Part Two of The Current
NDP Leadership Contender: Niki Ashton
She calls herself the only rural MP from the prairies who is not a Conservative. Niki Ashton is the MP for the riding of Churchill in Manitoba and at 29, she's the youngest person to seek the leadership of the NDP. She won her first federal election in 2008 and she is interested in both Global Solidarity and Regional Autonomy on some issues.
Although she is perceived as an under funded underdog, she caught the attention of a few people who attended Sunday's NDP leadership debate in Montreal. We aired a clip.
Niki Ashton grew up in Thompson, Manitoba, in a political family. She studied political economy and international affairs at university and worked abroad. Before getting into politics, she was working as an instructor with University College of the North. Today Niki Ashton was in Ottawa.
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This segment was produced by The Current's Kristin Nelson.
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