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National News

04/23/2014 - 13:00
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), will make an announcement regarding Government of Canada support for the New Horizons for Seniors Program in Richmond.
04/23/2014 - 13:00
The Government of Canada is helping Canadians with disabilities develop the skills and experience they need to find jobs, today announced the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors), on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development.
04/23/2014 - 12:45
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today highlighted the Government of Canada's support for Emera's Maritime Link project through a federal loan guarantee. The federal government's loan guarantee, backed by Canada's triple-A credit rating, has enabled Emera Inc. and its subsidiary, NSP Maritime Link Inc., to dramatically lower borrowing costs. Finalized in March, the guarantee applies up to $1.3 billion of debt for the Maritime Link project, securing projected savings of hundreds of millions in interest charges for ratepayers in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
04/23/2014 - 12:38
The Government of Canada is committed to developing Canada's immense resource wealth in a way that ensures world-class protection for our environment. In the June 2011 Speech from the Throne, the Government committed to supporting the Lower Churchill projects.

Press Releases

Tax Guide

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See Mark's latest pamphlet with information on tax savings by clicking the link below.

 

Taking Action on Patient Safety

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 See Mark's latest survey by clicking on the link below.

 

Conservatives on track to launch 10-year infrastructure plan this spring

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today highlighted important details of the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan expected to launch in spring 2014.

Federal budget responds to concerns of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted four items in Economic Action Plan 2014 that he says responds directly to concerns raised by his constituents. The budget items Strahl referred to are: conserving recreational fisheries habitat; introducing a tax credit to
recognize the role played by search and rescue volunteers; bringing greater accountability to Parliament; and a further expanding of benefits for Veterans.

Federal budget focussed on creating jobs and growing the economy

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl welcomed Economic Action Plan 2014, the Conservative Government's 2014 budget for its focus on creating jobs, growing the economy and projecting a return to balanced budgets in 2015.

"Our Government remains squarely focussed on the economy with a plan that will keep Canada's economy growing and build on our enviable job creation record," said Strahl.

Historic reform of First Nations education system announced

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Standoff Alberta- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and National Chief Shawn Atleo to announce that an historic agreement with the Assembly of First Nations had been reached to reform the First Nations K-12 education system.

Local First Nation youth to benefit from skills training

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl announced that the Seabird, Chawathil, Shxwowhamel, Squiala, Cheam, and Union Bar First Nations will all participate in a program to connect youth with skills training.

"I'm very pleased that, through this additional funding, area First Nations youth will have new opportunities to gain the skills they need to obtain employment," said Strahl.

Women living on reserve gain new rights under Conservative Government

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon said he was very proud that women, children and families living on First Nation reserves will have access to the same matrimonial rights as those living off reserves thanks to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests of Rights Act.

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that the first element of the Act came into force earlier this week.

Youth invited to take the Canada Day Challenge

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Chilliwack –Mark Strahl, M.P. for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting area youth to take the 2014 Canada Day Challenge.

"This is a unique chance for area youth to showcase their talent and creativity while learning what makes Canada such a great country," said Strahl.

Strahl wants you to “Have Your Say” On Canada’s 150th Birthday

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Chilliwack – Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon wants you to "Have Your Say" on how you would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

"This anniversary is a once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the creation of the best country in the world and we believe every Canadian from coast to coast to coast should have an opportunity to say how they would like to see this historic date recognized," said Strahl.

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