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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 In the 25 yrs since the pledge was made, Canada’s child poverty rate has soared to 21%. Shame. http://t.co/4F6a7g08AU #25yearstoomany #NDP

Posted on Twitter Urging compensation for Thalidomide survivors: http://t.co/3erN2LouHK #cdnpoli #NDP

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) House committee membership changes sees two Liberal MPs out, Ashton on ... House committee membership changes sees two Liberal MPs out, Ashton on 'supply list' for committee handling harassment. NDP MP Niki Ashton to act as a substitute member of the House Affairs Committee if required. By RACHEL AIELLO | Published: ...

Posted on Twitter Thank you @LeahGAZ @rainesongs for showing the world that the ppl of #ywg and #mb care. We must end the violence and bring justice #MMIW

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Stephen Lewis roars once more in takedown of Stephen Harper government: Tim Harper (via @torontostar) http://t.co/dkEu3FgsaX

Three days ago

Mentioned by Mountain View Gazette Status of Women Canada approved few projects focused on aboriginal women The federal agency recently provided statistics in response to a question from New Democrat MP Niki Ashton showing 31 of 210 projects approved since the fall of 2011 — 14.8 per cent — were focused on aboriginal women and girls. That included projects ...

Posted on Twitter A great night with my 90 yr old husband and his crew! Thank u for making us laugh, Thompson Playhouse! #home #humour http://t.co/wvUGM8vgXk

Mentioned by Didsbury Review Status of Women Canada approved few projects focused on aboriginal women The federal agency recently provided statistics in response to a question from New Democrat MP Niki Ashton showing 31 of 210 projects approved since the fall of 2011 — 14.8 per cent — were focused on aboriginal women and girls. That included projects ...

Mentioned by Toronto Star Aboriginal women left out of most Status of Women Canada projects NDP MP Niki Ashton says the low number of projects approved by Status of Women Canada. Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS. NDP MP Niki Ashton says the low number of projects approved by Status of Women Canada that are aimed at aboriginal ...

Mentioned by OurWindsor.ca Agency approved few aboriginal projects The federal agency recently provided statistics in response to a question from New Democrat MP Niki Ashton showing 31 of 210 projects approved since the fall of 2011 — 14.8 per cent — were focused on aboriginal women and girls. That included projects ...

Posted on Twitter Powerful words. "Responding to Violence" http://t.co/bxgJl2YusE via @northendmc

This week

Voted Yes on Vote #283 on Bill C-608 Respecting a National Day of the Midwife

Voted No on Vote #282 That the First Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, presented on Thursday, March 27, 2014, ...

Voted No on Vote #281 That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word "That" and substituting the following: ...

Voted Yes on Vote #280 That the amendment be amended by adding after the word "negociated" the following: "and the Committee only report ...

Voted No on Vote #279 on Bill C-18 Amend certain Acts relating to agriculture and agri-food

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the chair of our committee for presenting the report. On behalf of the NDP official opposition members, I would ...

Spoke in the House on Aboriginal Affairs Mr. Speaker, just over a week ago, Rinelle Harper, a young indigenous woman from northern Manitoba, was brutally attacked and left to die by the river ...

Two weeks 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 ...

Spoke in the House on Poverty Mr. Speaker, access to affordable, quality child care is part of ending child poverty in our country. Food Banks Canada agrees that access to affordable child ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Economic Action Plan 2014 Act, No. 2 Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order, during the 80th time the government has brought in time allocation, to bring forward a motion addressing ...

Spoke in the House on Agriculture and Agri-Food Mr. Speaker, after months of dragging their feet and making excuses, Conservatives reluctantly agreed to stand up to the rail companies. Despite Conservative promises though, the ...

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 ...

A month 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 ...

Two months 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 ...

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 ...

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