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Michelle Rempel (née Godin; born February 14, 1980) is a Canadian politician, who has been the federal Member of Parliament (MP) for the electoral riding of Calgary Centre-North since the 2011 Canadian federal election. Rempel is a member of the Conservative Party and serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment.

Early life[edit]Edit

Rempel grew up in Manitoba and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Manitoba. She worked as Director of the University of Calgary’s Institutional Programs Division prior to her election. In 2010 she was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the "Future Leaders" category by the Women's Executive Network.

She previously served as president of the Conservative Party riding executive for the riding of Calgary—Nose Hill.

Politics[edit]Edit

Rempel was acclaimed as the Conservative Party of Canada candidate in Calgary Centre-North on December 17, 2010, in anticipation of a by-election caused by the resignation of Jim Prentice. The uncalled by-election was superseded by the 2011 Federal Election.

Following her election to the House of Commons, Rempel was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment on May 25, 2011. She made headlines towards the end of 2011 for her strong performance during Question Period, and is seen as a rising star within the Conservative caucus. On November 21, 2012 Canadian news magazine Maclean's named her as one of their "Parliamentarians of the Year" in the "Rising Star" category.

Electoral Record[edit]Edit

[hide]Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±pp Expenditures
Conservative Michelle Rempel 28,443 56.53 0.00 $82,363.77
New Democratic Paul Vargis 8,048 15.99 +0.67 $15,914.50
Liberal Stephen Randall 7,046 14.00 +2.23 $55,742.32
Green Heather MacIntosh 6,578 13.07 -2.22 $42,457.33
Marxist–Leninist Peggy Askin 203 0.40 +0.02 $0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,318 100.00 $
Total rejected ballots 200 0.40
Turnout 50,518 60.55
Eligible voters 83,431

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