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  • His favourite word is diabetes.

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

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

Today

Posted on Twitter @SethDKlein I already have a copy—got it for Christmas!

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Opioids Madam Speaker, last year Gord Portman saved two people in a house fire in Penticton. When he saw his picture in the local newspaper, he realized ...

Posted on Twitter @Scrapper929 They were tucked in a box with some of my father’s old field notes—another thing that I didn’t want to lose!

Posted on Twitter 6 months ago we put our passports and safety deposit box keys in a safe place during a wildfire. We’ve been looking… https://t.co/TCLIuyIK4R

Posted on Twitter Sometimes satire is way too close to the truth. https://t.co/mj9z7Hw9jA

Posted on Twitter I’m all for guides for beginner birders but perhaps best not to illustrate it it with a very difficult species to i… https://t.co/q2vPBWlxO0

Posted on Twitter Good news. I’ve been pressing @JonathanWNV and the BC Govt to stop logging in these valleys while a new strategy to… https://t.co/VTWfcMgMj6

Three days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #57 on Bill C-213 Enact the Canada Pharmacare

Voted No on Vote #58 on Bill C-223 Amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)

Voted Yes on Vote #59 Private Members' Business M-35 (Instruction to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (environment grading label))

Voted Yes on Vote #60 on Bill C-206 Amend the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (qualifying farming fuel)

Voted Yes on Vote #61 on Bill C-225 Amend the Aeronautics Act, the Fishing and Recreational Harbours Act and other Acts (application of ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Canada Revenue Agency Madam Speaker, many women have contacted my office complaining that the CRA and Service Canada penalize them when they flee abusive partners. One woman fled a ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, I originally asked the minister about the government's promise to plant two billion trees to combat climate change, and I know there have been ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to table petition e-2890 today, signed by citizens across Canada. The petitioners point out that the Canadian Medical Protective Association, the ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thanks to the witnesses for being here. I would like to follow up on that discussion, because this burning of slash ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector Thank you very much to all the witnesses for being here today. I'd like to start with Dr. Lahey, about the study that he produced in ...

Spoke in the House on Standing Orders and Procedure Madam Speaker, this is more of a comment, because my colleague did not mention it during his speech. I just want to amplify what the member ...

Spoke in the House on Employment Madam Speaker, at the start of this pandemic almost a year ago, many Canadian workers suddenly lost their work. Millions found themselves without an income and ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Parliamentary Budget Officer revealed the Liberals are underfunding their promise of planting two billion extra trees by nearly 50%. The PBO found ...

Spoke at the Transport committee on Impact of COVID-19 on the Aviation Sector Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to start by prefacing my questions and remarks with thanking all the witnesses here for coming. I hear your message ...

Spoke in the House on Economic Statement Implementation Act, 2020 Madam Speaker, I would agree with the member for Labrador to the extent that we did what we had to do. We provided financial supports to ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of Main Estimates 2020-21: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of ... Thank you again, Minister, for being here with us today, I assume from Newfoundland, the home of my ancestors. It's good to see you on the ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector Thank you. I'd also like to thank all the witnesses who have come before us today. I'm also going to identify as a B.C. MP and ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector Thank you, Chair. Thank you all for being here today. As usual, I wish we had all day to talk to you. Ms. Daviet, you talked ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector I'm going to turn back to Dr. Kurz. Thank you again for highlighting the value of long-lived wood products, like engineered wood and mass timber construction. ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Recovery in the Forestry Sector Thank you. Thank you to all of the witnesses today. It's all very interesting. We always learn so much when we hear from people across the ...

More than three months ago

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)