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Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, when I asked him about his decision to remove listing female genital mutilation as a crime from Canada's citizenship guide, the Prime Minister said he scolded the Liberian government. However, reports obtained by Global News show that the Canada Border Services Agenc

December 1st, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Status of Women  No answer, Mr. Speaker. The Toronto Star has reported that government documents show that Canadian girls are being taken abroad to undergo female genital mutilation. This report also noted that Canada is lagging far behind other developed countries in efforts to prevent this fro

December 1st, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I share my colleague's concerns on how we, as Canada, eventually get this right. In the interim, we are staring down the barrel of a court deadline that is not going away. We have to pass some legislation, and that is why I stood in this place to say that I agreed w

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I find it unfortunate that my colleague, who I have great respect for, rather than listening to my speech, read a bunch of stuff off her talking point paper. She did not listen to the content of my speech and what I tried to say to here. Since the member has taken a

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Indian Act  Mr. Speaker, I will be splitting my time with the member for Saskatoon—Grasswood. I will attempt to build on some of the comments that my colleague just made in his question and answer period. I think that anyone in this place would be hard pressed to argue that the Indian Ac

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, days before introducing tax rate changes that affected the value of many different stocks, did the finance minister sell 680,000 shares of Morneau Shepell on November 30, 2015?

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Ethics  Mr. Speaker, days before introducing tax rate changes that affected the value of many different stocks, did the finance minister sell 680,000 Morneau Shepell shares on November 30, 2015?

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I am really glad that my colleague brought up the fact the recommendations in the report are pretty common sense and a good way forward. Maybe my colleague could comment on the fact that many of us have had members from groups like the Canadian Bar Association, an

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague for her work on this study as well. She brought a lot of valid perspectives to the table. I am encouraged that she is advocating that this report be concurred in in the House. I want to give her an opportunity to perhaps expand a little

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, as the member is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, he has a government appointment. I wonder if he can inform the House if the government will be supporting concurrence in this report and if he personally will be voting in favour of concurre

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, today I am asking the government to provide a timeline of implementation, as well as to concur in the report. People in the community see that the government has tabled its response to this report. A lot is going on with the immigration file, but the government has

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, my colleague has brought out this theme. I think if anybody stood in this place, it would be the same, that he or she has a full-time staff member just doing immigration case work. Maybe we could do things a little better. I want to re-emphasize a couple of points.

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I am glad my colleague mentioned the human cost because it is difficult to quantify. The report recommends looking at issues like how services are financed, the resourcing requirements. One of the recommendations looks at potentially resourcing newcomer service agen

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, that is a great Canadian question. When we think about other immigration debates happening in other parliaments around the world, the debate is “if” not “how”. The fact that we are talking about how and not if is a very positive Canadian issue. My colleague makes a

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I move that the 11th report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, presented to the House on Friday, June 16, 2017, be concurred in. Earlier this year, something remarkable happened at the immigration committee. We tabled a unanimous report and f

November 30th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative