Niki Ashton

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Racism Should Not Become a Conservative Value

MP Larry Miller, who once used Hitler and the Nazis as references to oppose the gun registry, also recently made a dumb comment about how prospective Canadians should "stay the hell where you came from" if they prefer to wear a niqab during a Canadian citizenship ceremony. He is one of a long line of Conservative MPs to make racist remarks. I hope racism, ignorance and stupidity are not becoming mainstream Canadian values, let alone values endorsed by the Conservative Party of Canada. I hope the Prime Minister understands in his awkward silence, he is giving the impression that he is actually endorsing all the ills we have seen from members of his caucus in recent months. He should not.

For all Women, We Call for Action

Today is day 11 of the 16 days of action to address gender-based violence. Every year we call for action, because explicit misogyny, insidious discrimination and gender-based violence continue to provoke fear in the lives of women in Canada and in the lives of our sisters across the globe.
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Controversial First Nations Bill Passes

OTTAWA - A controversial bill meant to protect matrimonial rights on reserves has passed despite opposition from critics who say it reflects what they call Ottawa's paternalistic approach to First Nat...
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Will Abortion Stance Make Him A Star?

OTTAWA - Whether or not Stephen Woodworth's pro-life motion passes Wednesday in the House of Commons, the Conservative backbencher will have sparked more debate and attention on the abortion issue tha...
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The Final Face-Off

The seven federal NDP leadership hopefuls are squaring off against each other for the last time before the party's convention, with Thomas Mulcair again coming under fire at Sunday's debate in Vancouv...