“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.”

B.C. New Democrat health critic Don Davies made the call in a blistering speech in the House of Commons during debate on Bill C-37, the Liberal government’s legislative response to the crisis.

“From pharmacare to mental health to meeting the needs of our aging population, it is time to renew medicare for the 21st century. Will the Liberal government commit to fulfill its responsibility to protect and enhance our public health care system under the Canada Health Act?”

“My question is this. Will the Liberal government put an immediate stop to these unacceptable violations of the Canada Health Act or will we just see more ignoring of the principles of the Canada Health Act, as with the previous Harper government?”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2016 LIBERAL GOVERNMENT MUST CONSIDER THE AGING POPULATION IN A NEW HEALTH ACCORD OTTAWA — The NDP is asking the Liberal government to consider recommendations made by the Canadian Medical Association to include a health care strategy for seniors and funding for such a strategy in the agreement that is currently […]

I wholeheartedly support this Bill that endeavours to encourage more Canadians to undergo first aid training by offering a tax credit for those who partake in the courses.

Don highlights the need to reduce the Conservative cuts to the number of food safety inspectors at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to keep our food safe for consumption

“This kind of blood collection endangers the safety and sustainability of Canada’s life-saving blood supply,” Davies said.

NDP health critic Don Davies is calling on Health Minister Jane Philpott to close the country’s first paid-donor blood clinic in Saskatoon. “Blood must always be considered a public resource, not a private one for exploitation and profit,” Davies told reporters in Ottawa Monday.