the regina mom feels wealthy these days. She was fortunate enough to be a recipient of an Emerging Artists Award from the Canada Council for the Arts last spring. There’s no scramble for contract work and there’s a bit of extra money around her house. So she got her hubby to blow twenty bucks on the thereginamom.com domain name. And when the rewrite of the children’s literature manuscript is completed — which had better be soon because the end of the grant period is fast approaching — thereginamom.com will get a makeover.
the regina mom has spent some time over the past few months writing and contemplating her writing life. Blogging is one place where various pieces of her life weave together. So she’s looking forward to again crafting blogposts.
Be forewarned, dear Reader, the regina mom likes Niki Ashton.
Later today, Niki Ashton, the Member of Parliament for Churchill, will announce her candidacy for the Leadership of the New Democratic Party of Canada! It’d be great to have a woman from one of the Prairie provinces as Leader of the NDP — as the next Prime Minister of Canada!
Niki’s from northern Manitoba. Take a Northern woman from a Prairie province to the House of Commons and you’ll see more than a little bit of Amazing! Niki has demonstrated that time and again and could do it in one of four or five languages. Unafraid of standing up to speak Truth to Power, Niki Ashton has risen in the House to challenge the Harper regime on important issues such as healthcare and housing, infrastructure and transportation, education and economic development, support for residential school survivors and the North and its People. American film-maker, Michael Moore, noticed her work. As did The Huffington Post.
So, ya. A Northern woman from a Prairie province! Niki Ashton is sure to make the NDP Leadership race an interesting one! the regina mom is watching.