Richard Cannings

South Okanagan—West Kootenay


Member of Parliament for South Okanagan—West Kootenay

(born March 31, 1954) A Canadian biologist, author and politician. I am currently serving as the South Okanagan—West Kootenay Member of Parliament.


I was first elected to this position in the 2015 Canadian federal election as a member of the New Democratic Party. During the 42nd Canadian Parliament I sponsored three private member bills: one to promote the use of wood in federal public works projects, one to add various lakes and rivers to Navigable Waters Protection Act, and another to a Minister of Environment to respond to a Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada report.

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