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04/20/2014 - 08:54
The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement marking the celebration of Easter in both the Eastern and Western Christian churches
04/18/2014 - 09:28
Canada condemns the killing of innocent civilians seeking refuge from violence at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base.
04/18/2014 - 07:12
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.
04/17/2014 - 19:18
On April 17, 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Nabil Fahmy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada John Baird held a warm and productive meeting in Cairo, Egypt.

Press Releases

Strahl hails historic trade agreement with European Union

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl hailed today’s announcement that Canada had reached an agreement in principle on a Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union (EU).

“This is great news for workers and families in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon. Increased trade will allow businesses to hire more workers and provide consumers with greater choices and lower prices,” said Strahl.

Seizing Canada’s moment: Prosperity and Opportunity in an Uncertain World

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Ottawa – Today, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 41st Parliament and outline our Government's agenda.

“The Throne Speech is a plan for moving Canada forward. It is a positive vision for a more prosperous and secure tomorrow in an uncertain world,” said Chilliwack Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

Conservatives tackle seniors’ social isolation

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Chilliwack—Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) announced a national Call for Proposals (CFP) for New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) pilot projects that will help reduce seniors’ social isolation.

Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon First Nations added to First Nations Land Management Regime

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Chilliwack-Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon welcomed the news that local First Nations: Cheam, Scowlitz, Soowahlie, Boothroyd, Chawathil and Skuppah, are among the 28 new entrants to the First Nations Land Management Regime (FNLMR).

"Being added to the FNLM regime gives local First Nations greater control over their lands, their economy and their future," said Strahl. "Congratulations to our local First Nations who were added on this significant achievement."

Strahl announces 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 funds to attract international investment in Hope

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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 the District of Hope will receive $15,344 from the Government of Canada to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.

"We want the world to know that Hope is a great place to do business." Strahl added, "Increasing foreign investment is vital to creating jobs and prosperity here at home."

Strahl appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

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Chilliwack- Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

"I feel honoured to have been asked to take on this new responsibility. I look forward to supporting Minister Valcourt in helping build healthier, more prosperous and self-sufficient First Nation communities," said Strahl.

Federal funding for local fish conservation projects

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Chilliwack –On behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl today announced that, through the newly established Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada is partnering with Ducks Unlimited and the Pacific Salmon Foundation to fund a number of local fish habitat conservation projects.

The District of Kent receives $1,000,300 in Federal and Provincial funding for the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion

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AGASSIZ — The Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia joined the District of Kent today to celebrate the official ground breaking of the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion.

International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Member of Parliament Mark Strahl Welcome Export Arrangement

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August 29, 2013 – Today, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon congratulated IMW on a long term agreement with China Gas Holdings (CGH). This transaction was facilitated through the signing of a $250 million financing agreement between Export Development Canada (EDC) and CGH.

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