Don Davies

“The high cost of pharmaceuticals is forcing too many Canadians to choose between filling their fridge and filling their prescriptions,” Davies said in the House of Commons.

“The Liberals promised to negotiate a new health accord with the provinces, but they did not tell us their plan would look exactly the same as the one imposed by Stephen Harper. Now B.C.’s Liberal health minister is accusing the government of having a very Conservative mindset.”

“After promising Canadians that they would invest billions more in health care, the Liberals are instead going ahead with Conservative cuts to health transfers,” said NDP Health Critic Don Davies (Vancouver – Kingsway). “And Minister Philpott is using the same talking points as the Conservatives, claiming a “historic investment” when in fact it’s a historic cut.”

Don celebrates the diverse, engaged, and talented communities in Vancouver Kingsway who have contributed to the success of the Spring Festival.

June is ALS Awareness Month. Let us remember to live our lives to the fullest, work together for a cure, and reflect on those who have been touched by this debilitating disease.

“This kind of blood collection endangers the safety and sustainability of Canada’s life-saving blood supply,” Davies said.

NDP health critic Don Davies is calling on Health Minister Jane Philpott to close the country’s first paid-donor blood clinic in Saskatoon. “Blood must always be considered a public resource, not a private one for exploitation and profit,” Davies told reporters in Ottawa Monday.

Don introducing his Private Members Bill, C-213, An Act to amend the Canada Elections Act (voting age). This Bill would reduce the voting age in federal elections from 18 to 16.

“Young Canadians often work, pay taxes and have a vital interest in the way they are governed. They deserve the right to have their say in the future of our country, and Canadian needs their perspective,” said Davies.

“Dogs and cats are part of our families in Canada and I think there’s a general consensus in this country that we object strongly to cruelty against them,” said Davies.