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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

Mentioned by Oliver Chronicle Big meeting for mayor Local MP Richard Cannings has set up the meeting between the mayor and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities. The Town has been trying to get a funding commitment from the government to help reroute the canal at Gallagher Lake along ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Trans Mountain Pipeline Project Act Mr. Speaker, I am happy today to speak to Bill S-245, which asks this place to declare the Trans Mountain expansion project to be in the ...

Posted on Twitter Excited to be in the Senate gallery to hear Senator Diane Griffin speak to my Private Members Bill at second readin… https://t.co/tfUnN2Mjte

This week

Spoke in the House on Canada Labour Code Madam Speaker, I am glad that all of us here seem to support the bill. It is a step forward in the right direction in how ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am rising today to present a petition from citizens who point out that the federally owned Chalk River Laboratories are releasing radioactive and ...

Mentioned by Castanet.net Hovanes heading to Ottawa Town of Oliver mayor Ron Hovanes is off to Ottawa next week for a meeting with the federal Minister of Infrastructure to try to secure funding for the irrigation canal rerouting project. MP Richard Cannings secured the meeting, set for Monday, after ...

Posted on Twitter .⁦@GordJohns⁩ kicking off the ⁦@Startup_Canada⁩ reception on Parliament Hill. Exciting group and lots of inspiring… https://t.co/ctccboO1gr

Mentioned by rabble.ca May and NDP MPs show anger in debate on climate change British Columbia MP Richard Cannings also spoke for the NDP, expressing anger and frustration at the sophistry he hears all too often from defeatist and cynical politicians who say any action to curtail emissions is futile, so why bother. "The ...

Spoke in the House on Canada Labour Code Mr. Speaker, the member obviously cares a lot about this subject and has worked to deal with these sorts of situations. He talked a bit about ...

Voted No on Vote #897 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Mentioned by rabble.ca May and NDP MPs show anger in debate on climate change British Columbia MP Richard Cannings also spoke for the NDP, expressing anger and frustration at the sophistry he hears all too often from defeatist and cynical politicians who say any action to curtail emissions is futile, so why bother. "The ...

Posted on Twitter Laura Sacks and Judy O’Leary of Citizens’ Science Lobby appearing before House of Commons Committee on Environment… https://t.co/ClnHztnlfL

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Trudeau Government Urged To Step Up Climate Action In Emergency Debate "I can't imagine my grand-daughter only knowing about coral reefs through history books," B.C. NDP MP Richard Cannings said, telling the House he'd recently become a grandfather. "We can do better. We have to do better." Cannings said he was ...

Spoke in the House on Global Warming Madam Speaker, I am proud to be sharing my time with the member for Nanaimo—Ladysmith, who is flying in directly from Vancouver Island for this debate. ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions, both regarding pension policy in Canada. These petitioners point out that in the 2015 federal election, Canadians were clearly promised ...

Posted on Twitter The NDP is calling for an emergency debate on climate change in the wake of the IPCC report that makes it clear tha… https://t.co/J7F3tSLEXy

A week ago

Posted on Twitter South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services wins Community Impact Award! https://t.co/OkkOVlTgSs

Posted on Twitter Kicking off Small Business Week at the Penticton Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards! https://t.co/F6wwWlZYFa

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by BCLocalNews Denesiuk announced as Liberal nominee for South Okanagan-West Kootenay Connie Denesiuk will be running again for the party and riding, after running in the 2015 federal election and losing to current MP Richard Cannings with the New Democrat Party. “I'm thrilled to be back, and this time I know what I'm getting into ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Forest Pests Thank you, Mr. Chubaty, for appearing before us here. I'm from British Columbia, so the mountain pine beetle is a huge issue, of course. I'm a ...

Voted No on Vote #896 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #895 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted Yes on Vote #894 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Voted No on Vote #893 on Bill C-79 Implement the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership between Canada, Australia, Brunei, Chile, Japan, ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Forest Pests Thank you both for being here today. I want to start with a little clarification, following up on what Mr. Calkins was asking, about your definition ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Forest Pests Thank you both for being here. I have about 50 questions and time for maybe three or so. With again apologies to Mr. Henry, I'm going ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, the topic I am discussing tonight comes from a question I asked in the House back in April. The question was essentially, how can ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Current state and future of national energy data and Forest Pests Thank you all for being here before us today. I have a lot of questions, but I'll try to get through things quickly. I'm from British ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I am happy to rise this evening to speak to the motion to concur in the second report of the Standing Committee on Natural ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Meeting Requested by Four Members of the Committee to Discuss their Request ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, all, for being here. I know some of you cut short your summer plans. I know I should be sitting ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of Main Estimates 2018-19: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of ... My question was, and I'll just answer it, that this purchase doesn't seem to have changed anything with regard to those protests. If anything, the purchase ...

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 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 ...

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)