Steve Ashton

2011 Manitoba Election Archive

IMPORTANT: The information below is from the 2011 Manitoba Election.

Visit for Open Democracy Manitoba's latest Manitoba Election voter resource.


Incumbent since 1981

Steve ashton

Steve Ashton incumbent

Election & MLA Websites

Qanda_active Mail_active Facebook_active Twitter_inactive Youtube_inactive

Political Party: NDP

Phone: (204) 677-1980

Questionnaire: Read Steve's Response

News that Mentions Steve Ashton

Articles are gathered from Google News by searching for the candidate's full name. Learn about this automated news feed.

New Producer ShortLine Launches

Friday, 03 August 2012

Portage Online - Lake Line Railway has started operating 50 kilometres of track formerly owned by CP Rail between Gimli and Selkirk. Yesterday, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced $1.25 million in provincial funding to help launch the railway.

ShortLine Railway to Run Between Gimli and Selkirk

Thursday, 02 August 2012 (blog) - ... LLRR) business model focuses on community ownership and specialized services and makes the short line a permanent asset that can be utilized by farmers and other shippers in the Interlake,” said Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton.

Crossing upsets Coulter bridge group

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Brandon Sun - Rachel Morgan, a spokeswoman for Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton, said several factors have led to the decision not to allow the temporary bridge, including safety concerns and the estimated six-seven million dollars cost of ...

Future of mining in Thompson looking brighter everyday

Friday, 20 July 2012

Canada First Perspective - Dignitaries and provincial leadership, including the Federal Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews, the Provincial Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation, Steve Ashton, and Doug Lauvstad, Executive Director of the Northern Manitoba Sector Council ...

Ignoring cellphone ban while driving costly for paraplegic teen

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Winnipeg Sun - Transportation Minister Steve Ashton, who was once rear-ended by a driver breaking up with her boyfriend via text, said demerits and an increase to the $199.80 fine have not been ruled out. Drivers in Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador already ...

Distracted driving fine too lenient: survey

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Winnipeg Sun - Transportation Minister Steve Ashton said his government believes the majority of Manitobans follow the law. But, as with any legislation, it might take time for a real shift in behaviour. “I don't think people until recently have understood the degree to which they ...

Website lists activities of provincial lobbyists

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - Who they met: Family Services and Labour Minister Jennifer Howard, Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Jim Rondeau, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton (May 25). What they talked about: Incentive programs to help make workplaces ...

Manitoba drivers not getting the message about talk & text law

Friday, 13 July 2012

Global Winnipeg - On Thursday, the Minister of Infrastructure and Transportation reaffirmed his government's stance that there are no plans to roll out demerits for cell phone driving ban infractions. "We're not ruling out looking at demerits," said MLA Steve Ashton. "But our clear ...

Phoning it in: Many drivers still texting

Friday, 13 July 2012

Winnipeg Sun - Transportation Minister Steve Ashton suffered from texting and driving firsthand when he was rear-ended by a driver while she broke up with her boyfriend via text. He said texting drivers are 14 times more likely to get into a crash. There province has no ...

Bridge over troubled yards

Friday, 06 July 2012

Winnipeg Free Press - 2009: NDP cabinet minister and leadership hopeful Steve Ashton pledges to negotiate the relocation of the CP Rail yards to the new inland port and build more affordable and social housing on the vacant site. The province's initial investment would be $50 ...

Questionnaire Response

Steve Ashton - Thompson

Why did you decide to run in the 2011 Manitoba election?

Manitoba has made significant progress since the NDP formed government in 1999. We will keep Manitoba moving forward. An NDP government will continue to grow our economy, build our infrastructure, and invest in health care, education, and social services.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as MLA?

The Thompson constituency needs an MLA who is committed to building a better Northern Manitoba for everyone. By continuing to work together we keep moving forward.

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

Continued investments in northern roads, complete the new UCN campus & invest in northern health care, education & recreation.

Our questionnaire procedures can be found in our FAQ.