Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, today highlighted important details of the $53 billion New Building Canada Plan expected to launch in spring 2014.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl highlighted four items in Economic Action Plan 2014 that he says responds directly to concerns raised by his constituents. The budget items Strahl referred to are: conserving recreational fisheries habitat; introducing a tax credit to
recognize the role played by search and rescue volunteers; bringing greater accountability to Parliament; and a further expanding of benefits for Veterans.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl welcomed Economic Action Plan 2014, the Conservative Government's 2014 budget for its focus on creating jobs, growing the economy and projecting a return to balanced budgets in 2015.
"Our Government remains squarely focussed on the economy with a plan that will keep Canada's economy growing and build on our enviable job creation record," said Strahl.
Standoff Alberta- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl joined Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Minister Bernard Valcourt and National Chief Shawn Atleo to announce that an historic agreement with the Assembly of First Nations had been reached to reform the First Nations K-12 education system.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl announced that the Seabird, Chawathil, Shxwowhamel, Squiala, Cheam, and Union Bar First Nations will all participate in a program to connect youth with skills training.
"I'm very pleased that, through this additional funding, area First Nations youth will have new opportunities to gain the skills they need to obtain employment," said Strahl.
Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon said he was very proud that women, children and families living on First Nation reserves will have access to the same matrimonial rights as those living off reserves thanks to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests of Rights Act.
The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that the first element of the Act came into force earlier this week.
Chilliwack –Mark Strahl, M.P. for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting area youth to take the 2014 Canada Day Challenge.
"This is a unique chance for area youth to showcase their talent and creativity while learning what makes Canada such a great country," said Strahl.
Chilliwack – Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon wants you to "Have Your Say" on how you would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.
"This anniversary is a once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the creation of the best country in the world and we believe every Canadian from coast to coast to coast should have an opportunity to say how they would like to see this historic date recognized," said Strahl.
Ottawa- Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, accompanied by Chief Robert Louie of the First Nations Land Advisory Board and Chief Austin Bear of the First Nations Land Management Regime welcomed nine more First Nations into the First Nations Land Management Regime including Cheam, Chawathil, and Scowlitz First Nations.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to salute two local Bomber Command Veterans:
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour Chilliwack heroes, Flying Officer Dave Barrett and Warrant Officer Bernie McNicholl, for their service in Bomber Command Operations during World War II.
"Flying Officer Barrett was a pilot in Mosquito Bombers serving with the "Pathfinders", flying ahead of the Bomber Squadrons to light up the target areas.
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