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NDP MP for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski (Manitoba)

Won her last election, in 2015, with 46% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Unacceptable! I told Fed Minister loss of East Side Auth. would impact Freedom Road months ago https://t.co/2ro5w0Ny2S @BrohmanCBC @mrabson

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter Fighting back against Pallister's plan 2 dismantle Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp.Proud 2 stand w/Northern fishers+… https://t.co/vyEsWfKmoz

Posted on Twitter Congratulations @kwetoday! https://t.co/hyT5WuE5pK

Three days ago

Mentioned by The Reminder Ashton calls for progress on Churchill Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP MP Niki Ashton brought up the Port of Churchill during question period in the House of Commons Nov. 23, asking when the Liberal government would put the concerns of ordinary Canadians at the top of their agenda.

Posted on Twitter Great to meet u @Kat_LeBlanc TY for your advocacy on such a critical issue @SFUOFoodBank

Posted on Twitter If ure in Ottawa pls consider supporting. Food insecurity is devastating and we need to deal with it. https://t.co/YGjuTgJaga

Posted on Twitter Young ppl deserve a Minister that is on their side. Thank u @ynd_jnd 4 speaking truth 2 power. https://t.co/qWLm2wKMoe # via @HuffPostCanada

This week

Spoke in the House on Natural Resources Mr. Speaker, they say a week is a long time in politics. Last week people power prevailed to the south of us. The Standing Rock Sioux ...

Spoke in the House on Youth Mr. Speaker, the question again for the minister of youth is this. When the Prime Minister gave himself the job of minister of youth, many young ...

Voted Yes on Vote #175 on Bill C-228 Amend the Fisheries Act (closed containment aquaculture)

Voted Yes on Vote #174 on Bill C-245 Concerning the development of a national poverty reduction strategy in Canada

Voted No on Vote #173 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted No on Vote #172 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

Voted Yes on Vote #171 on Bill C-29 A second Act to implement certain provisions of the budget tabled in Parliament on March ...

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, Let us do a recap. The Liberals were elected promising to change the voting system. The Prime Minister repeated the promise in his victory ...

Mentioned by The Globe and Mail Monsef apologizes to MPs for criticizing electoral reform group “Yesterday in this House, I used words that I deeply regret,” Ms. Monsef said in answer to a question from NDP MP Niki Ashton, who accused the minister of having insulted her fellow MPs. “I'd like to sincerely apologize to the members of this House, ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen Ashton asks government to stop catering to billionaires and save the Port of Churchill Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP MP Niki Ashton brought up the Port of Churchill during question period in the House of Commons Nov. 23, asking when the Liberal government would put the concerns of ordinary Canadians at the top of their agenda.

Spoke in the House on Employment Mr. Speaker, the question was about Standing Rock and the aggression that people are seeing, including Canadian citizens. Let us talk about inequality, which is growing ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Poverty Reduction Strategies Thank you very much. Thank you to all our witnesses for the very compelling testimony here today. Mr. Wood, I would also like to thank you ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Poverty Reduction Strategies Thank you. Thank you to all of our witnesses today for your very insightful testimony on our study on poverty. Ms. Arte, I want to begin ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, we keep seeing how the government puts a priority on its Bay Street friends instead of on everyday Canadians. We have a minister who ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Poverty Reduction Strategies Thank you to all of our witnesses today, in person and by video conference, for your presentations. I'll pick up on the theme of working with ...

Spoke in the House on Infrastructure Mr. Speaker, the made on Bay Street infrastructure privatization plan, while good for billionaire investors, is selling out Canadian jobs. The Port of Churchill is a ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Subject Matter of Bill S-3, An Act to amend the Indian Act ... Thank you very much for being here today to speak to such an important piece of legislation. I'd like to begin by relaying concerns that I'm ...

Three weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Canadian Human Rights Act Mr. Speaker, like many today, I feel that we are making history as parliamentarians. I acknowledge the very important work of my colleague, the member for ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Poverty Reduction Strategies Thank you so much. Thank you to all of our witnesses who are here today to speak to this important issue. It's not lost on me ...

Mentioned by Toronto Sun Can a movement of young workers make Ottawa listen? Niki Ashton is blunt when asked how well Ottawa is responding to challenges facing young workers. “They're out of touch,” says the Manitoba MP. Ashton, the NDP's critic for rural and community development and youth, has been hosting discussions with ...

A month ago

Mentioned by The Reminder MP-elect wants voter ID rules changed Flin Flon MP-elect Niki Ashton wants to change voter-identification laws she says stopped numerous Northern Manitobans from casting ballots in the recent federal election. Rules in place for the Oct. 14 election required every voter to prove their ...

Spoke in the House on Post-Secondary Education Mr. Speaker, today, students on the Hill and across the country are speaking for a generation that is burdened by debt and facing rising rates of ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen Democratic reform town hall sees minimal engagement As part of the national discussion surrounding federal electoral reform, the office of NDP Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP Niki Ashton hosted a town hall meeting in the Manitoba Metis Federation hall Oct. 16 to gain a sense of local attitude towards the ...

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2017 Budget Thank you very much. Thank you to all of you for the great presentations today. Before I go into my questions, I want to acknowledge, Ms. ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Finance committee on Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2017 Budget Thank you so much for being here. First, I want to acknowledge the important work done by Community Futures. They're very present in many of our ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Suicide Among Indigenous Peoples and Communities Thanks so much for being here today and for the important work you do. I'm very proud of the work that the four friendship centres in ...

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