By: Darren Way On: June 01, 2017 In: General Comments: 0

JUNE 2017

There are many important issues I am working on as your representative in Ottawa. While I remain committed to holding the government to account on issues like our economy, getting Alberta workers back to work, and support for families, seniors and young Canadians, the government has other priorities.

Earlier this spring, the Liberal government tabled their legislation on legalizing marijuana. I know there are many in our community who have strong opinions on either side of this issue. As we now have a specific bill before Parliament, my job, as your M.P., is to review the legislation, propose amendments if necessary, and ultimately make a final decision on the final bill before the House. There are many questions that Prime Minister Trudeau has not answered with his current legislation. I will be asking the following questions during debate of the bill:

  • What are the costs of legalization? And does he have any plan to work with municipalities and provinces or will he just download all the responsibility for implementation and enforcement to them?
  • If the age of possession is set at 18, and the medical community says it’s not safe for people under the age of 25, how are our kids protected from the adverse effects?
  • How will he make it safe for kids? How will he make it safe for motorists? How will he make it safe for workplaces?
  • How will the issue of roadside testing be addressed and what direction is being given to police forces across the country to deal with marijuana possession and driving?
  • How will this legalization take the criminal element out of pot sales?

I would appreciate your feedback, questions, and any concerns you have on this issue as Parliament debates this bill. I was pleased to host a Town Hall meeting at the end of April that was attended by over 200 individuals in our community. Many of you shared your thoughts on this issue in addition to others facing our country. It is always useful for me to hear directly from people in our community as I strive to represent you in Ottawa.

One event I would like to bring to your attention is a Canada Day celebration that I will be hosting in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday on July 1st. The event will run from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Edgemont Community Centre and more details can be found on my website www.MichelleRempel.ca

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me about any federal issue.

201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7

APRIL 2017

As you know, my top priority remains the Alberta economy and jobs crisis here at home. I will continue to work hard on your behalf and demand that this government provide the relief and job creating policies that Albertans need in order to get back to work. That’s why my colleagues and I created the Alberta Jobs Taskforce, in order to listen to Alberta employers and those who are out of work and convey their solutions directly to the federal government. The report, along with the 11 recommendations, is on my website at www.MichelleRempel.ca.

I would also like to bring your attention to two important upcoming events:

1) Town Hall Meeting – April 27th at 7:00 PM at the Berkshire Citadel (222 Sandarac Drive N.W.)

2) Career Services Event – May 13th starting at 9:30 AM at Foothills Alliance Church (333 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.)

For more information on both these events visit my website at www.MichelleRempel.ca
As always you can contact me at my office, about issues important to you, using the contact information below:

201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7