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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.

Yesterday

Voted No on Vote #256 Notice of a Ways and Means motion to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on ...

Posted on Twitter Sadly, we're back to Conservative talking points. Min Kenney calls childcare as 'institutional' care and ignores the need to fund it.

Posted on Twitter Thank u to all for msgs. In face of tragedy let us not forget core Cdn values of peace, love + respect for humanity #CanadaStrong

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Still in lockdown. Thank you for all the messages, they mean so much to me.

Posted on Twitter I'm ok. Thank you for your messages. My thoughts are with those keeping us safe.

Three days ago

Posted on Twitter Celebrating the Arts and calling on the Federal Government to do more.@robgloor @VSOrchestra @CCAFCB @AllianceArts http://t.co/h4sHB0su91

Posted on Twitter Honoured to stand w/ Clayton and Mark who received Medals of Bravery @GG DavidJohnston for their heroism #sagkeeng http://t.co/V4wTHiVyqa

This week

Voted No on Vote #255 on Bill C-13 Amend the Criminal Code, the Canada Evidence Act, the Competition Act and the Mutual Legal ...

Voted Yes on Vote #254 That, in the opinion of the House, the proposed Port of Gros-Cacouna oil terminal, which will be used ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act Mr. Speaker, I am very pleased to rise in this House to speak to this very important bill. I want to thank my colleagues who, both ...

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, my colleague's detailed speech made a strong case for our position as a party. As someone who represents a part of the country where ...

Voted Yes on Vote #253 on Bill C-247 Expand the mandate of Service Canada in respect of the death of a Canadian citizen ...

Spoke in the House on Military Contribution Against ISIL Mr. Speaker, it seems that as we debate the 79th motion for closure, the government does not take seriously the need to debate critical issues. What ...

Voted No on Vote #252 That this House (i) recognise that the leadership of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, on March 26, in the foyer of the House of Commons, the Minister of Agriculture said that Conservatives had passed an order-in-council “requiring a ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House to present petitions signed by many of my constituents, particularly in Flin Flon and Thompson, who ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, almost a month ago, Tina Fontaine's body was found in the Red River. She was just 15 years old. The government has a responsibility ...

Two months ago

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 ...

Three months 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 ...

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 ...

More than three months ago

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 ...

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 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