Federal leader of NDP in Oliver Thursday

Birding at Vaseux Lake
Credit: R. Cannings

Jagmeet Singh, Member of Parliament for Burnaby South and current leader of the party – visiting Penticton and parts of the riding held by Richard Cannings MP.

The two toured parts of the South Okanagan from Naramata to Oliver prior to an evening engagement at Kaleden.

Singh in a brief chat with ODN mentioned he is MP for Burnaby, born in Scarborough in 1979. As a toddler he spent time with his grandparents in India. After that he spent his young years in St. John’s Newfoundland and at Grand Falls-Windsor. He is a lawyer and was elected as a MPP in Ontario and sat in the legislature in Toronto as a visible minority – the first to wear a turban in the house.

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4 Responses to Federal leader of NDP in Oliver Thursday

  1. Aimee Grice says:

    I did have a chance to speak with Mr. Singh about the Gallagher Lake Siphon and the urgency for federal funding. He was well aware of the situation and said Mr. Cannings has spoken to him about it on multiple occasions.

  2. Ronald Pivovar says:

    I guess Richard Cannings could not care about my comment or the irrigation problem in Oliver B.C.

    Publisher: Cannings has been active in Ottawa in attempts to get “fix” funding for the Gallagher Lake syphon problem. It is a supply risk rather than an irrigation problem.

    The real problem is the Liberals – they seem to want to be helpful – imposing a National Park but when it comes to serving the people, industry, local government – they are no where to be found.

  3. Ronald Pivovar says:

    Richard Cannings did you make him aware of our irrigation intake problem and lack of Fed assistance.

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