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South Okanagan MP Cannings named NDP natural resources critic

South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP Richard Cannings was appointed NDP shadow cabinet critic of Natural Resources as well as deputy critic for transport, his office announced today, Nov. 28, 2019.
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November 28, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The newly re-elected MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay will be returning to the NDP’s shadow cabinet as critic for natural resources.

Richard Cannings will also serve as deputy critic for transport, according to a media release his office today, Nov. 28.

Cannings' role in the two posts puts him in a unique position to champion climate change issues, the release states. Initiatives such as building energy efficiency and public transit are priorities for the NDP caucus, and Cannings hopes to promote value-added opportunities in the forest sector that would support domestic and export markets.

"We recognize that people are worried about the climate crisis but they’re also concerned about making ends meet and looking after their families. We want to make sure that we’re helping everyone build a good life while taking care of the environment for future generations,” Cannings said in the release.

Cannings was re-elected MP for South Okanagan-West Kootenay in last month’s federal election. He was first elected in 2015.

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