Niki Ashton’s little orange bump has managed to generated a great deal of positive media. Here’s hoping this continues—and in no way deters her from her political pursuits.
NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton, right. Like it or not, the medium is always the message—and a young political woman with a baby bump on a campaign trail is bound to make noise, writes Jenn Jefferys.
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OTTAWA—Like it or not, the medium is always the message—and a young political woman with a baby bump on a campaign trail is bound to make noise.
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