Research Investment in Coronavirus

Feb 14, 2020

    Effective today, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is launching an accelerated research response to contribute to global efforts to contain the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak. CIHR has made $6.5M available to mobilize Canada’s health researchers to join the international fight against the coronavirus. 

    This funding will improve our understanding of how the virus has spread to humans, and promote the development and evaluation of diagnostic tools and vaccines. 

    Vancouver MP tables bill proposing national school food program for all

    Feb 7, 2020

      A new private members bill hopes to make a free, or close-to-free, nutritious school lunch a daily reality for children across Canada. 

      Vancouver Kingsway MP Don Davies, the federal NDP health critic, introduced the School Food Program for Children Act on Tuesday. 

      Let’s work together to make pharmacare a reality: NDP MP Davies

      Feb 3, 2020

        In this minority Parliament, Canada’s New Democrats plan to push universal pharmacare to the top of the agenda. We are calling on all parties to help us fast-tack this long-overdue expansion of our public health-care system because Canadians cannot afford to wait.

        ‘Small but mighty’: New Democrats say they’re up to the task as MPs pile on critic jobs

        Dec 4, 2019

        The NDP’s lead critics say they’re feeling good about their “small but mighty” caucus, which they say can bring change in a minority government and attention to their “critical work” by hammering home the party’s “widely popular” priorities.

        B.C. MP urging Trudeau government to lay out its plan to address forced, coerced sterilizations of women

        Nov 21, 2019

        Veteran B.C. MP Don Davies is calling for the Trudeau government to lay out the steps it is taking to address allegations of forced and coerced sterilizations of women in Canada.

        Senator urges Trudeau to include ending forced, coerced sterilizations of women in mandate letters

        Nov 12, 2019

        Veteran NDP MP Don Davies, who sat on the health committee as his party’s health critic, said Tuesday that addressing forced and coerced sterilization amounts to “serious unfinished business.”

        Finally, a Campaign Promise with Teeth in It

        Jun 24, 2019

        In an interview, Davies said, “I’ve long thought that dental care was a serious omission from our universal health care system that doesn’t make any sense from a public health or social justice point of view.”