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In an interview, Davies expressed disappointment and concern that the RCMP appeared to be refusing to launch an investigation _ particularly given the amount of information that has been unearthed in recent months about the coerced sterilization of women in Canada.

“Today’s PBO report reveals the Liberals are deliberately making Canadians pay more for medicine to appease the Trump administration and help their friends in rich pharmaceutical companies,” said Davies.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh announced details of the pharmacare plan Monday with health critic Don Davies at an event in Coquitlam, B.C.

32 per cent of Canadians have no dental insurance at all, and six million Canadians avoid visiting the dentist every year due to cost. This neglect hits marginalized Canadians the hardest, including Indigenous, new immigrants, seniors and the poor.

NDP health critic Don Davies says a Canadian Drug Agency is ‘reorganization’, not progress’ and a delay on pharmacare.

NDP MP Don Davies recently introduced a private member’s bill to make people convicted of assaulting health-care workers eligible for more serious sentences than people convicted of simple assault. A similar provision already exists for transit workers.

NDP health critic Don Davies said Wednesday he is pleased to see the funding announced for a dementia strategy contained within the budget. But he said it clearly falls short of what’s required, given the scope of dementia in Canada and how it is expected to balloon.

NDP health critic Don Davies said that the Liberals missed an opportunity to commit to “real change in drug coverage.”

“We need courage, commitment and action – not obfuscation and delay. Instead, Liberals are tip-toeing towards an unclear destination instead of taking bold steps towards a concrete goal.”

The opioid crisis is affecting every community in every province and territory, said NDP health critic Don Davies, adding that Canadians understand that people are losing their lives as a result of “poison street supply.”