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04/01/2015 - 15:48
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, today announced further strides in improving the transparency and accountability of the Nutrition North Canada (NNC) program.
04/01/2015 - 15:30
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Premier Bob McLeod of the Northwest Territories joined residents of the territory in celebrating the one year anniversary of Devolution.
04/01/2015 - 15:18
The 3rd Battalion of The Royal Canadian Regiment (3 RCR) based in Petawawa, Ontario, is participating in Exercise MOUNTAIN WARRIOR in Trzclaniec, Poland, throughout the month of April.
04/01/2015 - 15:10
Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, made this statement following the arrests in Toronto and Montreal of six individuals who will be charged with the operation of a prostitution ring that victimized young women alleged to have been smuggled into Canada.

Press Releases

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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Strahl highlights increased benefits for injured reservists

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted today's announcement that would see the annual income of a part-time injured reservists receiving the Earnings Loss Benefit rise from $24,300 to a minimum of $42,300.

"Our Government is committed to ensuring that all Veterans and their families are treated with care and compassion," said Strahl.

Strahl applauds proposed new lifetime benefit for Veterans

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl applauded an announcement by the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs to create a new lifetime benefit for Veterans. The Retirement Income Security Benefit (RISB) would provide a monthly income support payment for moderately to severely disabled Veterans after the age of 65.

Win a free trip to Ottawa!

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting constituents to take on the Canada Day Challenge 2015.

The Canada Day Challenge is an annual contest that invites Canadians from 8 to 18 years old to unleash their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian by presenting an entry in one or more of the three following categories:

Strahl highlights new measures to strengthen rail safety

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Chilliwack- New minimum insurance requirements; new levies for crude oil shippers; and enhanced oversight and information sharing are among the changes contained in Bill C-52: Safe and Accountable Rail Act highlighted by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

Proposed legislation targets repeat violent criminals

Protecting%20Canadians.jpgChilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted proposed changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) that would seriously restrict the release of repeat violent offenders into the community to serve the final third of their sentence.

Anti-Terrorism Act

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Carry on, Cadets!

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I've always been proud of our local cadets. No matter the occasion, whether in extreme heat or in the rain and sleet, these 12 to 18 year old young Canadians are there whenever we gather at the local cenotaph, doing their part to add dignity and meaning to our remembrance.

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  • @chwk_collin no problem. Sometimes absences are unavoidable. You can see my speech on the motion here: http://t.co/xMHKR1uK62. Cheers! 2 hours 51 min ago
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  • @chwk_collin I was in Whitehorse, YK on a previously scheduled Aboriginal Affairs Committee hearing, along with NDP and Liberal MPs. 3 hours 24 min ago

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