Chuck Strahl was born in BC in 1957 and grew up in British Columbia's Fraser Valley. He and his wife, Deb, have been married since 1975 and have four children and three grandchildren.
From 1976 to 1993 Chuck was a partner in a successful road construction and logging contracting firm. He had the responsibility of managing various operations throughout B.C.'s Fraser Valley. Chuck has also been involved in local theatre and coached minor league sports. He has enjoyed serving the community through his church, Rotary Club and other organizations.
He was first elected to the House of Commons as MP for Fraser Valley East. He was re-elected in the 1997 and 2000 general elections in the renamed and redrawn Fraser Valley riding. Since his election, Chuck has served a number of roles with the Reform Party of Canada and the Canadian Alliance and their leaders. He participated in the Foreign Affairs Review as a Member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade and sat on the Standing Committee on Natural Resources He took on more responsibility, serving as Deputy Caucus Co-ordinator, Public Service Critic, Critic of Natural Resources and Chief Whip of the Official Opposition.
Chuck served as the Official Opposition House Leader for the Canadian Alliance from January 2000 until April 2001. He spearheaded the party's efforts to work closely with other Opposition Parties and to foster Parliamentary Reform.
During the period from September 2001 until April 2002, Chuck sat in a Parliamentary Coalition in the House of Commons, serving as Deputy Leader and Industry Critic. Chuck returned to the Canadian Alliance and served as Deputy House Leader and Critic for Canadian Heritage. Early in 2004, Chuck was elected as Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs and was named Critic for Northern Development.
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