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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.

Yesterday

Voted Yes on Vote #880 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #879 on Bill C-71 Amend certain Acts and Regulations in relation to firearms

Voted No on Vote #878 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted No on Vote #877 on Bill C-69 Enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the Navigation ...

Voted Yes on Vote #876 on Bill S-218 Respecting Latin American Heritage Month

Posted on Twitter And the House of Commons is off for the summer! #cdnpoli

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Toasting ⁦@kennedystewart⁩ as he leaves Parliament Hill for greater things in #YVR https://t.co/roMs79UyWC

Posted on Twitter Bill C-45 legalizing marijuana moves through the House of Commons once again as the message to the Senate passes 205-82.

This week

Posted on Twitter I regret missing these tributes in the House while I’m out of the country. Tom truly changed politics and democrac… https://t.co/kEV6xg8y78

Posted on Twitter Sorry-not-sorry about having to miss the vote-a-palooza while I’m in Argentina for the G20 energy meetings. I hope… https://t.co/FRmLQDcDAg

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am happy to speak to the NDP motion today on what it means to be a global climate change leader and what it ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to speak tonight to Bill C-68, the new Fisheries Act. Although I grew up, and still live, far from the ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With regard to the approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project and the work of the Ministerial Review Panel appointed by the government in this matter: ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Madam Speaker, I would like to present a number of petitions from people in my riding and adjacent ridings that support the truth and reconciliation of ...

Posted on Twitter Yet another time allocation motion from the government, the one on C-68, the new Fisheries Act. I hope I still get… https://t.co/rnkCoNEXxF

Spoke in the House on Chief Electoral Officer Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to present a petition signed by citizens from British Columbia regarding the events that occurred in Catalonia last fall and ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, today is World Oceans Day, and Canadians are concerned about the health of our coastal waters. Instead of investing in clean, renewable energy, the ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca NDP accuses government of prioritizing pipeline over Canadian coastal waters NDP accuses government of prioritizing pipeline over Canadian coastal waters. During Question Period Friday, NDP MP Richard Cannings accused the government of spending money on a pipeline instead of investing it in clean renewable energy. more.

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data Thank you all for coming back here. I'll start with StatsCan and talk about the big picture in terms of what I think we're trying to ...

Spoke in the House on Impact Assessment Act Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise here today to speak to Bill C-69, one of the most important attempts to modernize our environmental protection laws ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Bill C-76 Yes. I want to go on to some of your comments about the pre-writ period as it's drawn up in this legislation, and also bringing in ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data I'll turn to Ms. Gattinger. Maybe you could follow up on that. Also, in regard to trust and credibility, you talked about the importance of having ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Madam Speaker, this adjournment proceeding stems from a question I asked the Minister of Environment and Climate Change back on March 2. We had just heard ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data Thank you both for coming back here. This is very informative for our study. I want to start off with the personal information and the granular ...

Mentioned by Osoyoos Times MP Cannings' private member's bill on use of wood passes through House of Commons ... member's bill from MP Richard Cannings to promote the use of wood in government buildings passed its final vote in the House of Commons last Wednesday. The same night, the South Okanagan-West Kootenay (SOWK) federal Member of Parliament was ...

Mentioned by OsoyoosToday MP 'disappointed on so many levels' with TransMountain purchase Richard Cannings has spent the last day giving his head a few shakes. And the MP for South Okanagan-Kootenay says his constituents are doing the same in the wake of an announcement yesterday that the Canadian government plans to buy the troubled ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Pipeline sale fails Canadians, says BC MP Is buying a pipeline good for Canada? Is it good for British Columbia? “No” and “No” says local MP Richard Cannings. “They've bought a 50-year-old pipeline that leaks,” says the South Okanagan-West Kootenay representative. “It fails the test of First ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data Thank you, Mr. Falk. Thank you for coming here. This is about data as well as geothermal. You talk a lot about de-risking with sharing of ...

Mentioned by BCLocalNews MP Cannings named a forest community champion “Richard Cannings understands that forestry brings environmental, social, and economic benefits to communities not only in British Columbia, but across the country,” says FPAC CEO Derek Nighbor. “He has been a champion of the forest industry across ...

Mentioned by Trail Times MP Cannings named a forest community champion The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) has named Richard Cannings, MP South Okanagan‐West Kootenay as a winner of the 2018 FPAC Forest Community Champion Award. On Wednesday in Ottawa, Cannings was joined by International ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Industry committee on Statutory Review of the Copyright Act Thank you, Mr. Chair. As you can gather, I'm not usually on this committee, so I haven't heard the testimony leading up to this. I do ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data Thank you, and thank you all for being here today. I want to start with Ms. Vaillancourt and talk about data sharing and openness of data. ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data Thank you for being here before us. I just want to expand on the topic of these programs that have been brought in to encourage people ...

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)