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  • His favourite word is cannabis.

NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter This is concerning - a rich Finance Minister making policy while his assets are exposed? https://t.co/dBYo6QEC9h

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Thanks!! https://t.co/ng3YB88Fk5

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Well done and richly deserved! Congrats to both of you and the Straight... https://t.co/yGdgEQj8uh

Posted on Twitter Still think bigger pipelines are a good idea? https://t.co/45jC6oCSwn

This week

Posted on Twitter I think the cartoon captures the irony nicely. https://t.co/AZ5U3EOisz

Posted on Twitter Not decided. https://t.co/8MYYKhDJie

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply moved: That, given that millions of Canadians lack prescription drug coverage, and given that overwhelming evidence, including from the Parliamentary Budget Officer, has concluded that every ...

Spoke in the House on Oil Tanker Moratorium Act Mr. Speaker, five minutes was about the length of the last response from the government side. We on the west coast know how important the coastal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #362 on Bill S-226 Provide for the taking of restrictive measures in respect of foreign nationals responsible for gross ...

Voted Yes on Vote #361 on Bill S-231 Amend the Canada Evidence Act and the Criminal Code (protection of journalistic sources)

Voted Yes on Vote #360 on Bill C-345 Amend the Canada Labour Code (pregnant and nursing employees)

Voted Yes on Vote #359 on Bill C-48 Respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ...

Voted No on Vote #358 on Bill C-48 Respecting the regulation of vessels that transport crude oil or persistent oil to or from ...

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca One-metre plant height restriction dropped from marijuana legalization bill NDP MP Don Davies called the one-metre rule “very difficult to enforce … Cultivators might break the law simply by providing fertilizer and water and going away for a week's vacation.” It would have been worth paying attention — as the law was ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Thank you, Mr. Chair. This will be last amendment. I'll just speak to it, if I may. As I pointed out, this amendment would add essentially ...

Spoke in the House on Marijuana Mr. Speaker, the government admits that edible cannabis products are a large and growing sector of the market, and it is undeniable that many Canadians prefer ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Mr. Chair, clause 8 of the bill sets out a limit of Canadians possessing no more than 30 grams of dried cannabis in public. The purpose ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, the parliamentary budget officer just released a report on universal pharmacare. The PBO says a public drug plan could cover every single Canadian and ...

Spoke in the House on Export and Import Permits Act Mr. Speaker, I am very moved to stand in the House today to speak to this issue. As parliamentarians, we occasionally have the opportunity to address ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Election of Vice-Chairs Thank you. Just from a structural point of view, I appreciate the desire of the government to move quickly, but I want to put on the ...

Spoke in the House on Health Mr. Speaker, 2016 saw more Canadians die from opioid overdoses than any year in history. More than 2,800 Canadians lost their lives in every corner of ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition signed by concerned citizens across the country concerned about Canadian citizen and academic Hassan Diab, who was extradited ...

Mentioned by rabble.ca Liberals BREAK PROMISE On Marijuana Legalization NDP MP Don Davies has made it clear. The Liberals have broken yet another promise, this time on Marijuana legalization. Saying. "This is not legalization. As Jodie Emery said, it's 'prohibition 2.0.' It makes cannabis use less illegal, and while I'm ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada NDP MP Don Davies' Claim On Legal Pot, US-Canada Border Canada is moving to legalize recreational pot use by July 1. The NDP wants the Liberal government to reach an agreement with the U.S. that would ensure free travel over the border following legalization. Don Davies, the NDP's health critic, fears that ...

Mentioned by Straight.com "It's not legalization": Following hearings, Don Davies slams Liberal government on proposed cannabis bill Think Justin Trudeau is fulfilling his promise of legalizing cannabis with Bill C-45? According to Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies, you might want to think again. Following five consecutive days of hearings by the standing committee on health in ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to the ministers for being with us today. I'd like to offer my congratulations to the Minister of Health on ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Election 2019 campaign unofficially underway, expect 'sharpened eyes' on Liberals this fall, say opposition MPs “The day of spin and celebrity shots, selfies of Mr. Trudeau that carried him for the first two years are not going to be good enough in the next two,” said three-term NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver-Kingsway, B.C.) in an interview with The Hill Times ...

Spoke in the House on British Columbia Wildfires Mr. Speaker, I rise to bring the government's attention to the devastating impacts of wildfires on my province of British Columbia. The worst year for wildfires ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 I'll continue reading: 1. Witnesses are to represent the following stakeholder groups in four two-hour panel blocks per day: i. Existing Canadian licensed producers and dispensaries; ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Thank you. You know, on our fourth day of hearings, it's quite apparent that one of the major focuses of the testimony and the attention of ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Thank you, Mr. Chair. Dr. Grant, I want to probe the state of the research on this to separate what we believe and what we know. ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Thank you. The topic of edibles has come up, and in clause 7 this legislation sets out a number of goals of this bill. In fact, ...

Mentioned by The Lawyer's Daily (subscription) Lawyer warns cannabis bill is constitutionally flawed and harmful Vancouver lawyer and MP Don Davies, the NDP's health critic, noted the task force on cannabis recommended that some offences involving excessive possession should be dealt with through graduated administrative penalties, i.e. tickets, seizures, fines ...

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)