 18(2:1545), 2646(41:1740), 3977-8(61:1335)
    >>>$750 million investment, 2632(41:1605), 2638(41:1645)
    >>Government funding, investment, 324(7:1650), 489(10:1255)
    >>>Grants, 3,000, $360 million, o.q., 12106(1908:1435)
    >>>Indirect costs, $200 million, Budget 2001 measure, 8080(128:1635), 8189(130:1630), 8353(133:1730), 8453(134:1555), 8470(134:1800), 8794(141:1020), 8844(141:1640), 9487-8(153:1725), 12277(200:1610)
    >>>>o.q., 8248(131:1455)
    >>>>Sliding scale, o.q., 9890(160:1500)
    >>>Matching funds, difficulty, 2644-5(41:1730-5)
    >>>o.q. 1462(25:1155)
    >>>See also University research--Graduate students--Research chairs
    >>Graduate students, scholarships and fellowships, government funding, o.q., 10359(167:1150)
    >>Importance, socioeconomic, 3807(58:1535)
    >>Indirect costs
    >>>Difficulties, 3807(58:1530-5)
    >>>See also University research--Government funding
    >>Networks, partnerships, forming, 2640(41:1700), 2644(41:1725), 2646(41:1740)
    >>Provincial control, desiring, 2639(41:1650)
    >>>Concerns, 271(7:1115)
    >>>Federal funding, increasing, 266(7:1040)
    >>>Science policy, developing, sharing federal jurisdiction, 2638-9(41:1650)
    >>Research chairs, 2000 over five years, 69(4:1020), 271(7:1115), 2632(41:1605), 2638(41:1645), 2642(41:1710), 8080(128:1635), 8317(133:1330), 8844(141:1640), 8846(141:1700), 9487(153:1725)
    >>>Government continuing support, Budget 2001, 8452(134:1555), 8453(134:1600), 12277(200:1610)
    >>>McMaster University, o.q., 7713(122:1150)
    >>>Northern research, six universities, S.O. 31, 11044(180:1415)
    >>>Progress, o.q., 10091(163:1455)
    >>>Researchers attracted, examples, etc., 8080(128:1635)
    >>>University of Manitoba, S.O. 31, 5550(85:1415)
    >>>University of Waterloo, NSERC-COM DEV International Ltd. research chair in filter and switch technologies, S.O. 31, 9458(153:1405)
    >>Smaller universities, problems, 2638-40(41:1645-700), 2644(41:1725), 2645-6(41:1735-40), 3807(58:1535)
    >>Transfer payments to provinces, increasing, importance, 3807-8(58:1530-3)
    >>See also Canada Foundation for Sustainable Development Technology--Partners; College research; Drugs and pharmaceuticals; Laval University; University of Guelph; University of Manitoba; University of Waterloo--High technology research

Unknown Soldier

    >>Poem, "Who is the Unknown Soldier Writing Contest", winning entry, Leah McDonald, S.O. 31, 3208-9(49:1405-10)

Unsanctioned Partially Monitored First Nations Fisheries on the Fraser River: A Conservation Risk see Salmon, Pacific--Fraser River stocks

UPA see Union des producteurs du Québec (UPA) see Farm Credit Corporation--Amendments

UPM-Kymmene Corporation of Finland see Forest industry--New Brunswick

UPS see United Parcel Service (UPS)

Ur, Rose-Marie (Lib.--Lambton--Kent--Middlesex)

Uranium City, SK

    >>Mining operation closed, impact, conditions, etc., 3129-30(47:2305-10)

Uranium, depleted see Depleted uranium

Uranium mining industry

    >>Canada, 30% of international production, 5668(87:1505), 8073(128:1540)
    >>Nova Scotia, moratorium, public concerns, 5647(87:1240)
    >>Saskatchewan, nuclear energy role, 5668(87:1505)
    >>>S.O. 31, 2302(37:1410)
    >>See also Cameco Corporation; Elliot Lake, ON; Nuclear energy; Nuclear waste--Disposal; Uranium City, SK

Urban aboriginal housing program see Aboriginal peoples/communities--Housing

Urban affairs department

    >>Creation, New Democratic Party position, 8974(144:1205)

Urban communities

    >>Prime Minister's Caucus Task Force on Urban Issues, hearings, concerns identified, report, etc., 7113-4(111:1650-1700), 8154-5(129:1815-20), 8156(129:1830), 9357(151:1355), 9371(151:1505)
    >>>o.q., 12038(197:1450)
    >>See also Aboriginal peoples/communities--Urban communities; Agriculture; Communities--Rural; Cruelty to animals--Legislation (Bill C-15)(Bill C-15B), Rural/urban; Farm income crisis; Municipalities; Rural/remote/natural resource communities/regions; Species at risk (endangered species)--Legislation; Telephone service--Bell Canada charging rural customers for service provided free to urban customers

Urban Manor see Housing--Affordable

Urban strategy task force see Housing--Affordable

Urban transportation showcase see Transportation--Sustainable transportation

Urine see Impaired driving--Death or injury caused

Urra hydro-electric dam see Export Development Corporation (EDC)--Colombia

Ursuline sisters convent see Roberval, QC

User fees

    >>Federal government departments and agencies, Parliamentary scrutiny and approval, 11056(180:1535)
    >>>See also User Fees Act (Bill C-455)
    >>New Democratic Party position, S.O. 31, 12258(200:1405)
    >>See also Air transportation security--Increase, Passenger surcharge; Airports--Service fees charged to passengers; Equalization payments--Representative tax system; Farm income crisis--Production; Health care system; Schools; Tax reductions

User Fees Act (Bill C-455)--Cullen

    >>First reading, 11056(180:1535)
    >>See also User fees--Federal government departments and agencies

Usher of the Black Rod see Parliament--37th Parl., 1st Sess., Opening; Royal Assent--Message

USSR see Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR)

UV index see Weather forecasting