Thursday, December 13, 2012


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MP Strahl to chair weekly BC and Yukon caucus meetings

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl/Voice file photo


rime 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."

As the regional chair for British Columbia and Yukon, Strahl will chair a weekly meeting of Conservative Members of Parliament and Senators from across the region, and will also chair the bi-annual BC/Yukon stakeholder meetings that take place in Vancouver. He will report the work of the BC/Yukon Caucus to national caucus, and to the Prime Minister.

"The BC/Yukon Conservative caucus is a strong group of outstanding MPs and Senators, and I am looking forward to working with them in this new position," said Strahl. "I would also like to take this opportunity to salute our outgoing chair, Dick Harris (Caribou-Prince George) for his outstanding leadership of our caucus for the last six years."

In addition to his new duties as BC/Yukon Caucus Chair, Strahl is a member of the Standing Committee on National Defence and the Standing Committee on Health. He was elected to the House of Commons on May 2, 2011.




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