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NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Excellent proposal! https://t.co/SGjFLgXeHW

Posted on Twitter With more resources we can improve the lives of those with #Autism spectrum disorder & their families: https://t.co/7wLstOsKcH #cdnpoli #ndp

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Sad, and troubling, to see a political party have to pay people to spread its message; outright deceptive to try an… https://t.co/kiVFESzv5a

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter The #NDP has been calling for the fed govt to do so for almost a year now... https://t.co/HKY6cqwOsJ

This week

Posted on Twitter Excellent message of hope, cooperation and a better BC. https://t.co/J3supTpjIl

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the government convened a panel to revise Canada's guidelines on opioid prescription. This is an important step to address the overdose crisis. However, now ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, the hon. member could have simply said no. I am pleased to be splitting my time with my hon. colleague the member for Windsor—Tecumseh. ...

Posted on Twitter The gov-apptd panel that reviewed #opioid presc. guidelines incl. a paid advisor for pharmaceutical co.'s: https://t.co/NH0pnPnCfh #cdnpoli

A week ago

Voted Yes on Vote #285 Private Members' Business M-64 (Italian Heritage Month)

Voted Yes on Vote #284 on Bill C-322 Amend the Railway Safety Act (road crossings)

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-291 Amend the Food and Drugs Act (genetically modified food)

Didn't vote on Vote #282 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Voted Yes on Vote #281 on Bill C-4 Amend the Canada Labour Code, the Parliamentary Employment and Staff Relations Act, the Public Service ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Health confused Vancouver and British Columbia when it comes to the opioid crisis. Clearly, the member for Vancouver Centre was ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, Vancouver is on pace to reach 400 overdose deaths in 2017, double last year's number. In April, B.C.'s first responders broke the record for ...

Spoke in the House on Controlled Drugs and Substances Act Madam Speaker, last month brought with it a grim reminder for those struggling on the front lines of Canada's opioid crisis. April 14 was the one ...

Mentioned by Straight.com Vancouver MP says John Horgan deserves second chance if B.C. NDP fails to regain power But if he doesn't, Horgan deserves another kick at the can, according to Don Davies, the federal NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway. “Based on what I saw in this campaign, I would say absolutely,” Davies told the Georgia Straight as seesawing results ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-211 and Bill S-211 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Mr. Doherty, for being here. Mental illness affects some 6.7 million Canadians. That's about 20% of the population. It costs ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program One fear we hear expressed about Canada's moving towards a universal system is this: some people warn—I think primarily industry representatives—that Canadians may face a lack ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Public Health Effects of Online Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit Material on ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all the witnesses for being here. Ms. McDonald, I want to start with you. In the Criminal Code of ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Main Estimates 2017-18: Votes 1 and 5 under Canadian Food Inspection Agency, ... In June 2016, Mr. Paul Mayers, the vice-president of policy and programs of CFIA, testified to this committee that CFIA inspectors are present every day and ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Public Health Effects of Online Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit Material on ... I'm going to stop you again just because I want to give one last quick question to Dr. Roberts. Given that, modelling others' behaviour seems intuitive ...

Spoke at the Natural Resources committee on Clean Technology in Canada's Natural Resource Sectors Thank you to all the witnesses for being here today. Ms. Thompson, I'm quite surprised to see that geothermal does not qualify for the accelerated capital ...

Spoke in the House on Co-operative Housing Mr. Speaker, last break week, I took the opportunity to go door knocking and canvass constituents in my great riding of Vancouver Kingsway. I visited one ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, for anybody watching, we have to separate the sincerity from the disingenuousness here. The member for Winnipeg North said that having one day a ...

Spoke in the House on The Budget Mr. Speaker, in July 2015, the Liberal Party was campaigning on balancing the budget. In September 2015, the leader of the Liberal Party then told Canadians ...

Mentioned by MetroNews Canada Vancouver NDP health critic 'grossly disappointed' by federal overdose response Vancouver NDP health critic 'grossly disappointed' by federal overdose response. Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies says the Liberal budget proposes to spend a fraction of what even the Conservatives did on the national drug strategy despite crisis.

Spoke at the Health committee on Public Health Effects of Online Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit Material on ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all the witnesses for being with us today and lending us your expertise. I want to start by nailing ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-277 Thank you, Mr. Chair. My amendment would add paragraph 2(1)(g), which would be another factor for the government to consider. It would ask that the government ...

Mentioned by Straight.com Don Davies: It's time for universal pharmacare ... time for leadership from all levels of government to further Tommy's dream and ensure that every Canadian has access to the health care they need, when they need it. Don Davies is the NDP's health critic and Member of Parliament for Vancouver ...

Three months ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Opposition MPs accuse government of trying to 'neuter' genetic discrimination bill NDP health critic Don Davies said in the House of Commons Tuesday evening that he's disappointed with the government's attempt to “gut the legislation” with amendments that would delete entire sections of the bill. Davies said their attempt to “neuter ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Opposition MPs accuse government of trying to “neuter” genetic discrimination bill NDP health critic Don Davies said in the House of Commons Tuesday evening that he's disappointed with the government's attempt to “gut the legislation” with amendments that would delete entire sections of the bill. Davies said their attempt to “neuter ...

Mentioned by The Province Explain approving China firm's $1-billion deal for BC retirement home chain, Trudeau government told “Transparency of ownership is always a concern, and it's a particular concern for this company,” said Don Davies, member of Parliament for Vancouver-Kingsway and NDP health critic. Last week, the Trudeau government approved the sale of Vancouver-based ...

More than 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

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)

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)