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Jobs, Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act  Mr. Speaker, it is very early in the morning. It has been a long night and as I cannot personally recall if I did not sit in my seat at the start of the vote, I would like my vote not to count.

June 14th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, it is actually a great topic. Biomass and biofuel energy are ways to produce green energy and certainly something I acknowledge. I have seen many different and interesting technologies cross my desk, not only this year but in my previous life at the University of C

June 12th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, I commend my colleague opposite for his question and for his interest in ensuring that we have clean, renewable sources of energy in the north. I want to reiterate that our government has invested heavily in the adoption of such technologies, and certainly this is so

June 12th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, again, to speak to some of my colleague's concerns, across government we are seeking to ensure that we are delivering core services with excellence and to the level of standards that Canadians expect. However, while we are doing that, we are also being wise stewards

June 12th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Canada Revenue Agency  Mr. Speaker, it is my great privilege to address my colleague for the first time in the House. I want to congratulate her on her fortitude in staying here until this late hour. I know she has a family and it speaks to the courage of some of the women parliamentarians in the House

June 12th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act  Mr. Speaker, the member opposite spoke about the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy. I had the opportunity to be with the environment critic for the NDP on a television panel earlier this month. When asked by the host if she could name a report that she has u

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, Bill C-38 contains common sense measures to ensure that the working landscape principle is protected and that fish habitat is still there. However, we also have to ensure that farmers can use their fields.

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, while my colleague opposite might have felt it was a tongue-in-cheek comment, this comment was germane to how the opposition has presented the amendments put forward in the bill. Therefore, it is an absolutely valid point to go after. I encourage my colleagues oppo

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, the stimulus funding that our government put forward was short-term, targeted and designed to create jobs while creating the infrastructure our country needed. Municipalities across the country lauded the economic action plan funding and we have a legacy of that fu

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, it is my great pleasure to rise tonight in support of Bill C-38, jobs, growth and long-term prosperity act. Our government has been very clear that jobs and economic growth are our top priorities, the same today as when we were first elected in 2006. In fact, nea

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Jobs, Growth and Long-Term Prosperity Act  Madam Speaker, I would like to ask my colleague opposite about the number one quote I got from my town hall, which was, “Why does the NDP leader want to give pink slips to the hundreds of thousands of people who work in the energy sector?” Why does he want to pit workers in one s

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Europe  Mr. Speaker, Conservatives reject NDP and Liberal calls to use Canadian taxpayer money to bail Europe out of its debt crisis. The opposition needs to explain to Canadians why their hard-earned money should go to the IMF to bail out European countries that have borrowed to the bri

June 11th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, our Prime Minister constantly talks about Canada being a world leader on the international stage because we are. We are a leader in job growth and we are a leader in ensuring security in our financial system. With regard to our environmental regulations, we have a g

June 8th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, one of the great things about our country is the capacity we have for research. Our scientists across the country, regardless of where they are employed, develop tens of thousands of peer review journals. More important, on the environment, Environment Canada produc

June 8th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  Mr. Speaker, my colleague opposite spoke about a pink slip. If the NDP had its way, it would issue pink slips to the hundreds of thousands of people who are employed in our energy sector. The member talked about comments that do not resonate with Canadians. What the leader of th

June 8th, 2012House debate

Michelle RempelConservative