Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon Member of Parliament (MP) Mark Strahl has been appointed parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.
The file is a familiar one for the family as Strahl's father, Chuck, served as minister in the department from 2007 to 2010 before being shuffled to the transportation file for the final seven months of his 18 years as an MP.
"I feel honoured to have been asked to take on this new responsibility," Strahl said. "I look forward to supporting Minister [Bernard] Valcourt in helping build healthier, more prosperous and self-sufficient First Nation communities."
The appointment came Thursday and was announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
"I look forward to working with Mr. Strahl as our government continues to focus on the economy, keeping our streets and communities safe, celebrating our history, and promoting Canada's interests on the world stage," Harper said in a press release. "Mr. Strahl will play an important role in helping our Government deliver on its commitments to Canadian taxpayers, including keeping taxes low, protecting Canadian families, and putting our finances on a sustainable path."
Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons in the May 2011 federal election.
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