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|Ottawa City Councillor for By-Rideau Ward|
|Preceded by||Pierre Bourque|
|Succeeded by||Jacques Legendre and Madeleine Meilleur
(ward redistributed between Rideau-Rockcliffe and Rideau-Vanier)
Cannings received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bishop's University and a Bachelor of Education from Dalhousie University. He was a teacher in Nova Scotia and Quebec. In 1973, Cannings was the Quebec City Bureau Chief for CFCF-TV. In 1977 he later became press secretary for federal cabinet minister Hon. André Ouellette. In 1980 he became press secretary for Consumer and Corporate Affairs.
On September 10, 2010, he announced his candidacy for Councillor of Rideau Rockcliffe Ward in the October 25th Municipal Election.
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