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09/30/2014 - 15:19
HALIFAX, NS - Media are invited to join the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for New Brunswick and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), in attending a commemoration ceremony for the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil (AMV) at the Fredericton Convention Centre on October 1st at 10:00 a.m.
09/30/2014 - 14:22
September 30, 2014 Ottawa ­–With the important summer tourism season just passed, Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that 2014 is a record year for visas issued in the world's key markets for legitimate travel and trade.
09/30/2014 - 13:55
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Canada and to the 2014 International Astronautical Congress. You have travelled from around the world to this great city of Toronto to dialogue about the world's collective pursuits in space. Now, you know Canada is a place where the global recession hit us very hard, but we recovered earlier than most countries in the rest of the world. And we emerged from the recession with a steady, strong economy that is among the leaders in the G7.
09/30/2014 - 13:22
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travellers that the Wild Horse port of entry will resume its winter hours on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.

Suicide Prevention


Ottawa- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl stood in the House of Commons today to address the issue of suicide prevention:

"Mr. Speaker, on September 4th, I hosted a roundtable with local mental health service providers in Chilliwack to discuss suicide prevention and mental illness, as part of the Mental Health Commission of Canada's '308 Conversations' initiative.

"We talked about innovative programs that were working, and talked about gaps in the system of care.

EI Premium relief announced for small businesses


Chilliwack- Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl is applauding an announcement by Finance Minister Joe Oliver of a new Small Business Job Credit which will effectively lower Employment Insurance (EI) premiums for small businesses.

"The Small Business Job Credit will provide tax relief to help small businesses in a time of continued global economic uncertainty," said Strahl. "It will allow them to save money on payroll taxes and hopefully hire more employees."

The Government of Canada Invests In Round II Recreational Fisheries Conservation Project In Chilliwack – Fraser Canyon


Chilliwack, B.C.

Member of Parliament Mark Strahl (Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced that, under the second round of the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program, the Government of Canada will provide up to $124,000 to the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition to conserve valuable fish habitat in the Chilliwack and Vedder rivers.

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