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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Jun 9, 2008

Federal Health Minister gets dose of Insite

Libby Davies
No matter where Tony Clement turns, or what he reads, Insite is there. It's been a top news story all over the country, and new Insite supporters are announcing themselves every day.
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Dec 13, 2007

The Pickton verdict is in, but change still needed

Libby Davies
Over the weekend, the verdict came in: Robert Pickton was convicted of six counts of Second Degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 25 years.
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Nov 28, 2007

Politics of fear: Harper's 'war on drugs'

Libby Davies
The Conservative government has taken another big step in its ideological drive for a "tough on crime" law and order agenda. This time it's Bill C-26, an Act to amend the Controlled Drug and Substanc
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Jun 12, 2007

Sex work: the Charter v. the Criminal Code

Libby Davies
Sex workers are challenging the legitimacy of the Criminal Code's rules on prostitution using the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. As we saw with same-sex marriage, groundbreaking court challenges and
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Apr 3, 2007

Anti-scab legislation killed

Libby Davies
On March 21, the Liberals broke their promise to vote for legislation banning scabs. At Stéphane Dion's urging, 52 Liberals joined with the Harper Conservatives to defeat Bill C-257. This
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Jan 23, 2007

Sex workers require better protection

Libby Davies
The tragedy of the missing women from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside is far reaching. For many there and beyond there is a sense of loss and grief as people face the enormity of what has taken place.
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Sep 7, 2006

INSITE takes on Conservatives

Libby Davies
Last week, in an uncharacteristic move, the Conservative government was forced to bow to public pressure and allow INSITE, North America's first safe injection facility for Intravenous Drug Users, to
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Jul 28, 2006

U.S. peace activists appreciate our support

Libby Davies
It is wonderful to see the level of commitment, organization and detail of American peace activists. They are so appreciative of support from Canada. They have a daunting task here in the U.S., and i
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Sep 27, 2005

Helen Clark: Leadership for real!

Libby Davies
I followed with keen interest the outcome of the recent New Zealand national election and jumped for joy when I heard it looks like Labour's Helen Clark will again be Prime Minister in a Coalition go

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