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  • His favourite word is health.

NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Spoke in the House on National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act Madam Speaker, I am pleased to rise today as health critic for the New Democratic Party, to speak to Bill C-233 and the urgent need to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #49 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #48 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #47 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #46 That the House do now proceed to the Orders of the Day.

Posted on Twitter Thoughts & prayers to all in #FortMcMurray. We stand ready to help in any way...#cdnpoli #ndp

Posted on Twitter Nat'l pharmacare will save lives, save $billions: https://t.co/Bu9yhy7tAy via @torontostar

Two days ago

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, at the heart of our public health care system is one simple principle: no one should have to pay out of pocket for health ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I want to begin my remarks by acknowledging the delicacy, sensitivity, and grace that the subject before us requires. The subject matter of this ...

Voted Yes on Vote #45 That, since the government is signing trade agreements that are undermining supply management and that will have a ...

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Happy to note MS Awareness month. I am on #TeamFight to #endMS. Thanks to @MSSocietyCanada for all their great work...#cdnpoli #ndp

Posted on Twitter Liberals promised to re-open Kitsilano Coast Guard Station FULL-time. Now, they're doing so PART-time. Broken promise, bad policy. #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter Discussing important health initiatives with @MHCC_. Mental health services are vital to a healthy society! #GETLOUD https://t.co/HZyezzTRRm

This week

Posted on Twitter Happy #MayDay! Let's honour all workers, their contributions, and commit to a fair, safe, respectful workplace for all. #cdnpoli #ndp

Two weeks ago

Mentioned by News1130 Local MP pushing for national pharmacare That's because unlike other nations, we don't buy our drugs in bulk — and NDP MP Don Davies says we should rethink that policy. “We're paying far too much, and it's leaving 7 million Canadians with no coverage or very poor coverage for pharmaceuticals ...

Mentioned by CBC.ca Vancouver MP calls for national prescription drug plan A B.C. MP says that Canadians are being 'gouged' over high prescription costs because there is no national pharmacare plan in place. NDP health critic and MP for Vancouver Kingsway, Don Davies, said that in response to what he termed a "crisis", he has ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by Post Mulcair survives challenge - Regina Leader VANCOUVER, B.C.: March 2, 2015 NDP MP Don Davies, the Opposition critic for international trade, is calling on the federal government to stop allowing whale meet to be trans-shipped through Canada. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) and Sheryl Fink of the ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, I listened to the comments of my hon. colleague from Edmonton. I was born in Edmonton and grew up there. I spent 27 years ...

Mentioned by Saskatoon StarPhoenix Mulcair survives challenge VANCOUVER, B.C.: March 2, 2015 NDP MP Don Davies, the Opposition critic for international trade, is calling on the federal government to stop allowing whale meet to be trans-shipped through Canada. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) and Sheryl Fink of the ...

Mentioned by Windsor Star Mulcair survives challenge VANCOUVER, B.C.: March 2, 2015 NDP MP Don Davies, the Opposition critic for international trade, is calling on the federal government to stop allowing whale meet to be trans-shipped through Canada. Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) and Sheryl Fink of the ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program I am going to read a little quote here, again, from “Pharmacare 2020“. It says: In terms of drug prices, Canada’s multi-payer system is among the ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca Mulcair staying until successor chosen, while B.C. MP questioned whether this is 'tenable' When approached by reporters, B.C. MP Don Davies that he expressed his position clearly on Monday: that he wasn't sure Mulcair staying on for as long as two years was “a tenable position,” given that 52 per cent of delegates at the NDP's Edmonton ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Main Estimates 2016-17: Votes 1 and 5 under Canadian Food Inspection Agency, ... Thank you. Minister, welcome to the committee, and thank you to the officials for being with us here today. I want to start with some of ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Immigration and Refugee Protection Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-255, An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeal process for temporary resident visa applicants). Mr. Speaker, ...

Spoke in the House on Income Tax Act moved for leave to introduce Bill C-256, An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for dues paid to veterans' organizations). Mr. Speaker, I ...

Spoke in the House on Public Service Labour Relations Act Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague for an excellent speech and, frankly, the government for introducing legislation that is long overdue. The right to ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, all experts and stakeholders agree that we need to start making strategic investments in home care now. We have seniors being kept in hospital ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-257 An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act (sugar content labelling)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-256 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (tax credit for dues paid to veterans' organizations)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-255 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeal process for temporary resident visa applicants)

Two months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on the 2015 Canada Health Act Annual Report and the Status ... Thank you. Just to pick up on that, I noticed Ontario hasn't paid a dollar in 20 years in violation of the Canada Health Act. I'm ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on the Zika virus outbreak Thanks, Mr. Chairman. Just to throw another angle on it, I think the committee is master of its own business. We can do whatever we want, ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Committee Business Thank you, Mr. Chairman. When I was brainstorming big topical areas that I thought would be appropriate for the committee, I came up with a number ...

Spoke at the Fisheries committee on Committee Business and Election of Chair What we're doing at this stage is setting the routine motions that will govern the committee business. This is the proposal to establish a subcommittee on ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Committee Business and Election of Chair I have one more. This one, Mr. Chairman, would be more familiar to previous members of Parliament, but I'll read the motion first: That all proceedings ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-214 An Act to amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (appeals)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-213 An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-212 An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (members who cross the floor)

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-688 An Act respecting the development of a national strategy on student loan debt

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Main Estimates 2015-16: Vote 1 under CANADA MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION, Vote ... Thank you to all the officials for being here. I want to turn to the temporary foreign worker program. That's on page 65 of the report ...