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NDP health critic Don Davies warned Canada is at the “very cusp” of uncovering serious human-rights abuses affecting vulnerable women including those who are Indigenous, those living with disabilities and those who have low incomes.

Closely examining the magnitude of the problem has been a concern for advocacy organizations and MPs, including NDP health critic Don Davies.

“We are talking about alleged torture and widespread systemic assaults on women — very vulnerable women,” said Davies, following a hearing on the issue before the House’s health committee.

“The NDP’s health critic has decided that he’ll try for a fourth term in Parliament.”

“I’ve long thought that dental care was a serious omission from our universal health-care system that doesn’t make any sense from a public health or social justice point of view,” the NDP MP for Vancouver-Kingsway said in a recent interview.

“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.

“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.”

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

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.

NDP health critic Don Davies said that any ads pertaining to e-cigarettes used to be to targeted to only smokers as a smoking cessation device, but today’s lifestyle ads that target non-smokers, getting them “addicted” to nicotine, only to move on to more harmful tobacco products, ultimately “resulting in death.”​