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National News

07/03/2015 - 15:00
Major General (Retired) Mike Ward, Associate Director General of Morale and Welfare Services issued the following statement:
07/03/2015 - 13:50
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure announcement with James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Thomas Nevakshonoff, Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship and MLA of Interlake; and Harold Foster, Reeve of Bifrost-Riverton.
07/03/2015 - 13:30
Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure funding announcement. Participating government representatives include Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification, and Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec; the Honourable Terry Lake, Minister of Health for BC and MLA for Kamloops-North Thompson; the Honourable Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure for BC and MLA for Kamloops-South Thompson; Peter Milobar, Mayor of Kamloops, and Mel Rothenburger, Director of Electoral Area "P" (Rivers and the Peaks) for the Thompson-Nicola Regional District.
07/03/2015 - 13:20
Representatives of the media are invited to a news conference during which Jacques Gourde, Member of Parliament for Lotbinière–Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, for Official Languages and for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, will make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, concerning four projects that will benefit communities in the Outaouais region.

Press Releases

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Enhancements to be made to Compassionate Care Benefits

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Ottawa- Mark Stahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted Employment and Social Development Minister Pierre Polievre's announcement that proposes to increase financial support for individuals taking care of family members facing a significant risk of death.

World War II Veterans honoured in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Chilliwack- At ceremonies held at Legions in Pemberton, Lillooet, Hope and Chilliwack, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl presented 25 World War II Veterans with a limited-edition commemorative pin and certificate in recognition of their service and in honour of the 75 anniversary of Canada's engagement in the Second World War.

Applications now being accepted for Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced today that applications are now being accepted for the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

The program will invest $150 million over two years to support projects that rehabilitate existing community facilities across Canada in celebration of the 150th anniversary of confederation.

Canada Summer Jobs funding to create employment for local youth

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development, Mark Strahl MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced Canada Summer Jobs funding of $313,405 to create 74 summer jobs for local area youth.

"Through Canada Summer Jobs, students develop skills and gain valuable real life experience to prepare them for the workforce benefiting not only the students but local employers and the economy as well," said Strahl.

Supporting Arts, Culture and Agriculture in the Fraser Valley - Funding for the Chilliwack Fair

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May 5, 2015 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Chilliwack and District Agricultural Society with $15,800 in funding through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in support of the 143rd edition of the Chilliwack Fair.

Strahl salutes all Veterans on 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands

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Ottawa- Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl saluted all Canadian Armed Forces personnel, past and present, on the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands.

Visually impaired to gain new access to printed material

Marrakesh.jpgOttawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon highlighted Industry Minister James Moore's announcement that Canada will join the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Person Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.

"Improving access to printed material will open new worlds of opportunities to learn, work and participate more fully in society for those suffering from a print disability," said Strahl.

Universal Child Care Benefit

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If you have a child under 18 and have never received the Universal Child Care Benefit, you must apply at www.canada.ca/taxsavings before May 1st. 

Congratulations Reginald Daws recipient of the Len Baldwick Memorial Award

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to congratulate retired Chief Warrant Officer Reginald Daws recipient of the Len Baldwick Memorial Award:

"Mr. Speaker, today is Air Force Appreciation Day on Parliament Hill, and I am pleased to honour my constituent, retired Chief Warrant Officer Reginald Daws.

Strahl calls for nominations for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is reminding community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards is open from April 14 to June 30, 2015.

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