Churchill Keewatinook Aski Member of Parliament Niki Ashton reports it’s a priority for her to speak out on behalf of our region and address the critical issues that we continue to face once parliament resumes. She explains in communities across our region she would say health care is a big issue and so is housing and the need to be able to protect and create good jobs in our region. She says these are three areas that are important for her to hit the ground running on and she’s certainly keen to bring attention to these issues starting now and into the new year.
In order to solve ongoing issues such as boil water advisories and the housing crisis in Northern communities Ashton believes that sustained federal investment for infrastructure, water treatment plants, and housing is what’s needed to solve these problems. Ashton has been named the new critic for both Public Ownership and Transport in the NDP shadow cabinet as well as deputy critic for women and gender.