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

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

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Canadians should be able to retire in dignity, but pension laws in Canada can be very unfair to seniors who have wo… https://t.co/aAzgGnIemu

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter .@jjhorgan giving keynote address to @BCNRF in Prince George. “Unleashing the future for all British Columbians” https://t.co/dkx33hpkwk

Posted on Twitter National Chief @perrybellegarde : we have to move more quickly to clean energy systems. https://t.co/JzM7g48yFD

Posted on Twitter Bonus for getting up early in Prince George—breakfast with @MeganLeslieHFX ! https://t.co/fV041PJGiJ

Posted on Twitter Early morning (fortunately there’s very good coffee involved) breakfast meeting in Prince George; hearing about goo… https://t.co/xpmN9NzlwT

Posted on Twitter Great to meet up with my friend Jonathan Kruger at the BC Natural Resources Forum! https://t.co/yIfcMwC6oQ

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by Castlegar News West Kootenay youth present climate change petition to local MPs Formatting and wording are extremely particular, and so Taburiaux and Murray are grateful for guidance from MP Richard Cannings office, as well as other members of the local CCL chapter. With last summer's epic smoke, wildfires, hurricanes and floods ...

Mentioned by Rossland News West Kootenay youth present climate change petition to local MPs Formatting and wording are extremely particular, and so Taburiaux and Murray are grateful for guidance from MP Richard Cannings office, as well as other members of the local CCL chapter. With last summer's epic smoke, wildfires, hurricanes and floods ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Cannings reflects on a productive year For a third-party member of Parliament, Richard Cannings has seen quite a number of successes in 2017. Typically an MP will introduce maybe five private member's bills and feel lucky to get one of them passed, Cannings said. But this year, he has seen ...

Mentioned by Pentiction Western News Cannings reflects on a productive year For a third-party member of Parliament, Richard Cannings has seen quite a number of successes in 2017. Typically an MP will introduce maybe five private member's bills and feel lucky to get one of them passed, Cannings said. But this year, he has seen ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Boundary Creek Times Comeau case interesting for Okanagan wineries By Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay. One of the many happy tasks of a Member of Parliament is meeting up with constituents when they visit Ottawa. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of inviting representatives of the Okanagan wine ...

Mentioned by Grand Forks Gazette Comeau case interesting for Okanagan wineries By Richard Cannings, MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay. One of the many happy tasks of a Member of Parliament is meeting up with constituents when they visit Ottawa. Last Thursday I had the pleasure of inviting representatives of the Okanagan wine ...

Voted No on Vote #435 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Madam Speaker, I want to ask the minister if she could comment on the fact that this is a bill that we have been debating forever ...

Voted No on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted Yes on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Spoke in the House on Softwood Lumber Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the U.S. International Trade Commission once again targeted the Canadian forest industry, a decision that the B.C. Lumber Trade Council has called “completely ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the member could perhaps expand on what the government is doing, what steps it is proposing to help people with mental ...

Spoke in the House on Expungement of Historically Unjust Convictions Act Mr. Speaker, I am very happy to hear that my colleague is supporting this bill. As she and everyone else here knows, the NDP has been ...

Two months ago

Voted No on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Didn't vote on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Spoke at the Citizenship and Immigration committee on Briefing on Resettlement Issues Related To Yezidi Women and Girls Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you all for coming before us today. I want to pick up on Mr. Kmiec's line of questioning on the language ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Secondary Supply Chain Products in the Forestry Sector in Canada Thank you. Thank you all for coming before us today. I'm going to start with Mr. Kariya. I'm interested in the carbon credit story. I used ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I wonder if the member would comment on what the budget does in terms of helping those trying to join the middle class and ...

Spoke in the House on Department of Public Works and Government Services Act moved that Bill C-354, An Act to amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (use of wood), be read the second time and ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, the Liberals across the way talk about going by the rules, hiding behind the Ethics Commissioner. I used to sit on the Environmental Appeal ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions from constituents in my riding of South Okanagan—West Kootenay, both relating to nuclear weapons. The first points ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Secondary Supply Chain Products in the Forestry Sector in Canada Thank you both for being here. It's been very interesting. I'm going to start with Mr. Matters. I want to pick up again on the raw ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Secondary Supply Chain Products in the Forestry Sector in Canada I'm good, and thanks for mentioning my bill. I hope everybody on the committee heard that message and will pass it on to their colleagues about ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on 2017 Wildfires in First Nations Communities Thank you, and thank you, all, for being here before us today. I'd like to start with Ms. Thomas. Kukwstsétsemc for being here. Lim'limpt, as we ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Secondary Supply Chain Products in the Forestry Sector in Canada Thank you all for being here. I have a million questions. I'm going to start with Mr. Moonen. You talked a lot about the tall wood ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Secondary Supply Chain Products in the Forestry Sector in Canada Okay, thank you. I have to keep moving along here because we don't have much time. I want to go to Mr. Atkinson. You talked a ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Secondary Supply Chain Products in the Forestry Sector in Canada Okay. You mentioned fires. We had a lot of fires in British Columbia this year, and there were fires in Alberta previously. It's happening more and ...

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)