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04/28/2015 - 11:00
Hello. Bonjour. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you all for joining us. I am very pleased to be here today at the Ontario Centres of Excellence Discovery conference, standing among a diverse and talented group of people. Today is a great day to showcase and acknowledge the work of our skilled researchers, academics and innovators and our very resourceful entrepreneurs and business leaders. You should all be very proud of your contributions to growing our innovation ecosystem here in Canada.
04/28/2015 - 11:00
Today, FedDev Ontario Minister Gary Goodyear announced an investment of up to $20-million that will advance the commercialization of new products and services in key growth sectors. The Minister made the announcement at the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery Conference prior to a High Performance Computing session that included a panel discussion on Big Data and Analytics. Today's discussions also highlighted some of the initiatives of the Economic Action Plan 2015, including renewed support for innovation, small business growth and additional investments to strengthen the manufacturing sector.
04/28/2015 - 10:46
Announcement About the 100th Anniversary of "In Flanders Fields"
04/28/2015 - 10:29
The Honourable Chris Alexander, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on behalf of the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced the Canadian contribution to support municipal democracy and economic development in Ukraine. Minister Alexander made the announcement while in Kyiv at the International Support for Ukraine Conference.

Press Releases

Women living on reserve gain new rights under Conservative Government

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon said he was very proud that women, children and families living on First Nation reserves will have access to the same matrimonial rights as those living off reserves thanks to the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests of Rights Act.

The Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, announced that the first element of the Act came into force earlier this week.

Youth invited to take the Canada Day Challenge

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Chilliwack –Mark Strahl, M.P. for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon is inviting area youth to take the 2014 Canada Day Challenge.

"This is a unique chance for area youth to showcase their talent and creativity while learning what makes Canada such a great country," said Strahl.

Strahl wants you to “Have Your Say” On Canada’s 150th Birthday

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Chilliwack – Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon wants you to "Have Your Say" on how you would like to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

"This anniversary is a once in a life time opportunity to celebrate the creation of the best country in the world and we believe every Canadian from coast to coast to coast should have an opportunity to say how they would like to see this historic date recognized," said Strahl.

Local First Nations to have greater say in managing their own land

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Ottawa- Today, the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, accompanied by Chief Robert Louie of the First Nations Land Advisory Board and Chief Austin Bear of the First Nations Land Management Regime welcomed nine more First Nations into the First Nations Land Management Regime including Cheam, Chawathil, and Scowlitz First Nations.

Strahl salutes Bomber Command Veterans

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to salute two local Bomber Command Veterans:

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honour Chilliwack heroes, Flying Officer Dave Barrett and Warrant Officer Bernie McNicholl, for their service in Bomber Command Operations during World War II.

"Flying Officer Barrett was a pilot in Mosquito Bombers serving with the "Pathfinders", flying ahead of the Bomber Squadrons to light up the target areas.

Unique program helps bring Canadian innovations to market

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP Mark Strahl is encouraging local businesses to participate in a unique federal procurement program, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP), which can help them bring their innovative products and services to the commercial market.

"The idea is to help Canadian entrepreneurs commercialize their innovative product by connecting them to potential clients in the federal government," said Strahl.

Kids’ safety the priority in new anti-cyberbullying bill

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Ottawa- Keeping children safe from online predators and online exploitation is the priority of new legislation introduced by the Conservative Government said Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl.

"Online harassment and exploitation can victimize our children even when they are in the relative safety of their own homes." Strahl added, "This bill recognizes the devastating impact this criminal activity can have on young lives."

Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act will:

Conservative Government on track to balance budget in 2015

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Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl lauded Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's Economic update which confirmed that the Conservative Government is on track to a balanced budget in 2015, with an expected surplus of $3.7 billion in 2015-16.

Strahl presents Bomber Command honour to local World War 2 Veterans

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Chilliwack- Mark Strahl, MP for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon presented Bomber Command honours to World War II veterans Flying Officer Dave Barrett and Warrant Officer 2 Bernie McNicholl for their service in Bomber Command Operations during World War 2.

Strahl wants your input on Budget 2014

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Chilliwack – Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon, MP Mark Strahl is once again encouraging area residents to provide their input for this year's federal budget.

"Thanks to our Economic Action Plan, Canada's economy continues to grow with the best jobs record in the G-7 and a balanced budget on the horizon. Moving forward we want to hear from Canadians on how they think we can best keep Canada growing in an uncertain global economy," said Strahl.

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