Charles (Chuck) STRAHL

STRAHL, The Hon. Charles (Chuck), P.C.

Personal Data

Party
Conservative
Constituency
Chilliwack--Fraser Canyon (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 25, 1957
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Strahl
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=ebfe7da1-60e6-4404-a884-5b0a4324dc9c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
businessman, logging contractor

Parliamentary Career

October 25, 1993 - April 27, 1997
REF
  Fraser Valley East (British Columbia)
  • Whip of the Reform Party (Caucus Coordinator) (May 7, 1996 - January 31, 2000)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (January 1, 1997 - January 30, 2000)
  • Whip of the Canadian Alliance (January 1, 1997 - March 26, 2000)
June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
REF
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
  • Whip of the Reform Party (Caucus Coordinator) (May 7, 1996 - January 31, 2000)
  • Chief Opposition Whip (January 1, 1997 - January 30, 2000)
  • Whip of the Canadian Alliance (January 1, 1997 - March 26, 2000)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (January 31, 2000 - March 26, 2000)
  • Reform Party House Leader (January 31, 2000 - March 26, 2000)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (March 27, 2000 - April 24, 2001)
  • Canadian Alliance House Leader (March 27, 2000 - April 24, 2001)
March 27, 2000 - October 22, 2000
CA
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (March 27, 2000 - April 24, 2001)
  • Canadian Alliance House Leader (March 27, 2000 - April 24, 2001)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
  • Official Opposition House Leader (March 27, 2000 - April 24, 2001)
  • Canadian Alliance House Leader (March 27, 2000 - April 24, 2001)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
  • Canadian Alliance Deputy House Leader (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
April 10, 2002 - May 23, 2004
IND
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
  • Canadian Alliance Deputy House Leader (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
April 16, 2002 - May 23, 2004
CA
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
  • Canadian Alliance Deputy House Leader (June 23, 2003 - December 22, 2003)
December 23, 2003 - May 23, 2004
CPC
  Fraser Valley (British Columbia)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
CPC
  Chilliwack--Fraser Canyon (British Columbia)
  • Conservative Party Deputy House Leader (July 22, 2004 - October 4, 2004)
  • Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition (July 22, 2004 - October 4, 2004)
  • Conservative Party Caucus Vice-Chair (July 22, 2004 - August 30, 2004)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (October 5, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
CPC
  Chilliwack--Fraser Canyon (British Columbia)
  • Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons (October 5, 2004 - February 5, 2006)
  • Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board (February 6, 2006 - August 13, 2007)
  • Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (February 6, 2006 - August 13, 2007)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (August 14, 2007 - August 5, 2010)
  • Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians (August 14, 2007 - August 5, 2010)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
CPC
  Chilliwack--Fraser Canyon (British Columbia)
  • Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (August 14, 2007 - August 5, 2010)
  • Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians (August 14, 2007 - August 5, 2010)
  • Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (August 25, 2009 - August 5, 2010)
  • Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (August 6, 2010 - May 17, 2011)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 551)


March 23, 2011

Hon. Chuck Strahl (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, CPC)

That was a good question, Mr. Speaker. How much money are we going to spend on the new Windsor bridge? We are going to spend zero taxpayer dollars. It is a P3 project. It will not have a single dollar in it.

Perhaps that is an option for the Champlain Bridge. The reason we are not saying that is because we are going to wait for the report to be tabled with me. When that report is tabled, options will be presented to us, including design ideas, whether it should include a railway, whether it should include rapid transit, whether it should include a bus route. There are lots of options. We are certainly not going to go into this willy-nilly.

While the bridge is safe, Montrealers should use it.

We will be working with the Quebec government to design an option.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 23, 2011

Hon. Chuck Strahl (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Champlain Bridge is very important to entrepreneurs and the people of Montreal and Canada. We have invested a great deal of money in this corridor because the bridge is very important. Furthermore, I spoke with the Quebec minister this morning, and we discussed the bridge's condition and its safety. The future is clear: we must have discussions with the Government of Quebec about the future of—

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 22, 2011

Hon. Chuck Strahl (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, that is why we have invested a great deal of money in that corridor. It is very important for Montreal and for the Canadian corridor. I am also pleased to inform the hon. member that we tabled a letter in this House yesterday afternoon confirming that the Champlain Bridge is safe.

In fact, in a personal conversation I had a month ago with both the CEO and the engineers for the bridge, they said that the bridge was safe and that it would be that way for the next 10 years.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 22, 2011

Hon. Chuck Strahl (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food does not agree with the hon. member.

It is inappropriate to talk about a new bridge until the final feasibility study on the future of the Champlain Bridge has been received. Once we have received that study, we will look at the findings and we will consider all the options, including replacing the Champlain Bridge.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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March 22, 2011

Hon. Chuck Strahl (Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, our government made a clear commitment with respect to the Champlain Bridge. That is why we invested a lot of money in that corridor.

I want to tell the House that no compromise will be made regarding the safety of the Champlain Bridge and the thousands of people who cross it daily. I am also pleased to inform the hon. member that, yesterday, we tabled a letter from the Federal Bridge Corporation in the House, confirming that the Champlain Bridge is safe. It is still safe.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Champlain Bridge
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