Richard Cannings Children: Who are Richard Cannings’ Children?


Richard J. “Dick” Cannings is a Canadian biologist, author, and politician. He was born on March 31, 1954. Cannings became a Member of Parliament (MP) for South Okanagan—West Kootenay in the 2015 Canadian federal election, representing the New Democratic Party. He was re-elected in 2019.

During his time in the 42nd Canadian Parliament, Cannings sponsored three private member’s bills. One aimed to increase the use of wood in federal public works projects, another sought to add various lakes and rivers to the Navigable Waters Protection Act, and the third addressed a Minister of Environment’s response to a report about endangered wildlife.

Cannings held various roles within the NDP during his parliamentary career. He served as the NDP Critic for Post-Secondary Education and Deputy Critic for Natural Resources. In 2016, he became the NDP Critic for Natural Resources and continued until 2021.

He later became the NDP Critic for Emergency Preparedness (Climate Adaptation) and Critic for Small Business and Tourism. Additionally, he held positions as Deputy Critic for Natural Resources and Deputy Critic for Innovation, Science, and Industry.

Before entering politics, Cannings worked as a biologist specializing in birds. He taught at the University of British Columbia for 17 years and authored several books on birds and natural history. He was also part of the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada for eight years.

Cannings comes from a family of biologists, including his father, Stephen Cannings. He and his twin brother, Sydney, along with their older brother, Rob, were born and raised in Penticton and all pursued careers in biology.

Richard Cannings Children: Who are Richard Cannings’ Children?

There is currently no information about his children. This section will be updated once it becomes available. In the area of politics, Cannings initially sought election to the British Columbia Legislative Assembly in 2013 but was unsuccessful. He later found success as an MP, representing his constituents and advocating for various environmental and natural resource issues.

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