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National News

05/03/2015 - 11:41
The Harper Government has provided funding that will prevent and combat homelessness in Kelowna. Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna–Lake Country, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.
05/03/2015 - 11:15
The Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Member of Parliament (Nepean-Carleton) and Regional Minister for Ottawa, on behalf of the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today attended a ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of Ypres.
05/03/2015 - 09:15
Canadians from across the country gathered today to commemorate the sacrifices made by thousands of Canadians who fought during the Battle of the Atlantic - the longest, largest, and most complex campaign of the Second World War.
05/03/2015 - 09:00
The Battle of the Atlantic lasted from September 1939 until May 1945, making it Canada's longest military engagement of the Second World War; one that saw invaluable contributions from members of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Canadian Merchant Navy.

Press Releases

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

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

Congratulations Reginald Daws recipient of the Len Baldwick Memorial Award

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Balanced Budget Delivered

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Budgets do not balance themselves. They require a plan and the discipline to follow it. To find out more about how our Conservative Government's Budget will benefit you and your family, please visit www.budget.gc.ca  

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

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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

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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

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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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