Libby Davies

Libby served five terms as a Vancouver City Councillor before being elected as Member of Parliament for Vancouver East in 1997. Re-elected for her fourth term in 2008, Libby is the Deputy Leader of the NDP, and has served as NDP House Leader since 2003. She is the federal NDP Spokesperson for Drug Policy Reform and Solicitation Laws.

With over 30 years of community activism, Libby has received awards from organizations such as the Capital Xtra's Community Achievement Award for Political Activist of the Year, the YMCA Peace Medal Award, the Vancouver and District Labour Council's Syd Thompson Award, and most recently, the Justice Gerald LeDain Award for Achievement in the Field of Law, for her work on drug policy.

Born in 1953 in England, Libby came to Canada in 1968. She moved to Vancouver in 1969 and has one son, Lief Eriksen. She lives with her partner, Kimberly Elliott.

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May 24, 2010
Marc Emery: An interview by Libby Davies

Marc Emery: An interview before U.S. prison

Libby Davies
Vancouver's 'Prince of Pot' appears in court Monday in the U.S. for a plea hearing. A contemplative Emery spoke earlier this year about his extradition and five-year prison sentence.
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Jan 18, 2010

Hunger Strike Relay Day 7 - Thank you

Libby Davies
As I head back to Ottawa for our federal NDP caucus meeting on Monday, and then back to the un-Parliament Jan. 25 (screw the locked doors!), I commit to do everything I can to get Bill C304 passed.
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Jan 15, 2010

Hunger Strike Day 5 -- Dealers and memory lane

Libby Davies
Although I'm pretty immersed in the Hunger Strike Relay to End Homelessness, and what's going on here, I keep thinking about what's happening in Haiti.
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Jan 14, 2010

Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay, Week 55, Day 4

Libby Davies
It's just common sense that decent housing means quality of life for each and every one of us. And that's why it is so frighteningly appalling, that housing ISN'T a priority for the feds.
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Jan 13, 2010

Hunger Strike Relay - Week 55, Day 3

Libby Davies
I continue to gather support for Bill C304 -- the Bill for a National Housing strategy. Folks ask if it is really possible to get this Bill approved and I reply -- YES!
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Jan 12, 2010

Hunger Relay, Week 55, Day 2

Libby Davies
Today -- day two of my hunger strike relay -- we spent the first half hour outside the Carnegie Center, trying to avoid the cold and rain, wrestling to put up a small tent cover.

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