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04/24/2014 - 18:35
Our Government has been clear: Canadians must have the first chance at available jobs. We have repeatedly warned employers that the Temporary Foreign Worker Program must only be used as a last and limited resort when Canadians are not available.
04/24/2014 - 16:55
Today, a draft Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA), 2014, was posted for public comment until July 3, 2014.
04/24/2014 - 15:42
Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, participated in the Second Trilateral Meeting of North American Defence Ministers in Mexico City, Mexico.
04/24/2014 - 15:34
Our three countries are closely connected through common geography, strong links between our peoples, and comprehensive trade relations. As such, we share many mutual defense interests.

Press Releases

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.

Mark Strahl to Seek Re-Election in Chilliwack—Hope Riding

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Chilliwack – Local Conservative MP Mark Strahl will be seeking re-election in the riding of Chilliwack—Hope in the next federal election.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia released their final report and maps on August 21st.  The report adjusts riding boundaries because of population changes and will add six new federal seats to British Columbia’s total at the next election as a result of the Conservative government’s Fair Representation Act.

Have your say on Budget 2014

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Chilliwack- Preparations are underway for the 2014 federal budget and MP Mark Strahl is encouraging local citizens, businesses and organizations in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon to provide their feedback.

"As we work hard to implement Economic Action Plan 2013 we want to hear from Canadians on what they think should be in next year's budget," said Strahl.

Strahl announces $10 million for fish habitat protection

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Ottawa –On behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local angling, fishing and conservation groups to get their applications in for the newly established Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program.

Putting Victims’ Rights First

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My wife Lisa and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary, in the same month that my parents marked 38 years of matrimony. And like many of Mom and Dad's anniversaries have been over the years, ours was spent a half a continent apart with Lisa in Chilliwack, and me in Ottawa.

Strahl applauds new wireless code of conduct

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Ottawa- A new CRTC wireless code of conduct that addresses the length of wireless contracts, cancellation fees, roaming charges and other practices has the approval of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

"Consumers will be happy with this new code as it delivers the changes many have been asking for," said Strahl.

Among the changes coming to the wireless industry consumers will be able to:

Our Senate Must Change

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Reform Party Leader Preston Manning used to get great audience reaction when he said that the Senate thrived on "protocol, alcohol and Geritol."

Senate reform was one of the main reasons the Reform Party became such a successful grassroots movement in the 1990s. At the time, there was a palpable desire for meaningful change, with most in the West wanting a Triple E Senate - an institution that would become equal, elected and effective.

Canada Summer Jobs Initiative puts students to work

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Chilliwack—Students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon will gain valuable work experience this summer, as a result of the Government of Canada's Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

Strahl Recognizes National Mining Week

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser Canyon and Chair of BC/Yukon Caucus celebrated National Mining Week by recognizing the enormous contribution the industry makes to the Canadian economy.

"Our Government recognizes the important role the mining sector plays in creating jobs and prosperity for Canadians. That is why we will continue to work to attract new investment and open new markets for the Canadian mining industry," said Strahl.

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