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07/30/2014 - 14:00
Today, the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), announced over $1.3 million in funding to the Neil Squire Society to help Canadians with disabilities enter the workforce.
07/30/2014 - 12:50
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, hosted a roundtable with members of the Ukrainian-Canadian community in Winnipeg to discuss current development challenges in Ukraine as well as Canada's continued support to Ukraine to respond to Russian acts that undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Following the roundtable, the Minister announced Canadian support for the Strengthening Multi-Party Democracy project, whose goal is to strengthen democracy and the role of civil society in Ukraine.
07/30/2014 - 10:32
On behalf of Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Devinder Shory, Member of Parliament for Calgary Northeast, today announced that the Government of Canada will help fund the Stoney Compressed Natural Gas Bus Storage and Transit Facility in the City of Calgary.
07/30/2014 - 10:30
Event date: July 31, 2014 - Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament for West Nova, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), will celebrate a significant investment in scientific research at Acadia University.

Press Releases

Conservative Government working to curb prescription drug abuse

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Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced that the federal government was seeking ideas on how to improve the prescribing practices of drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction.

"Prescription drugs are now the most commonly abused substance by youth after alcohol and marijuana. To curb this growing problem, we need to raise awareness of the risks and dangers associated with their abuse," said Strahl.

Have your say on proposed changes to food nutrition labels

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging area residents to have their say on the Government of Canada's proposed changes to Nutrition Facts Table located on prepackaged foods.

"By making the nutrition labels easier to understand we're helping moms and dads make good choices about the foods they buy and prepare for their families," said Strahl.

Local municipalities to receive first installment of Gas Tax Funds

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Chilliwack- On behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities, and Intergovernmental Affairs, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced that the first installment of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) for 2014 is being made available to support local infrastructure priorities.

Federal dollars available to improve accessibility

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Chilliwack- On behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State (Social Development), MP Mark Strahl is encouraging local organizations to apply for funding under the Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) to improve accessibility in community facilities for Canadians with disabilities.

"Through the Enabling Accessibility Fund, our Government is helping remove the barriers that prevent Canadians with disabilities from participating fully in their communities and workplaces," said Strahl.

Third 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 third phase of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP).

Strahl announces funding for local salmon habitat restoration

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser Canyon announced funding of $46,650 for Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition for the restoration of the Hopedale Floodplain. The local project is among 85 projects under the EcoAction Community Funding Program announced by Minister of Environment, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq.

A tribute to men and women in uniform

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today and made the following statement:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the women and men across our country who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Whether they put on a military, police, firefighter, or corrections uniform, they put themselves in harm's way so that the rest of us can rest easy.

National Aboriginal Day

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A message from Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for
Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RYDf0COMpY&list=UURCwjpNMncGtcMiqVmHqkDQ

 

Computers for Schools Program to provide new digital learning opportunities in area schools

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Ottawa- Students at a number of local schools will have new digital learning opportunities thanks to the Computers for Schools Program announced by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

"The Computer for Schools Program will give students access to digital learning they might not otherwise have helping prepare them for the jobs and opportunities of the future," said Strahl.

Conservatives announce over $250 million National Conservation Plan

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Ottawa- The Conservative Government has announced it will invest over $250 million over the next five years securing ecologically sensitive lands, supporting voluntary conservation and restoration actions and strengthening marine and coastal conservation under a new National Conservation Plan.

"The National Conservation Plan will conserve our rich natural heritage and connect Canadian families to our natural spaces," said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

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