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03/27/2015 - 15:15
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today met with Philip Hammond, the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to discuss issues of national security and the current threat posed by extremist jihadism.
03/27/2015 - 15:13
Canada is concerned by the deteriorating situation in Yemen resulting from the ongoing military actions taken by Houthi rebels against the elected government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah. These actions are fueling the widespread instability and chaos that is exacerbating Yemen's growing humanitarian crisis and threatening regional stability.
03/27/2015 - 15:10
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, today announced the appointment of Ms. Tracy M. Rispin to the Nutrition North Canada Advisory Board.
03/27/2015 - 14:17
The Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State (Foreign Affairs and Consular), today delivered the Canadian statement at the United Nations Security Council open debate on the victims of attacks and abuses on ethnic or religious grounds in the Middle East. She was joined by Andrew Bennett, Canada's Ambassador for Religious Freedom.

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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