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NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

Today

Posted on Twitter And politically, we’ll know it was the NDP. https://t.co/Bjtyma7AWg

Posted on Twitter If the Liberals truly believe in Pharmacare - why not just bring it in? They have a majority government, a report f… https://t.co/PuVjg9wa21

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter In other words, the Trudeau Liberal government is opposed to decriminalization and regulation of illicit drugs. The… https://t.co/ZB3hpY15Td

Posted on Twitter The NDP campaigned on universal pharmacare. We initiated the Health Committee study. We moved the Motion in Parliam… https://t.co/Bdp2GOEXFW

Three days ago

Didn't vote on Vote #649 on Bill S-210 Amend Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Civil Marriage Act and the Criminal ...

Didn't vote on Vote #648 on Bill C-374 Amend the Historic Sites and Monuments Act (composition of the Board)

Posted on Twitter After 2 years of study and consultation, an important report that was just released by the Health Committee:… https://t.co/ZLl0ndpALB

This week

Posted on Twitter Canada’s health care system is not meeting its potential. It could and should be better. Evidence shows countries p… https://t.co/EAPSC2cWr2

Didn't vote on Vote #647 on Bill C-68 Amend the Fisheries Act and other Acts in consequence

A week ago

Mentioned by Times Colonist Editorial: Looking for blame The mounting death toll from the opioid crisis has some looking for villains. While we must try to understand what caused the devastation, it would be simplistic to blame it on one person or group. New Democrat MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway) wants ...

Mentioned by Columbia Valley Pioneer BC MP calls for criminal probe into drug manufacturers of opioids A New Democrat member of Parliament is calling on the federal government to launch a criminal investigation against drug manufacturers for their alleged role in the deaths of thousands of Canadians who took opioids. Don Davies also wants the government ...

Mentioned by Yahoo News Canada (blog) NDP health critic calls on feds to hold drug companies accountable for fuelling opioid crisis The NDP's federal health critic says it's time governments hold drug manufacturers accountable for their part in fuelling the opioid crisis. On Thursday, Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies formally called on the federal government to launch a criminal ...

Mentioned by The Post Millennial MP calls for criminal investigation, payment for addiction treatment from pharma VANCOUVER — A New Democrat member of Parliament is calling on the federal government to launch a criminal investigation against drug manufacturers for their alleged role in the deaths of thousands of Canadians who took opioids. Don Davies also wants ...

Mentioned by Times Colonist BC mom backs MP's calls for criminal probe of opioid manufacturers New Democrat MP Don Davies said the federal government should also pursue compensation for the cost of treating addiction in a country that is the second-leading user of opioids, after the United States. Jennens was among what she estimated to be about ...

Mentioned by Edmonton Sun MP calls for criminal investigation, payment for opioid addiction treatment from pharma NDP MP Don Davies speaks to the media after caucus at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Oct. 19, 2011. (Postmedia Network/Files). VANCOUVER — A New Democrat member of Parliament is calling on the federal government to launch a criminal investigation ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Daffodil Month Mr. Speaker, this April is Daffodil Month, and once again, Canadians across the country will be donating their time and money to the Canadian Cancer Society. ...

Spoke in the House on Fisheries Act Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my hon. colleague for his eloquent and very loud speech. I want to ask a question about the west ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, the late Jack Layton raised a lot of attention to the practices of banks in our country, particularly the impact that banking practices had ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-326 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all the witnesses for being here. Grand Chief Abram, I would like to start with you. The Association of ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, those words, “while the death toll mounts”, opioid overdoses are now claiming more lives than motor vehicle accidents and homicides combined. The year 2017 ...

Voted Yes on Vote #646 on Bill S-232 Respecting Canadian Jewish Heritage Month

Voted Yes on Vote #645 on Bill C-344 Amend the Department of Public Works and Government Services Act (community benefit)

Spoke in the House on Housing Mr. Speaker, I recently hosted a community town hall to hear from my constituents on the housing crisis in Vancouver. Passionate, thoughtful, sensible, and poignant points ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-326 Thank you. To Mr. Leonard again, in 2014 when you represented four Alberta first nations that filed a law suit against the federal government in an ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program and Bill S-5 What would be the impact of adding this as a prohibited substance? Why not be cautious? If I play devil's advocate, if we're not sure of ...

Two months ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to apologize to all of my colleagues in the House for holding up a ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, “Many Canadians have limited prescription drug coverage, and 12% have no coverage at all. This situation is plainly inconsistent with the values upon which ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill S-5 Thank you, Mr. Chair. This turns to the flavours part of the bill, and we heard some evidence about this. If I understand it correctly, and ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Investment Mr. Speaker, last Friday, the Chinese government took over insurance giant Anbang, citing serious corruption and incompetence. This is the same company that the Liberal government ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill S-5 Thank you. Given that March 19 is now freed up, I'm going to move my motion. I served notice of it today. I would normally have ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill S-5 Of course, we all know that nicotine itself is highly addictive. Once people start, no matter how it's ingested, it's very difficult to quit. I'm glad ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill S-5 I'll pick up on that last point. I beg to differ, Ms. Kothawala. There's compelling evidence, including extensive studies supporting implementation of plain packaging. An updated ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill S-5 Mr. Cunningham, Mr. James, or Mr. Ostiguy, whoever wants to answer this, I remember my dad telling me that when he started smoking in the fifties ...

More than three months ago

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)

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)