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10/06/2015 - 12:25
Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, issued the following statement with respect to the City of Montreal's plans to discharge 8 billion litres of raw sewage in the St. Lawrence River.
10/06/2015 - 10:05
During Mental Illness Awareness Week being held October 4-10, the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) highlight mental health programs and services available for CAF personnel and their families.
10/06/2015 - 08:58
"The Government of Canada is pleased that Mohamed Fahmy is now on his way back to Canada following his pardon by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi."
10/05/2015 - 08:06
TPP Nations To Strengthen Macroeconomic Cooperation

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New Assistance for injured Veterans and those who care for them


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


Strahl highlights increased benefits for injured reservists


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


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!


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


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


Carry on, Cadets!


I've always been proud of our local cadets. No matter the occasion, whether in extreme heat or in the rain and sleet, these 12 to 18 year old young Canadians are there whenever we gather at the local cenotaph, doing their part to add dignity and meaning to our remembrance.

Federally-funded crime prevention program for Chilliwack


Chilliwack, British Columbia 

Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada's Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $1.85 million in federal funding for the crime prevention project Learning to Lead, which will help nearly 200 at-risk youth in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

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