Calgary Nose Hill
Michelle Rempel was first elected to the House of Commons in 2011. After being re-elected in 2015 she was named the Official Opposition Critic for Immigrations, Refugees and Citizenship.
She has previously served as the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of the Environment. When Rempel was named Minister of State she became the youngest woman ever appointed to cabinet.
Before entering politics Rempel was a director at the University of Calgary and worked at the University of Manitoba as an administrator. She also worked as a managerial consultant in Calgary.
Rempel has a degree in economics from the University of Manitoba. She paid her way through school by performing as a classically trained pianist.
Rempel has been named to Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network and a rising star by Maclean’s Magazine.
Rempel has been a very active member of the Conservative Party. She has served as president of the Calgary–Nose Hill Conservative Association, co chair of the Conservative Party’s National Policy Committee, co chair of the Alberta’s CPC President’s Council and cochair of the inaugural Alberta Congress in 2010, the Conservative Party’s policy forum for Alberta CPC members and of the enormously successful Conservative Party Convention in Calgary in 2013.
In the 2015 election Rempel served as the main spokesperson for the party and she has been floated as a potential candidate for the permanent leader to be elected in 2017.