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One of the members of the government-convened panel appointed to revise guidelines on opioid prescriptions was a paid advisor for pharmaceutical companies.

Join Don for a coffee (on him!) and share your views on federal issues. When: Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-11:30am Where: The Tipper, 2066 Kingsway (Kingsway & Victoria)

Don clarifies the numbers stated by the Minister of Health in yesterday’s question period, and questions the progress being made on this epidemic.

On Monday, May 15 Don spoke in the House of Commons urging the federal government to put more resources into addressing the opioid crisis Canada is facing.

Don asks the Minister of Health when the government will provide the resources necessary to bring the opioid crisis under control.

Don Davies, MP hosted volunteers to clean up the street at Joyce-Collingwood neighbourhood, as part of the Keep Vancouver Spectacular 2017.

“My colleagues, the principles of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are the cornerstones of this Assembly. But they are not meaningful when people are struggling to survive or perceive their societies to be rooted in economic injustice.”

“For decades, evidence has been mounting that the ‘war on drugs’ has been a clear failure from a public health perspective. Our party has long understood that substance use disorder isn’t a moral failure and that criminal prohibition and stigmatization have been counter-productive in many ways.”

This legislation proposes to allow the Minister of Health to implement regulations to restrict access to non-tamper-resistant controlled substances or classes of controlled substances.

Don’s statement on April 4, 2017