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Climate Change  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague opposite for the opportunity to point out that Canada is the first country internationally to have regulations on coal-fired power plants. Our sector-by-sector regulatory approach is seeing real, tangible reductions to greenhouse gas emissions,

September 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Peter Lougheed  Mr. Speaker, when we reflect upon the privilege of rising in this place, it behooves us to hold on to a profound sense of those who laid the foundation of where we stand as a nation. A Canadian first, Peter Lougheed stood tall on the battlefield of ideas both to defend his provin

September 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

25th Anniversary of Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer  Mr. Speaker, 25 years ago the world gathered in Montreal to address the issue of production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances. With Canada at the forefront both, then and now, this meeting led to the creation of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozo

September 17th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Parks Canada  Mr. Speaker, I take this opportunity to note that, since 2006, this government has protected more parkland than any other government in recent history. We are committed to protecting Canada's parks. We are also proud of the fine work that Parks Canada staff do to promote Canada a

June 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Parks Canada  Mr. Speaker, our government remains committed to protecting our natural heritage, including under the scope of Parks Canada. We maintain funding and we maintain staff to ensure that those artifacts, those facilities are well protected and well maintained. We certainly feel that

June 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I believe if we checked the record over the last few years for any sort of green infrastructure funding or anything that would support the environment, we would see that the NDP voted against it. By contrast, we are making tangible investment in green infrastructure

June 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, let us look at a highlight reel of the NDP year-end review when it comes to the environment. It voted against clean tech funding. It voted against climate change adaptation funding. It voted against increased participant funding for environmental assessment. It voted

June 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the chemicals management plan, the air quality health index, Technology Development Canada, world leader in corporate social responsibility practices and green accounting practices pioneered here by Statistics Canada, this is the real track record of Canada. This is

June 20th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, since the last Rio conference in 1992, Canada has doubled its amount of protected parkland in this country. We have cleaned up Lake Simcoe. We have invested in Lake Winnipeg. For the first time we are seeing the stabilization of growth in greenhouse gas emissions whi

June 20th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, as a young girl I spent time going to Oak Hammock Marsh in the summer. I am very familiar with the programs and services Ducks Unlimited offers, and it does a great job. Our government has invested millions of dollars into its programs. It has actually leveraged

June 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, herein lies the inescapable paradox for those who believe in the welfare state. They believe they can create jobs by taxing those who hire, that we can borrow our way out of debt or protect pensions by taxing the companies to pay into them. Bill C-38 proposes to c

June 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, the World Health Organization just ranked Canada's air quality as third best in the world. Our government has put in programs like the air quality management system. We have invested millions of dollars to protect lakes and waterways across this country. The chemic

June 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, on Sunday we celebrated Father's Day in Canada and other parts of the world. It gave me an opportunity to reflect on some of the teachings I was raised on. I really thank my dad, my stepdad and other people who have acted as father figures, someone who is sitting i

June 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  Mr. Speaker, just to follow up on the question of my colleague opposite, I actually spent a better part of my career in the field of research administration. I saw first-hand the impact of government funding from the tri-council on research and development in this country. Over

June 18th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of the House  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to correct the record on a statement I made in question period earlier. I made a statement referring to my colleague from Etobicoke North and the foreword in her book. It was actually from a book review that was published

June 15th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative