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

Won his last election, in 2019, with 36% of the vote.

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks! https://t.co/HCqiqS6G6K

Posted on Twitter @SandraOldfield Yellow-rumped warbler.

This week

Posted on Twitter @davidakin I’m honoured that you’re pointing directly at my riding!

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Canvassing in the rain (!) today in Penticton. Bring it on! https://t.co/MtBkh2bZMk

Posted on Twitter I once had lunch with the Norwegian ambassador and the head of the Canadian pipeline association and it was a livel… https://t.co/SwNHetTeWe

Posted on Twitter I’m honoured to be named an Environmental Leader by @GreenPACdotca for the third election in a row. We’re in a clim… https://t.co/Fk46pxJ6hK

Three months ago

Voted No on Vote #182 on Bill C-269 Amend the Fisheries Act (prohibition — deposit of raw sewage)

Voted Yes on Vote #183 Fifth report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development

Voted Yes on Vote #184 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted Yes on Vote #185 on Bill C-30 Implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on April 19, 2021 and other ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the opportunity now to thank you in public, although I know I had a chance to speak with you ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-6 Amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry in Canada Thank you. I'd like to continue on with Monsieur Masselot from Air Liquide Canada. What's interesting to me with Air Liquide is that you have that ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry in Canada Thank you. I'd like to pick up on something that Mr. Zimmer was asking about and maybe turn it over to Mr. O'Connor, in terms of ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Madam Speaker, recent policy changes to the Canada summer jobs program are hurting university students who need that program the most. Employers have been told that ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am happy to present a petition from 165 Canadians, who point out that the opioid crisis is one of the most deadly public ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Madam Speaker, my colleague from New Westminster—Burnaby briefly mentioned indigenous languages in his remarks. I wonder if he could expand on that with respect to my ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry in Canada Thank you, and thank you to the witnesses for being here today. I'm going to pick up on something. I'll start with Mr. Romano from Hyundai. ...

Spoke in the House on Government Business No. 10—Broadcasting Act Madam Speaker, I am not sure about the Conservatives, but I think that everyone else here is in agreement. This is a 30-year-old bill that we ...

Spoke in the House on Extension of Sitting Hours in June Madam Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for Cowichan—Malahat—Langford for his really excellent analysis of how we got here and the issue of how ...

Spoke in the House on Privilege Madam Speaker, this pandemic has really highlighted a lot of places where our supports for Canadians have been very thin. One thing it has shown is ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, during the last election, the Liberals vowed to introduce a just transition act to give workers the training and support needed to succeed in ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Critical Minerals and Associated Value Chains in Canada and Low-Carbon and Renewable ... Thank you, and thanks to all the witnesses for being here today. As usual, it's been a very interesting discussion so far. I'm going to continue ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Main Estimates 2021-22: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here with us today. I'm going to follow up on Monsieur Simard's questions about the tie-in to ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to thank all the witnesses here today. With all the riches of the questions I have to ask everyone, it's ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Low-Carbon and Renewable Fuels Industry in Canada Thank you. I'm going to turn to Mr. Gustafson of Covenant Energy Ltd. and pick up on some of the food-versus-fuel questions. We talk about the ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business and Food Security in Northern Communities Thank you. I would like to thank the witnesses for being here today. I'll start with Chief Joseph. In my previous life, I was a biologist. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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)