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 551 of 551)


January 27, 1994

Mr. Strahl

Yes, Mr. Speaker.

Over the last four years the government paid a housing allowance of more than $400,000 to a UN bureaucrat working for the International Maritime Organization. In the dying days of the Conservative administration the government further agreed to pay up to $12,000 a month, for a total of $580,000, in housing allowances for the same official for the next four years.

My question for the Minister of Finance is this. At a time when thousands of Canadians are homeless, will the Liberal government reverse this Conservative decision that gives this UN official the equivalent of about $500,000 a year?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Maritime Organization
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January 27, 1994

Mr. Strahl

I will speak slowly. Will the government move to eliminate this example of triple-dipping from the government as well?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   International Maritime Organization
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January 20, 1994

Mr. Chuck Strahl (Fraser Valley East)

Mr. Speaker, I was interested to hear the member's description of his riding. I think everyone in the House so far has described their riding as the most beautiful riding in all of Canada. Maybe I will do that next week.

Congratulations to the member on his maiden speech. I was also interested in his comments about 90 per cent of businesses being created by small business, which of course is not a government intervention but a small business initiative.

I am also interested in his comments about the sacrifices that he is calling on all facets of the economy to make. I was just wondering what sacrifices exactly he is expecting from small businesses to finance this program.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Speech From The Throne
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January 20, 1994

Mr. Chuck Strahl (Fraser Valley East)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

The minister is quoted in yesterday's Toronto Sun as saying that the government will have plans for native self-government in place within six months.

Could the minister tell the members of the House and the people of Canada, indeed the aboriginal people themselves, precisely what is meant by self-government?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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January 20, 1994

Mr. Chuck Strahl (Fraser Valley East)

Mr. Speaker, we want a better country.

Last night on the CBC newscast, the minister seemed unclear as to whether this declaration of his meant that the government was creating a third level of government, a third level that many people at the municipal and provincial levels and indeed aboriginal people themselves are very uneasy with.

After a night of reflection will the minister tell the Canadian people whether his declaration yesterday will indeed create a third level of government in Canada?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Aboriginal Affairs
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