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04/22/2014 - 15:40
Canada's wine and grape sector has gained support in its efforts to become more competitive and sustainable with a $2 million investment from the Harper Government, Member of Parliament Ron Cannan (Kelowna–Lake Country) announced today, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz.
04/22/2014 - 14:59
Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, will be in Russell, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 23, to make an announcement in support of Canada's beef sector.
04/22/2014 - 14:26
Negotiated settlements help rebuild relationships and generate benefits for all Canadians.
04/22/2014 - 14:13
HALIFAX - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, will highlight Government of Canada support for clean energy in Atlantic Canada. Minister MacKay will be joined by the Honourable Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia's Minister of Energy; the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Newfoundland and Labrador's Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Chris Huskilson, President and CEO, Emera Inc.

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Press Releases

Book of Condolences in Memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

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Chilliwack- Following the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book of Condolences will be available to the general public at the office of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jim Flaherty. Thank you for sharing Jim with us, and allowing him to serve Canada so well," said Strahl.

Strahl encourages local schools to take the Play Exchange’s Active at School Challenge

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is encouraging students and teachers to take part in The Play Exchange’s Active at School Challenge.

Transformative bill to give victims a stronger voice in our justice system

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Ottawa- Victims of crime will have enforceable rights in Canada's criminal justice system thanks to legislation introduced today to implement a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, says Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"This transformative bill ensures victims are at the heart of our justice system." Strahl added, "I'm very proud that our Government has listened to the concerns of victims and taken action to give them a stronger voice in our justice system."

Strahl remembers local Rotarian Charlie Young

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to remember local Rotarian, Charlie Young:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Charlie Young, a local music and Rotary Club legend, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 94.

Call for nominations for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

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Chilliwack- MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl is encouraging the community to nominate for a Prime Minister's Volunteer Award individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations that make exceptional voluntary contributions.

"Volunteers make an enormous difference in the lives of people in our community every day. The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards are a way of recognizing the outstanding volunteers among us," said Strahl.

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement to boost B.C. economy

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Chilliwack- Forestry and value-added wood products; fish and seafood; agricultural and agrifood products are among the British Columbian industries to benefit from a free trade agreement with South Korea according to Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"Preferred access to the dynamic and growing economy of South Korea will create jobs and economic opportunities for British Columbians in every region of the province," said Strahl.

New help for veterans looking for work

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Ottawa- New measures by the federal government that will help move Veterans to the front-of-the-line when it comes to hiring qualified Canadians for federal public service jobs were applauded by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

D-Day and Battle of Normandy Veterans invited to attend 70th anniversary commemoration

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is inviting local D-Day and Battle of Normandy Veterans to contact Veterans Affairs about participating in the 70th anniversary commemorative events in France on June 6, 2014.

"We want to honour those Canadians who fought so valiantly on D-Day and Battle of Normandy to secure the freedoms we enjoy today," said Strahl.

Government launches International Women’s Week

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, on behalf of the Honourable Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, is inviting constituents to celebrate International Women's Week 2014, March 2 to 8.

This year's event will highlight the important role played by women entrepreneurs in the Canadian economy, with the theme: Strong Women. Strong Canada. Canadian Women –Creating Jobs One Business at a Time.

Taking Action on Patient Safety

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Speeches

Strahl Salutes the Community of 'Vancouver Bar'

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, stood in the House of Commons today to salute the community of Boston Bar. In support of the Vancouver Canucks the community of 800 people has, for the month of June, renamed itself, 'Vancouver Bar'.

"Mr. Speaker, my riding of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is a vast riding that encompasses a number of small communities, including the Fraser Canyon community of Boston Bar. Boston Bar is home to about 800 people and has its history rooted in the gold rush.

Budget Delivers Low Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth

Mark Strahl delivers maiden address in House of Commons 

Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, delivered his maiden address in the House of Commons during debate on the Conservative Government's Budget.

"As a Conservative I campaigned on our Low Tax Plan for Jobs and Growth and I am proud to see that we have delivered on our campaign commitments." Strahl added, "We promised to keep taxes low –something that no other party in this place campaigned on –and we have delivered."

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