Chilliwack—Students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon will gain valuable work experience this summer, as a result of the Government of Canada's Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Chilliwack- The safety of three local railway crossings will be improved thanks to funding announced by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl. The Government of Canada is investing $4,400 on a railway crossing on First Street in Ashcroft, $6,350 on a crossing on Railway Avenue in Ashcroft and $5,700 on a crossing on Highway 12 in Lytton.
Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser Canyon and Chair of BC/Yukon Caucus celebrated National Mining Week by recognizing the enormous contribution the industry makes to the Canadian economy.
"Our Government recognizes the important role the mining sector plays in creating jobs and prosperity for Canadians. That is why we will continue to work to attract new investment and open new markets for the Canadian mining industry," said Strahl.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to speak out against marihuana grow-ops:
"Mr. Speaker, I recently met with a number of families who are concerned by a large marihuana grow operation that has sprung up in their neighbourhood.
Chilliwack – An investment by the Government of Canada in the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will support emerging and Aboriginal artists and a wide variety of music, dance and theatre, announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Chilliwack- MP Mark Strahl is reminding community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards is closing on April 15, 2013, as recently announced by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Harrison Mills, BC – Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Fraser Heritage Society under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
Harrison Hot Springs, BC – The Village of Harrison Hot Springs will soon benefit from upgrades to its water system and will be able to begin a water utility master plan thanks to a contribution of more than $1.2 million from the Government of Canada through the Gas Tax Fund transfer.
Agassiz, BC – Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the District of Kent Fitness Activity Centre under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl applauded the next phase of the Conservative Government's plan for jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Economic Action Plan 2013 introduces a bold new training initiative, the largest investment in infrastructure in Canadian history and significant support for Canada's manufacturing.
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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.
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."