About Libby Davies

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Welcome to my website!

This website has an extensive array of 18 years of archival material from the Canadian Parliament – where I served as an MP from 1997-2015.

In addition the website includes information about my recent publication of “Outside In: A Political Memoir” (published May 2019). You can order the book from Amazon or from your favourite local independent bookstore. Read more about the book here.

Outside In is also now available as an ebook and was released as an audio book in January 2021.

You’ll also find a list of media articles and reviews of the book and other current affairs that I continue to be involved with.

I periodically update my Blog with reflections and news about upcoming activities.

I can be contacted for speaking engagement or other enquires via the contact form.

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Here is what people are saying about “Outside In”

In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity.  Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

For more see Between The Lines.

Libby’s bio

Libby Davies has been a social activist for 45 plus years and began as a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 1972. She was elected to Vancouver City Council for 5 consecutive terms, 1982-1993. As the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East for six consecutive terms, 1997-2015, she became NDP House Leader, (2003-2011) and Deputy Leader (2007-2015). Libby continues to be an outspoken advocate for human rights, housing, peace, and social justice. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2016.

Libby was appointed to the board of governors of Vancouver Community College in 2018, and serves as Vice Chair. She is also a board member and Vice Chair, of the Portland Hotel Community Services Society (PHS).

She is the author of “Outside In: A Political Memoir” (May 2019, published by Between The Lines, Toronto) and is a frequent public speaker on progressive transformative change and its relationship to politics. Libby is currently writing a new book.

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