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12/21/2014 - 06:09
Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, will visit GlobalMedic volunteers in Mississauga, Ontario, on December 22, 2014. Ms. Brown will be joined by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Bramalea-Gore-Malton.
12/19/2014 - 15:55
Canadian Army soldiers in Poland as part of Canada's contribution to NATO assurance measures in Central and Eastern Europe have completed activities for 2014 and returned to Canada last week.
12/19/2014 - 14:55
December 19, 2014 - Montreal, Quebec The Canadian Coast Guard and the Ontario Provincial Police have warned that icebreaking operations will begin in various areas of the Great Lakes as seasonal conditions change.
12/19/2014 - 14:45
The Honourable Robert Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, and Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Gregory Taylor, today announced that a mobile laboratory has been set up at a second site in Sierra Leone. In addition, following extensive training alongside their British military counterparts, approximately 40 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) healthcare and support staff will depart the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday for Sierra Leone.

Press Releases

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.

Strahl applauds new wireless code of conduct

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Ottawa- A new CRTC wireless code of conduct that addresses the length of wireless contracts, cancellation fees, roaming charges and other practices has the approval of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl.

"Consumers will be happy with this new code as it delivers the changes many have been asking for," said Strahl.

Among the changes coming to the wireless industry consumers will be able to:

Our Senate Must Change

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Reform Party Leader Preston Manning used to get great audience reaction when he said that the Senate thrived on "protocol, alcohol and Geritol."

Senate reform was one of the main reasons the Reform Party became such a successful grassroots movement in the 1990s. At the time, there was a palpable desire for meaningful change, with most in the West wanting a Triple E Senate - an institution that would become equal, elected and effective.

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