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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.

This week

Posted on Twitter Happy Earth Day! May we remember the planet that nurtures us every day of the year. https://t.co/qqXffWQsz3

Posted on Twitter Neil Pritchard of Cycling Without Age taking Penticton mayor John Vassilaki and his wife Barb out for a spin. A gre… https://t.co/SKWYmI6aLs

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Spring comes to the Kootenays—glacier lilies on the outskirts of Castlegar https://t.co/dcPavirKWc

Posted on Twitter Spring comes to the Okanagan—apricot blossoms in Osoyoos https://t.co/2lnbTpFMjv

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter Excited to be in Penticton for the opening of the brand new David Kampe hospital tower. So many have worked for alm… https://t.co/aQwAvOlnaP

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, what does the member think of the government's plans, if there are any, for the Canadian auto industry? The only thing I remember in ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, in May 2018, the city of Grand Forks and the surrounding Boundary district of southern British Columbia suffered the worst flooding in 70 years. ...

Voted No on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Didn't vote on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted No on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Voted Yes on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Economic Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Canada and International Best Practices for ... To pick up from that in terms of each community being different and unique—something that I think Mr. Whelan touched on as well—you have differences of ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Cybersecurity in the Financial Sector as a National Economic Security Issue Thank you. As you understand, it's a bit of a surprise for me to be here. I just got off a plane and voted, and then ...

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter New rebuilds of provincial museum in Victoria and St. Paul’s hospital in Vancouver will be built with mass timber… https://t.co/V60rIS5qbZ

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects I will just follow up, Chief, with another question. We're talking about downstream effects on dams, whatever, on the Peace River. We have linear issues, especially ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries and Oceans Mr. Speaker, invasive species threaten the health of our ecosystems and our local economies. In my riding of South Okanagan—West Kootenay, we are very concerned about ...

Spoke in the House on Ban on Shark Fin Importation and Exportation Act Mr. Speaker, I am happy to speak this evening in support of Bill S-238, an act that would ban the import and export of shark fins ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Forest Industry Mr. Speaker, the forest industry in B.C. has had some tough years recently. Beetles and forest fires have reduced the timber supply, so we must create ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition from many people in British Columbia, who point out that the Canadian government declared the Sinixt tribal group ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects I'll put another question to you, and perhaps Ms. Mack would like to comment on this as well. Having issues where there is disagreement either within ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects Thank you to all of you for being here; somebody is still on their way, I guess. I really appreciate your testimony. It's been very interesting. ...

Spoke in the House on Canada–Madagascar Tax Convention Implementation Act, 2018 Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the very interesting discussion on a tax treaty with Madagascar. Some people may have thought this would not be ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Madam Speaker, I rise here this evening to expand on a question I asked the minister regarding the Supreme Court decision on the Redwater case, which ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects Thank you. Thank you all for being here today. I'm going to turn to Mr. Thomson and pick up where Mr. Schmale left off. You talked ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects Thank you. I'll go back to you, Professor Turi, and follow up on something that Mr. Whalen was talking about. It was with regard to indigenous ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects Thank you all for being here. I want to cover off two topics here. We've heard comments about the evolution of our engagement and consultation processes, ...

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)