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February 9th, 2017

ASHTON CONTINUES TO CALL FOR ACTION ON PRECARIOUS

The loss of good jobs and the rise of precarious work has been the result of successive Liberal and Conservative Governments that have pushed the politics of privatization, outsourcing and austerity. The result of trade agreements that have sold us out, of foreign take overs and growing corporate concentration.

February 9th, 2017

ASHTON CONTINUES TO CALL FOR ACTION ON PRECARIOUS

The loss of good jobs and the rise of precarious work has been the result of successive Liberal and Conservative Governments that have pushed the politics of privatization, outsourcing and austerity. The result of trade agreements that have sold us out, of foreign take overs and growing corporate concentration.

February 7th, 2017

MP ASHTON CALLS ON TRUDEAU TO STOP BLAMING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR JOB INSECURITY

February 1st, 2017

ASHTON CONDEMNS TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION AND REGUEE BAN

We may be in dark times but hope was in the gallery of the House of Commons and among all those watching last night.

December 13th, 2016

MP Ashton Asks the Government to Show Leadership for Churchill Workers

December 7th, 2016

Ashton calls on the Prime Minister to fire himself as Minister of Youth

December 7th, 2016

Ashton calls for the end to the Liberal corporate agenda

November 23rd, 2016

Ashton Calls for Federal Action to Save the Port of Churchill

November 22nd, 2016

Ashton holds Liberals accountable on the privatization of Canada's strategic infrastructure

October 25th, 2016

Ashton calls on Liberals to take action on precarious work for Millennials

October 24th, 2016

Ashton calls on Liberal government to take action on increasing job precarity

October 5th, 2016

Ashton calls on Liberals to end opposition to lawsuit against mothers denied sickness benefits

June 16th, 2016

MP Niki Ashton calls on Minister Bennett to resolve 16 year old Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan land claim

Niki Ashton, MP Churchill - Keewatinook Aski, calls on Minister Bennett to resolve a sixteen year old land claim with First Nations in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

May 17th, 2016

NDP MP Niki Ashton Calls on Gov't to Address Injustice of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Temporary foreign workers come to Canada to pick our food, take care of our kids, serve in our restaurants, and run our economy. They are exploited because of the system that we created.

May 10th, 2016

NDP MP Niki Ashton continues to fight for Norway House fishers on unacceptable EI situation

MP Niki Ashton, NDP EI critic, continued to fight for the fishers of Norway House who have faced an unnecessary aggressive approach by Employment Insurance and have wrongfully been cut off from crucial benefits. They feel intimidated, interrogated and they have not even been given the opportunity, individually or collectively, to plead their case. No one should be treated the way the fishers of Norway House are being treated. The Minister must work with Norway House to find a resolution to this completely unacceptable situation.

May 9th, 2016

NDP MP Niki Ashton calls on Liberal government to immediately decriminalize marijuana

Thousands of Canadians will have criminal records because the Liberal government has stubbornly refused to immediately decriminalize marijuana. NDP MP Niki Ashton calls on the Liberals to change their harmful position and ensure that no Canadian has a criminal record for simple marijuana possession.

May 9th, 2016

NDP MP Niki Ashton continues call for Liberals to split their omnibus budget bill

During the debate on bill C-15, the Liberals defeated the NDP’s attempt to split the government’s omnibus budget bill, which is over 100 pages and amends over 35 bills. Today in Question Period, NDP MP Niki Ashton continued to fight for proper scrutiny by Parliament so changes to EI, veterans benefits, seniors support and banking regulations all get the proper study they deserve.

May 6th, 2016

NDP MP Niki Ashton calls on Liberals to keep promise and close CEO stock option loophole

NDP MP Niki Ashton called on the Liberal government to keep their promise and close the CEO stock option loophole which benefits the wealthiest of CEOs. Talking about reducing inequality isn’t good enough. Canadians need concrete action to deal with this growing crisis.

May 5th, 2016

Liberals vote down an NDP motion to split the omnibus budget bill

Today the NDP proposed a motion to split the budget bill in order to give full scrutiny that is required by parliamentarians on behalf of Canadians. Unfortunately the Liberals chose not to support this motion. Disappointing as this is, the NDP will continue to fight against growing inequality in our country.

May 5th, 2016

Niki Ashton stands up for Manitoba jobs and consumers on MTS takeover

Manitoba MP Niki Ashton calls on the Liberals to commit to a public study of the potential takeover of MTS by Bell rather than rubber stamp the deal and stand with well-connected business interests instead of standing up for Manitoba jobs and Manitoba consumers.

December 9th, 2015

NDP RE-INTRODUCES TRANS RIGHTS BILL

Canada’s new parliament will once again have the opportunity to add gender identity and gender expression to the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code.

December 7th, 2015

LIBERAL TAX CUT LEAVES MOST CANADIANS BEHIND

OTTAWA — The Liberal government’s tax plan most benefits the wealthiest and leaves the majority behind. Canada’s progressive opposition has proposed an adjustment to improve the policy and extend the benefits to all middle class and working families.

November 12th, 2015

ASHTON TAKES ON HIGH PROFILE ECONOMIC CRITIC AREA

THOMPSON – NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill-Keewatinook Aski) says she's proud to have been appointed to the high-profile economic critic area of Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development. Ashton, who was critic for Aboriginal and Northern Affairs in the last Parliament, indicated that this critic area is of great importance to her riding and across Canada.

July 31st, 2015

CANADA POST THREAT TO REDUCE HOURS IN LYNN LAKE AND LEAF RAPIDS UNACCEPTABLE

Thompson - Canada Post sent letters at the end of July to Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids outlining its interest in reducing the hours of operation in both communities.

June 26th, 2015

Tom Mulcair supports Housing Cooperatives

Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair visited two of Canada’s largest housing cooperatives in Montreal to present the NDP’s affordable housing plan.

June 21st, 2015

National Aboriginal Day // La Journée nationale des Autochtones

National Aboriginal Day is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the rich history, accomplishments and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The First Peoples of this land are a vital part of Canada’s past, present and future - and we celebrate with them from coast to coast to coast.

June 10th, 2015

LIBERAL AND CONSERVATIVE MPS PASS BILL C-51

Despite overwhelming opposition from Canadians and evidence from experts that C-51 is dangerous and fails to make Canadians any safer, the un-accountable and un-elected Senate passed the bill earlier this week without a second thought.

June 4th, 2015

NDP DELIVERS A PLAN TO FIX NUTRITION NORTH

OTTAWA – On the heels of a successful Respect the North campaign, the NDP has presented a motion aimed at fixing Nutrition North. The motion calls for the immediate inclusion of the fifty communities being left out of Nutrition North, as well as renewed efforts to improve the well-being of Canadians living in isolated communities in Northern Canada.

June 3rd, 2015

NDP STATEMENT ON THE FINDINGS OF THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair issued the following statement regarding the release of the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission:

May 28th, 2015

CONSERVATIVES VOTE AGAINST ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

OTTAWA – Tonight, Conservatives voted down M-444, A National Action Plan to End Violence against Women. The bill’s sponsor, NDP Critic for Aboriginal Affairs Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement:

May 21st, 2015

The NDP Will Reinstate Door-to-Door Mail Delivery

An NDP Government will cancel Canada Post’s plan to eliminate door-to-door mail delivery and will reinstate delivery in all communities affected by cuts announced in December 2013.

May 20th, 2015

HARPER GOVERNMENT PUTTING CHURCHILL AT RISK

The Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay Rail line are important assets for our region and for Canada.

May 12th, 2015

NDP SECURES A VICTORY FOR VETERANS // LE NPD DÉCROCHE UNE VICTOIRE POUR NOS ANCIENS COMBATTANTS

New Democrat MP Fin Donnelly (New Westminster-Coquitlam) made the following statement on the adoption of the NDP motion to ensure federal covenant with veterans is honoured.

May 11th, 2015

NDP SECURES A VICTORY FOR WOMEN // LE NPD DÉCROCHE UNE VICTOIRE POUR LES FEMMES

Conservatives agree to remove unfair tax on feminine hygiene products

NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe) and NDP Status of Women critic Mylène Freeman (Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel) made the following statement on the support of their motion to remove the federal tax from feminine hygiene products:

May 7th, 2015

LIBERAL MPs CHOSE FEAR AND CYNICISM OVER CIVIL RIGHTS // LES DÉPUTÉS LIBÉRAUX CHOISISSENT LA PEUR ET LE CYNISME PLUTÔT QUE LES DROITS CIVILS

OTTAWA – New Democrats strongly condemn Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux’s decision to vote for the over-reaching Conservative surveillance bill, C-51.

April 2nd, 2015

Justice for all #MMIWG2S

Today, across Canada, Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples are coming together to call for justice for Cindy Gladue. By doing so, they are calling for justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

March 26th, 2015

ASHTON DEMANDS TRUTHFUL INFORMATION ON MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN

OTTAWA – It was revealed today that the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs claims to have unreleased data from the RCMP stating that Indigenous men are mostly responsible for the murders of Indigenous women. The information shared by the Conservative Minister is not backed up in any report by the RCMP.

March 11th, 2015

Government leaves $70 million unspent for Western Economic Diversification

OTTAWA – The Federal government has repeatedly failed to spend millions of dollars allocated for economic diversification. From 2010 to 2014, the Government left $70 million unspent for Western Economic Diversification (WED).

March 11th, 2015

NDP DEMANDS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACCEPT RECOMMENDATIONS FROM UN REPORT

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March 10, 2015

OTTAWA – Today in the House of Commons, NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) once again held the Conservatives to account on what has been called a “grave rights violation” by a UN report on Canada’s failure to effectively address the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

March 10th, 2015

NDP CALLS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO RESOLVE SPECIFIC LAND CLAIMS

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March 11, 2015

OTTAWA – Yesterday in the House of Commons, NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) expressed concerns that the Government of Canada’s Specific Claims Action Plan has failed to deliver results.

March 10th, 2015

BUDGET MUST MAKE GOOD JOBS THE FIRST PRIORITY

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March 10, 2015

OTTAWA –With the CIBC reporting that job quality at its lowest level in 20 years, and that low-paying jobs are becoming the norm, the NDP’s opposition day motion calls on the Conservatives to make investing in good, middle class jobs the first priority of Budget 2015.

March 9th, 2015

NDP Statement on UN Report calling for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Official Opposition critic for Aboriginal affairs Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement today on the release of a report by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW):

March 8th, 2015

Statement by the leader of the Official Opposition on Women’s Day

NDP and Official Opposition leader, Tom Mulcair, made this statement in honour of International Women’s Day:

February 27th, 2015

STATEMENT BY NDP ON THE FEDERAL ROUNDTABLE ON MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGINOUS WOMEN

“It is unacceptable to ignore the systemic injustices that have led to the national epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This federal government is misleading the Canadian public on this serious issue. Violence against Indigenous women is a systemic issue and a Human Rights issue that requires comprehensive action.

February 18th, 2015

PROTECTING CANADIANS MUST INCLUDE PROTECTING FREEDOMS

OTTAWA– After a careful analysis of Bill C-51, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has announced that New Democrats will oppose it.

February 16th, 2015

STATEMENT BY THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON LOUIS RIEL DAY

“Today, the NDP joins all Manitobans in celebrating Louis Riel Day. We celebrate Riel’s legacy as a founder of the Province of Manitoba, a father of confederation and a champion of the rights of Metis people.”

February 4th, 2015

NDP MOTION TO END CHILD POVERTY A VICTORY FOR ALL CANADIANS

NDP MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan (Scarborough – Rouge River) applauds the passing of her motion, M-534, to create a national poverty elimination strategy:

February 2nd, 2015

ASHTON CALLS FOR FEDERAL LEADERSHIP ON FIRST NATIONS POVERTY

Ottawa - Today in the House of Commons NDP Aboriginal Affairs Critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) asked the Federal Government respond to recent news that internal AANDC reports demonstrate that Manitoba First Nations face the greatest challenges in terms of living conditions.

January 28th, 2015

NIKI ASHTON DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CHANGES TO DISASTER ASSISTANCE FORMULA

OTTAWA – New Democrats are demanding answers from the Harper government, after it quietly changed the formula for determining financial assistance to provinces in the event of a disaster.

January 12th, 2015

Statement from the NDP on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report on missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia

The Official opposition critic for aboriginal affairs, Jean Crowder (Nanaimo—Cowichan) made the following statement:

December 8th, 2014

JOB GROWTH STAGGERS UNDER CONSERVATIVE POLICIES

OTTAWA –Job growth in recent months came to a sudden halt in November, as Statistics Canada reported the loss of 10,700 jobs today.

December 5th, 2014

Statement on the 25th Anniversary of the tragedy of École Polytechnique

On December 6th Canada commemorates the tragedy of École Polytechnique, “The Montreal Massacre”, when 14 women were killed in an act of misogyny. This is a National day of mourning for all gender based violence, as well as a call to action: Violence against women must end!

December 2nd, 2014

THE NDP WANTS TO IMPLEMENT A MIXED PROPORTIONAL SYSTEM

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OTTAWA – The NDP will use its time in the House of Commons Wednesday to turn the government’s attention to the need to implement a mixed proportional electoral system, in order to ensure that 2015 will be the last in the era of unfair elections.

December 1st, 2014

STATEMENT BY THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION ON WORLD AIDS DAY

“This year, we are celebrating the 25th annual World AIDS Day. Today, we offer our encouragement to everyone battling the HIV/AIDS virus, and remember those we have lost to the disease, along with their loved ones.

November 28th, 2014

ASHTON DEMANDS APOLOGY FOR INSULT TO INDIGENOUS LEADER

OTTAWA – Niki Ashton (MP-Churchill) and her colleagues stood up in the House of Commons today, demanding answers from Minister Aglukkaq about the failings of the Nutrition North Canada program and her dismissal of reports of people eating out of the landfill in Rankin Inlet: “Mr. Speaker, what is truly shameful is that people in my part of the country continue to go hungry because Nutrition North is not working for them, the way it is not working for northern people across our country. As for Rankin Inlet, they deserve more than intimidation and empty rhetoric from the current government. We should be doing everything we can to ensure that nobody in the North has to go to the dump to get food. We need to get to the bottom of the demand that the minister made to Rankin Inlet officials. When did she ask their office for an apology? Was this a directive from the PMO? Do they truly believe this is how northern people deserve to be treated?”

November 27th, 2014

NEW DEMOCRATS PLEASED WITH GOVERNMENT SUPPORT OF OUR OPPOSITION DAY MOTION FOR THALIDOMIDE VICTIMS

OTTAWA – The NDP welcomes the confirmation that the Conservative government intends to support our Opposition Day motion to compensate Canadian Thalidomide survivors, who have been fighting to get the care they need for more than five decades.

November 27th, 2014

THE NUTRITION NORTH PROGRAM YET ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE FAILURE

OTTAWA – Yesterday, the Auditor General confirmed what northerners have known for quite some time: the Nutrition North program, designed to fight the high cost of food in northern areas, has failed. Conservative mismanagement was cited in the report for having seriously compromised the program.

November 27th, 2014

THE NUTRITION NORTH PROGRAM YET ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE FAILURE

OTTAWA – Yesterday, the Auditor General confirmed what northerners have known for quite some time: the Nutrition North program, designed to fight the high cost of food in northern areas, has failed. Conservative mismanagement was cited in the report for having seriously compromised the program.

November 25th, 2014

OFFICIAL OPPOSITION STATEMENT ON INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Official Opposition for the Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement on International Day to End Violence Against Women :

November 24th, 2014

NO CHILD SHOULD LIVE IN POVERTY

NO CHILD SHOULD LIVE IN POVERTY

OTTAWA – Twenty-five years after the unanimous adoption of former NDP leader Ed Broadbent’s motion to end child poverty the NDP is tabling a motion urging MPs to recommit to that goal.

November 24th, 2014

NDP URGES COMPENSATION FOR THALIDOMIDE SURVIVORS

NDP URGES COMPENSATION FOR THALIDOMIDE SURVIVORS

OTTAWA - The NDP is urging the government to provide fair compensation to survivors of the Thalidomide tragedy – victims who have struggled for decades with the tragic consequences of using this drug, which had been approved by the Canadian government as a safe drug for use by pregnant women to deal with morning sickness.

November 18th, 2014

NDP CALLS FOR ACTION TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

OTTAWA – As the Conservatives continue to ignore the systemic problem of violence against Indigenous women, NDP MP and Status of Women critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) asked the following question in the House of Commons today:

November 5th, 2014

Howard Hampton Appointed NDP Special Advisor for the Ring of Fire

Howard Hampton Appointed NDP Special Advisor for the Ring of Fire

OTTAWA – After years of inaction by the federal and provincial governments, New Democrats are reinforcing their commitment to the Ring of Fire with the appointment of Howard Hampton who will act as the NDP’s Special Advisor to the project.

November 4th, 2014

RECORD NUMBERS RELYING ON FOOD BANKS UNDER CONSERVATIVES

OTTAWA – Shocking new numbers on Food Bank use shows the real price Canadians are paying for Conservative economic mismanagement and their failure to act on issues like childcare and affordable housing.

October 29th, 2014

NDP INTRODUCES LANDMARK ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS BILL

NDP INTRODUCES LANDMARK ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS BILL

OTTAWA – NDP leader Thomas Mulcair is proud to second groundbreaking legislation introduced by Linda Duncan (Edmonton-Strathcona), an Environmental Bill of Rights to legally enshrine environmental rights for Canadians and the duty of the federal government to take action to protect the environment.

October 21st, 2014

The fight to keep home mail delivery is far from over

Maintaining home mail delivery remains one of the NDP’s main priorities as it intensifies its campaign to save the services Canadians rely on and deserve.

October 7th, 2014

CONSERVATIVES WILL MISS THEIR OWN ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS

OTTAWA – The Environment Commissioner today confirmed what New Democrats have been warning for years: the Conservative government has failed to tackle climate change.

October 1st, 2014

STATEMENT BY THE NDP TO MARK WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Official Opposition Women’s critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) made the following statement to mark Women’s History Month:

September 25th, 2014

CONSERVATIVES OPPOSE ACTION ON CONFLICT MINERALS

NDP Foreign Affairs Critic Paul Dewar (Ottawa Centre) issued the following statement following the defeat of his private member’s bill on conflict minerals:

September 22nd, 2014

NDP Fights for a Vote on Hate Crimes Protection Based on Gender Identity

OTTAWA – The NDP is calling on the Speaker of the House of Commons to allow a vote on adding gender identity to the hate crimes section of the Criminal Code.

September 19th, 2014

NDP Forces Emergency Debate on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

New Democrats were successful in forcing a debate on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in the House today. My colleague, Romeo Saganash, MP ( Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou) stood up to move that the house debate the shameful and systemic injustice of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The debate, while short, was enlightening as to the opinion of the Government to Indigenous Peoples concerns. The debate will resume as per the direction of the Government House Leader.

September 15th, 2014

NDP DEMANDS ACTON FROM CONSERVATIVES ON MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN

** Watch Niki holding the Government to account on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Question Period by clicking here. **

June 20th, 2014

NDP calls on federal government to save First Nations maternal health program

New Democrats are calling on the Conservative government to reverse its decision to end the Strengthening Families – Maternal Child Health (SF-MCH) program for First Nations in Manitoba.

June 19th, 2014

NEW DEMOCRATS RELEASE GAY AGENDA FOR PRIDE SEASON // LE NPD PRÉSENTE DES MESURES CONCRÈTES AFIN DE SOULIGNER LE DÉBUT DE LA SAISON DE LA FIERTÉ GAIE

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JUNE 18, 2014

NEW DEMOCRATS RELEASE GAY AGENDA FOR PRIDE SEASON

OTTAWA - Members of the NDP LGBTQ Caucus presented a package of initiatives today to help bring about full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Canadians.

June 16th, 2014

Legislation that Affects Women // Des lois qui Concernent les Femmes

Friends,

I would like to share an update regarding the fight for women’s rights in Parliament and across Canada. The Conservative government has been pushing hard against women’s equality in the House of Commons these past months. Several pieces of regressive Conservative legislation have been presented that would effectively turn the clock back on the status of women in our country.

May 29th, 2014

Attacking our institutions and services

It is increasingly clear that the Federal government is attacking many of the institutions ‎and services Canadians rely on.

May 14th, 2014

Unfair Elections Act‎ Passes

In a mockery of Canada’s democracy government MPs voted unanimously to pass bill C-23, which they call the "Fair Elections Act".

May 13th, 2014

Chief Kennedy Appears Before Status of Women Committee

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May 8th, 2014

Open Letter to Minister Kellie Leitch

Minister Kellie Leitch

House of Commons

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6

Dear Minister Kellie Leitch,

The Native Women's Association of Canada has done critical work with and on behalf of Indigenous women in Canada for years. I am deeply concerned by their current loss of capacity given the realities that Indigenous women face in our country.

May 6th, 2014

Meeting with ED of National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence

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April 24th, 2014

Have your Say!

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April 10th, 2014

An Open Letter to the Minister of Health // Lettre ouverte à la ministre de la Santé

It is with great concern that New Democrats received the news that the Morgantaler Clinic in New Brunswick will close at the end of July. As the only abortion clinic servicing two provinces, this clinic is essential for providing safe access to health services to thousands of women throughout the Atlantic region.

April 10th, 2014

Concerns on First Nations Education Act Must Be Heard

I am very concerned that the Minister didn’t use this opportunity to bring First Nations into the drafting of this legislation.

March 31st, 2014

Don’t Stamp Out Our Mail

My Ottawa office has received 200+ reply cards & CUPW petitions from people in the Churchill riding asking for the Conservative Government to keep mail services. Canadians want door to door! Add your voice by the signing the petition here.

February 22nd, 2014

The NDP Nation Wide Affordability Tour: A Gendered Perspective

Forty two per cent of us are living paycheque-to-paycheque and family budgets are stretched to the breaking point. Conservative initiatives like Income Tax Splitting and the Child Tax Benefit make it even harder for women to be able to make ends meet and provide for their families.

February 17th, 2014

Louis Riel's Legacy

Each year, Manitobans celebrate Louis Riel Day to remember the important role Riel played in defending Métis rights and in Manitoba’s entry into the Canadian federation.

February 13th, 2014

A Federal Do-nothing Budget on Northern issues

The Federal government has brought in its budget and it is clear that this is a do-nothing budget.

February 11th, 2014

Conservative do-nothing budget fails to meet the needs of Canadian families

Instead of taking action now to create good middle class jobs and help Canadians who are struggling to make ends meet, Conservatives are once again putting their own interests first and delaying real help until 2015, when it serves their political ends best.

January 28th, 2014

NDP FIGHTING TO KEEP DOOR-TO-DOOR MAIL DELIVERY

In the wake of the Conservatives’ irresponsible decision to end door-to-door mail delivery, the NDP has introduced a motion in the House of Commons supporting the maintenance of this valuable service. It will be debated today in the House of Commons.

November 26th, 2013

AG REPORT REVEALS MORE CONSERVATIVE MISMANAGEMENT

OTTAWA – Today’s report from the Auditor General showed once again how Conservative mismanagement has led to a serious deterioration of the systems Canadians rely on to keep us safe.

June 20th, 2013

Have your say: Share your priorities for Budget 2014

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance recently launched its annual pre-budget consultation process, which will result in a report being tabled in the House of Commons in December 2013.

June 10th, 2013

Niki Ashton rises in the house to speak to Bill S-2

Mr. Speaker, I am very honoured to rise in the House to speak on behalf of so many of my constituents and first nations people across Canada who have vehemently opposed Bill S-2.

May 21st, 2013

Statement of Tribute to Elijah Harper

On behalf of my constituents, and all New Democrats I would like to stand in this House and pay tribute to Elijah Harper.