I think the announcement yesterday by Statistics Canada is the right course of action and appropriate to protect the privacy of Canadians. It took the outrage of average Canadians and pressure by my party in Parliament to reverse the decision, towards what would have been an intrusion of the government into confidential personal information held by Canada's banks. I am pleased that our system of checks and balances works, and that reason has prevailed.
For a good analysis and news report on the Statistics Canada decision to stop the planned collection of personal banking data, I am sharing this article from Bill Curry of The Globe and Mail.
The moves come as the agency is under investigation by the federal Privacy Commissioner after concerns were raised over its plans to obtain an unprecedented level of access to the personal financial information of Canadians
Michelle Rempel We just found out that Trudeau is spending over $1.1 BILLION on illegal border crossers. This doesn’t include welfare and health care costs. This means Trudeau is spending more on each illegal border crosser, on an annual basis, than the average salary of a minimum wage worker in Canada. This is huge - help us get the message out by sharing this vital information!!!! ...
Bruce Stanton MP added 4 new photos — with Michelle Rempel at Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre.
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I was so pleased to host The Hon. Michelle Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill) for a day of face-to-face meetings with community leaders here in Simcoe North.
Michelle is our party’s Shadow Minister for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. Participants in the round table discussion included Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke, and representatives of local businesses and the dedicated not-for-profit groups involved in assisting new Canadians.
The discussions revolved around how best to provide for an immigration and refugee system in Canada that is fair, orderly and compassionate. Thanks to all who took part and offered their ideas and guidance. A special thanks to Ms. Rempel for her time, energy and wealth of knowledge in this portfolio. ...
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the 1989 murders of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal.
It represents an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the occurrence of gender-based violence in our society and to consider the actions they will take to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. ...