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

OCTOBER 2017

As I look towards the fall sitting of Parliament I am reminded of the needs many in our community are facing and the numerous issues of importance that Parliament will be debating soon. I will continue to work hard on your behalf as your voice in the House of Commons.

My focus continues to be on policy and legislation that will improve our economy, create jobs and provide assistance and opportunities for those who need it most. In addition, I will continue to work in my role as Opposition Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

As the Federal Government begins to unveil its plans and priorities for this session, it is important for me to hear from members of our community about issues of importance to them and their perspective and opinion on legislation being debated in Parliament.

I want to provide you with a list of the various ways you can provide me with your comments and keep informed about what is happening in Ottawa:

Email: Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
Phone: 403-216-7777
Facebook: Facebook.com/MichelleRempelMP
Twitter: @MichelleRempel
Website: MichelleRempel.ca
Instagram: MichelleRempel
Youtube: MichelleRempel
Mail: 201-1318 Centre Street N.E., T2E2R7

I will be announcing plans for my next Town Hall meeting in the near future as well.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve our community and I look forward to hearing from many of you over the coming months.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

I have had the opportunity to connect with many members of our community over the last few weeks and I have heard about issues that are important to you. I remain focused on advocating for policy that creates jobs and helps the individuals in our community that need it most. I will continue to work hard on your behalf when the fall session of Parliament begins later this month.

I also wanted to take the opportunity to update you on my efforts as the Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. I have been closely following recent reports regarding the draft copy of the Liberal’s new citizenship guide. Citizenship guides tell the story of Canada to people who want to help our country grow and prosper. I am particularly concerned that the draft copy tells newcomers that it is only “voluntary” to respect human rights in Canada. Human rights are enshrined in our laws and are something we should expect from every Canadian. This should be made clear in our citizenship guide. It was also very concerning to hear that the draft copy has removed mention of female genital mutilation (FGM) from the guide. Given the troubling reports in the media of Canadians impacted by FGM practices, I have called on the government to acknowledge the growing trend of FGM and inform Canadians of the steps they will take to protect victims from this practice.

I continue to work with the Yazidi community in Canada to push the government to act when intervention is necessary. On August 3rd, Yazidi communities in Canada will commemorate the genocide of the Yazidi people in Northern Iraq. I hope that on this day, Canadians across the country will take a moment to reflect on the atrocities committed and what more we can do to help. As you may know, I have been working with the Yazidi community since appointed to my Critic position, to help bring to light the plight of their people and ensure that Yazidi refugees could come to Canada after surviving genocide at the hands of ISIS. I look forward to continuing my work with the Yazidi community and pushing the government to act when persecuted groups are in need of our help.

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

403-216-7777
Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7
www.MichelleRempel.ca

AUGUST 2017

Calgary Nose Hill Canada 150 Award

Do you know someone who has made a significant difference in our community?

In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary, I am proud to announce the Calgary Nose Hill Canada 150 Awards to recognize residents who work tirelessly to make our community a great place to live. Nominations for this recognition are open to deserving individuals including teachers, artists, athletes, researchers, coaches, entrepreneurs, emergency responders, community volunteers, and anyone who makes a contribution to our community.

If you know someone who is deserving of this award, please nominate them for consideration. Nominations will be reviewed by an independent volunteer panel who will recommend recipients. To respect the privacy of nominees, we will be keeping nominations confidential and request that nominators do the same. Please note that to be eligible, a nominee must be an individual who resides, or has volunteered, within the boundaries of the Calgary Nose Hill electoral district.

The deadline to submit nominations is August 31, 2017. All nominations must be emailed to: Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca. For more details on the nomination process, eligibility and to download the Nomination Form, please visit: http://www.michellerempel.ca/canada_150_awards.
403-216-7777
Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7
www.MichelleRempel.ca

 

JULY 2017

As your Member of Parliament, I am honoured to serve you and represent our beautiful riding of Calgary Nose Hill while I’m in Ottawa. I believe it is important for Alberta to have a strong voice in the capital and as your MP I will continue to ensure that the voices of our community are always heard.

This Canada Day marks 150 years of Confederation and the birth of our great nation. As we celebrate, we have a chance to reflect on the great country we have become and look towards our bright future. Our country was built by people with strong convictions and commitments to their communities, and Canadians have maintained these traditions. Canadians demonstrate these values today as we draw strengths from our country’s regional, cultural, and linguistic diversity.

As we look forward to the next 150 years, let us use this time to contemplate the Canada we want to shape and leave behind for the next generations. How can we build on Canada’s notable past to build a brilliant future? I encourage all members of our community, and all Canadians to imagine what our country can achieve and work together to reach our goals as we celebrate this Canada Day.

Happy Canada Day!

403-216-7777
Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7
www.MichelleRempel.ca

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.

403-216-7777
Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7
www.MichelleRempel.ca

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:

403-216-7777
Michelle.Rempel@parl.gc.ca
201-1318 Centre Street N.E., Calgary, AB, T2E2R7
www.MichelleRempel.ca