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  • His favourite word is amendment.

NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #434 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Voted Yes on Vote #433 on Bill C-24 Amend the Salaries Act and to make a consequential amendment to the Financial Administration

Posted on Twitter Congrats, @CBCStephenQuinn and @CBCGloria....two pros who do journalism proud! BTW - do I really look like Stephen?! https://t.co/3kUedF75sJ

Posted on Twitter True #reconciliation and #decolonization will not be possible without addressing the inequality, and indeed the inj… https://t.co/nETdWhOfm5

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Then why did your government approve three pipeline expansions? https://t.co/bYEJLm55FR

This week

Posted on Twitter In the last two decades, the Liberal party has slipped from we "will pursue" #PharmacareForAll in 1997, to we will… https://t.co/7FrkRICxey

Posted on Twitter Another day, another Liberal position on implementing #PharmacareForAll. #cdnpoli #NDP https://t.co/peDv8eJTxA

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca Health committee votes down Indigenous health study, cites new ministry NDP health critic Don Davies urged committee members to take up the issue, citing stark health statistics for Indigenous Canadians, who have an average life span five to seven years below the Canadian average and sky-high rates of tuberculosis. “These ...

Spoke in the House on Salaries Act Mr. Speaker, I was somewhat pleased when I saw the Liberal government announce a gender parity cabinet. I think that most Canadians thought it was a ...

Posted on Twitter A brilliant jurist, a compassionate soul, a dedicated public servant and a kind, warm human being. Thank you for yo… https://t.co/TL4SnQVVZS

Voted No on Vote #432 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Access to Information Act Mr. Speaker, as the hon. member has said, it has taken 30 years to modernize these laws, which, in my way of thinking, means there is ...

Voted No on Vote #431 on Bill C-58 Amend the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act and to make consequential amendments ...

Voted No on Vote #430 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Committee Business Yes, back in 2015. I remember I moved four motions at that meeting, one was on pharmacare. I moved a motion on studying antimicrobial resistance. I ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Briefing on Report 4 – Oral Health Programs for First Nations and ... Thank you, Chair. According to documents recently released under access to information, the federal government spent more than $110,000 fighting a first nations girl in court ...

Spoke at the Industry committee on Supplementary Estimates (B) 2017-18: Vote 5b under Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Votes ... Quickly, Bill C-45, the cannabis legislation, just passed in the House. Sort of perplexingly, there's a ban in Bill C-45 on the importation and exportation of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, devastating news out of Alberta reveals a 40% increase in opioid deaths this year and Canada will lose 3,000 lives in 2017. Families affected ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Peter Kent, Ontario MP, compares growing pot at home to 'putting fentanyl on a shelf within reach of kids' NDP health critic and Vancouver MP Don Davies lashed out at Kent's remark, calling it an “outrageous and dangerous falsehood.” “Worse, it is grossly insensitive to those who have lost loved ones to fentanyl overdoses. Trying to capitalize on their ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Tory MP Peter Kent Blasted For Comparing Homegrown Pot To 'Putting Fentanyl On A 'Shelf' Within Kids' Reach The comment drew a blistering response Wednesday from Vancouver NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, who said in a statement that he was "deeply disturbed" by Kent's words. "This is an outrageous and dangerous falsehood. Worse, it is grossly ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, when the Liberals promised Canadians cannabis legalization last election, I think that reasonable Canadians understood legalization to mean the end of criminalization, the end ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Tory MP Peter Kent Blasted For Comparing Homegrown Pot To 'Putting Fentanyl On A 'Shelf' Within Kids' Reach The comment drew a blistering response Wednesday from Vancouver NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, who said in a statement that he was "deeply disturbed" by Kent's words. "This is an outrageous and dangerous falsehood. Worse, it is grossly ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Willo, I'll give you my last question. I'll start with a negative and a positive. For the negative, former UN special envoy for HIV/AIDS, Stephen Lewis, ...

Spoke in the House on Report Stage Madam Speaker, I had the good fortune of sitting on the health committee as we studied this bill. Broadly speaking, the New Democrats are in favour ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Madam Speaker, it is the position of the New Democratic Party and has for decades been our position that we need dramatic reform to Canada's criminalized ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos The 41 ethnically diverse ridings are the 'face of Canada' and 'the most representative communities in the country,' says NDP MP Don Davies. Some 41 ridings across the country have a visible minority population of 50 per cent or more. Liberal MPs Mary ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, B.C.) described the ethnically diverse ridings as the “face of Canada” and “the most representative communities in the country,” and said with Jagmeet Singh as the new NDP leader, the party will be able to make ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Thank you to all the witnesses for some really excellent testimony. Dr. McEwen, I want to put this question to you. I want to step far ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, the government has committed to a long overdue apology to LGBTQ Canadians, but this is the same Liberal Party that promised to eliminate the ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Multiculturalism and International Trade Thank you. Ms. Jorge, my mother was born on December 7; I won't say what year either. I mentioned exploring the role of SMEs. I think ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Thank you. Dr. Shevchuk, I was quite taken by your shocking statistic that 30% to 50% of prescriptions are inappropriate. I take it that's not just ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is interesting to listen to this discussion. The Liberals are pointing out that the Conservatives ran seven straight deficits in the House between ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here. We return from whence we began. Dr. Gagnon, Professor Morgan, we called you back to bookend this ...

More than three months ago

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)

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

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

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)