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“New Democrat MP Don Davies, for example, attempted to pass a motion calling on the government to immediately pardon Canadians convicted of simple possession. The motion was defeated when it didn’t have the necessary unanimous consent.”

“New Democrat Don Davies says this is just another piece of proof that the us is no longer a safe place for Canada to send refugees and migrants.”

After Question Period on Wednesday, NDP MP Don Davies tried to pass a motion to “immediately provide pardons for those burdened by criminal records for cannabis offences that will soon be legal.”

“NDP MPs Don Davies and Jenny Kwan have both called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly denounce the Trump administration’s separation tactics and cancel the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement. “

Meanwhile, NDP MP Don Davies slammed the Red Chamber for making any changes to the bill.“I’m disappointed that the unelected Senate has seen fit to amend a bill that went through really rigorous examination in the House of Commons,” he said.

“Empirically driven, peer-reviewed studies have repeatedly demonstrated that universal, single-payer pharmacare will result in national savings in the range of $7-billion to $13-billion annually.”

“Don Davies, NDP MP for Vancouver-Kingsway, brought that message to Qualicum Beach for the second stop on his national pharmacare tour in an attempt to make the subject an election issue in the 2019 federal election.”

“You can’t just plug holes in the system,” said Davies. “We need a systemic overhaul in the form of a single-payer care — where the main source of savings is bulk buying.”

New Democrats call on the federal government to launch an investigation into these firms’ role in fuelling Canada’s opioid problem.

“I’m reminded of the phrase ‘imitation is the best form of flattery,’” NDP health critic Don Davies told VICE News.