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03/31/2015 - 14:40
The Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act amends the Criminal Code to establish the ability of police and probation officers to collect bodily samples from offenders who are under a court order to abstain from consuming drugs and alcohol.
03/31/2015 - 14:40
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Peter MacKay today announced the coming into force of the Response to the Supreme Court of Canada Decision in R. v. Shoker Act. The legislation supports the Government of Canada's commitment to help keep our streets and communities safe for Canadian families and stand up for victims of crime.
03/31/2015 - 14:05
The Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB), through the National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System (NPDUIS) research initiative, is proud to present CompassRx, a flagship annual report and the first of its kind to identify the major drivers behind changes in prescription drug expenditures in public drug plans in Canada - an important element in allowing policy-makers and researchers to understand current trends and anticipate future cost pressures and expenditure levels.
03/31/2015 - 13:02
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today delivered keynote remarks hosted by the Vancouver Board of Trade, where he highlighted how Canada's plan for Responsible Resource Development is supporting jobs, protecting the environment and enhancing First Nations engagement.

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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.

Strahl applauds proposed new lifetime benefit for Veterans

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl applauded an announcement by the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs to create a new lifetime benefit for Veterans. The Retirement Income Security Benefit (RISB) would provide a monthly income support payment for moderately to severely disabled Veterans after the age of 65.

Win a free trip to Ottawa!

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting constituents to take on the Canada Day Challenge 2015.

The Canada Day Challenge is an annual contest that invites Canadians from 8 to 18 years old to unleash their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian by presenting an entry in one or more of the three following categories:

Strahl highlights new measures to strengthen rail safety

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Chilliwack- New minimum insurance requirements; new levies for crude oil shippers; and enhanced oversight and information sharing are among the changes contained in Bill C-52: Safe and Accountable Rail Act highlighted by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

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.

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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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