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12/18/2014 - 15:24
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, issued the following statement today:
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The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today met with the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Anthony Foxx, as part of ongoing discussions on shared transportation issues.
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Good morning. Thank you all for joining me.
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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement, following the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the resolution on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Press Releases

Strahl highlights new measures to improve pipeline safety

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed enhancements to Canada's world-class pipeline safety system announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Greg Rickford.

"Natural resource projects will not proceed unless they can be demonstrated to be safe for Canadians and for the environment," said Strahl. "The proposed changes the minister has announced will take an incredibly reliable and safe system and make it even better."

Chilliwack “food mob”

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons to bring attention to the first ever “food mob” in Chilliwack:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to highlight an important event taking place in my riding: Chilliwack's first ever food mob.

Strahl Commends Further Action on Veterans’ Mental Health

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Ottawa – Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl, is pleased to see new action on mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families.

"Our Government has consistently increased support for our men and women who serve or served our country," Strahl stated in a press release. "We have continued that by increasing mental health support for those in the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families."

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.

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