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“‘Moms Stop the Harm’ has started the ‘Do Something Prime Minister’ campaign, by sending photos of lost loved ones directly to the PMO. The Prime Minister has ignored our calls to declare the opioid crisis a National Public Health Emergency. How many more Canadians need to die before he finally listens?”

On Tuesday, NDP MP Don Davies brought up the campaign in question period at the House of Commons and called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s response to the crisis “glacial.”

NDP MPs pressed Liberals to fully scrap the ban in the lead-up to Tuesday’s announcement. “How can the Liberals offer a sincere and meaningful apology to the LGBTQ community for past injustices when they are practicing discrimination in the present?” NDP health critic Don Davies asked in the House earlier this month.

NDP Health Critic, Don Davies, took possibly the most umbrage with Kent’s words. In a public statement, the Vancouver Kingsway MP called out the Conservative party “to correct the record” and “on Mr. Kent to offer an immediate apology to every Canadian who has been affected by the fentanyl crisis.”

“Davies called on Kent to apologize to the Canadians who have been affect by the opioid crisis.”

“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.