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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, we now know just how disastrous the Liberals' decision to cave to pressure from their corporate friends and lift the Mexican visa requirement actually was. Last month saw a 2500% increase in refugee claims from Mexico. The cost to taxpayers of false refugee claims fr

March 20th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I absolutely love it when Liberals get up in the House of Commons to try to defend their record on spending for our men and women in uniform. We know that successively since the first Prime Minister Trudeau, it has been an ideological opposition to the existence of t

March 9th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I did say the first Prime Minister Trudeau. Again, I will say it. The first Prime Minister Trudeau, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. This was a man who was ideologically opposed to Canada having a military writ large. I look at the history of our former government. Frankly,

March 9th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member needs to look at his own voting record. He actually voted against increases to the Department of National Defence's budget that were made under our government. In every single budget, I think he voted against that, consecutively, time and time again. He is

March 9th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, for those who are listening today, the Liberal government made the decision to revoke a tax benefit that provides $1,500 to $1,800 per month to Canadian soldiers currently deployed in the fight against ISIS and stationed in Kuwait. The motion before us today asks the

March 9th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, the Conservative Party will be attaching a dissenting report to this report because we felt that the report was deficient.

March 9th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, we know that the funding to help many Syrian refugees resettle runs out this month. We also know that fewer than half of them have found jobs. Does the government know how much the provinces will have to pay out in social assistance because the Liberals did not come

March 8th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I did not ask if the program was expensive and had out of control costs, I asked if it got results. What the minister has failed to say is how many of these refugees have actually found jobs. We have a huge influx of refugees coming across the American border right

March 8th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

International Women's Day  Mr. Speaker, because of every 100 incidents of sexual assault in Canada, only six are reported to the police; because 57% of aboriginal women in Canada have been sexually assaulted; because women workers in Canada earn an average of 67¢ for every dollar earned by men; because 45%

March 8th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, certainly the flow of goods and services between Calgary and ports of entry in the United States is significant. Calgary has always had a strong trading relationship, certainly in the energy sector, the forestry sector, and the agriculture sector. I know that there i

February 24th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, my colleague opposite raises a good point, especially when it comes to this bill and some of the rhetoric, especially around the change of the administration in the United States. In order for Canada and the United States to continue to have a mutually positive tradi

February 24th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Preclearance Act, 2016  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to split my time with the member for Peace River—Westlock today. I rise to speak in support of Bill C-23, for several reasons. I will start with an overview of what the bill would do. I have had a lot of questions in my constituency about the bill. Bi

February 24th, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, I wrote an opinion piece in the National Post which was published on August 9, 2016. I put forward some suggestions around what Canada could be doing to have a more comprehensive and more common-sense approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I said that: ..

February 23rd, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Yes, Madam Speaker. It is in this document entitled “Canada's Emissions Trends”, a 2014 report from Environment Canada. If my colleague opposite flips to page 14, under Table 2 he will see that the per capita emissions that Canada saw in 2005, which were at 22.8 are projected und

February 23rd, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, in government, we have to ask ourselves what we manage to. If one is in the private sector, what one is managing to is usually as simple as profit and loss. In social entrepreneurship, the conversation around what one is managing to might be profit and loss in the

February 23rd, 2017House debate

Michelle RempelConservative