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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to rise and speak in the House. On the topic today, it is important to know that whenever there is a food recall of unsafe products it does cause concern for Canadians about our food safety system. But what Canadians need to know is that we ha

October 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Status of Women  Mr. Speaker, this year marks the 85th anniversary of the historic Persons Case. The Governor General's awards in commemoration of the Persons Case are given to outstanding individuals who have advocated for the equality of women. This week, five Canadians will receive the 2012 P

October 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, my colleague has spent a lot of time today talking about the efficacy of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. Yet I find it very convenient that the NDP members want to talk about supporting Canadian farmers and ranchers when in fact they have gone out of their

October 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as we said earlier this week in the House on this particular issue and with our announcement this week to ensure the continuation of the federal contaminated sites action plan, our government is making excellent progress in this regard. We have invested over $1 billi

October 5th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as I just stated, our government is in fact making excellent progress in cleaning up contaminated sites across the country. The announcement we made this week shows our government's commitment to this plan by earmarking additional funds for sites across the country.

October 5th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada  Mr. Speaker, the NDP leader advocates for an aggressive carbon pricing scheme for the purpose of generating billions of dollars in new revenue. I would like to remind the NDP leader of a principle that his party fails to acknowledge, that government revenue comes from Canadians

October 4th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the assertion that my colleague opposite has made is completely false. It is also false to say that her constituents should not be concerned about this. They should be encouraged by the work our government has done since taking office in 2006. The federal contamina

October 2nd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to address my colleague's questions but also to address some of the issues that she has brought up that are patently false. Our government has been working hard over the last several years of our tenure to ensure that the great plan we have

October 2nd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Parks Canada  Mr. Speaker, it is worth noting that under our government's tenure we have increased protected park space by over 50%. It is our government that has been committed to protecting our country's natural heritage through our parks program and we will absolutely continue to do so. O

September 28th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, it is important to note that natural gas is actually a very clean-burning fuel. When used properly, it can actually help complement Canada's energy production, while reducing our greenhouse gas emissions profile. I do beg to differ with my colleague's comment becaus

September 27th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, it is always good to be here at the adjournment proceeding hour, especially with my colleague from Simcoe—Grey, who seems to have amassed a lot of practice lately. It is good to be here tonight to chat about shale gas practices. It is important to note that my colle

September 27th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Montreal's Biosphere  Mr. Speaker, with over two-thirds of the workforce at Environment Canada involved in science and research, our government is investing heavily in research and education when it comes to environmental research. To echo some of my colleague's comments earlier, our government is s

September 27th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, to recap my colleague's talking points fresh off her party leader's mini-lectern, the NDP has disdain for our natural resources sector and love for ineffective government. What we have been doing over the last year is reviewing our environmental assessment process

September 27th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, during the hours and hours of committee study last year, where both the finance and environment committees looked at our environmental assessment laws, we heard over and over again the need to streamline and make the process more efficient. The commissioner for the

September 27th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Climate Change  On the contrary, Mr. Speaker. Our most recent greenhouse gas emissions inventory in our country shows for the first time a stabilization of greenhouse gas emission growth while the economy grew. We are seeing that the economy can grow and that jobs can be protected while reducing

September 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative