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National News

04/24/2014 - 16:55
Today, a draft Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA), 2014, was posted for public comment until July 3, 2014.
04/24/2014 - 15:42
Today, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of National Defence, participated in the Second Trilateral Meeting of North American Defence Ministers in Mexico City, Mexico.
04/24/2014 - 15:34
Our three countries are closely connected through common geography, strong links between our peoples, and comprehensive trade relations. As such, we share many mutual defense interests.
04/24/2014 - 15:16
Sexual assault is a crime. It is an abhorrent and corrosive act that goes against the entirety of our military ethos.

Press Releases

No more grow-it-at-home medicinal marihuana

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Chilliwack- At an announcement on Sunday December 16, attended by Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, Minister of Health, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq stated the Government's intention to phase out in-home marihuana growth operations.

"The Government is acting on concerns by law enforcement, fire officials and property owners with regards to the dangers marihuana growth operations pose to health and human safety," said Strahl.

Strahl named Chair of BC/Yukon Caucus

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Ottawa- Prime Minister Stephen Harper has named Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl Chair of the BC/Yukon caucus, effective immediately.

"I feel honoured and humbled to have been asked by the Prime Minister to take over this important role," said Strahl. "As a proud British Columbian, I look forward to taking the concerns of my BC/Yukon colleagues, our constituents and regional stakeholders to the Prime Minister and our national caucus colleagues."

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.

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