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NDP: Restore funding to HIV groups

Davies said that a mere $7 million is needed to maintain these services – less than the Liberals spent on the Parliament Hill ice rink.

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Overdose-death protests across Canada to target prohibition and police red zones

Then, on February 2, Don Davies, NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway, formally raised the proposal in the House of Commons and asked the Liberals: “When will this government abandon the failed war on drugs and adopt a health-based approach to addiction and drug use?”

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Don helps paint community mural at John Howard Society

The collaborative paint-by-numbers mural will serve as the centerpiece for the new Vancouver Community Services Office.

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Don calls on the Liberals to scrap the medical cannabis tax

“The Liberals’ medical cannabis tax is misconceived, unfair to patients, and damaging to public health. Patients already pay sales tax on their medical cannabis and aren’t eligible for reimbursement under most insurance plans – now this government wants to add an excise tax.”

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Don questions the government on NAFTA negotiations

“Canadians are well aware of the many unreasonable demands being made by the Trump administration at the NAFTA table. But we now know an astronomical increase in the duty-free exemption for U.S. exports is one of the items on Trump’s wish list.”

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Don’s statement on the housing crisis

“Access to affordable housing is vital to the health and well-being of all Canadians. It is a fundamental human right. And yet too many Canadians continue to struggle with housing insecurity, particularly in British Columbia.”

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Don’t ‘jump to conclusions’ on pot timing, federal public safety minister says

In the House of Commons, New Democrat MP Don Davies accused the government of backing away from its July target date, “causing confusion and concern.”

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Don questions the Minister on cannabis policy

“We’re five months away from the Prime Minister’s promised July 1 deadline for cannabis legalization. But now, the Liberal government is backing away from that date – causing confusion and concern.”

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Why are the Liberals shuttering Canada’s community-based HIV organizations?

Canada’s New Democrats will continue to press the Trudeau government to re-instate stable and predictable funding for these grassroots groups and finally honour its pledge to expand the Federal Initiative to Address HIV/AIDS in Canada.

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Georgia Straight: Don calls on Liberal government to “abandon the failed war on drugs”

“Jagmeet Singh has proposed the only real solution: treat addiction as a health issue, not a criminal one.”

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