CPAC Panel - Coronavirus

CPAC Panel - Coronavirus

    For the first time there are more new COVID-19 cases outside of China than within China. This is a concerning development. Canadians deserve clear answers from their government on its plans to deal with a potential outbreak here in Canada.

    Research Investment in Coronavirus

    Research Investment in Coronavirus

      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

      Vancouver MP tables bill proposing national school food program for all

        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

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

          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

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

          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

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

          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

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

          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

          Finally, a Campaign Promise with Teeth in It

          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.”