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National News

10/30/2014 - 18:55
Canada strongly condemns the ongoing violence in South Sudan and is deeply concerned by its impact on the civilian population and on neighbouring countries.
10/30/2014 - 16:22
Minister Ambrose congratulates the winners of Canada's prestigious prize for medical research and emphasizes the Government's commitment to support world-leading science
10/30/2014 - 14:40
Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Minister Responsible for Southwestern Ontario, Diane Finley, will be available to the media to highlight new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families and to help them prosper.
10/30/2014 - 14:40
Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and Minister Responsible for Southwestern Ontario, Diane Finley, will be available to the media to highlight new measures to help make life more affordable for Canadian families and help them prosper.

Press Releases

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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Government of Canada announces funding for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society

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April 15, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage

Multi-year funding of $20,000 will support the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s 2014 and 2015 performing arts series. The Centre will receive $10,000 in 2014–2015 and $10,000 in 2015–2016 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Book of Condolences in Memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

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Chilliwack- Following the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book of Condolences will be available to the general public at the office of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jim Flaherty. Thank you for sharing Jim with us, and allowing him to serve Canada so well," said Strahl.

Strahl encourages local schools to take the Play Exchange’s Active at School Challenge

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is encouraging students and teachers to take part in The Play Exchange’s Active at School Challenge.

Transformative bill to give victims a stronger voice in our justice system

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Ottawa- Victims of crime will have enforceable rights in Canada's criminal justice system thanks to legislation introduced today to implement a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, says Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"This transformative bill ensures victims are at the heart of our justice system." Strahl added, "I'm very proud that our Government has listened to the concerns of victims and taken action to give them a stronger voice in our justice system."

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