Quick Facts: Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

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Riding: Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

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Quick Facts:

The Incumbent is the NDP’s Niki Ashton who won the riding by 5,422 in the last general election.

In the last Parliament, Ashton served as the Aboriginal Affairs critic and was also a regular panelist on APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation. 

Ashton won the riding by more than 5,000 votes in the last election.

As of Sept. 28, no Conservative candidate had been identified. Click on Conservative for any updates.

Liberal candidate Rebecca Chartrand is from the Pine Creek First Nation but has lived most of her life in Winnipeg. Chartrand is an educator in the city and has been advocating for more Aboriginal culture and teaching aids into the curriculum in inner-city schools.

The Green’s August Hastmann is also an educator. Hastmann has worked across Manitoba’s north.

Churchill-Keewatin Aski makes up almost half of Manitoba.

Nunavut is the riding’s northern border.