The last year has shown that when you send New Democrats to Ottawa, we get results. Jagmeet and I will keep fighting for you.
Niki was first elected as MP for Churchill–Keewatinook Aski in 2008, Niki has been a key member of the NDP Caucus, having served as NDP critic for Aboriginal Affairs, Status of Women, Post-Secondary Education and Youth, Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development, Reconciliation between Canada and Indigenous Peoples, and more recently for Public Ownership and Transport.
Niki first ran for office at the age of 22 challenging an incumbent who opposed same sex marriage and winning the party nomination. She was elected as MP in 2008 at the age of 26.
Niki is a proud feminist and democratic socialist. She has brought people together based on a commitment to social, environmental, and economic justice. She is proud to work with Indigenous people, students, Labour, the LGTBQ community and women in the pursuit of justice.
Niki has always been at the forefront of the political stage in Canada, bringing forward bold ideas that are now part of the mainstream debate. She championed several key issues, like opposing job-killing trade deals, supporting progressive tax reform, free post-secondary tuition, expanding Canada's socialized medical system to include dental, pharmaceutical and mental healthcare, support for public ownership, opposing environmentally destructive pipelines and a foreign policy rooted in justice and human rights.
Niki is a millennial, unafraid of challenging the status quo. She lives in Thompson, Manitoba, in northern Canada where she was born and raised.