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 4 of 551)


March 2, 2011

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

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to reassure him that in Mississauga, and in that other place he could not remember, the jobs are secure.

That is why, back in October and November, during the hearings on the future of how they would be structured and the opening of the sites in Mississauga, Winnipeg and Montreal, the assurances we received from Air Canada were that not only were all employees going to continue to be hired but also that they would have the same wages, the same pensions, the same entitlements. They would have the option of staying in Air Canada or going over to Aveos, but more importantly, no jobs would be lost and those maintenance facilities will stay open.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Air Canada
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March 2, 2011

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

Mr. Speaker, I just answered that question, but I had better go to my briefing notes because it is important that I read it out exactly.

Employees would be given an option of transition to Aveos or remaining with Air Canada; either one. Further discussions would be required with the union, but the employees from Air Canada that elect to transition will receive the same salary, vacation benefits, pension and seniority benefits that they currently are entitled to. Once more, it promises that there will be no job losses.

I wish I could say this in both official languages, but the facts will not change. There are no job losses.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Air Canada
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March 2, 2011

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

Mr. Speaker, I explain it like this. There will not be any job losses. Air Canada has said that it is going to maintain the overhaul centres in Winnipeg, Mississauga and in Montreal. It has to do so by legislation. It has promised both before the standing committee of the House and to me in my office that there will not be job losses. No job losses is a good thing.

The nice thing about it is that this government in this economy has created 460,000 new jobs since the lowest part of the recession. No thanks to the NDP, but those jobs are secure both at Air Canada and elsewhere.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Air Canada
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March 2, 2011

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

Mr. Speaker, of course Air Canada continues to maintain its overhaul centres in Montreal, Winnipeg and elsewhere, as it is required to under the legislation. What is more, not only before the standing committee but in response to enquiries from my office, it has assured us that there will be no job losses. It will be expected to uphold the letter of the law and the spirit of the law and it has promised that it is going to do exactly that.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Air Canada
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March 1, 2011

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

Mr. Speaker, I am unaware of any federal involvement 20 years ago by Transport Canada, but certainly, I will take this question under advisement. Any information that Transport Canada has about the use of Agent Orange, and its distribution and dispersion, I will make available as soon as I possibly can.

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Agent Orange
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