Don Davies was first elected as the NDP MP for Vancouver Kingsway in 2008. He has been named the party’s critic for health.
Between 2011 and 2015 Davies served as the Official Opposition Critic for Health, for International Trade and for Citizenship and Immigration. Before the party’s election as official opposition, he was the NDP critic for Public Safety and National Security.
Davies has a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a degree in law from the University of Alberta. Before entering politics he worked as a lawyer, labour representative and policy advisor. Davies worked as the Director of Legal Resources for Teamsters Canada (Local 31) for over 15 years. He focuses on human resources practices, occupational health and safety and employment standards.
He had previously been the Executive Assistant (Policy and Communications) for the leader of Alberta’s official opposition.
Davies has been involved in many community groups including Lawyers for Social Responsibility. In 2010 he served as an election observer in the Philippines. He also traveled on the 2013 Official State Visit to China with the Governor General in 2013.
Every year since 2010 Davies has hosted the Create Your Canada contest. The contest allows one winning high school student to fly to Ottawa and watch Davies present their policy idea as a bill in Parliament.
He is married to Sheryl Palm, a speech pathologist at BC’s Children’s Hospital. they have three children and one grandchild.