MP ASHTON TO ATTEND THE SANDERS INSTITUTE GATHERING

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November 21, 2018

MP ASHTON TO ATTEND THE SANDERS INSTITUTE GATHERING

 OTTAWA – Next week, NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill--Keewatinook Aski) will attend the Sanders Institute Gathering to develop bold and progressive solutions on issues such as the climate crisis, healthcare, housing, democracy, foreign policy, criminal justice, labor issues and much more.

 “New Democratic ideas shine beyond Canada’s borders and it is an honour to join Bernie Sanders, Yanis Varoufakis and other progressives in Burlington, Vermont,” said Ashton. “Canada and the world are at a crossroads as the risks of catastrophic climate change and rising inequalities ask of political leaders to step up and offer real leadership now.”

 Jane Sanders, co-founder and fellow at the Sanders Institute, was enthusiastic to welcome Ashton as one of the speakers on the international roundtable segment of the conference.

 “We are thrilled to welcome someone as dynamic and progressive as Niki Ashton to our inaugural Gathering. Niki has a proven track record of standing up for what is right and for her values,” stressed Sanders.

The Sanders Institute Gathering will be held from November 29th to December 1st in Burlington, Vermont. Various speakers from the United States, Canada and from the international progressive community are expected to attend.

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