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  • His favourite word is amendment.

NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway (B.C.)

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

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Mentioned by Hill Times Swing ridings with high visible minority populations will tilt 2019 federal election, says politicos NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, B.C.) described the ethnically diverse ridings as the “face of Canada” and “the most representative communities in the country,” and said with Jagmeet Singh as the new NDP leader, the party will be able to make ...

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Great response on the doors this afternoon to our proposal for a universal pharmacare program. #LetsTalkNDP #NDP https://t.co/QQtaPamn3K

Posted on Twitter Great conversations happening over coffee with constituents about what matters to them. Thanks @TheTipper for hosti… https://t.co/74uAtTzmHV

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter A Message From Don Davies - https://t.co/OQxPX5jA4s

Posted on Twitter Outstanding writing! Thanks @TabithaSouthey... https://t.co/O1TeJQzyq0

Posted on Twitter No, the argument was that judges dealing w/ indictable crimes w/ sentences >10 years can’t give conditional sentenc… https://t.co/tE0I7zUJEw

Posted on Twitter Honoured to share the stage tonight for a discussion on the opioid crisis and drug policy at the launch of @tlupick… https://t.co/ixc5s93S8A

A week ago

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Thank you to all the witnesses for some really excellent testimony. Dr. McEwen, I want to put this question to you. I want to step far ...

Spoke in the House on Human Rights Mr. Speaker, the government has committed to a long overdue apology to LGBTQ Canadians, but this is the same Liberal Party that promised to eliminate the ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Multiculturalism and International Trade Thank you. Ms. Jorge, my mother was born on December 7; I won't say what year either. I mentioned exploring the role of SMEs. I think ...

Mentioned by Straight.com NDP leader Jagmeet Singh stops short of support for drug legalization despite more overdose deaths Last Thursday (November 2), Jagmeet Singh (centre), leader of the federal NDP, and Don Davies (right), NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway, met with Hugh Lampkin, a long-time member of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, and heard from him about ...

Voted No on Vote #395 on Bill C-346 Amend the Firearms Act (licences)

Voted Yes on Vote #394 on Bill C-325 Amend the Canadian Bill of Rights (right to housing)

Voted Yes on Vote #393 Private Members' Business M-132 (Federally funded health research)

Voted Yes on Vote #392 Private Members' Business M-126 (Portuguese Heritage Month)

Voted No on Vote #391 on Bill C-63 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Antimicrobial Resistance Thank you. Dr. Shevchuk, I was quite taken by your shocking statistic that 30% to 50% of prescriptions are inappropriate. I take it that's not just ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2017, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, it is interesting to listen to this discussion. The Liberals are pointing out that the Conservatives ran seven straight deficits in the House between ...

Spoke in the House on Cannabis Act Mr. Speaker, I want to start with the general context within which this bill comes before this House. That is that we in Canada, like other ...

Spoke in the House on Transportation Modernization Act Mr. Speaker, listening to the Conservatives accuse the Liberals of introducing omnibus bills is a little rich. The Harper government introduced omnibus bills to such an ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition signed by hundreds of British Columbians who are concerned that the government's intended adoption of the Emerson report ...

Mentioned by Brock Press Trump declares opioid crisis a national health emergency, Canada falls behind “I have been calling for the Liberal government to declare a national public health emergency under the Emergencies Act for a better part of a year, and they have refused to do that,” Don Davies, an NDP MP representing the Vancouver Kingsway riding in ...

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by CBC.ca NDP pushes Liberals to follow Trump, declare opioid crisis a national public health emergency NDP health critic Don Davies, who represents a Vancouver riding, told reporters Wednesday that it's "absolutely" time for Canada to follow suit. "I have been calling for the Liberal government to declare a national public health emergency under the ...

Spoke in the House on Health Madam Speaker, last week the NDP proposed a very sensible plan. We asked the government to begin talks within one year to start the process of ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I had the privilege of sitting on the health committee while it studied Bill C-45, the companion legislation that would legalize cannabis. My colleagues ...

Spoke in the House on National Sickle Cell Awareness Day Madam Speaker, as the health critic for the New Democratic Party, and on behalf of my colleagues in the NDP caucus, I am proud to stand ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The Guardian The serious flaw in Canada's healthcare system: prescription drugs aren't free “Here is the absurdity,” the NDP MP Don Davies told the House of Commons as he put forward the legislation. “If someone cuts a finger, he or she goes to the doctor who stitches it up, and the individual leaves and never sees a bill. However, if people ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you for being here. We return from whence we began. Dr. Gagnon, Professor Morgan, we called you back to bookend this ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program Yes. With regard to something that was touched on by Mr. Oliver, you also used what I will call a conservative discount rate of 25% on ...

Two months ago

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 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 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 ...

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)