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03/06/2015 - 03:00
TRENTON - Members of the Canadian Forces Military Police depart tomorrow for the Sinai Peninsula as part of military activities undertaken by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to support the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt.
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Member of Parliament Ryan Leef announces support for the Yukon Arts Centre
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Today, I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague, Dr. Cy Frank. My heart goes out to Cy's family, friends and colleagues who will surely miss him.
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The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities gain the skills and experience they need to find jobs. The announcement was made today by John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley West, on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.

STRAHL RECOGNIZES SUCCESSFUL LOCAL FOOD BANK DRIVE

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, stood in the House of Commons today to salute Chilliwack emergency services personnel for their successful food bank drive.

"Mr. Speaker, last Monday, Chilliwack's firefighters and other emergency service personnel had an unusually busy night. They went up and down the streets of town in their gear, with their lights flashing, going door to door.

"Fortunately, Mr. Speaker, they were not responding to a fire, but instead they were responding, as they do every year, to the Salvation Army food bank's request for help in soliciting donations. In one night, they collected over 20,000 food items.

"Our local firefighters and emergency service personnel put their lives on the line to protect the health and safety of our citizens and their property whenever they are called into duty. They not only volunteer to fight fires, but they volunteer to make our community a better place to live, work and raise a family.

"On behalf of the people of Chilliwack, I want to thank all of the firefighters and other emergency service personnel who participated in this event, and to everyone who made a donation, for making this Christmas season a little brighter for those less fortunate in our community."

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