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Thousands sign e-petition for a referendum on the voting system

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Today, Conservative democratic institutions critic Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston) tabled in the House of Commons an electronic petition (e-petition) signed by 14,237 Canadians in support of holding a referendum on changing the voting system. Reid made the following comments:

“Today in the House of Commons, I tabled petition e-48. It bears the signatures of 14,237 Canadians who want the Liberal government to hold a referendum on any proposed change to the voting system.

Liberal Government Must Stop Greenland from Overfishing Canada’s Vulnerable Atlantic Salmon Stocks

Note.jpgOTTAWA – Today, Conservative Members of the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, Robert Sopuck, Critic for Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Mark Strahl, Critic for Fisheries and Oceans, and Mel Arnold, MP for North Okanagan-Shuswap, called on the Liberal Government to take strong action against Greenland’s continued abuse of Canada’s vulnerable Atlantic salmon stocks. 

Nominations open for 2016 Persons Case Awards

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is encouraging local residents to nominate one of their own for the 2016 Governor General's Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case.

"It is a great opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual who has made an exceptional contribution to improving the lives of women in our community," said Strahl.

Bill C-14 (Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia)

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Earlier this week I outlined my serious concerns with Bill C-14 (assisted suicide and euthanasia) in a speech in the House of Commons. You can watch the video here. https://youtu.be/MO7EPtojd7Y

Strahl congratulates local seniors programs on New Horizons Funding

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Ottawa - For receiving funding under the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl congratulates six local organizations that are helping seniors stay active in their communities.

“By encouraging their active participation in our community, New Horizons for Seniors help seniors maintain a good quality of life.” Strahl added, “We all benefit when seniors share their considerable knowledge and experience.”

Out-of-control Liberal Borrowing Won’t Create Jobs, and Means Higher Taxes for Chilliwack-Hope

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To say I am disappointed with the federal Liberal government’s budget is an understatement. The Liberals are breaking their election promises and borrowing tens of billions of dollars that will have to be paid back through higher taxes.
Canadians know that borrowed money isn’t free and that it needs to be paid back.

Funds for Fisheries Habitat Restoration Now Available

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Chilliwack - Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Hope is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program (RFCPP).

Over the next three years the RFCPP will provide $28 million across the country to support habitat restoration projects led by recreational fishing and angling groups; conservation organizations; and Indigenous groups.

Strahl Seeks Local Art for Ottawa Exhibit

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Chilliwack – To promote artists and photographers in Chilliwack and Hope, Member of Parliament Mark Strahl will be showcasing local art and photos in his Ottawa office in a new monthly exhibit and is encouraging local artists and photographers from across the riding to submit their work.

Work will also be featured on Mr. Strahl's website: www.markstrahl.com.

PETITION: DEMAND A REFERENDUM ON ELECTORAL REFORM

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Sign this House of Commons petition to call upon the Minister of Democratic Institutions to hold a referendum on changes to Canada's federal electoral system: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-48

Funding available for local streamkeepers

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Chilliwack, B.C – Volunteer streamkeepers across British Columbia and the Yukon who protect and restore salmon habitat can now apply for funding through the Pacific Salmon Foundation's Community Salmon Program, announced Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl.

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