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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to speak out against marihuana grow-ops:
"Mr. Speaker, I recently met with a number of families who are concerned by a large marihuana grow operation that has sprung up in their neighbourhood.
Chilliwack- MP Mark Strahl is reminding community members that the call for nominations for the Prime Minister's Volunteer Awards is closing on April 15, 2013, as recently announced by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
Chilliwack – An investment by the Government of Canada in the Chilliwack Arts and Cultural Centre Society will support emerging and Aboriginal artists and a wide variety of music, dance and theatre, announced Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Harrison Mills, BC – 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 support for the Fraser Heritage Society under the Harper Government's Community Infrastructure Improvement Fund (CIIF).
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