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First Nations Financial Transparency Act  Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for his complimentary comments, especially on a Friday when we are all looking forward to getting home to our ridings to serve our constituents. The comment was made about why Canadians need to know this information. I, for one, believe that fir

November 23rd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

First Nations Financial Transparency Act  Mr. Speaker, it is always an honour to rise in the House and today it is an honour to rise to debate Bill C-27, the first nations financial transparency act. Over the last six years, our government has consistently demonstrated our commitment to creating the conditions for a hea

November 23rd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Parks Canada  Mr. Speaker, as we have said numerous times in the House, our government has an excellent track record of supporting parks across this country. In fact, we have increased protected spaces across the country by over 50% since taking office in 2006. With regard to the maintenance

November 23rd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Parks Canada  Mr. Speaker, with regard to Forillon National Park, parking lots will continue to be maintained so that visitors can continue to access snowshoe trails and other trails that are in that park right now. With regard to the rest of our parks across this country, we will continue to

November 23rd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, my colleague opposite has indicated that he is a bit of an expert in this area and obviously has worked in it. It is my understanding that, when there is a situation of abuse, a judge can order an injunction to remove the abuser from the home until the situation can

November 22nd, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Liberal Party of Canada  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the senior Liberal spokesperson for natural resources made outrageous comments that once again show the Liberals' anti-energy agenda. Our government strongly condemns the Liberal Party of Canada's comments that say that Alberta MPs do not belong in Parliam

November 21st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Canada-Panama Economic Growth and Prosperity Act  Mr. Speaker, we have heard a lot this afternoon about balance of trade. The balance of trade definition, for those in this House who may not be aware of it, is the difference between a country's imports and exports. In order for us to increase our exports, we need to have more ma

November 6th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, at academic institutions and industrial research labs across the country, including the University of Calgary and SAIT in my riding, Canadian scientists are working to address issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are working to make our fu

November 6th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, women on reserve are estimated to be five times more likely to be killed than other women in our country. Without this law, judges cannot use emergency protection orders to order the abuser out of the house in situations of domestic violence. This means a woman in an

November 1st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, earlier today we heard someone in the opposition party talk about our party being paternalistic. However, the definition of paternalistic is: behaviour by a person, organization or state that limits some persons' or groups' liberty or autonomy for their own good. Ab

November 1st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, I share my colleague's concerns for women's issues. We have actually participated in events encouraging women to run for politics. I appreciate her enthusiasm and keen interest to ensure there is equality for women across the country. As some of my colleagues have p

November 1st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act  Mr. Speaker, I think that anyone watching at home today would appreciate that we are having a debate about women's equality rights taking place primarily among female parliamentarians. I think that is something to be celebrated. The reason we are able to do this is that a legisl

November 1st, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act  Mr. Speaker, it is always a pleasure to speak in the House, especially on a Monday morning with a colleague who has the more beautiful riding, his with the Rocky Mountains and mine with Nose Hill Park. However, that unfortunately is not the subject of debate today. I am here to

October 29th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Preventing Persons from Concealing Their Identity during Riots and Unlawful Assemblies Act  Mr. Speaker, just to follow up on some of my colleague's questions, it is my understanding that subsection 351(2) of the Criminal Code, which I believe is what they are referring to, does not apply to summary conviction offences. This means that the Criminal Code does not specifi

October 29th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Job and Growth Act, 2012  Mr. Speaker, first of all I would like to preface my question by saying that Canada has been recently named as having the second cleanest freshwater reserves in the world. We were ranked by the World Health Organization as having some of the cleanest air in the world. Our greenho

October 25th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative