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Niki Ashton

NDP MP, Churchill - Keewatinook Aski, MB

Hailing from Thompson, Manitoba, Niki Ashton was raised by immigrants who worked tirelessly for social, economic, and environmental justice. At the age of 22, she challenged the sitting NDP MP for her home riding of Churchill for their seat in 2005. Her inspiration was rooted in her passion for equality and justice. When her MP voted against the Civil Marriage Act – legislation that legalized same-sex marriage across the country – Niki took action, and successfully secured the nomination. While she didn’t win the election she succeeded in showing the strong support for human rights in her region. At the age of 26 she ran again and was elected MP and has been reelected twice. She was recognized as best constituency MP by Maclean’s magazine as selected by her colleagues in 2012.

Niki has been a key member of the New Democrat Caucus in Parliament, having served as critic for Aboriginal Affairs, Status of Women, Post-Secondary Education and Youth, and most recently, as the critic for Jobs, Employment and Workforce Development.

Niki has long been a fierce champion for better living conditions for Northern and Indigenous peoples, and is proud to represent communities and organizations that fight tirelessly for a more progressive Canada. She’s proud to support the labour movement and its struggles in support of working people. She is an activist, loud and proud, standing up for the rights of those facing inequality in Canada and around the world.
Le Canada, un défenseur des droits fondamentaux des femmes? - Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Niki Ashton et Hélène

Le Canada, un défenseur des droits fondamentaux des femmes? - Rathika Sitsabaiesan, Niki Ashton et Hélène Laverdière

Le ministre du Développement international, Christian Paradis, et la ministre de la Condition féminine, Kellie Leitchs, ont confirmé que le gouvernement ne financera pas de services d'avortement sécuritaires dans ses initiatives à l'étranger, notamment dans le cadre de la contribution du Canada à l'Initiative de Muskoka pour la santé des mères et des enfants.
02/11/2013 09:51 EDT