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07/31/2014 - 11:48
s part of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's (CFIA) annual testing of various food products, a study released today found that more than 98 per cent of a wide variety of food samples tested met Health Canada's standards for chemical residues and metals.
07/31/2014 - 11:24
Today Canada Post recognizes Canada's contribution to the evolution of country music with a series of five new stamps featuring some of the country's most renowned artists. The new stamps feature Tommy Hunter, k.d. lang, Renée Martel, Hank Snow and Shania Twain – 5 of the most unique voices in Canada's country music history.
07/31/2014 - 11:03
Member of Parliament Rob Merrifield announces funding for Whitecourt's Party in the Park Festival
07/31/2014 - 11:00
Minister Shelly Glover announces support for community organizations throughout British Columbia

Press Releases

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to Ashcroft’s Community Infrastructure

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Ashcroft, British Columbia – Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced support for the Ashcroft and District Curling Club under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

Chilliwack Hospice Society

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to recognize the work of the Chilliwack Hospice Society:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to highlight the wonderful work of the Chilliwack Hospice Society and its outgoing executive director, Geri McGrath.

Government of Canada Invests in Chilliwack Cultural Centre

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CHILLIWACK, British Columbia, February 19, 2013 – Today, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament (Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced support for the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society.

Standing up for victims of crime; protecting communities

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon applauded an announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper of new legislation that will protect Canadians from high-risk accused persons found Not-Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder (NCR). High profile Not Criminally Responsible cases have included the horrific Allan Schoenborn and Vincent Li incidents which have concerned Canadians deeply.

Nominate an outstanding Canadian educator

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MP Mark Strahl meets with Richard Lade and recipient of a
2012 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence, Julie Lade.

Ottawa- MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Mark Strahl wants to spread the word that nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education.

Employers urged to apply for Canada Summer Jobs funding

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is encouraging local employers to apply for funding through the Canada Summer Jobs program.

"This is a win for both employers and students alike as organizations benefit from the addition of eager young workers and students gain meaningful real world experience and money for the next school year," said Strahl.

Celebrating the life of Dorothy Kostrzewa

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to pay tribute to the remarkable life of Dorothy Kostrzewa with the following statement:

"Mr. Speaker I rise in the House today to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman, Dorothy Kostrzewa.

Government of Canada and University of British Columbia Partner to Foster Advanced Materials Research and Development

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Vancouver — Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, today announced a new partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) that will foster advanced materials research and development. This new Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) will strengthen research and contribute to new technologies relevant to the automotive, steel and pipeline industries.

Strahl presents local residents with Diamond Jubilee medals

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Chilliwack- At a ceremony at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, presented a number of local residents with Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals.

Government of Canada Invests in Canadian Jobs and the Canadian Armed Forces’ Fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III

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RICHMOND, B.C. – Ms. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Member of Parliament for Delta-Richmond East and Mr. Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), today announced a significant subcontract that will play an important role in providing the Canadian Army with a new and improved fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III.

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