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He’s No. 221 on the priority list to advance any of his 16 private members’ bills in this Parliament, but NDP MP Don Davies knows the drill. It’s the bigger purpose that counts.

Don: Canadians expect a clear, responsible approach from Ottawa on the legalization of marijuana

To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, the largest Canadian flag ever produced will be on display at the Brockton Oval in Stanley Park on Canada Day

With the Chairman of the company allegedly detained by authorities in China last week, Don asks the Prime Minister if the government will reverse their decision to ensure Canadians are protected.

Don: the timeline makes sense – the committee’s job is to carefully consider all aspects of the bill and hear from a variety of Canadians before providing their report back the House.

Don highlights the recent cuts to the French Immersion programs in Vancouver.

Don discussed the importance of the jade industry in Canada and the need for national policies to enhance it.

“If you were dealing with any other issue where 60 Canadians are dying a week, you’d see more rapid action from the federal government.”

“My colleagues, the principles of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are the cornerstones of this Assembly. But they are not meaningful when people are struggling to survive or perceive their societies to be rooted in economic injustice.”

“For decades, evidence has been mounting that the ‘war on drugs’ has been a clear failure from a public health perspective. Our party has long understood that substance use disorder isn’t a moral failure and that criminal prohibition and stigmatization have been counter-productive in many ways.”