Richard Cannings

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Richard Cannings
Ottawa City Councillor for By-Rideau Ward
In office
Preceded by Pierre Bourque
Succeeded by Jacques Legendre and Madeleine Meilleur
(ward redistributed between Rideau-Rockcliffe and Rideau-Vanier)
Personal details
Residence Ottawa, Ontario

Richard Cannings was a former Ottawa City Councillor,who served on council from 1991 to 2000. He represented By-Rideau Ward from 1991 to 1994 and then Rideau Ward until 2000.

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.

In 1986, Cannings received a degree in History of Art & Architecture from Carleton University. He served as President of Heritage Ottawa from 1988 to 1991.

While on council, he worked on such issues as the Vanier Parkway Extension, the Kettle Island Bridge Proposal and The Task Force On Prostitution. [1]

On September 10, 2010, he announced his candidacy for Councillor of Rideau Rockcliffe Ward in the October 25th Municipal Election.