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11/27/2014 - 12:32
On November 27, 2014, the Honorable Tony Clement, President of the Treasury Board, made the following statement
11/27/2014 - 12:07
The Honourable Fabian Manning, Senator for Newfoundland and Labrador, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development, will announce Government of Canada investments to three organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador to help people in the region receive training and better access to job opportunities.
11/27/2014 - 12:03
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today met with the Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) Advisory Board, during which time they reviewed the first year of Canada's Global Markets Action Plan (GMAP).
11/27/2014 - 11:49
Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Advisory Board Members

Press Releases

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).

A Week Like No Other

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(Photo courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office.)

I started last week in Ottawa by joining His Excellency Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall as he honoured a number of Canadians, including Chilliwack resident Shawn Nagurny, for acts of bravery. It was a poignant ceremony, where the Governor General spoke of these "wrong way guys and wrong way gals" who had turned toward danger, rather than away from it and put themselves at risk to save their fellow Canadians.

Enhancements coming to Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

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Chilliwack- The Conservative Government is going to double the Child Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) and make it refundable delivering on a promise made to parents said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

New common sense firearms measures

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl highlighted the Common Sense Firearms Act which was tabled in the House of Commons on October 7.

"Our Government has always stood up for law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport-shooters. This legislation will simplify and provide clarity to the firearms regime and reduce administrative burdens for law abiding firearms owners while protecting the safety of Canadians," said Strahl.

Calling all Veterans of the Second World War

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Chilliwack- To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada's engagement in World War II, a limited- edition commemorative lapel pin and certificate has been created to honour living World War II Veterans.

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is asking people who know a World War II Veteran living in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon to contact his office so that he can recognize them.

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