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11/25/2014 - 12:26
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of National Defence, today announced a new Government of Canada program, which will provide financial support to employers of Canadian Armed Forces reservists who deploy on operations.
11/25/2014 - 12:25
The Government of Canada is contributing to helping the most vulnerable Moroccan youth enter the labour market
11/25/2014 - 12:06
On Wednesday, November 26, 2014, the Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., M.P., Minister of National Revenue, will announce a formal agreement between the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Canada.
11/25/2014 - 12:00
Reservists are essential to the Canadian Armed Forces' ability to successfully execute international and domestic operations.

Press Releases

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Canada Summer Jobs Initiative puts students to work


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


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

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.

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