After a decade in politics, NDP MP Richard Cannings announces he will not seek re-election

By Richard Cannings, MP South Okanagan – West Kootenay
September 13, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

Richard Cannings

Penticton, BC – On Tuesday, NDP MP for South Okanagan – West Kootenay, Richard Cannings, announced that he will not be seeking re-election in the next federal election. For over a decade, Cannings has fought for everyday people as a Member of Parliament. …During his time in Parliament and as the NDP Small Business Critic, Cannings successfully passed legislation to help local industry and small businesses, including; the Use of Wood in Federal Infrastructure bill that supports the local timber industry, the excise tax exemption in support of local beverage producers, and his work to tackle climate change with accelerated measures for emission reductions, just transition legislation and action to phase out fossil fuel subsidies. …With his time left in Parliament, Cannings will fight to make sure a national pharmacare plan is adopted, his Environmental Bill of Rights passed and for more investments in housing and affordability measures.

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