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06/28/2015 - 16:15
The Honourable Julian Fantino, Associate Minister of National Defence, will make a significant infrastructure announcement at the Denison Armoury, Toronto, Ontario.
06/28/2015 - 11:15
Within the framework of the Gateways and Border Crossings Fund, the Government of Canada will provide financial support to improve the transport infrastructure and to assist with other related initiatives in order to develop and exploit Canada's strategic gateways, trade corridors, and border crossings. To this end, the federal government will contribute up to $16.27 million to optimize the capacity and efficiency of the Port of Trois-Rivières. The project, worth $33.09 million, should be completed by 2018. Private investors are also planning to invest $15 million in the project.
06/28/2015 - 11:15
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, was accompanied today by Mr. Cléo Marchand, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Trois-Rivières Port Authority (TRPA), and by Mr. Gaétan Boivin, President and CEO of the TRPA, to announce a major investment to improve the Port of Trois-Rivières.
06/28/2015 - 07:15
The Ceremonial Guard performed the first Changing of the Guard ceremony for the 2015 season today on Parliament Hill.

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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.

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement to boost B.C. economy

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Chilliwack- Forestry and value-added wood products; fish and seafood; agricultural and agrifood products are among the British Columbian industries to benefit from a free trade agreement with South Korea according to Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"Preferred access to the dynamic and growing economy of South Korea will create jobs and economic opportunities for British Columbians in every region of the province," said Strahl.

D-Day and Battle of Normandy Veterans invited to attend 70th anniversary commemoration

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Ottawa- On behalf of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, the Honourable Julian Fantino, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is inviting local D-Day and Battle of Normandy Veterans to contact Veterans Affairs about participating in the 70th anniversary commemorative events in France on June 6, 2014.

"We want to honour those Canadians who fought so valiantly on D-Day and Battle of Normandy to secure the freedoms we enjoy today," said Strahl.

New help for veterans looking for work

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Ottawa- New measures by the federal government that will help move Veterans to the front-of-the-line when it comes to hiring qualified Canadians for federal public service jobs were applauded by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

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