Mark Strahl

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Mark Strahl
Official Opposition Critic for Natural Resources
Assumed office
September 15, 2016
Leader Rona Ambrose
Preceded by Candice Bergen
Official Opposition Critic for Fisheries & Oceans
In office
November 20, 2015 – September 14, 2016
Leader Rona Ambrose
Preceded by Robert Chisholm
Succeeded by Todd Doherty
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Chilliwack—Hope
Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon (2011-2015)
Assumed office
May 2, 2011
Preceded by Chuck Strahl
Personal details
Born (1978-03-26) March 26, 1978 (age 39)
Chilliwack, British Columbia
Political party Conservative
Relations Chuck Strahl (father)
Deb Strahl (mother)
Profession Politician

Mark R. Strahl (born March 26, 1978) is a Canadian politician. He is the current Conservative Member of Parliament for the riding of Chilliwack—Hope.[1]


Starting as an intern in Ottawa with Opposition Leader Preston Manning, Strahl also worked in the offices of former MP Grant McNally (Dewdney—Alouette) and MP Randy Kamp (Pitt Meadows—Maple Ridge—Mission).

On May 2, 2011, Strahl was elected to the House of Commons as MP for Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon. He served as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence from 2011 to 2013.

On December 13, 2012, Strahl was named the chair of the B.C./Yukon Conservative Caucus.

On September 20, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper named Strahl as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, a role he fulfilled until August 2015.[2]


Strahl is the son of former Conservative MP and federal Cabinet Minister Chuck Strahl, who held the same riding (with adjustments) for many years.

Strahl and his wife have been married since 1999; they have one son. They currently reside in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Chilliwack—Hope
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mark Strahl 21,445 42.33 -17.23
Liberal Louis De Jaeger 17,114 33.78 +22.60
New Democratic Seonaigh MacPherson 9,218 18.20 -5.30
Green Thomas Cheney 2,386 4.71 -0.32
Libertarian Alexander Johnson 416 0.82
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 82 0.16
Total valid votes/Expense limit 50,661 100.00   $203,545.95
Total rejected ballots 154 0.30
Turnout 50,815 69.73
Eligible voters 72,874
Conservative hold Swing -19.92
Source: Elections Canada[3][4][5]
Canadian federal election, 2011: Chilliwack—Fraser Canyon
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Mark Strahl 28,160 57.20 -5.12
New Democratic Gwen O'Mahony 12,691 25.78 +7.02
Liberal Diane Janzen 5,320 10.81 +2.29
Green Jamie Hoskins 2,706 5.50 -3.27
Western Block Clive Edwards 180 0.37
Marxist–Leninist Dorothy-Jean O'Donnell 173 0.35 +0.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 49,230 100.00
Total rejected ballots 152 0.31 +0.04
Turnout 49,382 58.99 +1
Eligible voters 83,713


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