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NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

Today

Voted Yes on Vote #109 That the House call on the government to respect the custom of regional representation when making appointments to ...

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, we will see how the Liberal government delivers better health care on Stephen Harper health care cuts. The minister is promising millions while cutting ...

Posted on Twitter "@RBReich: Hillary Clinton won big -- even bigger than I expected. Donald Trump had a far lower bar, and he didn't nearly reach it." Agreed.

Posted on Twitter I'm just going to say it: Donald Trump is a complete idiot.

Posted on Twitter "@sadiestewart71: @davidakin @DonDavies Decrease in rate of increase = cuts?". The decrease will result in provinces having to make cuts.

This week

Posted on Twitter This week I spoke in the House about the importance of protecting Canadians from #geneticdiscrimination: https://t.co/6k90LkXgfk #cdnpoli

Mentioned by The Province Liberals prepared to kill Harper government limits on supervised-injection sites The pledge from Health Minister Jane Philpott came after B.C. New Democrat MP Don Davies, who earlier Wednesday pushed through a motion to hold an emergency parliamentary study into the opioid crisis, said Canada needs more facilities like the ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) MPs to study worsening opioid epidemic in coming weeks The House of Commons health committee is set for an emergency study on Canada's worsening opioid crisis. Duelling motions in the committee between NDP MP Don Davies and Conservative MP Len Webber both called for one, but Webber's would have ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, there is an overdose epidemic gripping our nation. This year alone, 2,000 Canadians are expected to die. Stakeholders are unanimous that opening supervised injection ...

Posted on Twitter House of Commons health committee passed my emergency motion on opioid overdose crisis. https://t.co/m35OwL5VtQ

Posted on Twitter Canada must amend #C2 and take action to end the deadly #overdose epidemic: https://t.co/Eju5sAOs40 #cdnpoli #ndp

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal House of Commons health committee passes emergency motion on opioid overdose crisis The motion was passed by Don Davies, the New Democratic Party health critic and MP for Vancouver-Kingsway. He cited one estimate that roughly 2,000 Canadians are expected to die this year as the crisis spreads east from B.C. and Alberta. “Canada is ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) MPs to study worsening opioid epidemic in coming weeks The House of Commons health committee is set for an emergency study on Canada's worsening opioid crisis. Duelling motions in the committee between NDP MP Don Davies and Conservative MP Len Webber both called for one, but Webber's would have ...

Spoke in the House on World Alzheimer's Day Mr. Speaker, September is World Alzheimer's Month, and today is World Alzheimer's Day. The theme for these events is “Remember Me”, and it could not be ...

Voted Yes on Vote #108 on Bill C-232 Amend the Excise Act, 2001 (spirits)

Voted No on Vote #107 on Bill C-229 Amend the Criminal Code and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and to make related ...

Voted Yes on Vote #106 on Bill C-221 Amend the Criminal Code (sports betting)

Voted No on Vote #105 That the Standing Committee on Finance be instructed to undertake a study to prepare and bring in a ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak to Bill S-201, an act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination. I am proud to indicate the full support ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the pages to the House. I think they started this week and they play a ...

Spoke in the House on Food and Drugs Act Mr. Speaker, I was the trade critic for three years in this House and privileged to represent our party in that regard. One thing I learned ...

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to rise in the House today to speak to this important bill and to welcome all members back to the ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, in 2005, the B.C. Liberals promised British Columbians that all at-risk schools would be seismically upgraded by 2020. Yet, today, many B.C. schools remain ...

Three months ago

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)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-296 An Act respecting a Government Awareness Day

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-224 That's what I want to get into. I'm not talking about taking the car away or social problems. I'm talking about criminal acts. For instance, in ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-293 An Act to amend the Department of Health Act (Advisory Committee)

Spoke at the Health committee on Supplementary Estimates (A) 2016-17: Votes 1a and 5a under Canadian Food Inspection ... What will I do with it? I want to return to the question about the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. I know the agency inspects meat. I ...

Mentioned by Calgary Herald Feds fingered for foot-dragging on 'foreign ownership issues' in Vancouver real estate “Mr. Speaker, we don't need another study to prove that water is wet,” New Democratic Party MP Don Davies said in Question Period. He said Morneau, who boasted again Wednesday that he's already taken action by bringing in tougher down-payment rules ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Dr. Marchildon, as Mr. Romanow said, Canada is the only country in the world that has a universal medicare system that does not include a universal ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Journal finance minister denies fiddling while Vancouver housing market burns Ottawa — Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau rejected an opposition MP's charge that the Liberal government has done nothing as Vancouver housing prices soar out of control. New Democratic Party MP Don Davies rose during question period on Friday ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-284 An Act respecting a national strategy for the development of renewable energy sources

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-283 An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (electronic products recycling program)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-282 An Act to amend the Excise Tax Act and the Income Tax Act (extra-energy-efficient products)

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Thank you. Well, to Colin's point, I appreciate the ever-present lens of asking the hard question about whether it's necessary. I think that's important, because I ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program I think I only have about a minute left, so I'll play Alex Trebek here. As you were all talking, I was taking some notes about ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Okay. We're hearing wildly different figures. Some groups say that national pharmacare will cost Canada $6 billion a year, as your report says. Others say that ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Let me have a follow-up to that question. Many of the criticisms I hear today, some that you're hearing actually at this meeting, expressing why a ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program The one thing that we haven't really mentioned here. We have talked about the problem, and the reason this committee is studying national pharmacare is that ...