Speaker Profiles

The Honourable Chuck Strahl

The Honourable Chuck Strahl

Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Government of Canada

Chuck Strahl was first elected to the House of Commons in 1993. He was re-elected in 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006 and 2008.  He was sworn in as Minister of Agriculture in February 2006, then as Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada in August 2007.

Since then, Mr. Strahl has worked in partnership to improve the lives of Aboriginal peoples on many fronts, including economic development, housing, safe drinking water, educational outcomes, land claim settlements, and the extension of human rights protection for First Nations on reserve.

Mr. Strahl was born in British Columbia and was raised in the Fraser Valley. He proudly serves the constituents of Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon. Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he was a successful logging contractor.

He and his wife Deb have four children and 8 grandchildren.

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