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British Columbians struggling with rising prescriptions costs, addictions and home care got little in the Federal Liberal budget released today, said Don Davies

Canada remains the only major country that offers universal health care without a national drug plan.

NDP MP Don Davies said during the House debate on Tuesday that the government’s claims of constitutional problems are “a smokescreen and no more.”

Don: The evidence is clear that criminalizing addiction has a number of harmful consequences. It can drive addiction underground, increase crime, spread disease and cause avoidable injury and death.

Don: Transparency of ownership is always a concern, and it’s a particular concern for this company.

Canada is the only country in the world with a public healthcare system that doesn’t include drug coverage

NDP health critic Don Davies called the Anbang deal a “foreign takeover of vital health-care and seniors facilities” in B.C., and asked the Liberals whether the purchase was ever discussed at one of their cash-for-access fundraisers.

NDP MP Don Davies expressed disgust, calling the vandalism “nothing short of cowardly and reprehensible.”

British Columbia members of the federal New Democratic Party’s caucus today called on the Liberal government to ensure that BC’s forest industry is protected after the expiry of the Softwood Lumber Agreement with the United States.

Don said the policy discriminates against monogamous gay men, when even a straight college student with multiple partners can donate.