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Government of Canada  Mr. Speaker, 2018 has been a tough year for people where I am from. People have lost their jobs in communities like Thompson and are set to lose them in Flin Flon. Communities like Churchill are struggling to find their footing. First nations continue to face a housing crisis. Ed

December 12th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, once again this week we heard of an incident where a medical patient from a northern Manitoba first nation received second-class treatment. Kimberly Scott, an elder from Bloodvein, was in Winnipeg for necessary care. She was put in a hotel with bed bugs, and when her

December 6th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

The Economy  Mr. Speaker, Canada is losing more and more good-paying jobs. This past week was particularly bad in terms of job losses. In our region, it was the announcement by HudBay that it is closing the Flin Flon mining operation by 2021. This follows the closure of the smelter and the re

December 5th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Precarious Employment  Mr. Speaker, I rise today to talk about a disturbingly growing trend, that of precarious work. I am guessing my colleague, the member for Sault Ste. Marie, is attempting to bring the issue forward to indicate to his constituents and perhaps to Canadians that he is focused on find

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Precarious Employment  Mr. Speaker, while I appreciate the member's efforts, many of us here in the NDP know that precarious workers themselves know all too well what precarious work looks like. There are no benefits, no pensions and no security. This is the kind of work that so many people of all ages

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, today, the international community criticized Canada for human rights violations. The UN committee against torture made it clear that the forced sterilization of indigenous women constituted torture. The committee also demanded an explanation for the lack of reparati

November 21st, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Mr. Speaker, every day tens of thousands of temporary foreign workers work hard to contribute to our country, and yet we treat them like they are disposable. Today, 36-year-old Mary Claire De Guzman, who had a stroke, is on life support in Winnipeg. Her husband and her 14-year-ol

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Abraham Donkey was 58 years old. Ten days after getting heart surgery, he needed to travel 900 kilometres to Winnipeg for follow-up. Indigenous Services refused to provide him with an escort and to put him on the plane. That night, Abraham died, alone, on the bus. Ot

October 17th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  Mr. Speaker, today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we recognize that poverty in Canada has many faces. Many of them indigenous, recent immigrants, racialized people and often women. While Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, over one

October 17th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, this summer, I visited Red Sucker Lake, the home of the late Elijah Harper, an isolated community northeast of Winnipeg, where I met Rhonda. We talked about her two beautiful kids. We talked about being moms. As I was leaving, she told me how happy she was it was su

September 26th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, so many indigenous people are asking for this day to be a statutory holiday, and the Prime Minister is clearly not listening. The government continues to show that it does not really respect first nations and the U.N. declaration that it adopted. It is not listenin

June 20th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Rail Transportation  Mr. Speaker, the year-long failure by the federal government and Omnitrax to get Churchill's railway and port back on track has cost Churchill and our north deeply. Now the Canadian Transportation Agency says the Hudson Bay Railway has the responsibility to fix the line. The fede

June 18th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Youth Challenges  Mr. Speaker, a few weeks ago the Prime Minister spoke at the NYU graduation in the U.S. While he philosophized in the U.S., here at home our grads are facing a challenging time. l want to invite him to attend any one of the graduations in our north, here in Canada, to hear thei

June 13th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Questions Passed as Orders for Returns  ) With regard to Aboriginal Head Start on Reserve and Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities: (a) what amount has been allocated for every fiscal year since 1996-97, broken down by (i) program, (ii) fiscal year, (iii) region, (iv) percent change year by year; and

June 1st, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, last week the people of Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba, were terrified. It is an isolated community where 630 people crowded into a smoke-filled school gym that was being hosed down from the outside because the forest fire was already in their community. They asked fo

May 30th, 2018House debate

Niki AshtonNDP