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04/16/2014 - 07:45
Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue – The Honourable Larry Smith, Senator (Québec - Saurel), will highlight Canada's support for sustainable livelihoods and health programming in Ghana, during an address at McGill University's Macdonald Campus.
04/16/2014 - 07:00
The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today issued the following statement concerning his visit of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), followed by a meeting with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP).
04/16/2014 - 05:52
Government of Canada announces funding for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society
04/15/2014 - 15:54
April 15, 2014 - Ottawa, Ontario - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, today announced that Canada has taken a principled stand against Russia by not attending Arctic Council working-group-level meetings in Moscow this week.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Strahl announces funding for safer local railway crossings

Chilliwack- The safety of three local railway crossings will be improved thanks to funding announced by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl. The Government of Canada is investing $4,400 on a railway crossing on First Street in Ashcroft, $6,350 on a crossing on Railway Avenue in Ashcroft and $5,700 on a crossing on Highway 12 in Lytton.

Strahl speaks out against marihuana grow-ops


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to speak out against marihuana grow-ops:

"Mr. Speaker, I recently met with a number of families who are concerned by a large marihuana grow operation that has sprung up in their neighbourhood.

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