Michelle REMPEL

REMPEL, The Hon. Michelle, P.C., B.A.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Calgary Nose Hill (Alberta)
Birth Date
February 14, 1980
Website
http://michellerempel.ca
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=9225dd6b-e672-44d5-8bb7-c634b7e72f2e&Language=E&Section=ALL
Email Address
Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
Profession
management consultant, research administrator

Parliamentary Career

May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
CPC
  Calgary Centre-North (Alberta)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment (May 25, 2011 - July 14, 2013)
  • Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)
October 19, 2015 -
CPC
  Calgary Nose Hill (Alberta)
  • Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification) (July 15, 2013 - November 3, 2015)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 1 of 266)


June 20, 2019

Hon. Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is my privilege to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Calgary Nose Hill. I thank them deeply for the privilege and honour of serving them for the last four years.

The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to cancel Bill C-69 and launch a study into the economic impact of equalization, including examining the formula; examining how renewable and non-renewable resources, including energy resources, both developed and underdeveloped, are treated in the formula; and issuing a report to Canadians on the fairness, effectiveness and outcomes of the equalization program.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 19, 2019

Hon. Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill, CPC)

Madam Speaker, especially in light of the announcement yesterday by the Prime Minister on the Trans Mountain pipeline, which re-announced the project, which had absolutely no start date or any sort of plan to actually build the thing, I am presenting a petition on behalf of my constituents who would like Bill C-69, the “no more pipelines” bill, repealed, as well as for the government to review the equalization formula, given the punitive positions that the government has taken against Canada's energy sector. I support this petition.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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June 19, 2019

Hon. Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, we will be tabling a dissenting opinion. We do not feel the report that was issued by the government members adequately addresses the strain on resettlement services that has been created by well over 40,000 people who have been allowed to illegally enter the country and claim asylum status in Canada.

We know that many of these people do not have valid claims and yet are able to access language training services. We also do not feel that the report dealt with some of the recommendations coming out of the resettlement services communities to make these services more effective for people who need them to integrate into the Canadian economic and social fabric.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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June 19, 2019

Hon. Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, a law firm that the member for Steveston—Richmond East owns had been implicated in a scheme that allegedly laundered money in the Vancouver area for a foreign drug lord. Today, the member is at the Prime Minister's right hand. He is front and centre. Compare that to another Vancouver area MP who got kicked out of his caucus simply for standing up to him and doing what was right.

This begs the question that if he is such a feminist, why the obvious, on display, double standard?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Ethics
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June 18, 2019

Hon. Michelle Rempel

Mr. Speaker, that guy treats this like a joke, and it is not. He is building his argument on a premise, which I completely debunked for over 20 minutes. A $40-a-tonne price on carbon is not going to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Former premier Clark, in 2016, talked about the fact that B.C. might be paying the carbon tax twice under the Liberal government's scheme. That is inappropriate. The fact that so many premiers in this country won mandates to scrap carbon taxes underscores that a punitive tax like this is going to have disproportional effects in different regions of the country, because we have regional economies that have different needs in terms of energy use and energy profiles. That is why we need to move away from a unilateral tax that harms our economy and does not reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Notice how many times that man mentioned the names of different premiers. That is because we are going into a federal election, and the Liberals are desperately doing everything they can to try to get away from the fact that Canadians are calling them on their lies on this stuff.

Canadians are concerned about climate change. We have had enough. Canadians have had enough. I am more than proud to stand against a failed, do-nothing, empty, virtue-signalling, paper-water-box sort of policy that will not reduce climate change in this country.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Business of Supply
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