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11/28/2014 - 16:00
Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was in Québec City today to help celebrate farming excellence at the 2014 Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers Program National Awards Gala.
11/28/2014 - 14:00
The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today concluded a visit to British Columbia where he met with leaders of First Nations communities to discuss progress on the Government of Canada's response to the recommendations of the Eyford Report and our latest enhancements to Canada's world-class tanker and pipeline safety systems. Minister Rickford also met with the Honourable Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier of British Columbia and Minister of Natural Gas Development.
11/28/2014 - 13:54
Canada's official delegation led by the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today wrapped up a week of commemorative ceremonies in Italy. Canadian Veterans participated in a number of commemorative activities, including a visit to the war cemetery in Cassino where 855 Canadians are buried.
11/28/2014 - 13:30
The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, will join Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston in State visits to the Republic of Chile, from November 28 to December 3, and the Republic of Colombia, from December 3 to 6, 2014.

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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