Ron Cannan

Cannan: Canada Summer Jobs office helps students find work

Now is the time for Kelowna and Lake Country employers to consider hiring a student with the help of the Canada Summer Jobs program.

Cannan: Christmas a time to be thankful that we are Canadians

There is a Christmas story which tells the tale of a town hit by hard times as the season of giving approaches.

Cannan: Constituents prepared to stand up against bullying

There are two constituents who continue to raise awareness about bullying in our community.

Cannan: Misunderstandings about Canada-China trade clarified

It is clear from the concerns being expressed that the Internet is a source of erroneous information about Canada/China investments.

Cannan: Canada is a leader in science and technology innovation

Science and Technology Week in Canada is a great opportunity to raise awareness of their importance in Canada.

Cannan: Seeking ideas for projects to connect youth to new jobs

It’s great to get positive feedback and to know that federal government programs like Canada Summer Jobs are working.

Cannan: Feds propose help for parents

Announcements from the Government of Canada of interest to families.

Cannan: High hopes for new review and complaints commission

In the House of Commons the government tabled Bill C-42, the proposed Enhancing Royal Canadian Mounted Police Accountability Act.

Cannan: Ambitious trade missions can help local businesses

The federal government’s Economic Action Plan 2012 emphasized our commitment to creating jobs and long-term prosperity for Canadians.

Cannan: Misleading argument about refugees and immigration

One of the myths that continually swirl around the Internet is that it is more advantageous to be a refugee than a pensioner in Canada.

Cannan: Volunteering is good for the soul of your community

According to Volunteer Canada (, 12.5 million Canadians graciously donate their time and energy to worthy causes.

Cannan: Support Mental Health Week

Kelowna MP Ron Cannan says mental health issues are among the most difficult to deal with in our community.

Cannan: Consumer protection enhanced

I had a constituent contact our office recently because of an incident with her credit card.

Cannan: PM is listening to budget priority input from taxpayers

Two pre-budget roundtable discussions took place last week in our riding in advance of the federal government’s upcoming budget.

Cannan: Seeking direction on desires for health care spending

Many Canadians believe that Canada has a single national health care plan. This is not the case.

Cannan: Group of Rutland seniors capture the spirit of Christmas

During the Christmas season, Members of Parliament can usually count on a few gatherings which bring MPs from all parties together.

Cannan; Leos taken on challenge greater than Grey Cup game

By now, we all know that the B.C. Lions came back from a tough start and won the Grey Cup.

Cannan: Weathering economic turmoil

On Nov. 8, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty delivered his latest economic update, providing a window into Canada’s current economic health.

Cannan: Bravery recognized in different ways

Have you ever met a hero? You might have without really knowing it.

Cannan: Conservatives keeping to commitment of law and order

This week in Parliament, our government introduced Bill C-10, omnibus crime legislation called the Safe Streets and Communities Act.