“Mr. Davies, you’ve come forward with wanting to put a call out for a criminal probe into the cases of Indigenous women who have had forced sterilization.”

“Today we heard from Marilyn Sheehan whose family lives in BC. She said they can’t afford the heart medication her husband needs and their son often goes without his life-saving allergy medicine. She said they’re just ‘rolling the dice.'”

“This is the Prime Minister’s last budget before the election. It’s his last chance to do what’s right for people: deliver a universal, comprehensive and public pharmacare system – one that covers every single Canadian. Will the Prime Minister do it?”

“Why are the Liberals intent on copying the U.S.-style private, patchwork system that costs more and delivers less?”

“Instead of caving in to corporate interests, why won’t the Liberals stand up for lower costs and better coverage for Canadians?”

“Canadians have waited long enough. Access to medically necessary dental care should be a right in this country, not a privilege. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and begin the work necessary to make this overdue health care service a reality for all Canadians.”

In December Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies asked what steps the Liberals were taking “to ensure that all Canadians can access medically necessary dental care.”

NDP health critic Don Davies warned Canada is at the “very cusp” of uncovering serious human-rights abuses affecting vulnerable women including those who are Indigenous, those living with disabilities and those who have low incomes.

Closely examining the magnitude of the problem has been a concern for advocacy organizations and MPs, including NDP health critic Don Davies.

“How can the Prime Minister hear these stories and not understand the urgency of the housing crisis? Why is he patting himself on the back but making my constituent wait?”