This past weekend the New Democratic Party convention saw Tom Mulcair voted out of the leadership having gained only 48 percent of total party support. This leaves the party’s Federal Council to set the terms for a leadership race to be held no later than 2018. A Member of Parliament with experience in leadership races Churchill Keewatinook MP Niki Ashton says she does consider it an option. She says she’s been asked by people that she listens to quite closely from our region and across the country and even the mere asking is a great honor. She adds there is no leadership race on right now so she’ll be waiting to hear what that will look like and be giving serious thought to how to go forward from there.
Ashton says whether or not she runs her focus remains on her riding.