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Petitions  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to present this petition signed by over 4,500 Canadians calling on Canada to act immediately to make vaccines available to the global south. They are calling on Canada to finally add COVID vaccines to the list of essential medicines not subje

December 15th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Danielle Adams  Mr. Speaker, on December 9, we lost a friend, a colleague and a fighter for our north, MLA Danielle Adams. Our north and many across our country have been shocked and saddened over such a tragic loss. Danielle was my friend; we knew each other since high school. She was my colle

December 15th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

All-Weather Road System  Madam Speaker, the climate emergency is here. Indigenous and northern communities are already paying the price. Eighteen first nations and northern communities in our region depend on the ice roads for survival. For a few weeks a year, thousands of indigenous peoples depend on t

December 3rd, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, yesterday's PBO report on clean drinking water confirmed what first nations already knew: the Prime Minister does not care about their human rights. It is unacceptable that three first nations in northern Manitoba have gone so long without clean drinking water: Math

December 2nd, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Health  Mr. Speaker, the emergence of a new COVID variant is a serious reminder that, as long as the virus continues to spread, it could become more dangerous. The solution is to ensure that the entire planet is vaccinated. Canada can help achieve this, but instead prefers to protect big

November 29th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Order Respecting the Business of the House and its Committees  Madam Speaker, I would say first of all that I think all of us as MPs who were here in the previous Parliament found ways to fight for our constituents during a time of crisis, and we made Parliament work. I will also say what I heard from constituents. As many know, our part of

November 25th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Order Respecting the Business of the House and its Committees  Madam Speaker, once again we hear more conspiracy theories from the Conservatives. The party is clearly comfortable with conspiracy theories. Let us be clear. The work of a hybrid Parliament, including a virtual component, is real work. To say otherwise is simply not true. It is

November 25th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Order Respecting the Business of the House and its Committees  Madam Speaker, I would like to congratulate the member on the birth of her child. I would also like to welcome her to Parliament and warn her that it is rather difficult to do this job when one has small children, and that goes for both mothers and fathers. We really need to mod

November 25th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Order Respecting the Business of the House and its Committees  Madam Speaker, I will be splitting my time with my colleague, the member for Parliament for Victoria. I am proud to speak in 100% support of the motion to move back to a hybrid Parliament. I am proud that the NDP has been pushing for a hybrid Parliament. I am proud to rise in th

November 25th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Order Respecting the Business of the House and its Committees  Madam Speaker, I congratulate my colleague across the way for being back in the House. She made some very critical points around the fact that we are still in this pandemic. I know many of us in the House are very concerned that just a few days ago we lost a senator, who, I migh

November 25th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, there have been consultations among the parties and I hope that if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent for the following motion. I move that given that tomorrow is Make Amazon Pay day and in light of the fact that Amazon, despite record profits as a result o

November 25th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Points of Order  Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I would like to clarify the record. The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations in question period talked about $48.8 million being given to Saskatchewan first nations. That number is incorrect. It is in fact—

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Indigenous Affairs  Mr. Speaker, Canada has been in mourning since 215 children, victims of Canada's genocide, were found at the Kamloops residential school. First nations are pushing to bring their children home, but the Liberals are nowhere. They are recycling old announcements and expecting first

June 22nd, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Petitions  Madam Speaker, I present two petitions today in the pursuit of justice for Dylan Paradis, Andrew Dockrell and Daniel Waldenberger-Bulmer, rail workers killed on the job in British Columbia in 2019. The tragic circumstances of that night were made even worse by the botched company

June 21st, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP

Points of Order  Madam Speaker, I rise on a point of order. There have been consultations among the parties and if you seek it, I hope that you will find consent for the following motion: That in light of the uncovering of unmarked graves at residential schools, the House call on the government t

June 18th, 2021House debate

Niki AshtonNDP