Libby DAVIES

DAVIES, Libby

Personal Data

Party
New Democratic Party
Constituency
Vancouver East (British Columbia)
Birth Date
February 27, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libby_Davies
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=8edb5e32-fc50-4216-bbe1-b112eada513c&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
human resources co-ordinator

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - October 22, 2000
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • Deputy Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - February 5, 2003)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • Deputy Whip of the N.D.P. (February 1, 2000 - February 5, 2003)
  • N.D.P. House Leader (February 6, 2003 - May 25, 2011)
June 28, 2004 - November 29, 2005
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • N.D.P. House Leader (February 6, 2003 - May 25, 2011)
January 23, 2006 - September 7, 2008
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • N.D.P. House Leader (February 6, 2003 - May 25, 2011)
October 14, 2008 - March 26, 2011
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • N.D.P. House Leader (February 6, 2003 - May 25, 2011)
May 2, 2011 - August 2, 2015
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • N.D.P. House Leader (February 6, 2003 - May 25, 2011)
May 2, 2011 -
NDP
  Vancouver East (British Columbia)
  • N.D.P. House Leader (February 6, 2003 - May 25, 2011)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 5 of 467)


February 19, 2015

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House, as I have on many occasions, to present more petitions concerning the fact that every year hundreds of thousands of dogs and cats are brutally slaughtered for their fur in a number of Asian regions. These animals live in deplorable conditions. The petitioners call upon Canada to join the U.S., Australia, and the European Union in banning the import and sale of dog and cat fur. We are the only developed country without such a ban. I have about a hundred pages of petitioners' names and have now introduced thousands and thousands of these petitions. These are from metro Vancouver and Victoria, but I know that the concern is spread across the country, so I am very pleased to introduce more of these petitions today.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Petitions
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February 3, 2015

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a very special teacher in Vancouver East. Vancouver Technical Secondary School teacher Mark Reid is in the running for the $1 million Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize, given to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession. It is widely referred to as the Nobel prize for teaching.

With nominees from more than a hundred countries, Mr. Reid is in the top 50 and one of only three Canadians being considered for this prestigious award.

The global teacher prize was set up to shine a spotlight on educators and to recognize and celebrate the important role teachers play in our society. It brings to light the dedicated work that teachers do.

To Mark Reid and all teachers whose hard work and caring motivation contributes every day toward nurturing and inspiring the young minds of tomorrow, I know Parliament extends its heartfelt thanks. Keep up the wonderful work.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize
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January 30, 2015

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, they did not give us an answer as to why the Prime Minister is refusing to show up.

The first ministers are also going to talk about improving access to health care, just as a new report shows that in every province, Canadian seniors are waiting longer for medical care than the international average.

Federal leadership could help here, but only if they are at the table. Why are the Conservatives refusing to engage the premiers on the critical issue of timely access to health care?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Health
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January 30, 2015

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, first ministers are gathering a stone's throw from Parliament Hill to discuss the most pressing issues facing our country. They will discuss critical issues like how to tackle the infrastructure deficit that has left communities with gridlock and crumbling roads and bridges. Premiers will talk about inadequate water supplies and the affordable housing crisis, but the Prime Minister stubbornly refuses to come to the table.

How can the Conservatives justify that their response to these challenges is simply not showing up?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Intergovernmental Affairs
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January 30, 2015

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, the government is still not responding to the question. Why is the Prime Minister refusing to show up at the meetings with the premiers?

The premiers will also be discussing the latest case of the government quietly downloading costs onto the provinces. The Conservatives' decision to slash disaster assistance funding was made with no consultation and will leave the provinces responsible for paying almost three times more.

Why have the Conservatives refused to work with the provinces on disaster relief? Why are they leaving Canadian communities without federal help in times of crisis?

Topic:   Oral Questions
Subtopic:   Public Safety
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