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NDP MP Don Davies

NDP MP Don Davies, his party's health critic, represents Vancouver-Kingsway, B.C.

Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 14, 2024
The benefits of a national school food program are well documented and widely acknowledged, writes Don Davies. Pexels photograph by Katerina Holmes
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 14, 2024
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 14, 2024
The benefits of a national school food program are well documented and widely acknowledged, writes Don Davies. Pexels photograph by Katerina Holmes
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 24, 2023
Canada's Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured at the Ottawa Hospital, talking to staff. All levels of government must work together to ensure manageable workloads and safe workplaces, improve compensation and benefits, provide better support for mental health, and protect work-life balance for health-care workers, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 24, 2023
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 24, 2023
Canada's Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, pictured at the Ottawa Hospital, talking to staff. All levels of government must work together to ensure manageable workloads and safe workplaces, improve compensation and benefits, provide better support for mental health, and protect work-life balance for health-care workers, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | July 12, 2021
Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured Nov. 27, 2020, at a Hill press conference. It is time to make it clear that despite constant confusion about jurisdiction—often expressed by politicians themselves—health is in truth a shared jurisdiction, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | July 12, 2021
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | July 12, 2021
Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured Nov. 27, 2020, at a Hill press conference. It is time to make it clear that despite constant confusion about jurisdiction—often expressed by politicians themselves—health is in truth a shared jurisdiction, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 19, 2021
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam, pictured Jan. 5, 2021, in Ottawa.The Public Health Agency of Canada was established in 2004 after the SARS outbreak exposed massive failings in our country's public health infrastructure. The agency was specifically mandated to be Canada’s lead organization for planning and coordinating a national response to infectious diseases that pose a risk to public health. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 19, 2021
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 19, 2021
Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam, pictured Jan. 5, 2021, in Ottawa.The Public Health Agency of Canada was established in 2004 after the SARS outbreak exposed massive failings in our country's public health infrastructure. The agency was specifically mandated to be Canada’s lead organization for planning and coordinating a national response to infectious diseases that pose a risk to public health. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 17, 2021
Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured during a press briefing on the pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blamed the hollowing out of Canada’s bio-manufacturing sector on his Conservative predecessors, but the situation country faces has been decades in the making. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 17, 2021
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 17, 2021
Health Minister Patty Hajdu, pictured during a press briefing on the pandemic. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has blamed the hollowing out of Canada’s bio-manufacturing sector on his Conservative predecessors, but the situation country faces has been decades in the making. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | September 14, 2020
Former parliamentary budget office Kevin Page has stated that Canadians deserve to know they're not being gouged by vaccine supply deals and that their federal government is co-ordinating with international partners on purchases and distribution, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | September 14, 2020
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | September 14, 2020
Former parliamentary budget office Kevin Page has stated that Canadians deserve to know they're not being gouged by vaccine supply deals and that their federal government is co-ordinating with international partners on purchases and distribution, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 27, 2020
Canada's Chief Medical Officer of Health Theresa Tam, pictured in the West Block in Ottawa on April 11, 2020, speaking at that day's media briefing. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 27, 2020
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 27, 2020
Canada's Chief Medical Officer of Health Theresa Tam, pictured in the West Block in Ottawa on April 11, 2020, speaking at that day's media briefing. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 3, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on Nov. 14, 2019, in the prime minister's West Block office. Mr. Davies says Mr. Singh has written to the prime minister and other opposition leaders seeking input on the NDP's pharmacare private member's bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 3, 2020
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 3, 2020
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and New Democratic Party leader Jagmeet Singh, pictured on Nov. 14, 2019, in the prime minister's West Block office. Mr. Davies says Mr. Singh has written to the prime minister and other opposition leaders seeking input on the NDP's pharmacare private member's bill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 29, 2019
It’s inaccurate for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor to say that the federal government has no responsibility for the new breast cancer screening guidelines, writes NDP critic Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 29, 2019
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 29, 2019
It’s inaccurate for Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor to say that the federal government has no responsibility for the new breast cancer screening guidelines, writes NDP critic Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 4, 2019
Some 32 per cent of Canadians have no dental insurance at all, and six million Canadians avoid visiting the dentist every year due to cost. Unsurprisingly, this hurts poor and marginalized Canadians the most. Canada's most vulnerable people have the highest rates of dental decay and disease, but the worst access to this much needed service, writes NDP MP Don Davies. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 4, 2019
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 4, 2019
Some 32 per cent of Canadians have no dental insurance at all, and six million Canadians avoid visiting the dentist every year due to cost. Unsurprisingly, this hurts poor and marginalized Canadians the most. Canada's most vulnerable people have the highest rates of dental decay and disease, but the worst access to this much needed service, writes NDP MP Don Davies. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | June 4, 2018
Canada's federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured in a Hill scrum. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | June 4, 2018
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | June 4, 2018
Canada's federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured in a Hill scrum. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 18, 2018
Alberta announced last year it would expand its program to allow first responders to administer naloxone by injection, the antidote to an opioid overdose. NDP health critic Don Davies writes Canadian governments have easily spent more than $1-billion dealing with the opioid crisis. Government of Alberta photograph by Chris Schwarz
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 18, 2018
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | April 18, 2018
Alberta announced last year it would expand its program to allow first responders to administer naloxone by injection, the antidote to an opioid overdose. NDP health critic Don Davies writes Canadian governments have easily spent more than $1-billion dealing with the opioid crisis. Government of Alberta photograph by Chris Schwarz
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 5, 2018
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured recently on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 5, 2018
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | February 5, 2018
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, pictured recently on Parliament Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | January 22, 2018
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Liberal MP Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. Bill Blair announce launched a public consultation on the proposed regulatory approach for the proposed Cannabis Act on Nov. 21, 2017. When the Liberals promised Canadians cannabis legalization in the last election, Canadians understood legalization to mean the end of criminalization, the end of stigmatization, and the end of the prohibitionist approach to cannabis, writes Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | January 22, 2018
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | January 22, 2018
Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor and Liberal MP Bill Blair, parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. Bill Blair announce launched a public consultation on the proposed regulatory approach for the proposed Cannabis Act on Nov. 21, 2017. When the Liberals promised Canadians cannabis legalization in the last election, Canadians understood legalization to mean the end of criminalization, the end of stigmatization, and the end of the prohibitionist approach to cannabis, writes Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | November 15, 2017
The office of Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette, left, this fall released a report estimating that a universal pharmacare plan would result in a net savings of $4.2-billion per year to Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | November 15, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | November 15, 2017
The office of Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette, left, this fall released a report estimating that a universal pharmacare plan would result in a net savings of $4.2-billion per year to Canadians. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | May 8, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | May 8, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | May 8, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | March 6, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | March 6, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | March 6, 2017
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | June 6, 2016
As the Health Accord negotiations approach, Canadians and parliamentarians have rare opportunity envision the kind of public health care system we want, and to work to achieve it. It's time to heed Tommy Douglas' advice and act on it, writes NDP MP Don Davies. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | June 6, 2016
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | June 6, 2016
As the Health Accord negotiations approach, Canadians and parliamentarians have rare opportunity envision the kind of public health care system we want, and to work to achieve it. It's time to heed Tommy Douglas' advice and act on it, writes NDP MP Don Davies. Photograph courtesy of Library and Archives Canada
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | May 9, 2016
In recent years, New Democrats have proposed multiple strategies to improve the eating habits of Canadians, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | May 9, 2016
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | May 9, 2016
In recent years, New Democrats have proposed multiple strategies to improve the eating habits of Canadians, writes NDP MP Don Davies. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | March 7, 2016
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | March 7, 2016
Opinion | BY NDP MP DON DAVIES | March 7, 2016