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09/17/2014 - 08:00
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that Thrift Magic has paid a $250,000 penalty as part of a voluntary settlement over violations of the Unsolicited Telecommunications Rules. The company also agreed to correct its previous telemarketing practices. Thrift Magic collects used clothing donations from consumers and sells them to their thrift stores in Ontario and British Columbia.
09/17/2014 - 07:06
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will deliver closing remarks at the Canadian Council on Africa's first Canada-Africa Business Summit.
09/17/2014 - 06:00
Eco-park will increase potential of Arviat as a tourism destination
09/17/2014 - 05:45
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, along with the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Member of Parliament for Ottawa West-Nepean, announced today that the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan has been approved by the National Capital Commission Board of Directors.

EI Premium relief announced for small businesses


Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is applauding an announcement by Finance Minister Joe Oliver of a new Small Business Job Credit which will effectively lower Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for small businesses.

"The Small Business Job Credit will provide tax relief to help small businesses in a time of continued global economic uncertainty," said Strahl. "It will allow them to save money on payroll taxes and hopefully hire more employees."

The Government of Canada Invests In Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Project In Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon


Chilliwack, B.C.

Member of Parliament Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $124,000 to the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition to conserve valuable fish habitat in the Chilliwack and Vedder rivers.

MP Mark Strahl hosts suicide prevention roundtable


Chilliwack- A suicide prevention round table discussion was hosted today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl at the Coast Hotel as part of the 308 Conversation Initiative launched by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

"Suicide has enormous impact on our society. We need to talk about this issue if we are going to learn how we can help those who are suffering," said Strahl.

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