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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Aug 15, 2009

700 Tunnels

Libby Davies
On our last morning in Gaza we visited the tunnels in Rafah, a 100 meters or so from the border. Driving along a dirt road there are mounds of earth on each side and makeshift tents.
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Aug 15, 2009

UNRWA

Libby Davies
Our mission to Gaza was at the invitation of UNWRA, the United Nations Works and Relief agency in Palestine. They were wonderful hosts and life for Gazans would be worse if they were not there to help
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Aug 13, 2009

24 hours in Gaza

Libby Davies
Libby Davies, MP writes of her visit to Gaza: every single person we meet, NGOs, doctors, aid workers, fishers, young women, and families, say there must be peace and a Palestinian state.
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Aug 13, 2009

Al Arish - then Gaza

Libby Davies
This is the seaside town in Egypt close to the Rafeh crossing into Gaza. A long 6 plus hour drive from Cairo.
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Aug 13, 2009

Hebron

Libby Davies
The city was divided into H1 and H2 as a result of the Oslo agreement in 1993. The oldest part of the city, also has a settlement slap bang in the middle of everything.
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Aug 12, 2009

City of Jerusalem

Libby Davies
I'm a city person and I love cities - the way they work, the way they are run, and how they grow.
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Aug 12, 2009

First day in the West Bank

Libby Davies
I have anticipated our visit to the small community of Bil'in, a village of about 1,700 people 30 minutes from Ramallah.
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Aug 10, 2009
Charihen Hannoun, 20, was hit by police with a rifle, leaving her arm in a sling. She is studying Psychology at Abu Dis University.. She is pictured here with one of the internationals who have been sleeping on the streets in solidarity with the family.

Eviction in Jerusalem

Libby Davies
As you enter Jerusalem from the Allenby bridge the vista of illegal settlements on just about every hill top is surreal.

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