Thompson city councillor calls for NDP MP to resign via Facebook live and interview on Rebel News – Thompson Citizen

Thompson city councillor calls for NDP MP to resign via Facebook live and interview on Rebel News – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202134 Views

Thompson Coun. Jeff Fountain has twice called publicly for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski NDP MP Niki Ashton to resign her seat in the House of Commons, first in his Facebook group and again in a Feb. 16 interview with Sheila Gunn Reid of Rebel News.

Fountain first made the call for Ashton’s resignation in a Facebook live video on Feb. 3 and reiterated the point the following day in a post in which he said that “For too long we have sat quietly while she advocates for issues contrary to our national and local interest.”

In his interview with Rebel News, Fountain said his call was largely a symbolic gesture, as he didn’t expect it would actually lead to Ashton’s resignation, but said it was a way to give voice to frustrations some of her constituents have had during her time as MP, dating as far back as a 2010 vote to scrap a bill that called for an end to the long-gun registry, which was successful despite Ashton voting against it. …

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