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Encyclopedia > Chuck Strahl
Hon. Charles Strahl
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Chuck Strahl

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Ridings Fraser Valley East (1993-1997)
Fraser Valley (1997-2004)
Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon (2004-present)
Political parties: Reform (1993-2000)
Canadian Alliance (2000-2002; 2002-2003)
Independent (2002)
Conservative (2003-present)
First elected: 1993 election
Profession(s): Businessman, logging contractor
Religion : Christian and Missionary Alliance

Charles Strahl, PC, MP (born February 25, 1957 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a politician in British Columbia, Canada. He is a Member of Parliament in the governing Conservative Party of Canada, and is Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board. The prefix The Honourable or The Honorable ( or formerly The Honble) is a title of quality attached to the names of certain classes of persons. ... An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... Fraser Valley East was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of British Columbia. ... Fraser Valley was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of British Columbia. ... Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon is a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of British Columbia. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) is an Evangelical Protestant denomination within Christianity. ... The Privy Council Office as it appeared in the 1880s The Queens Privy Council for Canada (French: Conseil privé de la Reine pour le Canada) is the council of advisers to the Queen of Canada, whose members are appointed by the Governor General of Canada for life on the... The House of Commons (French: Chambre des communes) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the Senate. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Pattullo Bridge (centre) connects New Westminster (left) with Surrey (right) across the Fraser River. ... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... Motto: Splendor Sine Occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Iona Campagnolo - Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 36 - Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area Ranked 4th - Total 944,735 km... 38th Parliament Members of the House of Commons in the 38th Parliament of Canada, as of May 17, 2005. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a right-leaning conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... In the Cabinet of Canada, The Minister of Agriculture is responsible for overseeing the federal governments agriculture department, currently known as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. ... The Minister responsible for the Canadian Wheat Board is the member of the Canadian Cabinet who has the responsibility of supervising and setting policy for the Canadian Wheat Board and appointing the government representatives who sit on the body. ...


Strahl was raised in British Columbia's Interior, attending Trinity Western University, and worked for a private logging and road building company. He was first elected to office in the Reform Party sweep of the region in the 1993 election. He was re-elected in 1997 and 2000 elections, running as a member of the Canadian Alliance, which had replaced Reform, in 2000. He represents the Fraser Valley, a large riding in a primarily agricultural area of the province. He has held a number of shadow cabinet and committee positions. He is a member of the Chilliwack Alliance Church.[1] Trinity Western University (TWU) is a private, Christian liberal arts university located in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Reform Party of Canada was a Canadian federal political party founded in 1987. ... Popular vote map with bar graphs showing seat totals in the provinces and territories. ... 36th Parliament The Canadian federal election of 1997 was held on June 2, 1997, to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... The 2000 Canadian federal election was held on November 27, 2000, to elect 301 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons of Canada. ... The Canadian Alliance, formally the Canadian Reform Conservative Alliance, was a Canadian conservative political party that existed from 2000 to 2003. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fraser Valley was a former federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons, and located in the province of British Columbia. ... The Shadow Cabinet (also called the Shadow Front Bench) is a senior group of opposition spokespeople in the Westminster system of government who together under the leadership of the Leader of the Opposition (or the leader of other smaller opposition parties) form an alternative cabinet to the governments, whose...


Strahl first rose to national prominence in the summer of 2001 when he was the leader and most outspoken member of a group of Canadian Alliance MPs opposed to the leadership of Stockwell Day. Strahl and a group of other MPs left the Alliance caucus and sat as members of the Democratic Representative Caucus and worked closely with the Progressive Conservative Party. Strahl's efforts were successful, and Day was ousted as party leader and replaced by Stephen Harper. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Stockwell Burt Day Jr. ... Democratic Reform Association logo The Democratic Representative Caucus was a group of Canadian Members of Parliament who left the Canadian Alliance in 2001 in protest against the leadership of Stockwell Day. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


Strahl was viewed as a well-spoken and moderate member of the Canadian Alliance who could woo eastern Canada, but his leadership ambitions were frustrated due to his inability to speak French, as well as the lasting distrust amongst many colleagues over his rebellion in 2001. He attempted to launch a bid for the leadership of the Conservative Party, but could not secure enough financial or political support to launch a viable campaign. [2] Strahl then supported Tony Clement in his failed leadership bid. 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 Conservative Party of Canada leadership election took place on March 20, 2004 in Toronto, Ontario, and resulted in the election of Stephen Harper as the first leader of the new Canadian Conservative Party. ... Anthony Peter Tony Clement, PC, BA, LL.B., MP (born January 27, 1961 in Manchester, England) is a Canadian politician, federal Minister of Health, Minister for the Federal Economic Initiative for Northern Ontario (FedNor) and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. ...


At the outset of the 38th Parliament of Canada, Strahl was appointed Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole under the new rules brought about as a result of the minority government situation. The initial seat distribution of the 38th Canadian Parliament Paul Martin was Prime Minister during the 38th Canadian Parliament. ...


In August 2005, Strahl announced that he had been diagnosed with inoperable/terminal lung cancer as the result of exposure to asbestos many years prior. He noticed the problem in July of the same year when his lung collapsed twice.[3] 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lung cancer is the malignant transformation and expansion of lung tissue, and is the most lethal of all cancers worldwide, responsible for 1. ... Fibrous asbestos on muscovite Asbestos Asbestos Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos quicklime from Greek : a, not and sbestos, extinguishable) describes any of a group of minerals that can be fibrous, many of which are metamorphic and are hydrous magnesium silicates. ...


In December, 2005, Strahl was voted the "Sexiest Male MP" by House of Commons staff.[citation needed]


However, despite his health problems, he successfully ran for re-election in the 2006 election. Although it was widely speculated that he would become Speaker of the new Parliament, he instead joined Stephen Harper's Cabinet as Minister of Agriculture on February 06, 2006. Current house speaker Peter Milliken In Canada the Speaker of the House of Commons (French: Président de la Chambre des communes) is the presiding officer of the lower house and is elected by fellow MPs. ... Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. ... The Cabinet of Canada plays an important role in the Canadian government in accordance with the Westminster System. ...


Strahl married in 1975 and has four children.

28th Ministry - Government of Stephen Harper
Cabinet Post
Predecessor Office Successor
Andy Mitchell Minister of Agriculture
(from 6-Feb-2006)
Incumbent
Preceded by
Bob Kilger
Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons
20042006
Succeeded by
Bill Blaikie
Preceded by
Ross Belsher, Progressive Conservative
Member of Parliament for Fraser Valley East
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Electoral district abolished in 1996
Preceded by
Electoral district created in 1996
Member of Parliament for Fraser Valley
1997–2004
Succeeded by
Electoral district abolished in 2003
Preceded by
Electoral district created in 2003
Member of Parliament for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon
2004–present
Succeeded by
incumbent

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Chuck Strahl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (423 words)
Strahl first rose to national prominence in the summer of 2001 when he was the leader and most outspoken member of a group of Canadian Alliance MPs opposed to the leadership of Stockwell Day.
Strahl was viewed as a well-spoken and moderate member of the Canadian Alliance who could woo eastern Canada, but his leadership ambitions were frustrated due to his inability to speak French, as well as the lasting distrust amongst many colleagues over his rebellion in 2001.
At the outset of the 38th Parliament of Canada, Strahl was appointed Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees of the Whole under the new rules brought about as a result of the minority government situation.
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