Keeping in Touch

As MLA for Thompson I have made it my top priority to keep in touch in between elections.

It is why I visit door to door throughout the Thompson constituency on a regular basis.

I do a lot of the visiting at this time of year because we are not sitting in the Legislature plus it is also winter road season. Continue reading

Reply to Throne Speech (2015)

“I’ve never been more proud to be a New Democrat. I got to tell you, I’ve seen a few speeches from the throne over the years. This has to rate, to my mind, as the best speech for the throne I’ve ever seen because it’s about smart investments. It’s about a progressive agenda, an inclusive agenda, which includes all of our ethno­cultural diversity, and it’s committed to the women of this province in terms of services and equality. Continue reading

Thompson and the North in 2020

What is our vision for the North? Where do we  see ourselves in 2020 and beyond and how do we get there? Continue reading

Much accomplished ‎more to do in the North

We have made significant progress  in recent years through historic investments in the North. In recent months we have made a clear commitment  to taking those investments to the next level. Continue reading

Key Investments in Infrastructure Key to our Economy

The Premier recently gave his state of the province address.

His message was clear. We have the lowest unemployment rate and one of the highest growth rates in Canada but we need to continue with our economic strategy. Continue reading

New Industrial Skills Trades Training Center For Thompson

I was pleased recently to join with Education Minister James Allum and community members to announce the province will partner with the School District of Mystery Lake and the University College of the North (UCN) to build a new trades training centre to help students take advantage of good jobs right here in Northern Manitoba. Continue reading


Welcome to my website! I hope you find the information on the Thompson Constituency and on recent provincial developments to be of interest. I also hope you find the information on my other passions interesting.

Thanks for visiting!

Steve Ashton