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  • His favourite word is energy.

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

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

Today

Posted on Twitter On the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima I once again call on the government of Canada to sign the Treat… https://t.co/AJo7y73824

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter @jmitr I think those markets that have relied on international travel in this riding will have to try to attract do… https://t.co/rT8GxocacB

Posted on Twitter @jmitr Where do you live? In the Okanagan tourism is at 100% right now. Ski resorts like Rossland and Big White th… https://t.co/M0dMoHab6b

Posted on Twitter @LevittMichael We will miss you Michael! I’ve enjoyed working with you over the years and I thought we did very we… https://t.co/9QnnqD8fmO

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter @DavidLametti @cathmckenna @GregFergus Last time I raced @cathmckenna from the Museum of Nature to the House of Com… https://t.co/4X17Jd9vfS

This week

Posted on Twitter @ChristinaMcKeen Here in the Okanagan the best diversion is ... to go to the beach!

Two months ago

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Madam Chair. I'll be splitting my time with the member for Skeena—Bulkley Valley. In my riding, Theo's in Penticton is a beloved restaurant. They've ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Thank you, Madam Chair. I'm going to be sharing my time with the member from Esquimalt—Saanich—Sooke. Tourism is a critical part of the economy throughout my ...

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Mr. Chair, today is World Oceans Day. My riding is landlocked, but beautiful rivers run through it: the Okanagan, Kettle, Slocan, Kootenay and the mighty Columbia. ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the COVID-19 Pandemic committee on COVID-19 Pandemic Four years ago, a huge rockfall damaged a critical irrigation canal that provides water to much of the South Okanagan. That canal allows orchardists and vineyard ...

More than three months ago

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, last December I asked the Prime Minister about the financial situation surrounding the Trans Mountain pipeline. As most Canadians know, the government now owns ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on The Forest Industry Thank you. Thank you for coming here today. Monsieur Simard stole my first question, but I'll try to rephrase it. It's about the innovations in wood ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from young people in my riding who point out that climate change is accelerating in Canada and around ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I need some clarification from my colleague. He finished his speech by talking about final consent. The act currently requires final consent at the ...

Spoke in the House on Emergency Debate Mr. Speaker, my colleague from Saanich—Gulf Islands' speech was something we really needed here. I want to pick up on her comments around stranded assets. She ...

Spoke in the House on Cancellation of Teck Frontier Mine Project Madam Speaker, I am glad the minister mentioned the Calgary chamber's comments, because Alberta is hurting. There have been huge job losses there. Naturally, this project ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 207 to 212 (Part 2) (Canadian Energy Regulator ... Thank you for being here. I want to start with a natural resource that I don't think is covered in this agreement, and that's water. I ...

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, when the Liberal government bought the Trans Mountain pipeline, it told Canadians it would cost $7.4 billion. A recent report that explains why the ...

Spoke in the House on Royal Canadian Mounted Police Act Mr. Speaker, my riding has five border crossings. It is probably one of the most border crossing rich ridings in the country. Constituents come to my ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from 120 young people in my riding who point out that the impacts of climate change are ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Election of Vice-Chairs I think the suggestion of a 1:15 meeting on Tuesday is fine with me. I can't be there for the morning, or at least, I was ...

Voted No on Vote #8 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (amendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #7 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #6 Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne (subamendment)

Voted Yes on Vote #5 3rd reading and adoption of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Voted Yes on Vote #4 Concurrence at report stage of Bill C-2, An Act for granting to Her Majesty certain sums of money ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Trans Mountain Expansion Project They're saying that the questions they asked last February—February of 2018—still haven't been answered. You've just said, I think twice—both in your introductory remarks and in ...

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)