Ron Cannan

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The Honourable
Ronald D. Cannan
PC
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kelowna—Lake Country
In office
January 23, 2006 – October 19, 2015
Preceded by Werner Schmidt
Succeeded by Stephen Fuhr
Personal details
Born (1961-05-08) May 8, 1961 (age 56)
Edmonton, Alberta
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Cindy Cannan
Residence Kelowna, British Columbia
Profession advertising consultant, business manager

Ronald D. E. "Ron" Cannan (born May 8, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta) is a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada[1] and is a self-employed business consultant.

On April 1, 2016 Ron was appointed as Board Director of The Land Title and Survey Authority of British Columbia (LTSABC). The LTSA is a publicly accountable, statutory corporation with a unique governance structure responsible for administering the land title and survey systems in BC.

Ron was a Canadian Member of Parliament and member of the Conservative Party of Canada. With a diverse business & community background, Cannan was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2006 federal election and represented the riding of Kelowna—Lake Country. Previously, he sat on Kelowna City Council from 1996 to 2005.

Ron was elected as Member of Parliament of Kelowna in 2006, 2008 and 2011. He is only one of three MPs not in cabinet to serve on the Treasury Board Sub-Committee on Government Administration, and became entitled to the title "Honourable" as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada for life.

Ron 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 and the Central Okanagan Regional Hospital District. He also 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.

Prior to entering politics, Ron Cannan was a self-employed retail business person in Alberta and British Columbia. He also had a successful career in sales and marketing roles with newspapers and television companies, for enterprises such as Costco Wholesale and Coca-Cola, and as a business manager of several Okanagan automobile dealerships.

Family background[edit]

Ron and his wife Cindy (whom he married in 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta) have three adult daughters and grandchildren all living in Kelowna. They moved to Kelowna in 1990 and currently reside in the Glenmore area.

Career background[edit]

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)[edit]

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 (2006–2015)[edit]

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.[2]

He was one of three MPs not in cabinet to serve on the Treasury Board Sub-Committee on Government Administration, and became entitled to the title "Honourable" as a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada [3]

Community involvement[edit]

In addition to his work on city council, Cannan is 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.


Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015: Kelowna—Lake Country
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Stephen Fuhr 29,614 46.16 +34.69 $127,002.68
Conservative Ron Cannan 25,502 39.75 -18.63 $70,942.48
New Democratic Norah Mary Bowman 9,039 14.09 -7.28 $33,945.86
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,155 100.00   $228,718.18
Total rejected ballots 230 0.36
Turnout 64,385 70.65
Eligible voters 91,131
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing +26.66
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Cannan 34,566 57.40 +1.47
New Democratic Patricia Kalmanovitch 13,322 22.12 +7.01
Liberal Kris Stewart 7,069 11.74 -1.97
Green Alice Hooper 5,265 8.74 -4.97
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,222 100.00
Total rejected ballots 146 0.24 -0.05
Turnout 60,368 60.27 +1.51
Eligible voters 100,169


Canadian federal election, 2008: Kelowna—Lake Country
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Ron Cannan 31,907 55.93 +6.77 $66,354
New Democratic Tish Lakes 8,624 15.11 -1.53
Liberal Diana Cabott 8,469 14.84 -10.99 $37,576
Green Angela Reid 7,821 13.71 +5.75 $13,334
Communist Mark Haley 218 0.38 $566
Total valid votes/Expense limit 57,039 100.00 $95,647
Total rejected ballots 168 0.29 +0.09
Turnout 57,207 58.76 -0.8

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