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NDP take up case against forced sterilization of Indigenous women

“Forced sterilization is an appalling form of violence against women and it’s critical that we investigate these horrific acts without delay,” NDP Health Critic Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway) said in a release.

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With 3,996 opioid deaths in 1 year, Canada hasn’t called a ‘public health emergency.’ Here’s why

“Then Davies spoke, saying that B.C. has been in a state of health emergency since 2016, and that the NDP has been calling for such a state federally for over two years.”

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Opioid crisis: NDP offers suggestions – decriminalize addiction, sue drug manufacturers

“The New Democrats’ health critic, Vancouver MP Don Davies, was the only speaker to recommend a robust and detailed set of policies.”

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Don’s speech on the opioid crisis

“Working together, we can turn the tide on this crisis. We can put an end to the marginalization and stigmatization of our country’s most vulnerable citizens. And we can forge a better future based on courage, compassion, love, and science.”

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Don questions the Liberals on the opioid crisis

“Given that opioid deaths have risen every single year of this government’s term, why won’t Liberals act on these proposals to save lives?”

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Don and the Health Minister in Committee, Part 2

“Why is your government refusing to end what the LGBTQ2 community and scientists across this country, you know, regard as a blatantly discriminatory policy and instead adopt one that is based on science and behavior, as opposed to a discriminatory assumption?”

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Don and the Health Minister in Committee

“Canada’s most vulnerable people have the highest rates of dental decay and disease, but the worst access to this much needed health service exists among people with low income. So given these stark disparities, what steps is your government taking to ensure that all Canadians can access medically necessary dental care?”

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Don calls on the Liberals to fix Canada’s oversight system for medical devices

“Instead of talking points and false assurances, what is this Minister doing to fix this broken system?”

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December 14: Holiday Open House

You are warmly invited to our Holiday Open House! Friday, December 14, 5 pm to 7 pm

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Cities like Vancouver should embrace the C word: consultation

Davies, I believe, came to organize this gathering motivated by concern over the community’s future. He lives mere blocks away from where the hall is situated and, like me, is raising his family in Vancouver’s storied and highly diverse Fraser Street neighbourhood.

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