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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.

Press Releases

Happy Family Day

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Congratulations Dr. Gwen Point

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to congratulate Dr. Gwen Point on her appointment as new Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise in the house today to honour a constituent of mine, Dr. Gwen Point.

"On February 4, Dr. Gwen Point was installed as Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley at a ceremony in Chilliwack.

Strahl announces funds for area recreational trails

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, announced on behalf of the Minister of Infrastructure, the Honourable Denis Lebel, federal investments in a number of area recreational trails.

Strahl highlights new measures to protect Canadians from terrorism

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed new measures contained in the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015 that will provide law enforcement agencies with additional tools and flexibility to keep pace with evolving threats and better protect Canadians here at home.

Local students invited to submit designs for Canada 150 Logo

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging area post-secondary students over the age of 18 to take part in the Canada 150 Logo Design Contest.

"This is an opportunity for a young aspiring graphic designer to be part of Canadian history by designing a national logo that celebrates our country's 150th birthday," said Strahl.

Strahl highlights new measures to improve pipeline safety

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl today highlighted proposed enhancements to Canada's world-class pipeline safety system announced by the Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Greg Rickford.

"Natural resource projects will not proceed unless they can be demonstrated to be safe for Canadians and for the environment," said Strahl. "The proposed changes the minister has announced will take an incredibly reliable and safe system and make it even better."

Chilliwack “food mob”

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons to bring attention to the first ever “food mob” in Chilliwack:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to highlight an important event taking place in my riding: Chilliwack's first ever food mob.

Strahl Commends Further Action on Veterans’ Mental Health

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Ottawa – Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl, is pleased to see new action on mental health support for Canadian Armed Forces personnel, Veterans, and their families.

"Our Government has consistently increased support for our men and women who serve or served our country," Strahl stated in a press release. "We have continued that by increasing mental health support for those in the Canadian Armed Forces, veterans, and their families."

Strahl announces Gas Tax Funds for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, announced today the second installment of the federal Gas Tax Fund for 2014 is being released for municipalities in the Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

Cultural practices that harm women and girls targeted under new bill

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted today legislation introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander designed to stop such cultural practices as early and forced marriage; polygamous marriage; "honour"-based violence; and female genital mutilation.

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