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03/31/2015 - 08:58
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement on the second specific motion in the House of Commons on the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), this time seeking support for the government's decision to extend and expand Canada's military contribution to the global fight against ISIL, with the goal of keeping Canadians safe from the threat of extremism and significantly degrading ISIL's capabilities:
03/31/2015 - 08:46
Finance Minister Joe Oliver today announced the appointment of the Honourable Carol Skelton to the Board of Directors of the Royal Canadian Mint. Mrs. Skelton has a wealth of experience in the private sector.
03/31/2015 - 08:27
Several National Film Board of Canada (NFB) productions are screening at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (June 15 to 20, 2015), including three films in competition.
03/31/2015 - 08:05
The attack perpetrated yesterday on an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) truck in Northern Mali, killing its driver, needs to be strongly condemned in unequivocal terms as a violation of the universal rules of international humanitarian law. This is a coward and disgraceful act.

New Assistance for injured Veterans and those who care for them

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted two new initiatives to help seriously injured Veterans and their informal caregivers.

"I applaud Minister O'Toole for his continued efforts to address the pressing needs of our injured Veterans and their families," said Strahl.

A life sentence means a sentence for life

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Strahl highlights increased benefits for injured reservists

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted today's announcement that would see the annual income of a part-time injured reservists receiving the Earnings Loss Benefit rise from $24,300 to a minimum of $42,300.

"Our Government is committed to ensuring that all Veterans and their families are treated with care and compassion," said Strahl.

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