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National News

01/29/2015 - 14:00
Government of Canada promotes the value and use of open data
01/29/2015 - 14:00
Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, held a video conference meeting with provincial and territorial ministers of labour. The video conference follows up on a commitment made by the Minister to deepen intergovernmental engagement by holding additional meetings over the calendar year.
01/29/2015 - 13:20
Today, Health Canada released the inaugural edition of the Health Product InfoWatch,a new monthly publication that will make health product safety information easier to find and use for health professionals.
01/29/2015 - 13:20
Today, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander congratulated winners of the Third Annual Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards, which recognizes the entrepreneurial success of newcomers who have made Canada their home.

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Press Releases

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."

Chilliwack “food mob”

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons to bring attention to the first ever “food mob” in Chilliwack:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to highlight an important event taking place in my riding: Chilliwack's first ever food mob.

Strahl Commends Further Action on Veterans’ Mental Health

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Ottawa – Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl, is pleased to see new action on mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families.

"Our Government has consistently increased support for our men and women who serve or served our country," Strahl stated in a press release. "We have continued that by increasing mental health support for those in the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families."

Strahl announces Gas Tax Funds for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, announced today the second installment of the federal Gas Tax Fund for 2014 is being released for municipalities in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

Cultural practices that harm women and girls targeted under new bill

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted today legislation introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander designed to stop such cultural practices as early and forced marriage; polygamous marriage; "honour"-based violence; and female genital mutilation.

Official Grand Opening of the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre

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AGASSIZ — The Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia joined the District of Kent today to celebrate the official grand opening of the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion.

Strahl salutes Medal of Bravery recipient Shawn Nagurny

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to salute Medal of Bravery recipient Shawn Nagurny:

"Mr. Speaker, on October 27, 2011, Chilliwack resident, Shawn Nagurny, along with five others, saved six people from a burning aircraft that had crash landed on a highway in Richmond British Columbia.

New tax relief measures to make life more affordable for Canadian families

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted a number of new tax relief measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families with children starting in the spring of 2015.

"Our Government is keeping our commitment to help Canadian families with additional tax relief measures once we have balanced the budget." Strahl added, "With the federal budget expected to be in balance soon we are taking action to help low and middle-income families."

Fourth phase of Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program opens

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Chilliwack- On behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the fourth phase of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP).

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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