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07/29/2014 - 12:34
GODERICH, Ontario – Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament (Huron–Bruce), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, will make an announcement on Wednesday about the Huron Arts & Heritage Network.
07/29/2014 - 12:15
Today, the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, participated in a round table hosted by the Canada Foodgrains Bank that brought together Canadian farmers, local organizations and the private sector. The Minister had the opportunity to discuss Canada's leadership role to date and get feedback on what concrete actions Canada should take to improve global nutrition, a key pillar of the maternal, newborn and child health initiative, Canada's top development priority.
07/29/2014 - 12:12
Address by Minister Paradis: Consultation on Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
07/29/2014 - 12:09
Today's announcement of $20 million over two years (2014-2016) is contributing to a project that seeks to prevent both acute and chronic undernutrition in children.

Press Releases

New help for veterans looking for work

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Ottawa- New measures by the federal government that will help move Veterans to the front-of-the-line when it comes to hiring qualified Canadians for federal public service jobs were applauded by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

Government launches International Women’s Week

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, on behalf of the Honourable Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, is inviting constituents to celebrate International Women's Week 2014, March 2 to 8.

This year's event will highlight the important role played by women entrepreneurs in the Canadian economy, with the theme: Strong Women. Strong Canada. Canadian Women –Creating Jobs One Business at a Time.

Tax Guide

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See Mark's latest pamphlet with information on tax savings by clicking the link below.

 

Taking Action on Patient Safety

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 See Mark's latest survey by clicking on the link below.

 

Conservatives on track to launch 10-year infrastructure plan this spring

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today highlighted important details of the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan expected to launch in spring 2014.

Federal budget responds to concerns of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted four items in Economic Action Plan 2014 that he says responds directly to concerns raised by his constituents. The budget items Strahl referred to are: conserving recreational fisheries habitat; introducing a tax credit to
recognize the role played by search and rescue volunteers; bringing greater accountability to Parliament; and a further expanding of benefits for Veterans.

Federal budget focussed on creating jobs and growing the economy

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl welcomed Economic Action Plan 2014, the Conservative Government's 2014 budget for its focus on creating jobs, growing the economy and projecting a return to balanced budgets in 2015.

"Our Government remains squarely focussed on the economy with a plan that will keep Canada's economy growing and build on our enviable job creation record," said Strahl.

Historic reform of First Nations education system announced

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Standoff Alberta- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and National Chief Shawn Atleo to announce that an historic agreement with the Assembly of First Nations had been reached to reform the First Nations K-12 education system.

Local First Nation youth to benefit from skills training

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl announced that the Seabird, Chawathil, Shxwowhamel, Squiala, Cheam, and Union Bar First Nations will all participate in a program to connect youth with skills training.

"I'm very pleased that, through this additional funding, area First Nations youth will have new opportunities to gain the skills they need to obtain employment," said Strahl.

Women living on reserve gain new rights under Conservative Government

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon said he was very proud that women, children and families living on First Nation reserves will have access to the same matrimonial rights as those living off reserves thanks to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests of Rights Act.

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that the first element of the Act came into force earlier this week.

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