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Mr Don DAVIES (Canada)

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New Democratic Party of Canada

Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association
CA - K1A 0A6 - Ottawa


Working language: English


In the political groups

In the Assembly

  • since 23/01/2023 Representative - Canada
  • from 16/04/2020 to 22/01/2023 Substitute - Canada
  • from 18/04/2016 to 20/01/2019 Representative - Canada
  • from 04/05/2012 to 24/01/2016 Representative - Canada
  • from 23/01/2012 to 04/05/2012 Substitute - Canada

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)


Last speeches

22/06/2023 | 20:03:20 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) In Ancient Greece, an “Olympic Truce” allowed athletes and spectators to travel to and from the Olympic Games in complete safety. Wars were halted during the Games, creating peace during the period of competition. I believe everyone in this Chamber hopes that this profound spirit might manifest itself today. In its absence, we ask ourselves whether athletes from Russia and Belarus ought to be banned from Olympic participation to express our... 21/06/2023 | 18:37:56 Dear colleagues, In Canada, we believe that diversity is our strength. Newcomers, both migrants and refugees, bring their skills, perspectives, and cultural practices to Canada, benefitting our country as a whole. As Canadians, we can relate with what Mr Domagoj HAJDUKOVIĆ's report highlights: integrating migrants is not only just, but "a long-term investment in human capital," with highly beneficial dividends. I will share with you just a few initiatives taken in Canada that match some of... 20/06/2023 | 19:32:46 Colleagues, It’s a privilege to rise today to discuss a topic that affects us all: public health emergencies and universal approaches to multilateralism and health care. The Covid-19 pandemic showed that infectious disease knows no borders. That’s why global equity in access to health services and therapeutics is crucial. As the rapporteur notes, the pandemic revealed “gross inequities” unfortunately, in access to essential health care supplies and therapeutics. Vaccines against Covid-19... 14/10/2022 | 13:21:00 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Honourable colleagues: As parliamentarians, we must always be sensitive to the potential for discrimination in public policies. In the context of our transition away from pandemic emergency measures to a “new normal” of longer-term public health policies, it is critically important that these policies respect both science and individual rights. Over the past two and a half years, we have collectively lived through one of the largest real-time... 14/10/2022 | 10:44:48 Dear colleagues, It is my pleasure to rise to address a critical and globally relevant issue: the future of work. Although all societies have faced a constant evolution of work practices for centuries, we have seen an accelerated rate of transformation in the last decade, and uniquely over the past two years as a result of the COVID‑19 pandemic. Traditionally, the examination of the future of work has concentrated on its technological aspect. Most recently, this has focussed on how automation...