It’s been just over ten years now since Niki Ashton was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Churchill - Keewatinook Aski.
Ashton recently spoke to Arctic Radio News to reflect on a decade in office and said that it’s been a tremendous honour, and that she’s very proud to represent both her hometown of Thompson and all of northern Manitoba.
She added that it’s been a privilege to work with inspiring northern and indigenous leaders, as well as community members and activists to address key challenges and bring to light opportunities in the region.
Ashton said that there is still a lot of work left to do, and that she in many ways has become more idealistic over the years.
If you’d like to hear from her on her time as an MP, as well as thoughts from both Ashton and northern Quebec NDP MP Romeo Saganash, tune in to Thompson Today on 102.9 CHTM tomorrow 12:40pm and 5:10pm for part one of a two-part interview