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NDP MP for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski (Manitoba)

Won her last election, in 2019, with 50% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Solidarity with you @jamiewestndp and all members of @SteelworkersCA Local 6500 from us here in Thompson. Workers i… https://t.co/5hIxFSDFqY

Posted on Twitter @Comradnan They’ll be back!

Three days ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Mr. Speaker, the horrifying revelation of the 215 children found at Kamloops residential school makes clear that Canada has committed genocide against indigenous peoples, but the ...

Voted No on Vote #138 Motion to adjourn the House

Voted Yes on Vote #139 Motion to proceed to Orders of the Day

Posted on Twitter The Feds say Indigenous-led requests for searches for mass graves will be respected. But when Pimicikamak Cree Nat… https://t.co/5k7pKRHEMY

Posted on Twitter First Nations' experience with Canada has been one of consistent violence and dispossession. Genocide denialism is… https://t.co/rTGEGi5GsR

Posted on Twitter @NoLore Happy Birthday @NoLore! I feel like you’re always ready! Wishing you much health and happiness on this special day!

Posted on Twitter Shameful. This government is fundamentally committed to discriminating against First Nations. It's not a bug, it'… https://t.co/mFi1ZBgp5E

This week

Voted No on Vote #132 on Bill C-262 Amend the Income Tax Act (capture and utilization or storage of greenhouse gases)

Voted No on Vote #133 on Bill C-234 Amend the Income Tax Act (home security measures)

Voted No on Vote #134 on Bill C-226 Amend the Canadian Multiculturalism Act (non-application in Quebec)

A week ago

Spoke in the House on Business of Supply Mr. Speaker, today I join members from Treaty 5 territory, the territory of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, from my home in Thompson. I would like to ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Madam Speaker, I want to begin by acknowledging that I am asking this question while our country mourns the discovery of the 215 children found in ...

Two weeks ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Madam Speaker, this week, the Auditor General made clear what is obvious to first nations in our region and the country: The government consistently fails them. ...

Spoke in the House on Sex-Selective Abortion Act Madam Speaker, I rise today to speak against Bill C-233, which is nothing more than a backdoor attempt to criminalize abortion and attack our reproductive rights. ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Mr. Speaker, I would like to first acknowledge that I am joining members from Treaty 5 territory, the traditional territory of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, from ...

Spoke in the House on Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1 Madam Speaker, I first want to acknowledge what is a statement of fact: We know that Canadian women have suffered greatly during this pandemic, and part ...

A month ago

Spoke in the House on Indigenous Affairs Madam Speaker, yesterday, the Manitoba government violated the constitutional rights of O-Pipon-Na-Piwin and Tataskweyak Cree Nations by approving a final licence to Manitoba Hydro that includes ...

Spoke at the International Trade committee on Canada’s Exports of Environmental and Clean Technology Goods and Services Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, I would like to thank all of the witnesses. I certainly appreciate the urgency that many of you have ...

Spoke at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs committee on Committee Business and Food Security in Northern Communities Thank you. First, to all of the witnesses today, thank you. Many of you have referenced the dire infrastructure needs across the north and of course ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Government Measures to Protect and Promote French in Quebec and in Canada Thank you, Mr. Chair. Mr. Bolduc, first I'd like to express my full support and that of the entire NDP caucus for the members of the ...

Spoke at the Public Accounts committee on Report 3, Access to Safe Drinking Water in First Nations Communities—Indigenous Services ... Thank you, Chair. The Prime Minister and the Minister of Indigenous Services promised to eliminate drinking water advisories on reserves by March 2021. They failed, and ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Government Measures to Protect and Promote French in Quebec and in Canada Thank you. Mr. Dupuis, I know that one of my colleagues has already spoken about this, but I want to follow up on the daycare issue. ...

Spoke at the Human Resources committee on Review of the Employment Insurance Program Thank you. There are a couple of suggestions that I want to pass on on behalf of my colleague Leah Gazan. One is to ensure the ...

More than three months ago

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Government’s Ability to Deliver Information ... I want to thank you for your testimony and for the work you're doing. I'd like to ask Mr. Doucet a question. First of all, I ...

Spoke at the Official Languages committee on Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Government’s Ability to Deliver Information ... Thank you. My next question goes to you, Ms. Lauzon. Thank you for your testimony. The state of independent media is really concerning and your heartfelt ...

Mentioned by National Observer Niki Ashton After weekend with Bernie, Niki Ashton talks Progressive International: 'Our movement is a global movement. It must be.' "The time to act is now," the NDP MP writes, explaining why she has joined the call for a grassroots movement for global social, ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen MP should be holding federal government's feet to the fire Over the past few weeks, there have been numerous articles, news stories and blog comments emanating about/from Niki Ashton concerning Northern Regional Health Authority changes in Flin Flon, funding for Thompson from the mining reserve and other ...

Mentioned by Hill Times Niki Ashton to meet Bernie Sanders in Vermont NDP MP Niki Ashton, left, will travel to Burlington, Vermont to attend a progressive gathering hosted by Bernie Sanders', right, think tank from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Will they stop at Ben and Jerry's? Unknown. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia and ...

Mentioned by Thompson Citizen Babies no longer being delivered in Flin Flon hospital as of Nov. 18 due to staffing issues Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP MP Niki Ashton, seen at the grand reopening of Thompson Children's World Daycare Nov. 13, said that people at a meeting she attended that night in Flin Flon regarding the suspension of obstetrical services in Flin Flon, ...

Mentioned by Hill Times A pink wave in Canada? Progress tends to be incremental, but 'many young women are mobilizing' for next election ... The Canadian political landscape is different, compared to the U.S., says Equal Voice's Nancy Peckford, and the trends have consistently shown that progress in Canada tends to be incremental. Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef, NDP MP Niki Ashton ...

Mentioned by The Reminder Ashton nominated to represent NDP in next federal election Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP Niki Ashton will represent the NDP in the riding in the next federal election. Ashton, who has served as MP for the riding for the last two terms was officially nominated on Oct. 13 to carry the NDP banner in the next ...

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