Saturday May 21, 2011

BC Politics

Making Hi Mark

Strahl sworn-in as MLA for Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon

Submitted by the office of Mark Strahl


Mark Strahl signs the roll, while Clerk of the House of Commons, Audrey O’Brien looks on.



t’s official. Mark Strahl has been sworn in as the Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon.

In a short ceremony presided over by the Clerk of the House, Audrey O’Brien, Strahl swore that he would be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

“It wasn’t a glamorous event, but it was very moving and very meaningful,” said Strahl. “I would like to thank everyone who made this day possible, especially my loving wife, Lisa, my son Maclean and the rest of my family who have been so supportive of me, no matter what path I have chosen.”

Now that he has been sworn in, Strahl is looking forward to getting to work.

“We’re hoping to get our Ottawa offices in place prior to Parliament resuming on June 2 and we’ll be setting up our constituency offices as soon as possible and will be up and running by June 1," said Strahl.

After looking at other available options, Strahl has decided to keep the same office space that Chuck Strahl used for his MP office on Vedder Road in Chilliwack. He will also be using the same office location in Lillooet.

“People know where the offices are and we saved taxpayers a bunch of money by using existing spaces,” said Strahl. “Most importantly, using the same office space allows us to get to work sooner.”

The office address will be #102 – 7388 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC V2R 4E4. Public hours will be Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. In Lillooet, the part time office will be open from 9am to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 657 Main Street.

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