Feature Story                                                                          Wednesday, August 5, 2015


And They're Off!

Mark Strahl announces intention to run in October elections

Released by Kyle Wierks/Voice file photos


MP Mark Strahl (lower left) at the Freedom of the City Parade in Oct 2013. Below, Strahl tours IMW with PM Stephen Harper in August last year.


am running for re-election because I love Chilliwack and Hope. I grew up here and my wife and I have chosen to live, work, and raise our family here because of the strong, family-friendly community that we are.

I am asking for the support of the people of Chilliwack and Hope, because I have kept my promises, worked hard for my constituents, and been a strong voice for their concerns in Ottawa.

Working closely with all levels of government, I have helped ensure that significant federal funding has flowed to our community, such as $19 million for a new RCMP training facility at Canada Education Park and over $4.1 million for a new Vedder Bridge. Our Conservative government also contributed over $3.3 million for the new Kawkawa Lake Road Bridge in Hope.

As Conservatives, we have lowered taxes for all Canadians, taken a strong, principled stand against terrorism at home and abroad, and have cracked down on crime in our neighbourhoods. We have cut taxes and increased benefits significantly for families and seniors, and increased and ensured long-term, stable funding for healthcare” the largest healthcare investment in Canada's history.


This election is about security: securing a strong economy by promoting growth, keeping taxes low, and giving parents a choice in how they raise their families; securing the safety of Canadians by cracking down on violent crime and standing up against terrorism. In these times of global uncertainty, only Prime Minister Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada can provide the strong economic vision and strong leadership that Canada needs.

If re-elected, I will continue to be a strong, principled voice for the people of Chilliwack and Hope, and will continue to work hard every day for you and your family.


For more information, visit www.markstrahl.com



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