Richard Cannings Member of Parliament South Okanagan—West Kootenay
  • Critic for Post-Secondary Education
  • Critic for Natural Resources

Upcoming Events


Grand Forks Pop-up Constituency Office
Starts: March 17th, 2017, 10:00am
Where: Visitors Centre

Osoyoos Pop-up Constituency Office
Starts: March 17th, 2017, 10:00am
Where: Osoyoos Legion Hall

New Denver Pop-up Constituency Office
Starts: March 24th, 2017, 10:00am
Where: Outlet Youth Centre

February 22nd, 2017

From the Hill - February 22, 2017

Earlier this month I attended the annual meeting of the Energy Council of Canada, a group primarily made up of the big power companies of Canada. The conference theme was “Reducing Emissions from Energy Use” and most speakers referenced the profound changes underway in global energy markets and production. A couple of talks particularly piqued my interest--detailing how buildings consume more than a quarter of the energy used in Canada, and how programs to make buildings energy efficient must play a major role in any plan to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets we agreed to in the Paris climate talks. As one expert told me recently—“Efficiency is the best new fuel”.