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House debate  Mr. Speaker, I actually share my colleague's viewpoint and I know our government does as well, in acknowledging that protecting our environment is important. That is why we have taken concrete action on protecting Canada's environment. We are also cognizant of the fact that we n

October 25th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Mr. Speaker, since there were so many things in that question, I will stick to the question asked about ozone science. I want to make this crystal clear. Repeating what we have said over and over again, Canada has banned ozone-depleting chemicals. We will continue to monitor the

October 24th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Mr. Speaker, Canadians can be proud of the contributions that Environment Canada scientists make to independent studies and policy development and to protecting Canada's environment. Contrary to what the opposition would like to have this House believe, Environment Canada is mor

October 24th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Breast Density Awareness Act  Mr. Speaker, first, I thank my colleagues for their excellent debate on this issue this morning. I rise today to address Bill C-314, an act respecting the awareness of screening among women with dense breast tissue. I thank my colleague, the member for Barrie, for bringing this

October 24th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government is taking concrete action to protect Canada's environment. With regard to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, budget 2007 provided $11 million in additional funding for the agency to take on more responsibilities related to the review of majo

October 21st, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as I said, we provided additional funding to this agency in budget 2007. It was a five-year funding process, which we are reviewing right now, and we look forward to the committee's findings.

October 21st, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times in the House, our government is very proud of the scientists at Environment Canada and the work they do. Our government has taken concrete action over and over again to protect Canada's environment. We have protected record amounts of parkl

October 20th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

National Parks  Mr. Speaker, this morning in Halifax, the Minister of the Environment, along with the Minister of National Defence, signed an agreement to make Sable Island a national park reserve. Today's memorable agreement will ensure that this iconic and valued Canadian landscape, fabled fo

October 17th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, since 2006, our government has announced several important climate change and environmental protection initiatives. In the past year, we have announced several transportation regulations that are involved with our U.S. counterparts. I am happy to compare our record a

October 17th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, the government has decided not to enter into a contribution agreement with the Canadian Environmental Network this year. Responsible spending and sound management of tax dollars are important at all times. The department is moving toward a more direct use of web-base

October 17th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I know the minister has addressed this issue on numerous occasions. However, before I answer the question, I would like to congratulate my hon. colleague at Finance on Canada's new job numbers. The global recovery remains fragile but this government is working hard

October 7th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, we certainly are proud of the work of our scientists and the contributions they make to protecting Canada's environment. Ministers speak for the government. That is why we give answers in question period.

October 7th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our government is squarely focused on what matters to Canadians: jobs, economic growth and protecting the environment. We are proud of the work of our scientists within Environment Canada. Ministers speak for the environment. That is what is laid out in our communic

October 7th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to speak to our government's work on the chemicals management plan, an important and valuable program that focuses on assessing the risks of approximately 4,300 chemicals, including products currently found in Canadian households. Through this plan,

October 7th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

House debate  Madam Speaker, Environment Canada will continue to measure ozone, maintaining its significant achievements in this area. Canada's environment is a strong priority for our government. It remains a strong priority, even in tough fiscal times.

October 4th, 2011House debate

Michelle RempelConservative