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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 Rad piece @JenZoratti 'Let's talk about sex ed' - http://t.co/jbkExAmbma And a day after @SteveAshtonMB showed leadership too! #mbpoli

Posted on Twitter 'Feeding My Family to hold boycott of North West Company stores Saturday' http://t.co/OBltaJru1r Many Northerners want and deserve change.

Mentioned by The Reminder Fighting for service They joined MP Niki Ashton this week in petitioning for a reversal of Canada Post's decision to phase out home delivery by 2018. “I know that from speaking to some seniors, it was a great concern for them and we should try to keep it,” said Miranda Nagy, who ...

Mentioned by The Carillon NDP leadership hopefuls take different approaches in their campaigns Ashton said that includes making the issue of consent part of the school curriculum and at post-secondary institutions. "We need to ensure that right from an early age that our kids know what consent is," Ashton said, his daughter, Churchill MP Niki Ashton, ...

Posted on Twitter Feels like -42. Feels like home. #home #north http://t.co/9sz2kR9nl4

Posted on Twitter Feels like -42. Feels like home. #north #home http://t.co/nsjiou9cQq

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Proud of feminist vision shared by @SteveAshtonMB http://t.co/w8OhAiLO36 Thank u to @JulieSLalonde @BilanArte for leading the way #consent

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press Ashton vows action to end sexual violence against women "We need to ensure that right from an early age that our kids know what consent is," Ashton said, his daughter Churchill MP Niki Ashton beside him. "Yes means yeas, no means no. To my mind that's where you start shifting the culture." He also said that if ...

Posted on Twitter .@APTNNews Nation to Nation this week: http://t.co/FuNlqRs85a #cdnpoli

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen Ashton named aboriginal affairs critic Federal NDP leader Tom Mulcair announced Jan 23. That Churchill MP Niki Ashton will now be the opposition critic for aboriginal affairs. Mylene Freeman has taken over the Status of Women critic position that Ashton previously held. “What I do know, ...

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Disaster Assistance Mr. Speaker, the government has made yet another sneaky, back-door move. This time it has done it by tripling the threshold for communities and provinces to ...

Voted Yes on Vote #317 on Bill C-579 Reduce the effects of urban heat islands on the health of Canadians

Voted No on Vote #316 That the Standing Orders of the House of Commons be amended: ( a) to add the following after ...

Voted Yes on Vote #315 That the House call on the government to ( a) immediately present an Economic and Fiscal Update to ...

Voted No on Vote #314 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

Voted Yes on Vote #313 on Bill C-44 Amend the Canadian Security Intelligence Service Act and other Acts

This week

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, as the Conservatives waste thousands, they are downloading huge new costs onto provinces. Most recently they tried to sneak through changes making it harder ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, thanks to recent media coverage, Canadians are finally talking about the horrific levels of racism faced by indigenous people in cities like Winnipeg and ...

A week ago

Mentioned by Winnipeg Free Press MP Ashton takes over aboriginal portfolio OTTAWA -- Churchill MP Niki Ashton was promoted to aboriginal affairs critic in the federal NDP shadow cabinet Friday. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is arranging his team ahead of the next federal election, which is currently scheduled for October. In the shuffle ...

Mentioned by The Carillon Promotion for Manitoba's Niki Ashton in NDP shadow cabinet OTTAWA – Churchill MP Niki Ashton was promoted to aboriginal affairs critic in the federal NDP shadow cabinet today. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is arranging his team ahead of the next federal election, which is currently scheduled for October. In the shuffle ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Thank you so much to our witnesses who came forward today. We've heard from many experts in this field and ...

Spoke in the House on Status of Women Mr. Speaker, this week we commemorate 25 years since the massacre of 14 women at École Polytechnique. As we think of these women, their families and ...

Spoke in the House on Questions Passed as Orders for Returns With respect to the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls mentioned by the Minister of Status of Women ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women Thank you very much. Thank you to all of our witnesses for presenting today, and thank you for sharing very important feedback. I'd like to begin ...

Spoke in the House on Respect for Communities Act Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise in this House to speak to this important piece of legislation. I recall speaking to it at a previous ...

Spoke in the House on Northern Development Mr. Speaker, what is truly shameful is that people in my part of the country continue to go hungry because Nutrition North is not working for ...

Spoke in the House on Petitions Mr. Speaker, I rise to present a petition on behalf of my constituents in Flin Flon and Thompson, as well as Canadians from Saskatchewan and Alberta. ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women Ms. Decter, I also want to applaud you and the YWCA for launching the #NOTokay campaign. I understand that it did go viral. I see it ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women I appreciate that, but in the absence of Sisters in Spirit, it falls to NWAC in general, with reduced funding, to deal with this. I think ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you very much to all of our witnesses today. I want to particularly thank Ms. Earthy and Ms. Pacheleh. I realize that with the time ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Wonderful. Thank you very much, Ms. Armstrong, for joining us today and sharing the successes of your work and that of your team. One of the ...

Spoke at the Status of Women committee on Economic Leadership and Prosperity of Canadian Women Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you very much, Ms. McDonald, Ms. Archer and Ms. Roy for joining us today. Ms. Roy, thank you very much for ...

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 ...

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