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Ron Cannan

The Honourable
Ronald D. Cannan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kelowna—Lake Country
Assumed office
Preceded by Werner Schmidt
Personal details
Born (1961-05-08) May 8, 1961
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Cindy Cannan
Residence Kelowna, British Columbia
Profession advertising consultant, business manager

Ronald "Ron" D. Cannan, PC[1] (born May 8, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a Canadian Member of Parliament and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. An advertising consultant by profession, Cannan was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2006 federal election and represents the riding of Kelowna—Lake Country. Previously, he sat on Kelowna City Council from 1996 to 2005.

Family background

Ron and his wife Cindy (whom he married in 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta) have three daughters: Amanda, Ashley, and Amy. They moved to Kelowna in 1990 and currently reside in the Glenmore area.

Career background

Prior to entering politics, Cannan was heavily involved in marketing and advertising sales. Previous experience includes self-employed business person in Alberta and British Columbia plus worked as an advertising consultant for the Kelowna Daily Courier newspaper, for Corus Entertainment (TV Advertising Sales), a marketing representative for Costco Wholesale, a sales supervisor for Coca-Cola, and a business manager for two Okanagan automobile dealerships.

Municipal politics (1996–2005)

Cannan was first elected to Kelowna City Council in the November 1996 civic election for a three-year term. He was re-elected in the next two elections, and served a total of nine years on Kelowna City Council. During this time, he also served as a director for the Central Okanagan Regional District.

Federal politics (2006–present)

Cannan was approached by the Conservative Party of Canada to run for Member of Parliament (MP) of Kelowna—Lake Country following the retirement of four term incumbent Werner Schmidt. After winning the nomination in May 2005, Cannan was subsequently elected MP on January 23, 2006, in the 2006 federal election by capturing nearly fifty-percent of the vote. Cannan also was re-elected on October 14, 2008 with over 55% of the share of the votes.[1]

He is one of three MPs not in cabinet to serve on the Treasury Board Sub-Committee on Government Administration, and as such he became entitled to the title "Honourable" as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada [2]

Community involvement

In addition to his work on city council, Cannan was involved in the community. He served on the Okanagan Mainline Municipal Association executive for five years (including two years as president), and served two years as director on the Union of BC Municipalities Executive (UBCM). Cannan also sat on the Okanagan University College Access to Training Advisory Board, the Glenmore Elementary School Parents Advisory Council, the Kelowna Christian School Fundraising committee, the Central Okanagan Cycling Coalition, the South Glenmore Residents Association, and he was co-founder of Okanagan Volunteer Festival.

Both Ron and Cindy are active members of Willow Park Church in Kelowna where Ron is a drummer in the church band.

Election results

Kelowna—Lake Country

Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Conservative Ron Cannan 31,902 [3] 55.98%
     New Democrat Tish Lakes 8,623 15.13%
     Liberal Diana Cabott 8,427 14.79%
Green Angela Reid 7,819 13.72%
     Communist Mark Haley 218 0.38%
Total valid votes 56,989 100%
Total rejected ballots N/A N/A
Turnout 56,989 63.32%


  1. ^ "Okanagan stays blue".  
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Riding: National / British Columbia / Kelowna-Lake Country".  

External links

  • Ron Cannan
  • Ron Cannan – Parliament of Canada biography
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