Don Davies

To coincide with Lupick’s book’s release, the author will appear in a panel discussion Thursday at 7 p.m. at Beaumont Studios at 316 West 5th Ave, along with federal NDP health critic Don Davies.

“Why won’t the federal government declare an emergency? It’s hard to tell. Maybe the situtation is as overwhelming for them as it is for the rest of the country. Maybe they think they’ve got the situation covered. They don’t. It’s time to save lives.”

“When we examine Bill C-45, I would describe it truly as a horse of two colours. On the one hand, it is a definite improvement over the status quo. On the other hand, it is a great disappointment for all those who believed that the Liberal government was going to legalize cannabis, because this bill would not.”

“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.