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  • His favourite word is tobacco.

NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 46% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter It’s vital that we protect, improve and expand our public health care system. Private, two-tiered access based on w… https://t.co/7AxfZZ2hjL

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Just saw the sensational film Botero, a cinematic tour de force made by my dear friend Don Millar - and VanKingsway… https://t.co/OrhOjgUYoI

Posted on Twitter Happy Wedding Day to @ElizabethMay and @kidderjohn! May you have many years of love, happiness and adventure together...

Posted on Twitter ** Subject to beating the Bruins. If not, I’m going with the Blues! https://t.co/9GHwSdEcMY

Posted on Twitter The Conservatives both fostered and pandered to racism and intolerance. Now the Liberals are too. What happened to… https://t.co/JgJzocgzxD

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter I also really like the Blues... https://t.co/udfVH8G6M5

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, according to breast cancer experts, thousands of Canadian women will die due to the Liberal government's new breast cancer screening guidelines. The new guidelines ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, we saw what a Conservative budget looks like, essentially, with the tabling of the Doug Ford budget. We saw that, with their obsessive fixation ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2019, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I am pleased to serve on the health committee with the hon. member. I am holding in my hand a copy of the 2019-20 ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Records Act Mr. Speaker, from the beginning of this debate on cannabis legislation, New Democrats have advocated for full expungement for all convictions for offences that the new ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to introduce today. First of all, I was very proud to sponsor an e-petition, signed by over 12,000 Canadians, calling ...

Didn't vote on Vote #1296 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Voted No on Vote #1295 on Bill C-92 Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families

Voted No on Vote #1294 on Bill C-93 Provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis

Voted Yes on Vote #1293 on Bill S-215 Amend the Criminal Code (sentencing for violent offences against Aboriginal women)

Voted No on Vote #1292 on Bill C-278 Amend the Lobbying Act (reporting obligations)

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada and LGBTQ2 Health in Canada One thing that I'm hearing loud and clear is that stigma and discrimination is a serious problem in the LGBTQ2S world. We know there's a ban ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce two petitions to the House. The first is signed by many people in Vancouver, including Vancouver Kingsway residents, pointing ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I proudly stand to present a petition to the government on natural health products. All members of the House have constituents who rely on ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on LGBTQ2 Health in Canada Okay, thanks. This question may be for you Mr. Matern and Dr. Ross. It strikes me that the stigmatization and the issues around mental health would ...

Spoke in the House on B.C. Schools Mr. Speaker, last week the Vancouver School Board released a facilities plan naming some two dozen elementary and high schools that are in danger of being ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-434 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (assault against a health care sector worker)

Spoke at the Justice committee on Bill C-84 I largely agree with what Mr. MacKenzie said, that the sex offender registry, by definition, has people on it who have committed a sex offence, and ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada Thank you. Mr. MacPherson, I just want to come back to a word you used. You used the word “conundrum”, and I want to explore that ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on the Forced Sterilization of Women in Canada I have to say that I'm quite concerned with what I'm hearing. I believe the testimony is well-meaning, but the description that we've been asked to ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada For my colleagues' benefit, the motion is this: That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee invite the Minister of Health to provide a briefing, at ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Diabetes Strategies in Canada and Abroad, Barriers to access to treatment and ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Minister, unfortunately, we know that opioid deaths have gone up in Canada in every year of your government so far. Hopefully that's ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Impacts of Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you all for being here. I can tell that your front-line experience dealing with the full gamut of substance use and ...

Mentioned by Vancouver Courier Cities like Vancouver should embrace the C word: consultation The evening was organized by local Member of Parliament Don Davies, and the proceedings were organized by staff and volunteers of the NDP MP. Naturally, there was a sign-in sheet to record the community members in attendance. And while this event ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Inequality in system no reason to criminalize paying for fertility services, says Grit MP Housefather NDP MP Don Davies, left, questions if the for-profit sale of bodily fluids is the right path for Canada. Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu, middle, says Conservative MPs will likely have a 'free vote' on Liberal MP Anthony Housefather's, right, private ...

Mentioned by Hill Times 'The risk is there': marijuana legalization unpopular in ridings with high Chinese-Canadian populations, says former ... Conservative MP Bob Saroya, top left, Conservative MP Alice Wong, Liberal MP Jean Yip, Liberal MP Shaun Chen, Small Business Minister Mary Ng, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, NDP MP Don Davies, Liberal MP Geng Tan, Liberal MP Majid Jowhari, ...

Mentioned by Straight.com The Vision 5 becomes the Vision 4 after party pulls its endorsement of council candidate Wei Qiao Zhang A well-known Mandarin-language talk-show host, a constituency aide to popular NDP MP Don Davies, and fluent in four languages—English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and German—the former athlete seemed like he had a bright political future in Vancouver.

Mentioned by CTV News Did Canada agree to a 'Trump veto' and costlier drugs in USMCA? NDP MP and health critic Don Davies questioned how the federal government agreeing to this provision aligns with its promise to explore implementing a national pharmacare plan. “We know that Canadians pay among the highest prices for prescription ...

Mentioned by HuffPost Canada Trump Bullied Canada Into Signing Flawed 'War On Drugs' Pledge: NDP MP Don Davies OTTAWA — An NDP MP says U.S. President Donald Trump is using his "bully pulpit" to strong-arm Canada and 129 other countries into committing to a U.S.-led "war on drugs" policy. NDP health critic Don Davies told HuffPost Canada it was "extremely ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-408 An Act to amend the Financial Administration Act (composition of boards of directors)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-390 An Act respecting the development of a national employment strategy for persons with disabilities

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-389 An Act respecting the development of a national strategy on student loan debt

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-356 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (donations to food banks)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-298 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting hours — Pacific time zone)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-297 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting hours)