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05/05/2015 - 13:00
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced measures to ensure that Canadians benefit from sustainable competition among wireless service providers, as well as continued investments in high-quality networks. In particular, the CRTC will regulate certain wholesale rates that Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications and Telus charge other Canadian wireless companies.
05/05/2015 - 13:00
To provide wireless services to their retail customers, wireless service providers enter into a wide variety of wholesale arrangements that address commercial and technical matters such as roaming, and tower and site sharing. The rates, terms and conditions under which wireless service providers are able to obtain these wholesale services are critical to their ability to offer competitive retail services.
05/05/2015 - 12:24
OTTAWA-Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will unveil the coat of arms of Elmwood School
05/05/2015 - 11:50
Minister of Finance Joe Oliver will be joined by Member of Parliament Robert Goguen to make an announcement in support of the Economic Action Plan's new measures for seniors, on Thursday, May 7, 2015.


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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.

Balanced Budget Delivered


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Strahl applauds balanced budget, new tax relief measures and security funding


Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon applauded Economic Action Plan 2015 which includes a balanced budget; new tax relief measures for families and seniors; new benefits for Veterans; tax relief for small business; and protecting Canadians from terrorism by providing additional resources for the Canadian Armed Forces.

New case managers to enhance one-on-one support for Veterans


Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon praised Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Erin O'Toole's announcement to hire more than 100 new permanent case managers to provide improved one-on-one service for Veterans.

"Case managers will be able to dedicate more time and attention to the individual needs of each Veteran ensuring that they and their families receive the support and services they need when they need them," said Strahl.

New tax-free benefit for critically injured Veterans


Ottawa- A proposed new Critical Injury Benefit (CIB) which would provide a $70,000 tax-free award to support the most severely injured and ill Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans was applauded today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

New Assistance for injured Veterans and those who care for them


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.

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