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“NDP health critic Don Davies urged committee members to take up the issue, citing stark health statistics for Indigenous Canadians, who have an average life span five to seven years below the Canadian average and sky-high rates of tuberculosis.”

Kat Lanteigne of of BloodWatch was joined by NDP health critic Don Davies at a news conference to mark the 20th anniversary of the Krever Report.

On Tuesday, NDP MP Don Davies brought up the campaign in question period at the House of Commons and called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the crisis “glacial.”

NDP MPs pressed Liberals to fully scrap the ban in the lead-up to Tuesday’s announcement. “How can the Liberals offer a sincere and meaningful apology to the LGBTQ community for past injustices when they are practicing discrimination in the present?” NDP health critic Don Davies asked in the House earlier this month.

NDP Health Critic, Don Davies, took possibly the most umbrage with Kent’s words. In a public statement, the Vancouver Kingsway MP called out the Conservative party “to correct the record” and “on Mr. Kent to offer an immediate apology to every Canadian who has been affected by the fentanyl crisis.”

“Davies called on Kent to apologize to the Canadians who have been affect by the opioid crisis.”

The comment drew a blistering response Wednesday from Vancouver NDP MP Don Davies, his party’s health critic, who said in a statement that he was “deeply disturbed” by Kent’s words.

“NDP MP Don Davies told the National Post in September that Souccar’s participation in the task force coupled with Aleafia’s business raises a potential conflict of interest.”

NDP health critic Don Davies said that raising taxes on medical cannabis is “unfair to patients and damaging to public health.”

“British Columbia MP Don Davies, who serves as the federal NDP health critic, told CBC Toronto that Souccar’s new business created the appearance of a conflict of interest.”