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05/30/2015 - 11:00
The Honourable Ed Fast, Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, alongside Henry Braun, Mayor for the City of Abbotsford, today announced at The Reach Gallery Museum that the City of Abbotsford is receiving $400,989 in funding from the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS). The funds are to support a Coordinated Intake and Referral System for those who find themselves homeless.
05/30/2015 - 07:00
I congratulate Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities on 10 years...
05/30/2015 - 07:00
The Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement to mark the 113th anniversary of the end of the South African War
05/29/2015 - 18:38
Media are invited to 8 Wing Trenton on Sunday for the arrival of approximately 100 members of the Disaster Assistance Response Team deployed on Operation RENAISSANCE as part of Canada's support to the Government of Nepal following the devastating earthquake in the region.


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Enhancements to be made to Compassionate Care Benefits


Ottawa- Mark Stahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Polievre's announcement that proposes to increase financial support for individuals taking care of family members facing a significant risk of death.

World War II Veterans honoured in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon


Chilliwack- At ceremonies held at Legions in Pemberton, Lillooet, Hope and Chilliwack, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl presented 25 World War II Veterans with a limited-edition commemorative pin and certificate in recognition of their service and in honour of the 75 anniversary of Canada's engagement in the Second World War.

Applications now being accepted for Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program


Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

The program will invest $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate existing community facilities across Canada in celebration of the 150th anniversary of confederation.

Canada Summer Jobs funding to create employment for local youth


Ottawa- On behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced Canada Summer Jobs funding of $313,405 to create 74 summer jobs for local area youth.

"Through Canada Summer Jobs, students develop skills and gain valuable real life experience to prepare them for the workforce benefiting not only the students but local employers and the economy as well," said Strahl.

Supporting Arts, Culture and Agriculture in the Fraser Valley - Funding for the Chilliwack Fair


May 5, 2015 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society with $15,800 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 143rd edition of the Chilliwack Fair.

Strahl salutes all Veterans on 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands


Ottawa- Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl saluted all Canadian Armed Forces personnel, past and present, on the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Visually impaired to gain new access to printed material

Marrakesh.jpgOttawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted Industry Minister James Moore's announcement that Canada will join the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Person Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

"Improving access to printed material will open new worlds of opportunities to learn, work and participate more fully in society for those suffering from a print disability," said Strahl.

Universal Child Care Benefit


If you have a child under 18 and have never received the Universal Child Care Benefit, you must apply at before May 1st. 

Congratulations Reginald Daws recipient of the Len Baldwick Memorial Award


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to congratulate retired Chief Warrant Officer Reginald Daws recipient of the Len Baldwick Memorial Award:

"Mr. Speaker, today is Air Force Appreciation Day on Parliament Hill, and I am pleased to honour my constituent, retired Chief Warrant Officer Reginald Daws.

Strahl calls for nominations for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards


Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is reminding community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards is open from April 14 to June 30, 2015.

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