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Monday, Jun. 28, 2004

Davies, Libby

British Columbia, Vancouver East, New Democratic Party

· First elected as Member of Parliament for Vancouver East in 1997; re-elected in 2000

· Serves as the federal NDP spokesperson for Citizenship and Immigration; Human Resources Development Canada; Social Policy; Housing and Homelessness

· Also is the NDP House Leader and coordinates the political work of the NDP Caucus

· A community activist for Vancouver East for over 30 years

· With her late husband, Bruce Eriksen, were key figures in the formation of the Downtown Eastside Residents’ Association (DERA) in 1973

· In 10 years of community organizing, developed her strong grassroots approach to working with people and diverse communities

· Elected to Vancouver City Council in 1992 and served five consecutive terms, involved in every community issue, from protecting community services to developing affordable housing, fighting for parks and working for the elimination of poverty

· From 1994 to 1997, worked with the Hospital Employees’ Union serving in the role of Ombudsperson for Human Rights, as well as Complaints Investigator, and Coordinator of Human Resources

· An outspoken advocate for drug policy reforms to stop the criminalization of drug users and the harm caused by Canada’s prohibitionist policies

· Has received awards from organizations including the Vancouver and District Labour Council and the YMCA recognizing her lifelong fight for social justice and equality

· Born in 1953 in England; came to Canada in 1968

· Mother of a son

· Lives with her partner, Kimberly Elliott.

Other Vancouver East candidates:

Party L E T
Liberal 0 135 135
Cons. 0 99 99
BQ 0 54 54
NDP 0 19 19
Other 0 1 1
Total 0 308 308
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