Kildonan – St.Paul, MB
Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
- Raquel Dancho was first elected Member of Parliament on October 21, 2019.
- In the first session of the 43rd parliament, she was the Opposition Critic for Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, she was a member of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO).
- M.P. Dancho has worked in Manitoba Government as the Executive Assistant to the Minister of Sustainable Development and as the Special Assistant to the Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage.
- Ms. Dancho was born and raised in Beausejour, MB to four generations of Canadian farmers and small business owners.
- Prior to become M.P., she ran her own consulting business providing research and web development services to the private sector.
- M.P. Dancho has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at McGill University.
Interventions in Parliament
- As a new member of Parliament, M.P. Dancho has made minimal interventions related to immigration. Her interventions mostly covered the following topics:
- Investigations into the WE Charity contract
- Preparation for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Regional issues in her riding
- As a member of FEWO, Raquel tended to ask questions on the following topics:
- Implementation plan for the national inquiry for missing and murdered indigenous women
- Resources for indigenous communities to stop women and girls from being victims of human trafficking
- Canada student service grant
- Employment opportunities for students
- Family reunification
- Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women
- Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses
- Gender-based analysis for various initiatives
Social Media and Press Conferences
Government Announcement on Hong Kong: “The Liberals are saying this failed parents and grandparents lottery will benefit those wishing to flee to Canada from the oppressive Chinese communist regime. This is not a real solution to the humanitarian crisis and erosion of civil liberties in Hong Kong”.