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National News

04/18/2014 - 09:28
Canada condemns the killing of innocent civilians seeking refuge from violence at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base.
04/18/2014 - 07:12
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, the Honourable John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today announced a joint funding contribution of $1,285,000 to address the current outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.
04/17/2014 - 19:18
On April 17, 2014, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt Nabil Fahmy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada John Baird held a warm and productive meeting in Cairo, Egypt.
04/17/2014 - 19:12
Canada recognizes and supports the vital role that civil society plays in reaching development objectives. Civil society engages citizens in their countries' decision-making processes that affect them.

Press Releases

Annual federal pre-budget consultations underway

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Ottawa- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is encouraging concerned citizens to participate in the annual pre-budget consultation process now underway.

"The Conservative Government wants to hear from Canadians on how to keep Canada growing in this challenging global economy." Strahl added, "While our Economic Action Plan has helped the economy create over 880,000 new jobs we can't afford to become complacent."

Taking action on violence against women

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Ottawa- On the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl called on all constituents to work together to end violence against women.

"Everyone can play a role in eliminating violence against women and girls." Strahl added, "We can all speak out on emerging forms of violence, such as so-called honour-based violence and human trafficking."

Government of Canada Supports Improvements to Lillooet’s Community Infrastructure

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Lillooet, 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 federal funding for the Lillooet and District REC Centre under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

Government of Canada Invests in Cache Creek’s Community Infrastructure

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Cache Creek, 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 federal funding for improvements to Cache Creek Recreational Park's playground equipment and site under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

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

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Chilliwack- 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 federal funding for the Chilliwack Heritage Park under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).

Social finance: new ways to fund old challenges

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon announced on behalf of the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Honourable Diane Finley new ways of using private capital to address social challenges, a concept commonly known as social finance.

Resource development driving local manufacturing

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl, stood in the House of Commons today to highlight the importance of resource development to local manufacturers.

"Mr. Speaker, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is about 1,500 kilometres from Fort McMurray, but the oilsands and natural gas exploration in Northern BC and Alberta play a major role in our economy.

New employment opportunities for disabled Canadians

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Chilliwack- Through the Opportunities Fund, the Conservative Government is helping 1,600 Canadians with disabilities find employment, announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"I am pleased that our Government is taking action to help connect Canadians with disabilities with jobs in small businesses. We want to raise awareness that people with disabilities can make a valuable contribution to the success of local businesses," said Strahl.

Government to recognize first-ever International Day of the Girl

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for the Status of Women, is encouraging his constituents to celebrate October 11, 2012 as the first-ever International Day of the Girl during Women's History Month.

Strahl to hold telephone town hall meeting

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Ottawa- On Thursday October 11 at 7:00 PM local residents will have an opportunity to participate in a telephone town hall meeting with Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"In a riding as large as this one it is simply not possible to visit every community as often as I would like. The telephone town hall meeting allows me to have a dialogue with constituents in every corner of the riding," said Strahl.

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