Vancouver’s new progressive city council embodies an exciting opportunity

Originally posted on October 22, 2018

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…]

SFU Lecture: Reflection of a life in politics


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…]

Marc Emery: An interview before U.S. prison

Reposted from – originally published May 24, 2010

Editor’s note: The following exclusive interview, recorded by, 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…]

Marking the 10th Anniversary of INSITE

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…]

An Intern’s Reflections on the Power of Community

In December, I had the privilege of ending my internship placement with Libby by visiting her riding, Vancouver East. From delivering doughnuts to Vancouver’s postal workers at 6 a.m. to attending the release of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report, I accompanied Libby to a number of meetings with diverse communities. [ read more…]