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10/22/2014 - 19:31
The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Tom Lawson, issued the following statement:
10/22/2014 - 19:20
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, the Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement:
10/22/2014 - 19:16
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks: "My fellow Canadians, for the second time this week there has been a brutal and violent attack on our soil.
10/22/2014 - 15:00
Every October, our great country recognizes BDC Small Business Week ¿ as a national celebration of Canadian entrepreneurs and the contributions their small- and medium-sized businesses make to the economy.

Press Releases

Canada Summer Jobs Initiative puts students to work

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Chilliwack—Students in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon will gain valuable work experience this summer, as a result of the Government of Canada's Canada Summer Jobs initiative. Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

Strahl Recognizes National Mining Week

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack Fraser Canyon and Chair of BC/Yukon Caucus celebrated National Mining Week by recognizing the enormous contribution the industry makes to the Canadian economy.

"Our Government recognizes the important role the mining sector plays in creating jobs and prosperity for Canadians. That is why we will continue to work to attract new investment and open new markets for the Canadian mining industry," said Strahl.

Strahl announces funding for safer local railway crossings

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Chilliwack- The safety of three local railway crossings will be improved thanks to funding announced by Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl. The Government of Canada is investing $4,400 on a railway crossing on First Street in Ashcroft, $6,350 on a crossing on Railway Avenue in Ashcroft and $5,700 on a crossing on Highway 12 in Lytton.

Strahl speaks out against marihuana grow-ops

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to speak out against marihuana grow-ops:

"Mr. Speaker, I recently met with a number of families who are concerned by a large marihuana grow operation that has sprung up in their neighbourhood.

Deadline is approaching for Prime Minister’s Volunteer Awards Nominations

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Chilliwack- MP Mark Strahl is reminding community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards is closing on April 15, 2013, as recently announced by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

New support for Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society

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Chilliwack – An investment by the Government of Canada in the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will support emerging and Aboriginal artists and a wide variety of music, dance and theatre, announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Government of Canada Invests in Improvements to Harrison Mills’ Community Infrastructure

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Harrison Mills, BC – 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 Fraser Heritage Society under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

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

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Agassiz, BC – 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 District of Kent Fitness Activity Centre under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

New treatment plant will enhance water quality for Harrison Hot Springs

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Harrison Hot Springs, BC – The Village of Harrison Hot Springs will soon benefit from upgrades to its water system and will be able to begin a water utility master plan thanks to a contribution of more than $1.2 million from the Government of Canada through the Gas Tax Fund transfer.

Strahl applauds Jobs and Economic Growth Plan

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl applauded the next phase of the Conservative Government's plan for jobs, growth and long-term prosperity. Economic Action Plan 2013 introduces a bold new training initiative, the largest investment in infrastructure in Canadian history and significant support for Canada's manufacturing.

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