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An Opportunity for an Alternative in Canada

The NDP finds itself at a political crossroads like so many other social-democratic labor parties around the world. But with the Trudeau government breaking so...

Federal NDP candidates Niki Ashton and Guy Caron attend Vancouver Pride parade

In 2015, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was supposed to attend the Vancouver Pride parade. But when Stephen Harper called an election, Mulcair cancelled his trip...

NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton pitches free tuition

NDP leadership hopeful Niki Ashton paid a visit to Port Alberni on Sunday, July 30 to share her bold, progressive vision for the next federal...

Ex-union leader Sid Ryan not entering NDP race, endorses Niki Ashton

(subscription) (subscription)Ex-union leader Sid Ryan is not entering the NDP leadership race and will instead endorse Niki Ashton for party leader. In a statement...

I'm Standing Up For Canadians By Seeking Economic Justice

NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton speaks during a leadership debate in Montreal, Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Photo: Graham Hughes/CP). Originally, we had planned to drive...

NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton visits Red Deer

Asked about how equalization payments may come to the minds of Albertans when they hear the words 'economic justice,' Ashton said, "The discussion around economic...

2017 may be year the ground shakes in Manitoba politics

The roster might include MLAs Wab Kinew and Nahanni Fontaine, federal NDP MP Niki Ashton (with her dad, former MLA Steve Ashton, lurking in the...

A conversation with northern Manitoba MP Niki Ashton

When Niki Ashton was first elected MP in 2008, her northern Manitoba riding was performing fairly well economically despite a global downturn. Eight years later,...

Nationalize port of Churchill under port authority, NDP MP Niki Ashton urges

OTTAWA – A New Democrat MP is urging the federal government to nationalize the port of Churchill, Man., which has been closed since last summer.

Ottawa poised to ease rules for temporary foreign worker program ...

The federal government is setting the stage for a loosening of temporary foreign worker rules after vocal complaints from Canadian employers that recent ...and more »...

Dark clouds of stagnation threaten sunny ways

The Globe and MailCanada lost 31,200 jobs in July, sending the unemployment rate up to 6.9 per cent. Job creation so far this year is...

Tories, NDP urge action after worst 1-month drop in full-time work since 2011

NDP jobs critic Niki Ashton urged the government to fulfil a campaign promise to offer EI premium breaks to employers who hire young people. That...

Port of Churchill shut down after being refused bailout, premier suggests

The NDP caucus, in a written statement, said it agreed to financial help for Omnitrax last year “to ensure the port stayed open while transitioning...

NDP, Liberals long way from becoming contenders

As well, many New Democrats believe Ashton's daughter, federal NDP MP Niki Ashton, will make a jump to provincial politics. Outside some of these usual...

Liberals made big gains, but NDP still won the First Nations vote in 2015, data shows

In Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, the gains that NDP MP Niki Ashton made in on-reserve polling divisions helped her hold off the Liberals' Rebecca Chartrand. Ashton gained...

'Big day' for Pimicikamak as federal government gives $40M for new hospital

Representatives from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Manitoba government were also there, along with Niki Ashton, the NDP MP for the area, and...

Slideshow: The North American Leaders' Summit in pictures

(subscription) (subscription)President Obama and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk down the hall for President Obama's official welcome on Parliament Hill. (The Photograph by...

Niki Ashton MP Report: Let's move on pay equity

The committee was struck in February after the NDP won the government's support on this important issue. We are glad that the committee acknowledges that...

Trudeau's Popularity Not Scaring Off NDP Leadership Contenders, MPs Say

... Topp, a strategist who finished second to Mulcair in 2012 and now serves as chief of staff to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, is not...

As House continues to sit, NDP MP Niki Ashton says she's campaigning for Bernie Sanders

OTTAWA — Niki Ashton, an NDP MP from northern Manitoba, tweeted Sunday she was heading to North Dakota to campaign for U.S. Democratic Party candidate...

How the NDP became the villain

While the Ottawa bubble laid most of the blame on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's unprecedented conduct, many in the public focused on faulting the reactions...

Niki Ashton, what kinda feminist are you?

Ashton, the NDP MP for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, became the rather public voice of aggrieved female politicians last week after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's meltdown in...

Associating elbowgate with violence against women is an insult to victims

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Niki Ashton said that “it is very important that young women in this space feel safe to come here and work...

Trudeau Committed 'Furthest Thing From A Feminist Act': NDP MP

I was elbowed in the chest by the prime minister and then I had to leave. It was very overwhelming and so I left the...

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's claim of being overwhelmed sparks debate about role of PM's spouse

National Post"The kind of statements we heard from the prime minister's wife, you know, speak to that disconnect with the reality that Canadian women face,"...

NDP MP Niki Ashton asks federal Liberals to review MTS sale to BCE

Ashton wants the Liberals to look at the deal first. "Canadians already pay some of the highest wireless prices in the world. Greater competition in...

MP Ashton mulls another bid for federal NDP leadership

OTTAWA — Manitoba NDP MP Niki Ashton is giving some thought to making a second bid for the leadership of her federal party. The federal...

Niki Ashton, NDP MP, Rips Trudeau's Remark About 'Colonial Past'

NDP MP Niki Ashton rose in the House of Commons Friday to say that Trudeau told American students that Canada doesn't have the baggage of...

Cullen early favourite in NDP leadership race: Poll

Mainstreet picked Cullen and his fellow MPs Niki Ashton, Alexandre Boulerice and Peter Julian along with Ontario NDP MPP Jagmeet Singh and activist Avi Lewis...

'I have no regrets:' NDP's Steve Ashton loses seat he's held since 1981

Longtime Thompson MLA Steve Ashton looks on as his daughter, Churchill Keewatinook-Aski MP Niki Ashton, introduces him to supporters at his campaign party at the...

John Robson: Sending counsellors to Attawapiskat won't help

And in an emergency Commons debate Tuesday night he was again duly pilloried as “assimilationist” by the NDP's Niki Ashton. Predictable voices were also heard...

Breaking With Austerity

In a surprising result given the party's history of not forcibly ousting its leaders, delegates at the New Democratic Party's (NDP) convention this past weekend...

Jean Chrétien's comments on Attawapiskat criticized in Commons

Earlier in the day in Ottawa, Chrétien had suggested "people have to move sometimes" — a comment NDP MP Niki Ashton denounced as "assimilationist." MPs...

Feds Can't Back Up Foreign Worker Program Changes, NDP's Ashton Says

Niki Ashton said she asked Employment Minister MaryAnn Mihychuk to show the materials used in the government's recent decision to approve an exemption that allows...

Canada's New Democratic Party ousts Thomas Mulcair as leader

Huffington Post CanadaNew Democratic Party members in Canada are looking for a new leader after a surprise ousting of Thomas Mulcair. Tasked with figuring out...

NDP commits suicide by dumping Mulcair. So who will replace him?

New Democratic Party MP Niki Ashton is like Scooby Doo's "Velma," except without that cartoon character's intellectual acumen or mystery-solving abilities. Yet it's people like...

Federal NDP begins its national convention in Edmonton

Duncan says another main focus will be on where the Federal NDP sees the economy going with the plunge in oil prices and how it...

Whose NDP is it anyway? We're about to find out.

(subscription) (subscription)Niki Ashton from Manitoba ran against Mulcair in the 2012 leadership race, has kept her own counsel on the leadership review, and probably...

The New Democrats need a fresh start: Editorial

CBC.caThe cameras will all be on Thomas Mulcair as New Democrats gather in Edmonton next weekend to refight their party's disastrous 2015 election campaign and...

Feds' EI fixes not enough for north: MP

OTTAWA — The NDP MP for northern Manitoba says changes to employment insurance are inadequate to deal with the economic problems faced by many of...

Tom Mulcair Gets Support From 5 Union Leaders Ahead Of Leadership Vote

NDP MP Niki Ashton refused to categorically state whether she wants Mulcair to stay on as party leader. (The Canadian Press). "If he sort of...

Labour Minister claims Conservatives buried 'significant' union report in last Parliament, releases it

(subscription) (subscription)The NDP supports the bill and are on side with seeing it passed quickly. NDP MP Niki Ashton (Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, Man.), and critic...

Tom Mulcair slams Liberal budget ahead of contentious NDP leadership review

... of Ontario where the party performed well in the last election — passed a motion to not support Mulcair in Edmonton, saying "we've got...

From property rights to criminal justice and abortion, Jim Hillyer didn't mince words

(subscription) (subscription)In an MPs pamphlet criticizing a motion put forward by NDP MP Niki Ashton that would have recognized access to abortion as a...

Thomas Mulcair gets boost from Quebec caucus

Questions about his support in caucus resurfaced last week after former leadership hopeful Nikki Ashton refused to directly answer if she supported Mulcair. Charlie Angus,...

Tom Mulcair supporters speak out as knives sharpen for NDP leader

And at a press conference in Ottawa, NDP MP Niki Ashton also refused to categorically state whether she wants Mulcair to stay on as party...

Average wait for EI eligibility ruling 39 days, figures show

"These people that are meant to be handling (employment insurance) issues and working with the people that are distressed are completely overwhelmed," NDP employment critic...

Alberta MLA first denies, then admits to flipping bird in legislature

He studied history and political science at the University of Ottawa before interning in the office of Manitoba NDP MP Niki Ashton. It's the second...

NDP MP Niki Ashton hedges when asked about support for Tom Mulcair

Niki Ashton, holding a news conference in Ottawa about the employment challenges facing young Canadians, was asked repeatedly if she endorsed Mulcair as leader, but...

Pimicikamak declares state of emergency to deal with suicide crisis

The acting chief of the northern Manitoba community of Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake) has declared a state of emergency after the deaths of six...