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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 Happy Rosh Hashanah! May much joy and peace grace all in the year ahead.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Tom Mulcair leads off QP today challenging Liberals' #cannabis policy. #NDP calls for US border protection and legalization of edibles...

Two days 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 ...

Posted on Twitter Well, the #NDP campaigned on universal pharmacare and has leadership candidates talking universal dental care. That… https://t.co/01L2ShteEi

Posted on Twitter Excellent legislation. Takes corporate, union & big $ out of politics. Public, not private, financing our democracy… https://t.co/LIehCq67Kp

This week

Posted on Twitter Thanks to all witnesses who brought their knowledge, experience, wisdom, courage and passion to bear on the #Cannabis bill. #NDP heard you.

Posted on Twitter Unfortunate. Libs voted NO to my motion to hear from young people, ordinary Cdns, licenced producers/dispensaries a… https://t.co/Rayh5tURjn

A week ago

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 ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Bill C-45 Thank you. I would like to talk about a national e-commerce platform. Like Mr. McKinnon, I did a lot of vicarious research this summer and this ...

Mentioned by Straight.com NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh says Canada should decriminalize all drugs "immediately" (Among them is Don Davies, for example, the NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway.) Calls for a public discussion are largely in response to the province's overdose epidemic. It's projected that more than 1,500 people will die of an illicit-drug overdose in B ...

Mentioned by Straight.com Standing Committee on Health cancels presentation from group representing craft cannabis sector Ian Dawkins was emailed by the Standing Health Committee two days prior to his scheduled appearance and told that "for scheduling reasons", his appearance would no longer be possible. Committee Vice Chair Don Davies, MP for Vancouver Kingsway, ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Globalnews.ca Vancouver mayor calls for peace ahead of anti-Islam rally and counter protest; MP wants event cancelled On Friday, Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies, called on the City to cancel permission for the planned rally by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) and the Cultural Action Party (CAP). In a written statement Davies said it's clear the event's ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Meet NDP MP Don Davies, the MP with the most private members' bills introduced in the House and zero chance of ... PARLIAMENT HILL—NDP MP Don Davies has so far tabled 16 private members' bills in this Parliament, the most of any MP in the House. It's a title he's defending from the last Parliament too, but right now he has about zero chance of advancing any one of ...

Three months ago

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

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

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, ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance —should really be looking at edibles as a subject. I think we should look at whether or not it should be covered. Finally, medicinal marijuana is ...

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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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)