OTTAWA – A Manitoba MP is the fourth person to throw their hat into the federal NDP leadership ring.
Churchill-Keewatinook Aski MP Niki Ashton announced her candidacy today.
“Fighting for human rights is essential to what I do. I am a proud democratic socialist, activist and intersectional feminist,” Ashton said. “We live in a time of unprecedented inequality and racial injustice as a result of the neo-liberal agendas of previous governments.”
The 34-year-old also ran for the party’s leadership in 2012 after the death of Jack Layton.
“Unless we make significant changes, things will get worse. There will be more loss of jobs and more inequality. We need strong leadership to fight for social and economic justice. This is why I am joining the NDP leadership race.”
Ashton joins BC’s Peter Julian, Quebec’s Guy Caron and Ontario’s Charlie Angus in the leadership race.
We are a left-wing party and we should be proud of that #cdnpoli
— Niki Ashton (@nikiashton) March 7, 2017