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  • Her favourite word is aboriginal.

NDP MP for Churchill (Manitoba)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 51.10% of the vote.

Today

Posted on Twitter Solidarity with women and men calling for a National Inquiry into #MMIW in front of MB legislature #justice #cdnpoli http://t.co/JQQ4cESg8O

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Over 1,200 Indigenous women have been killed or gone missing over the last 30 years. It's time for action. #MMIW #NDP http://t.co/8mSmj8XxM5

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter #NDP will launch a commission of inquiry on #MMIW in its first 100 days in power: http://t.co/SM2tIRbYyn #cdnpoli

Posted on Twitter This morning on the @TheCurrentCBC, discussion on the community, family and youth led responses to #MMIW. http://t.co/3JCs2P60kF

This week

Mentioned by CJOB MP Ashton Blasts Prime Minister Over Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Comments Churchill Member of Parliament Niki Ashton says Prime Minister Stephen Harper's comments about missing and murdered aboriginal women are callous and out of touch with reality. She's referring to what Harper said when he was asked how the death of ...

A week ago

Posted on Twitter PM Harper's comments about #TinaFontaine were incredibly callous. I ask to all, what if it were your daughter? http://t.co/j14O0K2A72 #MMIW

Posted on Twitter To love, hope and optimism. To Jack Layton. #dearjack

Three weeks ago

Mentioned by The Telegram The Amazing Harper's latest trick “He took out a feminist icon and replaced her with himself. It's deeply symbolic. It's emblematic of Harper's approach to women's equality.” New Democrat MP Niki Ashton, from an article by Dean Beeby of The Canadian Press, July 29. Thérèse Casgrain has ...

A month ago

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen NDP leader meets postal workers and targets opponents Mulcair, who was accompanied by Churchill MP Niki Ashton, said the late NDP leader Jack Layton's final speech in the House of Commons was about Canada Post workers and that the Conservative government and the prime minister are not interested in ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen NDP leader meets postal workers and targets opponents Mulcair, who was accompanied by Churchill MP Niki Ashton, said the late NDP leader Jack Layton's final speech in the House of Commons was about Canada Post workers and that the Conservative government and the prime minister are not interested in ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen NDP leader meets postal workers and targets opponents Mulcair, who was accompanied by Churchill MP Niki Ashton, said the late NDP leader Jack Layton's final speech in the House of Commons was about Canada Post workers and that the Conservative government and the prime minister are not interested in ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen NDP leader meets postal workers and targets opponents Mulcair, who was accompanied by Churchill MP Niki Ashton, said the late NDP leader Jack Layton's final speech in the House of Commons was about Canada Post workers and that the Conservative government and the prime minister are not interested in ...

Two months ago

Didn't vote on Vote #224 on Bill C-6 Implement the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Didn't vote on Vote #223 on Bill C-2 Amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances

Didn't vote on Vote #222 That the debate be now adjourned.

Didn't vote on Vote #221 That the debate be now adjourned.

Spoke in the House on Female Parliamentary Staff Mr. Speaker, I rise in the House today to express a heartfelt thanks to the women who work with us here in Parliament and in our ...

Didn't vote on Vote #220 on Bill C-32 Enact the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights and to amend certain Acts

Spoke in the House on Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in this House to speak on this important bill, Bill C-2, an act to amend the Controlled Drugs ...

Spoke in the House on Safeguarding Canada's Seas and Skies Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in the House and speak to Bill C-3, an act to enact the aviation industry indemnity act, to ...

Spoke in the House on Prohibiting Cluster Munitions Act In fact, Mr. Speaker, I am being heckled right now by speakers who reject this notion, but we know very clearly that tonight it is New ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand in the House and defend our opposition day motion that opposes the government's regressive proposal to bring in income ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House moved: That, the Second Report of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, presented on Thursday, February 6, 2014, be concurred in. Mr. Speaker, I ...

Spoke in the House on Instruction to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women (violence against women) Mr. Speaker, women have the right to full equality and women have the right to live their lives free of violence. These two principles are inseparable ...

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, the only way the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety could pretend to justify Conservatives spying on Canadians was to bizarrely imply ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Our committee is concerned about how we can make concrete recommendations. Perhaps your statistics would be more secure if we had a mandatory way to have ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you very much. Thank you, Ms. Beckton, Ms. Cornish, Ms. Lahey, and Chief Kennedy for joining us today and sharing your very dynamic testimony. I ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you. Ms. Kennedy, you mentioned the challenges to people who work in northern and remote areas. In fact, I represent northern Manitoba where there are ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Marijuana: Health Risks and Harms Thank you very much. I'm very pleased to be here. I guess I benefit from the vantage point of not being on this committee regularly and ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you. I want to pick up on that piece. In fact, we did have the Status of Women officials at our committee earlier this week. ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Main Estimates 2014-15: Votes 1 and 5 under OFFICE OF THE CO-ORDINATOR, ... Thank you. We have heard of the program in Saskatchewan, which is definitely positive. We'd certainly love to see it extend across the country. We were ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women For sure. We understand that the CEO is under investigation and that's caused a real gap in terms of the kind of programming that did exist. ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you, Madam Chair. Welcome to our witnesses today. Our study here is obviously focused on economic leadership and prosperity, on looking at celebrating the successes, ...

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-522 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Saskatchewan lakes)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-491 An Act to amend the Navigable Waters Protection Act (Bloodvein River and other rivers)

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-635 An Act to establish criteria and conditions in respect of funding for post-secondary education programs in order to ensure the quality, accessibility, public administration and accountability of those programs