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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

Didn't vote on Vote #266 on Bill C-43 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on February ...

Posted on Twitter In awe - listening to Angela Davis #icon #feminism #wfdf14

Posted on Twitter Ask me questions about the Feminist Agenda live now at http://t.co/8v0l0gM9an @rabbleca #wfdf14

Posted on Twitter Thrilled to have @Insightheatre at #wfdf14 Def going to use 'totes inapprobes' #thankyou

Posted on Twitter Thank you @nachballiye for being part of our digital platform launch #wfdf14 http://t.co/bXGjSxT88u

Posted on Twitter Thank you @WWOS1 for sharing your story @Erinmarie_k #miigwetch #wfdf14 http://t.co/ni6Tu7RwgK

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen 'I was very frightened. It was terrifying,' says MP Niki Ashton After the attack, the shooter continued onto Parliament Hill where Churchill riding member of Parliament, Niki Ashton was. “I got a call from my mom, and I stepped out of the caucus room into the hallway to answer the call. The hallway was off the main hallway ...

Posted on Twitter Bldg a Feminist Agenda w/ @LibbyDavies @MeganLeslieMP @PeggyNashNDP @MyleneFreeman @FBoivinNPD @LysaneNPD @MPJulian @RomeoSaganash #wfdf14

Two days ago

Voted Yes on Vote #265 on Bill S-211 Establish a national day to promote health and fitness for all Canadians

Voted Yes on Vote #264 on Bill S-221 Amend the Criminal Code (assaults against public transit operators)

Voted No on Vote #263 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

Voted No on Vote #262 on Bill C-520 Supporting non-partisan agents of Parliament

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Justice for Animals in Service Act (Quanto's Law) Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to follow my esteemed colleague from Sudbury. In his speech, he relayed our party's position on Bill C-35, which, as we ...

Spoke in the House on Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations Mr. Speaker, I am honoured to rise in the House to express our opposition to the motion on behalf of the official opposition. Violence against immigrant ...

Three 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Two months ago

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 ...

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 ...

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