This video tells the incredible story of the struggle thalidomide survivors in Canada, who have sought justice after decades of neglect by the federal government. I was honoured to work on this issue with the Thalidomide Victims’ Association of Canada — including presenting a motion to Parliament, that passed unanimously in December 2014. [ read more…]
B.C.’s electoral referendum has begun, giving British Columbians the opportunity to choose a stronger, more democratic system of electing government.
We care deeply about this referendum because of our decades of work on civic engagement, human rights, environmental justice and equity. [ read more…]
Over the decades, I’ve run in nine Vancouver civic elections, winning five. But, as a long time voter, this latest election on October 20 was one to remember.
Into the wee hours of the morning we waited doggedly for the last polls to come in — hanging out at the legendary Polynesian bar room in the basement of the Waldorf Hotel on Vancouver’s Eastside, desperate to see who would be mayor. [ read more…]
The piece was originally posted on rabble.ca – November 2 2017.
So, every time the curtain falls
Every time the curtain falls on some forgotten life
It is because we all stood by, silent and indifferent
A few mindful lyrics from Roger Waters’ latest album, Is This the Life We Really Want?, draws us to be present and not absent from what happens around us. [ read more…]
September 21, 2016, Presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Watch the video of Libby’s interview with Jackie Wong here.
Libby Davies has a long and storied history working in East Vancouver politics and community organizing.
Her history as a strong community activist for Vancouver began over forty years ago. [ read more…]
Reposted from rabble.ca – originally published May 24, 2010
Editor’s note: The following exclusive interview, recorded by rabble.ca, took place between Libby Davies, MP for Vancouver East, and Marc and Jodie Emery in January 2010 in Vancouver, days before his extradition was expected to take place. [ read more…]
It’s ironic, and typical, that as INSITE celebrates its 10th anniversary of successful operation in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the Conservative government in Ottawa is still railing against Safe Injection Sites and no doubt has Bill C-65 ready to go when Parliament returns October 16. [ read more…]
Canadians now face and seem to accept worse health, more disability and higher health costs on Canada Health Day.
It is ironic that in advance of Canada Health Day (May 12th) – a day to honor and celebrate public health initiatives that help keep Canadians healthy – that the Federal Government defeated Bill C-460 in parliament on Tuesday. [ read more…]