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O'Leary's withdrawal from race a letdown for his local supporters

(subscription) (subscription)Dan Albas. Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative MP Dan Albas has been serving as the campaign co-chair in B.C. for Conservative leadership candidate Maxime Bernier.

Green candidate meets with former Conservative MP

(subscription)Kelowna-Lake Country Green party candidate Alison Shaw met recently with former Conservative MP Ron Cannan and Stephen Cipes of Summerhill Pyramid Winery. In a...

Liberals break promise not to use omnibus bills

(subscription)... cynicism among voters, and on that note I believe, yes, this Liberal Government can do better. Dan Albas is the Conservative member of...

Candidates for Tory leadership pass Kelowna by

(subscription) (subscription)Kelowna has been a stronghold for the Conservatives and right-of-centre federal parties for decades, with candidates winning comfortable majorities. But incumbent Ron Cannan...

Federal Liberals choose new executive

(subscription) (subscription)... Mary Donlevy, membership chair; Jacqueline McGarry, member-at-large; Elaine Potoski, communications chair; Gus Richardson, past president; Jack Gerow, vice-president; and Mark Grimshire, president.

Unelected panel selecting judges cause for concern

(subscription)This week, the Liberal government announced a new means of appointing judges to our Supreme Court that I believe all Canadians should take an...

Conservative MP seeking input on future of Canada's military

(subscription)You can tell MP Dan Albas what your vision for the future of Canada's military is at a discussion planned for next week. The...

CPP increase will reduce pressure on other programs

(subscription)Recently, the federal government announced a tentative deal with the majority of provinces to increase the size of Canada Pension Plan contributions and as...

Don't let Liberals change system without your input

CBC.ca (subscription)“Liberal leader, and now prime minister, Justin Trudeau is believed to prefer a winner-take-all, preferential voting system known as instant runoff voting. However, there...

MP's aide has nothing to say about current Commons fracas

(subscription)When former Conservative MP Ron Cannan was accused of bullying a fellow politician in the House of Commons, Lance Greenberg was quick to offer...

Federal government begins Canada Post review

(subscription) (subscription)... delivery up for debate as Liberals order review of Canada Post. Public Services and Procurement Minister Judy Foote speak about a review...

Mourners gather in Montreal to remember Jean Lapierre and his wife

(subscription) (subscription)Marie-Anne Lapierre, daughter of Jean Lapierre and her partner Mathieu Belhumeur follow the urns of Jean Lapierre and Nicole Beaulieu as they arrive...

Increasing debt harms our future

(subscription)When any level of government releases an annual budget, often the focus tends to be largely and understandably on what programs and projects an...

Detailed look at polls in fall election reveals parties' support

(subscription) (subscription)Scott won eight polling stations in Glenrosa to Albas's five; in Lakeview Heights, she won four polls to Albas's three; in central Westbank,...

Citizenship changes restore tolerance

(subscription)The Ottawa press gallery and Conservative critic Michelle Rempel seemed focused on McCallum's move to end two-tiered citizenship. The last Tory immigration bill allowed...

Parts of Canada-EU trade deal still being revised, says chief negotiator

(subscription)OTTAWA — Canada is working with the European Union to revise controversial investor protection provisions in their landmark free trade deal at the direction...

Meet MP Dan Albas Jan. 30 in Westbank

(subscription)Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola MP Dan Albas will hold a town-hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 30, in Westbank. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Westbank...

Fuhr thanks election campaign volunteers as local Liberals choose new leadership

(subscription) (subscription)Fuhr, who defeated Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan by 4,000 votes, said his message Sunday was “thank you.” The meeting gave him a chance...

MP Stephen Fuhr 2015 Newsmaker of the Year

(subscription) (subscription)... who scored a dramatic victory for his party in the riding of Kelowna-Lake Country, a rock-solid conservative riding if ever there was...

Kelowna-Lake Country MP Stephen Fuhr set to open office downtown

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative Ron Cannan, whom Fuhr defeated in the Oct. 19 election, had been letting Fuhr work temporarily out of his office in the...

MP Dan Albas should support 'Buy Local'

(subscription)As for free trade, Albas sought to illustrate the relationship between international free trade and interprovincial free trade by referring to the TPP trade...

EDITORIAL: Liberal minister puts Fuhr in tough spot

(subscription)Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence Minister Kent Hehr (centre) places a wreath during the Remembrance Day ceremony at the...

Obvious early Ron Cannan worked for us

(subscription)Being new residents to Kelowna, our first encounter with our Member of Parliament, Ron Cannan, was during a visit to Ottawa this spring. In...

EDITORIAL: MP Dan Albas has message Tories must hear

(subscription) (subscription)While some of his Tory colleagues are still wallowing in self-pity, Dan Albas is getting some attention for all the right reasons following...

Cannan won't rule out comeback bid

(subscription) (subscription)Defeated Conservative MP Ron Cannan isn't ruling out an attempt at a political comeback. Cannan, who is in Ottawa shutting down his parliamentary...

Ron Cannan gives credit to Liberals after victory

(subscription) (subscription)Three-term Conservative MP Ron Cannan lost his seat Monday as residents of Kelowna-Lake Country showed the same desire for a change in government...

Tory candidate begs to differ on climate change

(subscription)A North Okanagan-Shuswap candidate's recent comments on climate change left some of his opponents astounded. Mel Arnold, Conservative candidate, said in a radio interview...

How I will vote begins, ends with Tories

(subscription)Residents of the Central Okanagan are very lucky to have two outstanding MPs in Ron Cannan and Dan Albas. Both of these ... For...

Sparks don't fly at candidates forum

(subscription) (subscription)The Kelowna-Lake Country all-candidates forum Monday night organized by the Canadian Federation of University Women was very civil. Pictured here at the Richter...

Distaste for Harper won't change a thing

(subscription)The incumbent, Ron Cannan, is a very nice guy. From all I can tell, he's honest, likeable and kindly. He's a family man. He...

Candidates woo seniors with promises of benefit hikes, pharmacare

Castanet.net (subscription)Conservative MP Ron Cannan's promise of a $2,000 tax credit for seniors was topped by Liberal Stephen Fuhr saying seniors of the future stand...

PM Harper noticeable by his absence

(subscription)Perhaps, then, Conservative incumbents Ron Cannan and Dan Albas could take an opportunity to explain to area voters in both federal electoral ridings they...

NDP talks about health care Thursday

(subscription)Former NDP deputy leader and retiring MP Libby Davies will host discussion about the future of Canada's health-care system in Kelowna Thursday. The event...

Only Tories can be trusted to manage economy, Harper says in Penticton

(subscription) (subscription)... Helena Konanz and Judy Sentes, RDOS directors Tom Siddon (a cabinet minister under Brian Mulroney) and Karla Kozakevich, and Conservative candidates Dan...

Okanagan Conservatives ready to debate

(subscription) (subscription)Despite national stories of Conservatives being told to avoid all-candidates forums, those in the Okanagan are not shying away from such debates. Central...

Mulcair promises tourism boost during stop in Kelowna

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan won the Kelowna-Lake Country riding with 58 per cent of the vote in 2011, with the NDP finishing second...

Money for Osoyoos

(subscription) (subscription)25 breakfast will be Liberal candidate Stephen Fuhr, NDP candidate Norah Bowman and current MP and Conservative incumbent Ron Cannan. The chamber is...

Conservatives will take ridings in Central Okanagan, poll data predicts

(subscription)NDP candidates will win ridings in the North and South Okanagan, but the Conservatives will take the two Central Okanagan ridings, projects a national...

Local candidate joins Trudeau for announcement on veterans

(subscription) (subscription)Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola Conservative candidate Dan Albas said that while some veterans affairs offices have closed, services have improved with the addition of mobile...

Local election scrap is a ground battle

(subscription) (subscription)The bedrock of Ron Cannan's political base is at the Holiday Park RV and Condo Resort. On the north shore of Duck Lake,...

Reviewing voting record for the record

(subscription) (subscription)Re: “Albas the new Tory for many Kelowna voters,” , Aug. 10. In an effort to assist Kelowna voters in getting to better...

North Okanagan NDP candidate Jacqui Gingras points to 'appetite for change'

(subscription) (subscription)Conservative MP Colin Mayes, who has been in power in North-Okanagan Shuswap since 2006, is not running in this election. Taking his place...

Albas the new Tory for many Kelowna voters

(subscription) (subscription)... past three elections won't see his name anywhere on the ballot this fall. The Conservative Party - in a large wedge-shaped section...

Harper more liability than asset for Cannan, says political scientist

(subscription) (subscription)Given Cannan's personal popularity in recent elections, and the historic strength of small-c conservative forces in the Okanagan generally, there's one prediction Hodge...

Lion hunts are happening in BC, LETTERS, Aug. 6

(subscription)More importantly, the fact Conservative MP Ron Cannan, as one the of the chosen few, was able to unlock these oppressive regulations with a...

Liberal campaign started months ago

(subscription) (subscription)Far from being sound fiscal managers, Fuhr says, the Conservatives under Harper have delivered a string of budget deficits. Canada has a diminished...

Liberals promise open government, voting changes

(subscription)On June 16, Justin Trudeau released a comprehensive platform to modernize Canadian democracy. The plan builds on legislative proposals already presented to Parliament and...

NDP candidate opens big lead in S. Okanagan-Kootenay riding

(subscription)South Okanagan-West Kootenay includes Penticton, which is currently part of the Okanagan-Coquihalla riding held by Conservative MP Dan Albas. It also covers Oliver, Osoyoos,...

EDITORIAL: Ron Cannan must be happy in spotlight

(subscription) (subscription)... Party are talking co-nomination. On Saturday, anyone interested in unseating the longtime Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country gathered at Rotary Centre...

Another McWatters winery

(subscription) (subscription)It also has a patio restaurant and can host weddings, yoga classes and corporate retreats. *****. Two high-profile federal cabinet ministers are coming...