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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.

A week ago

Posted on Twitter Come on down to the Taste of India at the Penticton Okanagan College campus! On until 1 pm. https://t.co/PKHq6P3phE

Posted on Twitter Laurel Collins and I received or letters from #OurTime2019. Good to see so much in common with the NDP platform for… https://t.co/jOdRpNnGHT

Two weeks ago

Posted on Twitter On the sunny streets of Ottawa wth ⁦@WayneStetski⁩ ⁦@vasalloum⁩ ⁦@GuyCaronNPD⁩ https://t.co/hiKyXRVuGH

Posted on Twitter @jimcarr_wpg Difficult to hear this news, Jim, but we’re all wishing you the best of news with your treatments. Stay strong.

Three weeks ago

Posted on Twitter @WhySharksMatter It didn’t take me long the one time I did it—only a minute or so.

Posted on Twitter @baumlab Thank you! Be prepared for continuing requests for info and data ahead of debates...

More than three months ago

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 ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the second petition draws attention to the fact that the Canadian government declared the Sinixt tribal group extinct in 1956. The petitioners also point ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, today a report on the state of Canada's birds is expected, with findings of dramatic declines in many species, most of this resulting from ...

Voted No on Vote #1379 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted No on Vote #1378 on Bill C-75 Amend the Criminal Code, the Youth Criminal Justice Act and other Acts and to make ...

Voted Yes on Vote #1377 Private Members' Business M-173 (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #1376 on Bill C-331 Amend the Federal Courts Act (international promotion and protection of human rights)

Voted No on Vote #1375 Ways and Means motion No. 34

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to present a petition from hundreds of Canadians, who point out that over 30,000 Canadians die annually from medical errors; the ...

Spoke in the House on The Environment Mr. Speaker, I will be sharing my time with the member for the beautiful riding of Kootenay—Columbia. I am happy to rise today to talk about ...

Spoke in the House on Diabetes Awareness Month Mr. Speaker, I am happy to speak today to Motion No. 173 that calls on the government to declare November of each year diabetes awareness month. ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the backbone of the South Okanagan economy is threatened by federal bureaucratic barriers and red tape. There is a vital irrigation canal that is ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, it is an honour to speak to Bill C-68, an act to amend the Fisheries Act and other acts in consequence. Today, we are ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to present a petition today on behalf of the residents of British Columbia. The petition was initiated by the Elizabeth ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Clauses 336 to 386 (Part 4, Division 25) (An ... I'd like to thank you all for being here. It's wonderful to have you here, face to face in front of us. I want to pick ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Briefing on The Future of Canada’s Oil and Gas, Mining and Nuclear ... I'm trying to think of a way to wrap up here, because I'm still a bit.... We have the IPCC report that tells us that if ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on International Best Practices for Engaging with Indigenous Communities Regarding Major Energy Projects Welcome to you all. Thanks for taking the time to come back to us. I really appreciate it. I'm very jealous, because you're in two of ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Main Estimates 2019-20: Vote 1 under Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Vote ... I'm thinking about my riding. It's mainly tiny communities of 500 people, 1,000 people. These are not communities that have the resources, the people resources, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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)