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“The NDP will continue to work positively and constructively to develop the smartest, safest, and most effective cannabis legislation and regulations in the world, because it is time we delivered.”

The comment drew a blistering response Wednesday from Vancouver NDP MP Don Davies, his party’s health critic, who said in a statement that he was “deeply disturbed” by Kent’s words.

NDP MP Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, B.C.) described the ethnically diverse ridings as the “face of Canada” and “the most representative communities in the country,” and said with Jagmeet Singh as the new NDP leader, the party will be able to make significant gains in these ethnically diverse seats.

“NDP MP Don Davies told the National Post in September that Souccar’s participation in the task force coupled with Aleafia’s business raises a potential conflict of interest.”

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.

NDP health critic Don Davies said that raising taxes on medical cannabis is “unfair to patients and damaging to public health.”

“British Columbia MP Don Davies, who serves as the federal NDP health critic, told CBC Toronto that Souccar’s new business created the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

“The NDP said it will fight the proposal in Parliament, hoping to convince MPs from all parties to reject the proposal.”

“The Liberals’ medicinal cannabis tax is misconceived, unfair to patients, and damaging to public health,” Davies said. “It is simply poor public policy.”

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