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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 Watch as 3 parties in the #HoC urge the govt to reverse it's rejection of the Canadian Autism Partnership: https://t.co/WFQoXB1qKy #cdnpoli

Didn't vote on Vote #342 on Bill C-311 Amend the Holidays Act (Remembrance Day)

Yesterday

Didn't vote on Vote #349 on Bill C-23 Respecting the preclearance of persons and goods in Canada and the United States

Didn't vote on Vote #348 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #347 on Bill C-25 Amend the Canada Business Corporations Act, the Canada Cooperatives Act, the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, ...

Didn't vote on Vote #346 on Bill S-3 Amend the Indian Act (elimination of sex-based inequities in registration)

Posted on Twitter Bow River https://t.co/1BFio31HXE

Posted on Twitter Would have been respectful to invite Indigenous MPs to join you - esp. those like #NDP @RomeoSaganash who worked to… https://t.co/C5R3IH3n5C

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Reneging on promises has become a persistent pattern with the Liberals.... https://t.co/QozARPbYwR

This week

Posted on Twitter Great to see so many out enjoying #carfreeyvr Main St despite wet weather! Come say hello between 20th & 21st Ave https://t.co/3cBsOfLw8r

Posted on Twitter Happy Father's Day to all dads who touched our lives and those doing their best to help raise young ones. Let's do it well...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, it is said that it is one of the foremost responsibilities of parliamentarians to scrutinize government spending. Twice now the Minister of Health has ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, I have in front of me the department's spending documents that prove there is not a single dime in extra funding for the federal ...

Spoke in the House on Foreign Investment Mr. Speaker, the Liberals have approved the foreign takeover of the major B.C. provider of seniors care by Anbang, a huge Chinese conglomerate. They did so ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thanks to all the witnesses for being here today. Dr. Ouellette, I want to begin with you. In the 2015 spring report ...

Spoke in the House on Indian Act Mr. Speaker, I am somewhat disturbed by what I just heard the hon. member say. He is worried about moving too quickly. Frankly, we are talking ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I would like to congratulate my hon. colleague on a thoughtful and extremely rational approach to appointments. Canadians have watched government after government at ...

Spoke in the House on French Immersion Mr. Speaker, Canada's 150th anniversary is an important opportunity to celebrate Canada's linguistic duality as a key aspect of our collective identity and as a gift ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Federal Framework on Lyme disease I would hope that we could carry this conversation over a little bit into the next meeting, so we could have a chance to absorb the ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Federal Framework on Lyme disease Thank you, Mr. Chair. I'd like to first thank all the witnesses for being here, and in particular Ms. Faber and Ms. Kravis for sharing your ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Public Health Effects of Online Violent and Degrading Sexually Explicit Material on ... I think that's a sensitive comment, but to be honest, these committee hearings are public. It's just the means of communicating, so any testimony they give, ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Thank you, Madam Speaker. I hear the groans of disappointment from my colleagues across the House. Canada's New Democrats have long stood for effective measures to ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to introduce today. First, as health critic, it gives me a great deal of pleasure to introduce e-petition 733. Citizens ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-356 An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (donations to food banks)

Mentioned by Straight.com NDP Fisheries and Oceans critic Fin Donnelly urges Trudeau government to bring back Coast Guard dive team Fin Donnelly (right, beside NDP MP Don Davies) says people died unnecessarily after a previous Liberal government disbanded the Coast Guard dive team. Stephen Hui. The only MP who swam the length of the Fraser River says it's foolhardy for the federal ...

A month ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-211 and Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program Yes, first responders who are military personnel, as well as firefighters and corrections officers.... We've also heard evidence, of course, that PTSD can occur from episodic ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-211 Dr. Sareen, I want to pick up on that. I think everybody around this table is very supportive of this bill. What is becoming somewhat clear ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program I did move it, but—I don't think there's such a thing as standing it down—I'm happy to just have a conversation. I think the point is ...

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 months 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 months ago

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.

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 ...

More than 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 ...

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)