Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser-Canyon announced the Government's intention to move forward with a new Employment Insurance (EI) special benefit for parents to take time off work to care for their critically ill or injured children.
"It's a recognition of both the emotional and financial burdens faced by parents in dealing with a sick child and will help them cope with one of the most difficult challenges any parent will face," said Strahl.
Chilliwack- Eligible family doctors, nurses and nurse practitioners who work in rural communities will have a portion of their Canada Student Loan forgiven starting in spring 2013, announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.
"This program will help strengthen primary health care in underserviced communities by encouraging health professionals to practice in rural and remote areas," said Strahl.
Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl announced individuals receiving Employment Insurance (EI) benefits will now be able to keep more of what they earn working while on claim under an EI pilot project.
"We know Canadians want to get back to work. By removing disincentives to work we are encouraging people to remain active in the labour market and find permanent employment," said Strahl.
BOSTON BAR, BC – The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) and the community of Boston Bar announced today the opening and commissioning of the Boston Bar Integrated Water System.
Chilliwack- More pre-screened travellers will enjoy expedited processing at the border now that the Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) has lifted the three-year residency requirement for Canadian and United States citizens who apply to NEXUS.
Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging concerned citizens to participate in the annual pre-budget consultation process now underway.
"This is a great opportunity to have your say in how best the Government can keep Canada growing and prosperous in a fragile global economy," said Strahl.
Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced that Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) would deliver $46 million over two years to local, regional and First Nation governments as well as not-for-profit organizations in Western Canada to make eligible repairs and upgrades on community facilities such as local arenas and sports fields.
Chilliwack- Local not-for-profit organizations are being encouraged by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl to answer an open call for proposals under the Social Development Partnerships Program –Disability.
"Through this program the Conservative Government is tackling the barriers faced by people with disabilities and promote greater social inclusion," said Strahl.
Government of Canada helps those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in rural and remote communities
Hope, British Columbia, June 22, 2012—Rural communities across the country will have access to valuable homelessness research funded by the Government of Canada. This announcement was made today by Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl said Bill C-42: Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act will give the RCMP the tools it needs to enhance trust and restore accountability in its ranks.
"In recent years the exemplary service of members of the RCMP has been overshadowed by the unacceptable behaviour of a few. The Conservative Government is taking action to restore the public's confidence in the RCMP," said Strahl.
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