Churchill Keewatinook Aski NDP Member of Parliament Niki Ashton has been appointed to the party’s economic critic area of Jobs, Employment and Work Force Development. Ashton who was critic for Aboriginal and Northern Affairs in the last Parliament indicates that this critic area is of great importance to her riding and across Canada. She says there are many regions like northern Manitoba that face high rates of unemployment and they need to make sure that the new government acts now to create good jobs and real economic opportunities for Canadians.
Ashton says she will be working with NDP leader Tom Mulcair and fellow NDP MPs to fight the unfair Trans-Pacific Partnership that will cost Canada thousands of jobs. At the same time she adds they will be putting forward positive progressive ideas to create jobs ranging from infrastructure to social enterprise with the key area of focus on apprenticeships, training and employment insurance.