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National News

05/21/2015 - 15:00
On behalf of the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will deliver remarks at "A Night for Heroes" Gala hosted by Honour House
05/21/2015 - 14:30
Minister Findlay meets with leaders of the Chinese business community in the Greater Vancouver Area
05/21/2015 - 14:10
Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced funding to support new projects under the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF).
05/21/2015 - 13:55
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, will make an announcement regarding Government of Canada support through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Press Releases

New case managers to enhance one-on-one support for Veterans

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon praised Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Erin O'Toole's announcement to hire more than 100 new permanent case managers to provide improved one-on-one service for Veterans.

"Case managers will be able to dedicate more time and attention to the individual needs of each Veteran ensuring that they and their families receive the support and services they need when they need them," said Strahl.

New tax-free benefit for critically injured Veterans

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Ottawa- A proposed new Critical Injury Benefit (CIB) which would provide a $70,000 tax-free award to support the most severely injured and ill Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and Veterans was applauded today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

New Assistance for injured Veterans and those who care for them

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted two new initiatives to help seriously injured Veterans and their informal caregivers.

"I applaud Minister O'Toole for his continued efforts to address the pressing needs of our injured Veterans and their families," said Strahl.

A life sentence means a sentence for life

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Strahl highlights increased benefits for injured reservists

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted today's announcement that would see the annual income of a part-time injured reservists receiving the Earnings Loss Benefit rise from $24,300 to a minimum of $42,300.

"Our Government is committed to ensuring that all Veterans and their families are treated with care and compassion," said Strahl.

Strahl applauds proposed new lifetime benefit for Veterans

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl applauded an announcement by the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs to create a new lifetime benefit for Veterans. The Retirement Income Security Benefit (RISB) would provide a monthly income support payment for moderately to severely disabled Veterans after the age of 65.

Win a free trip to Ottawa!

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting constituents to take on the Canada Day Challenge 2015.

The Canada Day Challenge is an annual contest that invites Canadians from 8 to 18 years old to unleash their creativity and show their pride in being Canadian by presenting an entry in one or more of the three following categories:

Strahl highlights new measures to strengthen rail safety

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Chilliwack- New minimum insurance requirements; new levies for crude oil shippers; and enhanced oversight and information sharing are among the changes contained in Bill C-52: Safe and Accountable Rail Act highlighted by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

Proposed legislation targets repeat violent criminals

Protecting%20Canadians.jpgChilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted proposed changes to the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) that would seriously restrict the release of repeat violent offenders into the community to serve the final third of their sentence.

Anti-Terrorism Act

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