Libby 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 »...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Canada: Greens make history by backing Israel boycott

The outgoing NDP chief had a notorious dust-up in 2010 with his then fellow deputy leader Libby Davies, who said she personally supported BDS against...

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- Genuine Order ViagraTuscola Today (subscription)Opposition say law ′unbelievable′ The NDP Health Critic Libby Davies says it is "unbelievable" Liam McKnight can′t get the...

Green Party of Canada takes historic step of supporting BDS campaign against Israel

... NDP MPs who had previously been outspoken advocates of Palestinian rights have been quieter in recent years under Mulcair's leadership. The outgoing NDP chief...

How an 'unflinching gaze' on missing and murdered Indigenous women might move Canada forward

The first use in the House of Commons of the phrase "missing and murdered" in reference to Aboriginal women was recorded on March 22, 2004,...

Trudeau government and health care funding

“After promising Canadians that they would invest billions more in health care, the Liberals are instead going ahead with Conservative cuts to health transfers,” said...

Chilliwack MP's spending sixth highest out of 26 in Lower Mainland ...

Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl's expenditures were second highest in the last fiscal year out of the 10 Lower Mainland/Fraser Valley Members of Parliament ...and more »...

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NorthumberlandView.ca (press release) (registration) (blog)“After promising Canadians that they would invest billions more in health care, the Liberals are instead going ahead with Conservative cuts...

Ottawa looks to reclaim 'lost opportunity' in Beijing bank

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP, for example, sees the AIIB as “a positive, competitive counterweight to the World Bank. We urge the Liberal government to pursue...

Seeing things differently...

Previous politically-driven attempts to change the lyrics of 'O Canada' have not succeeded, including those of NDP MPs Svend Robinson and Libby Davies, who, like...

Morneau says commitment to health care remains, although not in budget

But NDP health critic Don Davies says the omissions constitute a "completely broken promise." "During the last campaign, the Liberals told Canadians they would invest...

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Let's just be straight with people and be honest." He said the decision was what was best for his family, his constituents and the party...

Nathan Cullen Won't Run For Federal NDP Leadership

OTTAWA — Veteran NDP MP Nathan Cullen was seen as a front-runner to succeed Tom Mulcair as party leader, but not any more. Cullen announced...

GM food labelling: legislation needed to avoid…

(subscription)NDP health critic Don Davies stressed consumers have a right to know about what's in their food. He said GM food and ingredient have...

GM fish OK'd for sale

NDP health critic Don Davies is questioning a decision by Health Canada, to allow a U.S. company to sell genetically-modified fish to Canadians. No label...

Genetically-modified fish could cause 'consumer confusion'

The thought of Canadians potentially eating genetically-modified salmon without knowing it doesn't sit well with Vancouver-Kingsway MP Don Davies, the NDP's health critic. "I know...

Justin Trudeau apologises again as 'elbowgate' darkens 'sunny ways' image

Dan Davies, a former labor lawyer turned New Democrat, demanded consequences, arguing that no workplace in Canada would allow an employee to be physically moved...

Canadian regulator approves sale of genetically modified salmon

NDP Health critic Don Davies said his party believes Ottawa must move to make labelling mandatory. “If it is safe … then labelling should not...

Women walk across militarized Korean border to bring new peace to old conflict

(blog) (blog)"We want a Canadian to be part of this historic women's initiative, and you we can trust,” she said. I jumped at the...

Dan Davies wins Liberal nomination in Peace River North

Both Davies and Ackerman ran and lost to Pimm for the party's nomination in 2009. A large riding encompassing the northeast corner of B.C., Peace...

Kamloops high schoolers lobbying to lower voting age

“They're thinking about it,” Reid says. “I'm leaving this up to the students, I don't want to make decisions on where we go with this...

BC Liberal candidate battles backlash over 'racist' tweets

The tweets, many of which were directed at NDP affiliates and supporters, have been described as racist and in poor taste by critics. ... In...

Lower voting age to 16 in BC, Green Party argues

At the federal level, an NDP MP representing Vancouver filed a private members bill earlier this year suggesting an amendment to the Canada Elections Act.

BC Green leader wants to lower voting age to 16

Andrew Weaver has tabled a private member's bill in the B.C. legislature to lower the voter age from 18 to 16. He says sixteen year...

Should 16-year-olds be allowed to vote?

VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – They can drive, join the army and get married, but 16-year-olds in BC can't vote. BC's lone Green MLA Andrews Weaver...

Better food, better health

(subscription) (subscription)Recent evidence suggests that Canada isn't doing nearly enough to help Canadians appropriately balance their diets. A report released in April singled out...

BC drives national life-and-death debate

Don Davies (Vancouver Kingsway, NDP): “If we do not have legislation in place by the June 6 date given by the Supreme Court, then we...

MP tries again to make anthem include Canada's daughters

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair did not support the idea then, but a year later, NDP deputy leader Libby Davies introduced a private members' bill that...

Terry Glavin: The left confronts its antisemitism

A classic Canadian case involved former New Democratic Party deputy leader Libby Davies' jumbled commentary during an interview following an anti-Israel protest in Vancouver in...

Glavin: The British Left's run-in with anti-semitism a stern warning for NDP

A classic Canadian case involved former New Democratic Party deputy leader Libby Davies' jumbled commentary during an interview following an anti-Israel protest in Vancouver in...

Housing forum in Vancouver focuses on sending a message to BC Liberals

“Housing is a commodity, but it's more than that, housing is a necessity. We're not trading stocks, we're not trading basketballs or running shoes, we're...

After Mulcair, what's next for the NDP?

(blog) (blog)Around the same time, Mulcair slammed NDP MP Libby Davies for her position on BDS: “To say that you're personally in favour of...

Canada: Climate justice movement shakes the NDP

In reaction, other New Democrats, led by former MPs Craig Scott and Libby Davies, mobilised in support of a proposal to postpone a direct endorsement...

Naomi Klein-inspired 'Leap Manifesto' shakes up Canadian left

iNewsToday (press release) (registration) (blog)They voted overwhelmingly, in the face of vehement opposition by the NDP's revered Alberta leader Premier Rachel Notley, to endorse the...

The NDP Convention: A Leap to the Left?

In the lead up to the NDP convention, Manifesto co-author Avi Lewis, former MPs Craig Scott and Libby Davies, and others brokered a compromise plan...

Local MP pushing for national pharmacare

That's because unlike other nations, we don't buy our drugs in bulk — and NDP MP Don Davies says we should rethink that policy. “We're...