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National News

05/21/2015 - 15:00
On behalf of the Honourable Erin O'Toole, Minister of Veterans Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux will deliver remarks at "A Night for Heroes" Gala hosted by Honour House
05/21/2015 - 14:30
Minister Findlay meets with leaders of the Chinese business community in the Greater Vancouver Area
05/21/2015 - 14:10
Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, and Minister for the Arctic Council, announced funding to support new projects under the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF).
05/21/2015 - 13:55
The Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) along with the Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Vaughan, will make an announcement regarding Government of Canada support through the New Horizons for Seniors Program.

Press Releases

World Teachers Day

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Suicide Prevention

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to address the issue of suicide prevention:

"Mr. Speaker, on September 4th, I hosted a roundtable with local mental health service providers in Chilliwack to discuss suicide prevention and mental illness, as part of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's '308 Conversations' initiative.

"We talked about innovative programs that were working, and talked about gaps in the system of care.

EI Premium relief announced for small businesses

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Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is applauding an announcement by Finance Minister Joe Oliver of a new Small Business Job Credit which will effectively lower Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for small businesses.

"The Small Business Job Credit will provide tax relief to help small businesses in a time of continued global economic uncertainty," said Strahl. "It will allow them to save money on payroll taxes and hopefully hire more employees."

The Government of Canada Invests In Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Project In Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon

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Chilliwack, B.C.

Member of Parliament Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $124,000 to the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition to conserve valuable fish habitat in the Chilliwack and Vedder rivers.

MP Mark Strahl hosts suicide prevention roundtable

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Chilliwack- A suicide prevention round table discussion was hosted today by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl at the Coast Hotel as part of the 308 Conversation Initiative launched by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

"Suicide has enormous impact on our society. We need to talk about this issue if we are going to learn how we can help those who are suffering," said Strahl.

Strahl backs move to remove internal barriers to trade in Canada

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Chilliwack- A proposal by Industry Minister James Moore to work with the provinces and territories to break down Canada's internal trade barriers has the support of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"Internal trade barriers that prevent workers, goods and services from crossing provincial boundaries hurt Canadian workers, businesses and consumers. Removing these barriers will create jobs and economic opportunities," said Strahl.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper Highlights Opportunties Created By the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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August 20, 2014 - Chilliwack, British Columbia (Prime Minister's Office)

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper today joined community and senior business leaders from Canadian companies for a roundtable to discuss how the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement will significantly boost trade and investment ties between our two countries, creating jobs and opportunities. The session was hosted by Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade.

Federal investment to provide for new equipment at UFV in Chilliwack

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Chilliwack- Funding of over $2.1 million for state of the art training equipment for the Agriculture Centre of Excellence at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack was announced today by the Minister of State for Western Diversification, the Honourable Michelle Rempel.

Conservative Government working to curb prescription drug abuse

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Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced that the federal government was seeking ideas on how to improve the prescribing practices of drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction.

"Prescription drugs are now the most commonly abused substance by youth after alcohol and marijuana. To curb this growing problem, we need to raise awareness of the risks and dangers associated with their abuse," said Strahl.

Have your say on proposed changes to food nutrition labels

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging area residents to have their say on the Government of Canada's proposed changes to Nutrition Facts Table located on prepackaged foods.

"By making the nutrition labels easier to understand we're helping moms and dads make good choices about the foods they buy and prepare for their families," said Strahl.

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