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  • His favourite word is energy.

NDP MP for South Okanagan—West Kootenay (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 37% of the vote.

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Expungement of Certain Cannabis-related Convictions Act Madam Speaker, to answer the member's comment about a pardon versus an expungement, an expungement can be used, and should be used, when there is a ...

This week

Posted on Twitter We’re about to move into the West Block of Parliament after 8 years of renovations to retain the heritage of that b… https://t.co/RP9A6x3Z77

Spoke in the House on Small Business Mr. Speaker, the fall economic update showered big business with tax breaks while doing little for small business. I am proud to represent one of Canada's ...

Voted Yes on Vote #975 on Bill C-392 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

Voted Yes on Vote #974 Private Members' Business M-151 (National strategy to combat plastic pollution)

Voted Yes on Vote #973 18th Report of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Voted No on Vote #972 on Bill C-90

Voted No on Vote #971 on Bill C-90

Mentioned by Castanet.net Cannings calls canal a crisis Richard Cannings, Member of Parliament for the South Okanagan-West Kootenay riding, stood up with an impassioned speech in the House of Commons Monday calling out the federal government for letting irrigation infrastructure issues in the South ...

Posted on Twitter As a graduate of UBC and MUN I’m concerned about this blatant partisanship from the Speaker! 😀 https://t.co/LT3aJVVmrF

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise to speak to Bill C-88, an act to amend the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act and the Canada Petroleum ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the south Okanagan Valley is one of the richest agricultural regions in Canada. It grows the best apricots, the best peaches, the best cherries, ...

Posted on Twitter Proud to walk with postal workers this weekend. Ordered back to work for a profitable enterprise that profits from… https://t.co/hO92YHYNgX

Posted on Twitter #Penticton Santa Claus parade set to go! https://t.co/enYII3Z5RZ

Posted on Twitter The Penticton Santa Claus has parade has a moose as well as reindeer! https://t.co/GcbeKTcwYH

Mentioned by Castanet.net Cannings: Refine it here South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings says the federal government's $4.5 billion it spent on the Trans Mountain pipeline would have been better spent on refineries and upgraders in Alberta. Cannings made the comments Wednesday in the ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Forest Pests and Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada I'll turn to the folks from IESO in Ontario. Talking about incentives again, I think we've all been mentioning those, and I'm just wondering if you ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, six months after flooding devastated their community, the people of Grand Forks are still recovering from the impacts of that flood. With winter setting ...

Posted on Twitter Thank you for the educational and candid conversation! https://t.co/VMESspFO5x

Spoke in the House on Canada's Oil and Gas Sector Madam Speaker, I am proud to be sharing my time with my wonderful colleague from Edmonton Strathcona. I am happy to rise tonight to speak in ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada Thanks to all of you for coming here. It's been very interesting. I'll start with you, Mr. Fogwill, and at a sort of high elevation. You ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2 Madam Speaker, there are so many questions I could ask for my colleague across the way. I could ask about why we are getting these huge ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Mr. Speaker, I am happy to speak here today in favour of Motion No. 177 supporting flight training schools across Canada. The member for Kelowna—Lake Country ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada Thanks to all of you for coming before us today. It's been very interesting. I'm going to start with you, Ms. Hayter and Mr. Boyce. We ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Trail Times BC MP's climate-change alarmism challenged If our MP, Richard Cannings, is truly interested in the welfare of our grandchildren (Trail Times, October 11, 2018), I strongly suggest he learns the truth about fossil fuels and their “carbon emissions”. An understanding of the vital role played by ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada I'll pick up where Mr. Falk was going. What I understand from what he was saying is that perhaps awareness should be enough and we don't ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada Thank you, Ted, for giving me that time. Thank you all for being here and waiting patiently while we went through this. Again, I wish we ...

Mentioned by Castanet.net Waiting for feds to step up Hovanes flew to Ottawa the day after he lost his bid for re-election last week, on what he called a “pretty lonely trip,” for a pair of meetings with federal ministers set up by local MP Richard Cannings. He said his first meeting was with Minister of ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada Okay. I just want to get down into more detailed things here. Somebody mentioned that the built environment is the most profitable way to jump in ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by The Castlegar Source MP questions PM on Trail acid spills Richard Cannings MP (South Okanagan—West Kootenay) - Last April and May two serious acid spills caused havoc in Trail, BC. Yesterday during Question Period, Cannings questioned the Prime Minister whether Transport Canada is properly investigating ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on M-154, Situation of Endangered Whales Okay, I'll be quick. Thank you all for being here. I'm an MP from a desert in British Columbia, although I do have a bit of ...

Mentioned by Castanet.net Trudeau grilled on acid spill South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings questioned Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Wednesday about the Transport Canada investigation into a pair of sulfuric acid spills in Trail last spring. As many as 1,000 vehicles were damaged as a result ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada Thank you all for being here. I wish we had a lot more time. I'm going to start with Mr. Lee and say that whenever I ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-363 An Act to amend the Species at Risk Act (amendment of the List)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-360 An Act to amend the Navigation Protection Act (certain lakes and rivers in British Columbia)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-354 An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood)