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03/04/2015 - 06:00
Supporting and partnering with small and medium-sized businesses to seize opportunities abroad is a key part of our pro-export, pro-jobs plan, says Minister Fast.
03/04/2015 - 05:58
Good afternoon, everyone – and happy Family Day! Thank you to my colleague, Member of Parliament Wai Young, representing Vancouver South, for your kind introduction.
03/04/2015 - 05:30
March 4, 2015 - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Austin King of Hickman's Harbour has been fined for possessing lobster less than 82.5mm in length.
03/03/2015 - 18:50
OTTAWA - The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:

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Press Releases

Proposed legislation targets repeat violent criminals

Protecting%20Canadians.jpgChilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted proposed changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) that would seriously restrict the release of repeat violent offenders into the community to serve the final third of their sentence.

Anti-Terrorism Act

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Carry on, Cadets!

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I've always been proud of our local cadets. No matter the occasion, whether in extreme heat or in the rain and sleet, these 12 to 18 year old young Canadians are there whenever we gather at the local cenotaph, doing their part to add dignity and meaning to our remembrance.

Federally-funded crime prevention program for Chilliwack

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Chilliwack, British Columbia 

Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $1.85 million in federal funding for the crime prevention project Learning to Lead, which will help nearly 200 at-risk youth in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Happy Family Day

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Congratulations Dr. Gwen Point

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to congratulate Dr. Gwen Point on her appointment as new Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise in the house today to honour a constituent of mine, Dr. Gwen Point.

"On February 4, Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley at a ceremony in Chilliwack.

Strahl announces funds for area recreational trails

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure, the Honourable Denis Lebel, federal investments in a number of area recreational trails.

Strahl highlights new measures to protect Canadians from terrorism

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed new measures contained in the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 that will provide law enforcement agencies with additional tools and flexibility to keep pace with evolving threats and better protect Canadians here at home.

Local students invited to submit designs for Canada 150 Logo

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging area post-secondary students over the age of 18 to take part in the Canada 150 Logo Design Contest.

"This is an opportunity for a young aspiring graphic designer to be part of Canadian history by designing a national logo that celebrates our country's 150th birthday," said Strahl.

Strahl highlights new measures to improve pipeline safety

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed enhancements to Canada's world-class pipeline safety system announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Greg Rickford.

"Natural resource projects will not proceed unless they can be demonstrated to be safe for Canadians and for the environment," said Strahl. "The proposed changes the minister has announced will take an incredibly reliable and safe system and make it even better."

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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