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“Instead of talking points and false assurances, what is this Minister doing to fix this broken system?”

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Davies, I believe, came to organize this gathering motivated by concern over the community’s future. He lives mere blocks away from where the hall is situated and, like me, is raising his family in Vancouver’s storied and highly diverse Fraser Street neighbourhood.

NDP health critic Don Davies said that any ads pertaining to e-cigarettes used to be to targeted to only smokers as a smoking cessation device, but today’s lifestyle ads that target non-smokers, getting them “addicted” to nicotine, only to move on to more harmful tobacco products, ultimately “resulting in death.”​

“They’re not that big of a group, but they are impactful,” Mr. Davies said. “These are the families that are not just affected by the deaths, but have lived with the [drug] use. They bring a perspective that is really, really important and very informed.”

“Across Canada, too many families are tragically losing parents, siblings and children to the opioid crisis. From downtown neighbourhoods to our most remote areas, no community has been untouched by these dangerous drugs.”

Don Davies, NDP MP for Vancouver–Kingsway, told The Early Edition’s Stephen Quinn that it’s important to keep the area affordable — for housing needs but also for small businesses.

Last year, NDP MP Don Davies said the extra year of cannabis-infused product prohibition wasn’t needed because Canadians are still likely to purchase those goods but through unregulated channels.

“We need the face of federal law to make this important and profoundly necessary change.”

On Sunday, MPs Jenny Kwan, Don Davies and Nathan Cullen held a town hall at the Aboriginal Friendship Centre to discuss the project.