Steve Ashton

Steve Ashton
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-677-6070
Questionnaire: Read Steve's Response

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Rural Manitoba rejects NDP strongholds

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - In a major election upset, PC Kelly Bindle knocked off incumbent Thompson MLA Steve Ashton, first elected in 1981 -- and twice a contender for the NDP leadership. Another major upset is brewing in Keewatinook, where NDP Deputy Premier Eric Robinson ...

Manitoba NDP Leadership

April 19, 2016 (blog) - These few are (assuming they are all re-elected) are Dave Chomiak, Steve Ashton, Eric Robinson, and Jim Malloway. I think it would be wise to pick an interim leader from this group who can draw on their experiences of the 1990s. This will help them ...

Free Press Head Start for Monday, April 18

April 18, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Lawsuit just before election: We start the week with news that NDP Leader Greg Selinger, infrastructure and transportation minister Steve Ashton and the Manitoba government are being sued by Omnitrax Canada. The company has accused them of ...

Omnitrax accuses Selinger of breaching non disclosure order

April 18, 2016

Brandon Sun - WINNIPEG — NDP Leader Greg Selinger, cabinet minister Steve Ashton and the Manitoba government are being sued by Omnitrax Canada. Selinger and Ashton, the province's current infrastructure and transportation minster, are accused of breaching a ...

Greg Selinger, Steve Ashton sued by OmniTrax, accused of interfering in sale

April 17, 2016 - Just days before the provincial election, OmniTrax Canada filed a lawsuit against the province, NDP Leader Greg Selinger and long-time NDP cabinet minister Steve Ashton alleging they interfered in the sale of the railway to Mathias Colomb Cree Nation ...

Manitoba Election 2016: Thompson riding

April 16, 2016 - Summary: Incumbent MLA Steve Ashton will attempt to defend his longtime seat from rookie candidates from the Progressive Conservatives and Liberals. Boundaries: The town of Oxford House sits in the southeastern corner of the riding with the riding's ...

'I don't stop working:' Manitoba Tory leader defends time in Costa Rica

April 15, 2016

Thompson Citizen - ... a Costa Rican bank account which was used to pay taxes and upkeep for the property. © Copyright 2016 Thompson Citizen. NEXT STORY Thompson MLA candidates address voters' questions · Inez Vystrcil Spence Steve Ashton Kelly Bindle April 14 2016.

Elizabeth May in Winnipeg to give Manitoba Green Party a boost

April 15, 2016 - Greg Selinger, Steve Ashton sued by OmniTrax, accused of interfering in sale read comments; Pallister owns 2 companies in Costa Rica; NDP wants to know why public wasn't told read comments; Manitoba NDP, PCs trade attacks, memes on social media ...

Bloodied but unbowed

April 14, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - NDP leader: Since 2009, following the resignation of Gary Doer and a leadership contest with Steve Ashton. Political experience: City councillor for St. Boniface from 1989 to 1992. Finished second to Susan Thompson in Winnipeg's mayoral race in 1992.

Thompson MLA candidates address voters' questions

April 14, 2016

Thompson Citizen - NDP candidate Steve Ashton said the NDP had specifically identified the need to expand to Thompson. “For me, these things are community-driven,” he said, adding that the government would work with Thompson to see more personal care home spaces ...

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Questionnaire Response

Steve Ashton - Thompson

1. Why did you decide to run in the 2016 Manitoba election?

This election is critical to Thompson and the North. We need to continue to invest in, not cut Northern health, education,highways, housing and social services.

2. What experience will you bring to complement your role as MLA?

As MLA for Thompson I have been proud to represent our region in the Manitoba Legislature. I have also had the honour to serve in Cabinet where I have worked with our NDP government to rebuild our infrastructure and fight three major floods. While this experience is important the most important experience is the experience of my constituent. Their problems. Their concerns. Their ideas. My goal is to always to speak out

3. Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our province? In your electoral division?

We need nothing less than social and economic justice for all our citizens. That is why I am so proud of our parties commitment to achieving this.

4. What key issue(s) / topic(s) would like to stand for in your role as MLA, and why is it important to you?

Continuing to invest in roads, infrastructure and flood mitigation.

5. What is one thing in particular that you value about the electoral division that you wish to represent?

It is a true cross section of Northern Manitoba.

6. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am honored to once again seek the support of the people of the Thompson constituency.