Don Davies

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Andrew Weaver praises those who plan to demonstrate at Vancouver City Hall against anti-immigrant views

... and honestly addressed so we can move forward on the path towards equality together." Weaver's comments came after similar statements had been issued by...

Opposition stands behind former MP accusing Health Canada of gutting drug safety law

The federal Conservatives and NDP are calling on Health Minister Jane Philpott to look in on her department's handling of Vanessa's Law, one day after...

Calls for Vancouver to stop an anti-immigration rally ahead of ...

Two demonstrations are scheduled to converge on Vancouver city hall this Saturday (August 19).and more »...

BC MP says feds need to move faster on fisheries legislation

While the federal government is taking public input on potential changes to the Fisheries Act, the NDP fisheries critic says those changes aren't coming soon...

Former MP Blair Wilson wins $125K in damages

According to the judge's decision, Tyabji went to Marissen to warn him that damaging information about the Liberal MP may be coming out only after...

Brighton and Hove Conservative leader urges party to target young voters

Even the relatively moderate Labour governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown left us unprepared when the financial crash of 2008 threw a rather large...

How Hammond could raise his ratings

He watered down some of these policies in Cabinet committee, which incurred the frustration of Nick Timothy, then May's co-Chief of Staff, only to see...

Future of Fraser River's 2nd largest sockeye population unclear 3 years after mining disaster

When the dam at the Mount Polley mine collapsed in August of 2014, it spilled 24 million cubic metres of mine waste into Quesnel Lake,...

Lack of charges in Mount Polley disaster 'a crime': NDP critic

NDP fisheries critic Fin Donnelly and Jacinda Mack of the Xat'sull First Nation speak at a press conference on the third anniversary of the Mount...

Jewish Insider's Daily Insider: July 28, 2017

Blakeman worked hard to avoid mentioning President Donald Trump to the largely wealthy and politically conservative congregation – which wasn't easy for the political comedian..

Ruth Davidson, the Conservatives' northern star

Though not as dour as Gordon Brown, Ms Davidson exudes an admirable disdain for such southern decadence. She points out that these are serious times:...

Where Vancouver leads in LGBT progress: Local politicians make history in Canada

It's well known that the first openly gay Canadian MP was the NDP's Svend Robinson. The long-time Burnaby-Douglas parliamentarian was first elected in 1979 and...

Debating Big Philanthropy: Criticisms of The Givers—and My Responses

A last point: Along with Alice O'Connor and other reviewers, Eisenberg faults The Givers for its tepid recommendations, writing that it's not “courageous in tone,...

BC NDP cabinet includes bright minds, but there are still political potholes to avoid

Giving a respected human rights advocate an influential position—like former MP Libby Davies or immigration lawyer Zool Suleman or former human-rights commissioner Harinder Mahil or...

Majority of Bloc Québécois MPs question leader Martine Ouellet's judgment

(subscription) (subscription)Bloc Québécois MPs hold a press conference on Parliament Hill on June 7 to express their support for former acting leader Rhéal Fortin,...

If The Election Continues On This Path

HuffPost UK - The Conservatives Will Steam Roller Everyone ElseHuffPost UKThe discussion had some echoes of focus groups about Gordon Brown in Spring 2007 -...

Toronto council votes to push for federal ban on shark fin imports ...

Shark finning” in Canadian waters has been illegal since 1994, but the sale and importation of shark fins is not.and more »...

General election 2017: Labour pledges to build 1m new homes

Labour councils have built on average 2,577 new homes between 2010 and this year, compared with 1,679 in Conservative-led areas, according to a Labour-commissioned study...

Why Women Have Been Shut Out Of The Rock Hall Of Fame, And How To Change That

Still others like Courtney Love's badass grunge-rock band Hole, Kim Gordon with Sonic Youth, Sinéad O'Connor, and Björk are more than worthy of induction into...

John Horgan, other NDP politicians, and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan name their favourite Canadian films

Standing beside Heyman, Vancouver Kingsway NDP MP Don Davies quipped that The Barbarian Invasions "may even be timely" today, given that Kellie Leitch and Kevin...

FactCheck Q&A: the snap election

GQ.com... the government. But it can't have escaped her notice that the Conservatives also have a sizeable lead over Labour in the polls. ... But...

BC election 2017: Vancouver-Kingsway riding

She now runs a small business. In the 2011 federal election, Nguyen was the Conservative candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway, losing to New Democrat Don Davies. NDP's...

Who loses the BC election could be almost as interesting as who wins

Another potential candidate who would attract a lot of labour support is Don Davies, the MP for Vancouver Kingsway. He's given no indication that he's...

Brad Trost Pitches '100 Per Cent' Conservatism. And He Really Wants Your Attention

Trost says then-chief government whip Gordon O'Connor also warned him in that meeting not to bring forth an anti-abortion private member's bill. “And I told...

Xavier Barsalou-Duval défend son adjoint et rejette les rumeurs de division

... Barsalou-Duval. Louis-Philippe Dubois, qui était l'adjoint de M. Barsalou-Duval, a dû rembourser une partie de ses frais de téléphone à la demande de la...

BC Votes 2017: Vancouver-Kensington riding profile

She hoped to make the jump to federal politics, but the lost the race to replace Libby Davies as the NDP's Vancouver East nominee to...

CHEERS & JEERS: Isles pick up Luc Robitaille Trophy

The Egmont Conservative Association is hosting the event at Credit Union Place in Summerside where roasters will include former premier Pat Binns, former federal Defense...

Former MP Gail Shea to be roasted

Roasters include former P.E.I. premier Pat Binns, Peter MacKay, former federal cabinet member, Ron MacKinley, former P.E.I. MLA, and New Brunswick MP Tilly O'Neill-Gordon, as...

Shea to be roasted

The event, organized by the Egmont Conservative association, will feature friends and former co-workers of Shea's roasting the past federal cabinet minister. Roasters include Pat...

Ouellet named first female leader of Bloc Quebecois

Bloc caucus president Louis Plamondon said he was pleased to have Ouellet as the first ever female leader of the party. He added that he...

Libby Davies: Next NDP leader must present principled alternative to right-wing populism

(blog) (blog)Like many, I have been giving thought to the NDP leadership race and sorting through what it is I'm looking for in a...

Dec. 31: Bells of the New Year. Plus other letters to the editor

And Bloc Québécois Leader Louis Plamondon is also correct that tax credits give lots of public money as subsidies. And former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre...

Company boss who gave £930000 to Tory party receives knighthood

David Ord, who becomes a knight in the new year, is a co-owner of Bristol ports and a member of the Conservative party's Leaders' Group,...

Ondaatje, Kaspi, Ignatieff among 100 Order of Canada honorees

Libby Davies, former NDP MP for Vancouver East, is honoured for her defence of social justice and “long-standing commitment to helping marginalized people.” Among those...

Why Theresa May should call an election in 2017

After recent by-elections, it's clear that the Liberal Democrats only pose a limited threat to the Conservatives in heavily Remain-voting parts of the country like...

Supreme Court roundup

Democrats allowed Dubya Bush to replace two USSC conservatives with conservatives, and Republicans allowed Obama to replace two liberals with liberals. (Sandra Day O'Connor also...

What to buy with your book voucher: May we recommend...

Charlotte Gordon's latest deep-dive is a wholly original dual biography. Romantic .... Nuala O'Connor. Ferenji is the debut short-story collection from Helena Mulkerns, a former...

Most opposition parties favour a return to per-vote subsidy amid cash-for-access controversy

But the New Democrats, the Bloc Québécois and the Greens all argue that it was an equitable and ethical mechanism for ensuring that political parties...

A Conservative crime wave: Mirror Politics morning briefing

Stealth taxes were the favourite ruse of Gordon Brown and George Osborne. Philip Hammond proved he is no exception when he raised insurance tax in...

NDP asks PM Justin Trudeau to review lawsuits against Richmond MP Joe Peschisolido

“These are serious allegations, and I would call on the prime minister to start looking into this,” Vancouver NDP MP Don Davies said in an...

NDP tries to fast-track bill to make supervised injection sites easier to open

The NDP failed to get unanimous consent to speed up the passage of a Liberal bill that would make it easier for communities to open...

Louis Plamondon sera candidat aux prochaines élections fédérales

Cependant, le député fédéral ne souhaite pas que Martine Ouellet continue de siéger en tant que députée provinciale indépendante de Vachon à l'Assemblée nationale à...

Opinion: BC NDP MPs warn Justin Trudeau about pipeline decision

B.C. NDP Members of Parliament Kennedy Stewart, Rachel Blaney, Richard Cannings, Nathan Cullen, Don Davies, Fin Donnelly, Randall Garrison, Gord Johns, Peter Julian, Jenny Kwan,...

House of Commons votes down Port Moody-Coquitlam MP's bill

The NDP MP for Port Moody-Coquitlam says he's disappointed with this week's vote on his private member's bill but also buoyed by the support he...

Reading the minds of NDP MPs in the wake of a pipeline announcement

(blog) (blog)Peter Julian: "I can win the federal leadership and become prime minister with an NDP minority government in 2019. And it's all thanks...

Libby Davies still tries to beat back cynicism

Nearly a year after leaving federal politics, Libby Davies is in a reflective mood. The former NDP MP and city councillor told the Georgia Straight...

The Guardian view on parliamentary retirements: a place for the grey-haired on the green benches

John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown all passed this way before him, joining the Elysian fields circuit, never to return to active politics. Yet...

Cards-N-Time: Desegregation II

Ten years after Brown, Mississippi was the only state that had not desegregated its public schools below the college level, though desegregation had barely started...

John Major gave us a golden Olympics – what will David Cameron's legacy be?

It will be the first big account from Gordon Brown's side of the Blair-Brown rivalry of the New Labour period. But it will also offer...

The summer of Sandra Day O'Connor, then and now

But Sandra Day O'Connor was ready for her luck. She demonstrated ... O'Connor appeared an unlikely contender. She was a ..... After she retired in...