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Ronald D. Cannan
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Kelowna—Lake Country
January 23, 2006 – October 19, 2015
|Preceded by||Werner Schmidt|
|Succeeded by||Stephen Fuhr|
May 8, 1961 |
|Residence||Kelowna, British Columbia|
|Profession||advertising consultant, business manager|
Honourable Ronald D. E. "Ron" Cannan, PC (born May 8, 1961 in Edmonton, Alberta) Ron is currently actively self-employed as a business consultant and mentor with more than 30 years of experience in helping small businesses, marketing and tourism in the wine industry, government operations and public policy development at various levels of government.
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 as such he 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.
Ron and his wife Cindy (whom he married in 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta) are blessed to have their three adult daughters and gorgeous grandchildren all living in Kelowna. They moved to Kelowna in 1990 and currently reside in the Glenmore area.
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 (2006–2015)
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.
He was 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 
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.
Ron continues to be an active volunteer with various organizations striving to improve the social fabric of his community. Both Ron and Cindy are active members of Willow Park Church in Kelowna where Ron is a drummer in the church band.
|Canadian federal election, 2008: Kelowna—Lake Country|
|New Democratic||Tish Lakes||8,624||15.11||-1.53||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||57,039||100.00||$95,647|
|Total rejected ballots||168||0.29||+0.09|