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01/31/2015 - 13:57
Today, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, congratulated the United Steelworkers and Canadian National Railway (CN) on the renewal of their collective agreement. The agreement was reached following direct negotiations between both parties.
01/30/2015 - 14:53
Minister O'Toole announces easier and faster access to effective mental health care for Veterans and their families
01/30/2015 - 14:00
The Harper Government is providing funding of $295,000 to two local organizations for projects that will prevent and combat homelessness in Prince Albert. Randy Hoback, Member of Parliament for Prince Albert, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Candice Bergen, Minister of State for Social Development.
01/30/2015 - 13:34
Finance Minister Joe Oliver today welcomed the findings of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV consultation with Canada, which once again highlighted the Government's successful low-tax plan to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

Press Releases

Strahl announces funds to attract international investment in Chilliwack

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Chilliwack – Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Chilliwack Economic Partners Corporation will receive $20,000 from the Government of Canada to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.

Strahl announces funds to attract international investment in Hope

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Chilliwack – Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that the District of Hope will receive $15,344 from the Government of Canada to attract, retain and expand foreign direct investment.

"We want the world to know that Hope is a great place to do business." Strahl added, "Increasing foreign investment is vital to creating jobs and prosperity here at home."

Strahl appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs

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Chilliwack- Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.

"I feel honoured to have been asked to take on this new responsibility. I look forward to supporting Minister Valcourt in helping build healthier, more prosperous and self-sufficient First Nation communities," said Strahl.

Federal funding for local fish conservation projects

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Chilliwack –On behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl today announced that, through the newly established Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada is partnering with Ducks Unlimited and the Pacific Salmon Foundation to fund a number of local fish habitat conservation projects.

The District of Kent receives $1,000,300 in Federal and Provincial funding for the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion

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AGASSIZ — The Government of Canada and Government of British Columbia joined the District of Kent today to celebrate the official ground breaking of the Community Recreation & Cultural Centre expansion.

International Trade Minister Ed Fast and Member of Parliament Mark Strahl Welcome Export Arrangement

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August 29, 2013 – Today, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack–Fraser Canyon congratulated IMW on a long term agreement with China Gas Holdings (CGH). This transaction was facilitated through the signing of a $250 million financing agreement between Export Development Canada (EDC) and CGH.

Mark Strahl to Seek Re-Election in Chilliwack—Hope Riding

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Chilliwack – Local Conservative MP Mark Strahl will be seeking re-election in the riding of Chilliwack—Hope in the next federal election.

The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for British Columbia released their final report and maps on August 21st.  The report adjusts riding boundaries because of population changes and will add six new federal seats to British Columbia’s total at the next election as a result of the Conservative government’s Fair Representation Act.

Have your say on Budget 2014

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Chilliwack- Preparations are underway for the 2014 federal budget and MP Mark Strahl is encouraging local citizens, businesses and organizations in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon to provide their feedback.

"As we work hard to implement Economic Action Plan 2013 we want to hear from Canadians on what they think should be in next year's budget," said Strahl.

Strahl announces $10 million for fish habitat protection

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Ottawa –On behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Mark Strahl, Member of Parliament for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging local angling, fishing and conservation groups to get their applications in for the newly established Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnership Program.

Putting Victims’ Rights First

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My wife Lisa and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary, in the same month that my parents marked 38 years of matrimony. And like many of Mom and Dad's anniversaries have been over the years, ours was spent a half a continent apart with Lisa in Chilliwack, and me in Ottawa.

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