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07/23/2014 - 06:00
Ahead of the start of construction at the future site of the War of 1812 Monument, the Government of Canada took time to dedicate the site in remembrance of the bravery and sacrifice shown in one of Canada's pivotal conflicts.
07/23/2014 - 06:00
For the duration of the commemoration of the War of 1812, the Government of Canada is committed to remembering and honouring how Canadians from diverse backgrounds and regions came together to fight for Canada, and together grew a greater sense of nationhood.
07/23/2014 - 05:40
The Government of Canada to invest up to $5.5 million to restore recreational fisheries habitat through the National Conservation Plan
07/22/2014 - 14:00
Canada Updating its Action Plan on Open Government

Press Releases

Celebrating Chilliwack’s Unique Agricultural Heritage

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May 21, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage

Applications wanted for New Horizons for Seniors Program

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local organizations to apply for funding under the New Horizon for Seniors Program (NHSP).

"Seniors have a lot to offer. Through the New Horizon for Seniors Program seniors are encouraged to get involved in their local community and share their knowledge, skills and experiences," said Strahl.

Strahl announces student summer jobs for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of State for Social Development, the Honourable Candice Bergen Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced $316,523 in Canada Summer Jobs Funds to support the hiring of 70 students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon.

National Day of Honour

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A National Day of Honour

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Since I was elected in 2011, I've had the privilege of serving on a number of Parliamentary Standing Committees, which are permanent committees struck by the House of Commons to study and consider issues relating to a particular government department. One of the most interesting committees I was assigned to was the National Defence Committee.

Funding partnership helps protect local communities from flooding

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CHILLIWACK – Residents in Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope and Cultus Lake will be safer from flooding, thanks to over $5.3 million worth of projects to upgrade pumping stations, dikes and culverts in those communities, MP Mark Strahl and MLAs John Martin and Laurie Throness announced today.

Strahl announces federal funds to improve local rail crossing

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced that the Government of Canada is providing $68,450 for the addition of constant warning time devices at the Young Street railway crossing in Chilliwack.

The device measures train speed and distance, predicting the arrival of the train at the crossing allowing for a relatively uniform warning time to public traffic.

Focus on the Possible

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When I was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development last September, I received a number of kind notes and letters congratulating me on my appointment. One note that I won't soon forget said "Aboriginal Affairs is a tough portfolio, but your Dad always used to say 'focus on the possible.' Good luck!"

It was, as it often is from that source, very good advice.

Federal funds to attract international investment in Chilliwack

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Chilliwack – Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation will receive $20,000 from the Government of Canada to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.

Strahl announces construction of new indoor firing range

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