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National News

01/24/2015 - 14:15
"Canada is outraged at today's indiscriminate rocket attacks against the city of Mariupol by the Russian-backed insurgents in eastern Ukraine, leaving dozens of innocent civilians dead.
01/24/2015 - 11:59
The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today concluded the second stop of his trade mission to Europe, at the World Economic Forum (WEF).
01/24/2015 - 07:15
A visionary group of volunteers, businesses and community leaders are taking innovative steps to promote the tourism potential of the Bay of Islands area along the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia-one of Nova Scotia's best kept secrets.
01/24/2015 - 06:15
The Wolfville Farmers' Market is a place where community members, food producers and artisans come together to buy, sell and celebrate local products.

Press Releases

Strahl announces federal funds to improve local rail crossing

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl announced that the Government of Canada is providing $68,450 for the addition of constant warning time devices at the Young Street railway crossing in Chilliwack.

The device measures train speed and distance, predicting the arrival of the train at the crossing allowing for a relatively uniform warning time to public traffic.

Focus on the Possible

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When I was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development last September, I received a number of kind notes and letters congratulating me on my appointment. One note that I won't soon forget said "Aboriginal Affairs is a tough portfolio, but your Dad always used to say 'focus on the possible.' Good luck!"

It was, as it often is from that source, very good advice.

Federal 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 construction of new indoor firing range

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Government of Canada announces funding for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society

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April 15, 2014 – Chilliwack, British Columbia – Department of Canadian Heritage

Multi-year funding of $20,000 will support the Chilliwack Cultural Centre’s 2014 and 2015 performing arts series. The Centre will receive $10,000 in 2014–2015 and $10,000 in 2015–2016 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Book of Condolences in Memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

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Chilliwack- Following the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book of Condolences will be available to the general public at the office of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jim Flaherty. Thank you for sharing Jim with us, and allowing him to serve Canada so well," said Strahl.

Strahl encourages local schools to take the Play Exchange’s Active at School Challenge

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Health, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is encouraging students and teachers to take part in The Play Exchange’s Active at School Challenge.

Transformative bill to give victims a stronger voice in our justice system

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Ottawa- Victims of crime will have enforceable rights in Canada's criminal justice system thanks to legislation introduced today to implement a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights, says Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"This transformative bill ensures victims are at the heart of our justice system." Strahl added, "I'm very proud that our Government has listened to the concerns of victims and taken action to give them a stronger voice in our justice system."

Strahl remembers local Rotarian Charlie Young

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to remember local Rotarian, Charlie Young:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Charlie Young, a local music and Rotary Club legend, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 94.

Call for nominations for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards

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Chilliwack- MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl is encouraging the community to nominate for a Prime Minister's Volunteer Award individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations that make exceptional voluntary contributions.

"Volunteers make an enormous difference in the lives of people in our community every day. The Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards are a way of recognizing the outstanding volunteers among us," said Strahl.

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