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National News

02/01/2015 - 09:15
The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, will announce the winner of The Play Exchange.
02/01/2015 - 09:06
Minister MacKay and MP Armstrong announce two projects that will help boost farmers' productivity and resilience.
02/01/2015 - 09:00
Today, Canada is announcing support for the following two projects, which focus on agricultural development, a crucial sector for sustainable economic growth in Ethiopia:

Press Releases

Fourth phase of Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program opens

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Chilliwack- On behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local groups to make application for funding under the fourth phase of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP).

A Week Like No Other

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(Photo courtesy of the Prime Minister's Office.)

I started last week in Ottawa by joining His Excellency Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall as he honoured a number of Canadians, including Chilliwack resident Shawn Nagurny, for acts of bravery. It was a poignant ceremony, where the Governor General spoke of these "wrong way guys and wrong way gals" who had turned toward danger, rather than away from it and put themselves at risk to save their fellow Canadians.

Enhancements coming to Children’s Fitness Tax Credit

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Chilliwack- The Conservative Government is going to double the Child Fitness Tax Credit (CFTC) and make it refundable delivering on a promise made to parents said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

New common sense firearms measures

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl highlighted the Common Sense Firearms Act which was tabled in the House of Commons on October 7.

"Our Government has always stood up for law-abiding hunters, farmers and sport-shooters. This legislation will simplify and provide clarity to the firearms regime and reduce administrative burdens for law abiding firearms owners while protecting the safety of Canadians," said Strahl.

Calling all Veterans of the Second World War

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Chilliwack- To mark the 75th anniversary of Canada's engagement in World War II, a limited- edition commemorative lapel pin and certificate has been created to honour living World War II Veterans.

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is asking people who know a World War II Veteran living in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon to contact his office so that he can recognize them.

World Teachers Day

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Suicide Prevention

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to address the issue of suicide prevention:

"Mr. Speaker, on September 4th, I hosted a roundtable with local mental health service providers in Chilliwack to discuss suicide prevention and mental illness, as part of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's '308 Conversations' initiative.

"We talked about innovative programs that were working, and talked about gaps in the system of care.

EI Premium relief announced for small businesses

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Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is applauding an announcement by Finance Minister Joe Oliver of a new Small Business Job Credit which will effectively lower Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for small businesses.

"The Small Business Job Credit will provide tax relief to help small businesses in a time of continued global economic uncertainty," said Strahl. "It will allow them to save money on payroll taxes and hopefully hire more employees."

The Government of Canada Invests In Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Project In Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon

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Chilliwack, B.C.

Member of Parliament Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $124,000 to the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition to conserve valuable fish habitat in the Chilliwack and Vedder rivers.

MP Mark Strahl hosts suicide prevention roundtable

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Chilliwack- A suicide prevention round table discussion was hosted today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl at the Coast Hotel as part of the 308 Conversation Initiative launched by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

"Suicide has enormous impact on our society. We need to talk about this issue if we are going to learn how we can help those who are suffering," said Strahl.

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