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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, as I said earlier in my speech, that particular data was not made available to committee, which is why we noted it in the dissenting report. To reiterate, our immigration policy should be fair and compassionate. Our job as policy-makers is to strike the right balan

May 10th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, like the parliamentary secretary, I would like to thank the witnesses who appeared before the committee to provide testimony for the context of this report. I also would like to thank all of my colleagues on the committee, who undertook a very rigorous study of this

May 10th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, my question for the parliamentary secretary is simply whether or not the government intends to vote to concur in the report.

May 10th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Human Rights  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister recently met with the President of Uganda, who a National Post article today said has been vocally supportive of “legislation that would have made homosexuality punishable by life in prison”. The article also said that our Prime Minister did not r

May 10th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, Criminal Intelligence Service Canada calls the MS-13 gang “one of the largest and most violent organized crime groups in the world” and notes that the group “exploits migration patterns to set up new cells.” I would consider 50,000 people illegally crossing the borde

May 10th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Customs Act  Madam Speaker, I have spoken to Bill C-21 already, which is an act to amend the Customs Act. The majority of its content is supportable, but my issue is that right now there is absolutely nothing in it to deal with one of the most emergent problems facing Canada right now, which

May 9th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, that was not the question, was it? How many people are going to cross the border illegally from the United States into Canada this year to claim asylum? It takes a plan to bring humanitarian immigration to Canada. We need to ensure that there are resources for inte

May 9th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has moved over 80 full-time employees from processing applications of people who are trying to legally emigrate to Canada, to process work permits for people entering Canada illegally from the United States, yet we know that LGBTQI+ refugees in UN

May 8th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to have served under a government that was the first to include LGBTQI rights in Canada's citizenship guide. There is one line of immigration that this government has managed to reduce to zero days for wait time. That is for people who are illegal

May 8th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Canada Labour Code  As I said in my speech, Madam Speaker, it is the exact opposite. I want there to be a place where people can come forward. I worry, though, that there will be situations in which vexatious complaints will be made. We know this to be the case, and it is difficult to talk about, an

May 7th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, five years is a long time. I appreciate my colleague's comments, but I am concerned that the reality of this place is that things are litigated in the media that perhaps should not be, and that process undermines legitimate victims who come forward and makes the pr

May 7th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Canada Labour Code  Madam Speaker, when the bill was last read in the House of Commons, I spoke very strongly in favour of it, with some suggestions for committee to look at. It is very important for us to have a framework by which we combat harassment. It is certainly a pressing need in Parliament.

May 7th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, thank you for that clarification. However, I would like to point out that after you made the clarification, the Minister of Immigration specifically got up and repeated the same thing that you asked him not to. I realize that there are frequent times when you are giv

May 7th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has issued 12,500 expedited work permits for people who have entered Canada illegally from the United States in the last year alone. There are hundreds of thousands of people, including new Canadians, who are out of work or could be out of work and

May 7th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative

The Environment  In May 2016, at a G7 ministers meeting, the environment minister, according to an article in The Globe and Mail, “advocated for greater recognition of the gender dimension to climate ”. However, a subsequent gender-based analysis of the Prime Minister's carbon tax suggested that

May 4th, 2018House debate

Michelle RempelConservative