Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl bids farewell to former PM Harper

Stephen Harper announced departure from politics last Friday

Then Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited IMW in November with Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl.

Conservative Chilliwack MP Mark Strahl was among many politicians to weigh in on the resignation of Stephen Harper last week.

“Thank you Stephen Harper for your steadfast leadership and service to Canada. It was a pleasure serving our country with you. I wish you all the best in life after politics,” he wrote on Facebook last Friday.

Harper resigned as MP for Calgary Heritage, and the political stage.

He had already stepped down as leader of the Conservative Party, a role now held by interim leader Rona Ambrose.

Upon Harper’s resignation, Ambrose issued a statement as well saying “his economic record speaks volumes.”

“During his leadership Canada emerged from the global recession faster and stronger than any country in the G7, which included a net gain of 1.3 million new jobs, a balanced budget, and the wealthiest middle class anywhere on the globe,” she said.

“On behalf of the Conservative caucus and the Conservative Party of Canada, we thank Stephen Harper for his immense contributions, and we wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Stephen Harper visited Chilliwack in August 2014, as Prime Minister. He was here for a roundtable discussion on the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement, and visited IMW Industries.

 

 

 

 

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