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08/21/2014 - 11:40
The Pickering Lands encompass approximately 18,600 acres of land in Pickering, Markham and Uxbridge (56 kilometres northeast of downtown Toronto). The lands were acquired by the Government of Canada in 1972 for a future airport. Transport Canada is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term planning of the federally owned Pickering Lands.
08/21/2014 - 11:40
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, along with the Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering, met today with community groups, regional and municipal leaders and business stakeholders to demonstrate her commitment to an open dialogue on the future uses of the Pickering Lands.
08/21/2014 - 11:30
Government of Canada supports the Children's Delight Series of Dryden
08/21/2014 - 11:20
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced a total of $4.7 million in federal funding for two crime prevention projects in Halifax and North Preston.

Press Releases

Computers for Schools Program to provide new digital learning opportunities in area schools

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Ottawa- Students at a number of local schools will have new digital learning opportunities thanks to the Computers for Schools Program announced by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

"The Computer for Schools Program will give students access to digital learning they might not otherwise have helping prepare them for the jobs and opportunities of the future," said Strahl.

Conservatives announce over $250 million National Conservation Plan

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Ottawa- The Conservative Government has announced it will invest over $250 million over the next five years securing ecologically sensitive lands, supporting voluntary conservation and restoration actions and strengthening marine and coastal conservation under a new National Conservation Plan.

"The National Conservation Plan will conserve our rich natural heritage and connect Canadian families to our natural spaces," said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

New federal measures to enhance Canada’s world-class pipeline safety system

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Chilliwack-New measures to enhance Canada's impressive pipeline safety regime by strengthening: incident prevention; preparedness and response; and liability and compensation are being lauded by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

More competitive options for Asia-Pacific Gateway shippers

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Ashcroft, British Columbia - The Government of Canada today announced the completion of Ashcroft Terminal’s Expansion project, which will improve the flow of goods by rail, and give local industry a competitive edge in international trade.

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.

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