News

October 5th, 2016

Federal Corporate Tax Breaks Continue

Despite the change in government, Ottawa has continued with the same failed trickle-down economic policies of the past.

September 22nd, 2016

Fighting for working families in Parliament

After a summer spent listening to Canadians our NDP team is back in Ottawa this week. We’re ready to ensure the priorities of working families are heard—loud and clear in Parliament and across the country.

September 15th, 2016

Fighting to save public health care

Public health care is a key part of who we are and what we are as Canadians.

September 7th, 2016

Labour Day 2016. Fighting for our jobs.

This has been a tough summer for our region and our country.

In our region we have seen the announced shut down of the Port of Churchill and the Tolko mill in The Pas. Across the country our economy shrank with the loss of even more jobs.

February 8th, 2016

Manitoba women led the way

On January 28, 1916, Manitoba women became the first in Canada to win the right to vote and the right to hold provincial office. A historic achievement, the result of decades of struggle led by women like M J Benedictssen, and later on Nellie McClung. Unfortunately, First Nations women fought much longer to receive the right to vote in our province and country.

January 21st, 2016

Federal government must support Manitoba's Northern transport initiatives

Manitoba is making historic investments in roads, airports and ferry service in Northern Manitoba. It is time for the federal government to do the same.

December 16th, 2015

Setting Priorities

‎It is all about priorities.

In my first questions in the new Parliament last week I talked about how important it is to ‎address the challenges facing Canadians.

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 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.

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.

January 29th, 2015

NIKI ASHTON CALLS ON MINISTER TO ADDRESS FIRST NATIONS POVERTY

OTTAWA – NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic Niki Ashton (Churchill) has called on the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs to respond to recent reports showing the severe poverty in First Nation communities.

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.

December 2nd, 2014

THE NDP WANTS TO IMPLEMENT A MIXED PROPORTIONAL SYSTEM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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 15th, 2014

Candidacy Nomination Meetings across Churchill Keewatin-Aski.

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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.