In February 2023, the Confederation of Canadian Unions (CCU) held its Labour School in Ottawa. Speaking via Zoom was Niki Ashton, the NDP Member of Parliament for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski. Niki has been a tireless champion of workers’ rights, equity, social justice and environmental sustainability.
In her presentation, Niki speaks about the current work of the New Democratic Party and its agreement with the federal Liberals. Niki agrees that the NDP should hold the Liberals accountable on issues like Pharmacare for All, a national, affordable child care program, and commitments on housing and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Niki also commented on the importance of the labour movement and working people to continue its pressure on all governments, and especially the federal Liberals, to keep their promises and follow through on a progressive agenda.