After Question Period on Wednesday, NDP MP Don Davies tried to pass a motion to “immediately provide pardons for those burdened by criminal records for cannabis offences that will soon be legal.”

“NDP MPs Don Davies and Jenny Kwan have both called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to publicly denounce the Trump administration’s separation tactics and cancel the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country Agreement. “

“It was inexcusable for the Liberal government to exclude pardons from the Cannabis Act.”

“This bill is the result of the vision of two bright high school students from my riding of Vancouver Kingsway, Ana Brinkerhoff and Nika Asgari from Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School.”

Meanwhile, NDP MP Don Davies slammed the Red Chamber for making any changes to the bill.“I’m disappointed that the unelected Senate has seen fit to amend a bill that went through really rigorous examination in the House of Commons,” he said.

“What is this government’s plan to deal with these amendments so that Canadains get what they deserve: a fair and timely cannabis law?”

“In other words, to make pharmaceuticals part of our single-payer, public system. That was the considered recommendation after two years of study. As Health Minister, do you agree with this recommendation?”

“Empirically driven, peer-reviewed studies have repeatedly demonstrated that universal, single-payer pharmacare will result in national savings in the range of $7-billion to $13-billion annually.”

“From fundraising events like the Richmond-Vancouver Walk for ALS to breathtaking journeys around the top of the CN Tower, this June I challenge all Parliamentarians to push the limits and seize the day for ALS Canada.”

“Vanouver, Burnaby, the Squamish, the Tsleil-Waututh, the Coldwater Nation, and many others along the Kinder Morgan route have said no.”