Friday, August 6, 2010
New Federal Minister of Transport, Chuck Strahl
Chuck Strahl was appointed Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities on August 6, 2010.
Mr. Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008.
In February 2006, Mr. Strahl was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Minister for the Canadian Wheat Board. In August 2007, he was named Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.
Prior to entering politics, Mr. Strahl was a partner in a successful road construction and logging contracting firm, and held the responsibility of managing several operations throughout the Fraser Valley. Mr. Strahl has lived his entire life in the Fraser Valley. He and his wife Deb have four children and ten grandchildren.