Michelle has been a strong advocate for funding for local community infrastructure. As a resident of Calgary Nose Hill, Michelle recognizes that North-central Calgary is underserviced, and requires a strong leadership to advocate for investments. Michelle has consistently been this voice for our community for over 10 years.
Since elected, Michelle has successfully advocated for funding that has benefited multiple community centres including in Edgemont, North Haven, Huntington Hills, and Thorncliffe. She has also successfully advocated for investment for recreation and community space for the Vivo expansion, which services many communities in north-central Calgary including Panorama and Country Hills.
Michelle worked very hard to obtain the federal funding for the Calgary Green LRT Line. Michelle, along with many in our community, was stunned when the City of Calgary announced the reduced scope of the Green Line. Since then, she has been a loud voice holding all levels accountable for their failure to get the Green Line to the north. She recently wrote a letter to Calgary City Council advocating for a way forward on the project. The completion of this project to the ridership in north Calgary remains a top infrastructure priority of our community. You can read this here: https://mprempel.ca/news/f/rempel-garner%E2%80%99s-statement-trudeau%E2%80%99s-green-line-press-conference
Michelle sent a survey to over 35,000 households in her riding asking residents to rank the infrastructure priorities for north-central Calgary.
Michelle has been working closely with community associations, local stakeholders and other elected officials to advocate for support for the identified projects. It is Michelle's hope that elected representatives from all levels of government can work together to make strategic investments in north-central Calgary infrastructure priorities. Michelle is committed to advocating for funding at the federal level, in the context of returning to a balanced budget and lowered taxes, for infrastructure projects.