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The Budget  Mr. Speaker, as I rise for the first time in the House, I would like to thank my constituents, the voters of Calgary Centre-North, who not only brought me into the House but also delivered a strong, stable Conservative majority government to our country. My colleague spoke to th

June 9th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Budget  Mr. Speaker, in March we presented the next phase of Canada's economic action plan, a positive plan to keep taxes low, and support jobs and growth. Canadians want the budget and its important economic measures passed without delay. Later today, Parliament will vote to approve

June 13th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate the member opposite on her election and her appointment to the environment file. I look forward to working with her in the future. First, it is important to note with regard to the government's plan for climate change that Canadians ac

June 14th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, it is important to note that there was no hidden report. The breakdown in emissions originating from the oil sands sector in 2009 is captured in several categories, including fossil fuel production and refining, mining and oil, gas extraction and fugitive sources.

June 14th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to ensuring that environmental effects of offshore oil and gas activities are considered so that these resources can be developed in a sustainable manner. The minister received a request from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore

June 22nd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Shale Gas  Mr. Speaker, the regulation of shale gas production is mainly a provincial-territorial responsibility, except on federal lands. Federally, jurisdiction over shale gas development falls under the mandate of several departments, agencies and boards. Environment Canada officials h

June 22nd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Shale Gas  Mr. Speaker, I am sure industry enjoys being called names like that in the House of Commons. Our government does stand for environmental sustainability balanced with economic growth. That is why, at the moment, there are five Canadian provinces that are about to conduct reviews

June 22nd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Shale Gas  Mr. Speaker, I have to reject the premise of that question because our government is not ignoring this issue. That is why we are working with the provinces to comment on environmental assessments. That is why we are working with the five Canadian provinces that are about to cond

June 22nd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Mr. Speaker, since this is the first time I have had the opportunity to address the member opposite, I would like to congratulate her on her appointment as critic on this file. I look forward to working with her on the environment committee. I would like to remind the House that

June 22nd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Mr. Speaker, we look forward to continuing to make progress toward our ambitious targets of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020 through a sector by sector approach aligned with the U.S. where appropriate. We are a quarter of a way to this ambitio

June 22nd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Resumption and Continuation of Postal Services Legislation  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite has said much about the rights of workers today and I would like to raise a concern of a constituent in my riding who is also a worker who said: I strongly encourage you to legislate an immediate end to the postal strike. I am the head of finan

June 23rd, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Restoring Mail Delivery for Canadians Act  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite spoke about holding Canadians hostage. Yet tonight we are debating an NDP-led motion that would significantly delay this very important piece of back-to-work legislation. I have received many comments from constituents in my riding regarding the

June 24th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Questions on the Order Paper  Mr. Speaker, for the period of April 1, 2010 to July 4, 2011, the Privy Council Office, PCO, responds with regard to (a) that normal attrition provided the Privy Council Office with the flexibility to manage budget reduction during the last fiscal year. In response to (b), 430

September 19th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, shale gas is an important strategic resource that could provide numerous economic benefits to Canada. Canada's abundant supply of clean burning natural gas would help strengthen Canada's position as a clean energy superpower. Our government recognizes that a healt

September 20th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, as I have already indicated to the member opposite, Environment Canada has initiated two examinations into the environmental impact of shale gas fracturing. One study will be conducted by an independent panel of experts, while a further in-house study examining sh

September 20th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative