First elected MP for the riding of Churchill in 2008 and re-elected in 2011, Niki Ashton is a strong voice for Northern Manitoba. She is speaking out on the third-world conditions facing Northern and Aboriginal people; she is fighting to maintain value-added jobs from resources across the North, including at the Vale nickel operation in Thompson; and she is demanding federal action to improve Northern healthcare, housing, infrastructure and transportation, education, economic development and support for residential school survivors.
Niki currently serves as NDP Status of Women Critic. A former instructor with University College of the North, she has an MA in International Affairs (Carleton University) and a BA in Global Political Economy (University of Manitoba). She is fluent in four languages, including Greek, her mother-tongue, and has studied four others. Niki visits communities throughout Churchill on a regular basis, including on the North’s many winter roads, and makes her home where she was born and raised: the city of Thompson.