Raquel Dancho believes in Canada.
Elected as our Member of Parliament in 2019, and successfully re-elected in 2021, Raquel has proven to be a hard-working, dedicated and fearless advocate for our community. Her compassionate nature, resilience, and compelling communication style has ensured our voices are being heard loud and clear in Parliament.
With Raquel Dancho as our MP we have a strong voice in Ottawa, one that has the courage to take on tough issues and collaborate beyond partisan politics to get the job done and build a better, brighter future for all Canadians.
Born and raised in Beausejour, Manitoba, to four generations of Canadian farmers and small business owners, and educated at McGill University in Montreal, Raquel has a unique perspective on the different dynamics of rural, urban, eastern and western Canada. Raquel speaks French and is a passionate bridge-builder who relentlessly advocates for thoughtful, collaborative solutions that work for all Canadians.
Raquel has served in numerous critic roles during her time in Parliament, most recently as the Shadow Minister for Public Safety. Raquel has served on four House of Commons Committees addressing issues affecting women, immigration, and social development, and is currently vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.
Raquel’s determination was nationally recognized by Maclean’s annual Parliamentarians of the Year Awards as a finalist in the Rising Star category.
“I'm excited to work with and listen to the people of Kildonan – St. Paul. As MP, I will be a determined and dedicated advocate for them in Ottawa.”
- Raquel Dancho