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04/16/2014 - 15:10
I was deeply saddened by news of the sinking of a ferry carrying more than 450 people, mostly high school students, off South Korea's coast.
04/16/2014 - 14:00
Today, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart announced $100,000 to extend the Grain Bag Recycling Pilot Project in 2014. The program includes recycling for both grain bags and twine.
04/16/2014 - 11:50
List of dignitaries and invited guests at the funeral of the Late Honourable Jim Flaherty
04/16/2014 - 11:35
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, has released a list of fishers fined in February and March 2014, for various offences under the Fisheries Act.

Have your say on next year’s federal budget


Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging concerned citizens to participate in the annual pre-budget consultation process now underway.

"This is a great opportunity to have your say in how best the Government can keep Canada growing and prosperous in a fragile global economy," said Strahl.

Small businesses, non-profit groups, industry organizations, and individuals are all invited to participate in this important process by making an online submission at the following website: The deadline for submissions is August 3, 2012.

All submissions will help to inform the Committee's pre-budget recommendations, many of which have ultimately been reflected in previous federal budgets.

Submissions will be circulated to all members of the House Finance Committee, who will then identify those who will be invited to make an oral presentation scheduled to begin in September 2012.

For additional information on the Committee's pre-budget consultation, please visit the Standing Committee on Finance's website at:


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  • Latest press release: Book of Condolences in Memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty 2 days 12 hours ago
  • @donlehn agreed, Don. And gone too soon. 6 days 8 hours ago
  • @gwenomahony thanks Gwen, that's very kind. As were Mr. Mulcair's comments today. 6 days 9 hours ago

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