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"I feel very honoured," Dancho said. "I love my community that I represent and I worked really hard over the last two years to represent them through a very difficult time in Canadian history."


After having some time to reflect on this past election, Dancho, the Conservative MP elected for Kildonan-St. Paul said she felt frustrated on behalf of Canadians upon seeing a similar political landscape to 2019.

Dancho picks up where she left off

Winnipeg Free Press -  September 24th, 2021


"It was a nail-biter for a first re-election."   

Dancho’s riding was one of the first to be called in Manitoba on Monday night. She said holding her seat was not easy task given the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the very short, five-week campaign.  

Dancho stands tall in Kildonan-St. Paul

Winnipeg Free Press -  September 20th, 2021


Midway through the last session of question period before the House of Commons adjourned for the summer on Wednesday, Conservative MP Raquel Dancho called on the prime minister to present a plan for the country.

"Where is the plan to secure the future for Canadians?" she asked.

Canada's post-pandemic direction may ride on an election

C.B.C. -  June 17th, 2021

‘So what is the future looking like for them:’ This 30-year-old Tory MP talks about the challenges facing Canada’s post-pandemic workforce

Toronto Star -  Feb 16th, 2021


the 30-year old MP, young enough to remember her own post-university job search, said.

“It’s really a generation that’s … going to be devastated for a decade, or it’s going to take a decade to come back. We’ve got to start now.”

The finalists for the Maclean's Parliamentarians of the Year Awards

Maclean's -  Jan 8th, 2021


I was humbled to be a finalist in the Rising Star award category for Maclean’s annual Parliamentarians of the Year awards. Congratulations to the fellow finalists Jenica Atwin and Sean Fraser, I am humbled to be nominated alongside these two stellar MPs. 

Dancho named to shadow cabinet

Winnipeg Free Press - Sep 14th, 2020


Kildonan-St. Paul MP Raquel Dancho has added a bit of weight onto her shoulders, following her appointment as the new critic for immigration, refugees and citizenship in Opposition Leader Erin O’Toole’s new shadow cabinet.

Trio of province's MPs handed expanded roles within federal opposition party

Winnipeg Sun - Sep 08, 2020


Dancho said the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship portfolio will grow in importance as we head into a potential election call in the coming months with a minority government, pointing to an expected lack of growth required to fund government programs.

Erin O’Toole’s Shadow Cabinet Taps Key Players, Elevates Young MPs

HuffPost - Sep 08, 2020


On Tuesday, O’Toole rewarded positions to several rookie MPs under 40 who endorsed him instead of MacKay, the presumed front-runner.

O'Toole brings optimism to Manitoba Conservatives

Winnipeg Free Press - Aug 24, 2020


Larry Maguire (Brandon–Souris) and Raquel Dancho (Kildonan–St. Paul) were all smiles in one of the resort's conference rooms Monday afternoon. Both had backed O'Toole as he campaigned to be party leader.

Millennial politicians should seize the moment to rewrite conservatism in Canada

National Post - Jul 31, 2020


How millennial Conservatives choose to confront new and emerging questions about supply chains and industrial policy, big tech monopolies, Canada’s place in the world, the urban-rural economic divide, and so on, could reshape the direction of the Conservative party for a post-COVID world.

Newcomer takes seat from former cabinet minister

CTV Winnipeg - October 21, 2019


The Liberal incumbent MaryAnn Mihychuk has lost the seat in the Kildonan St. Paul riding to Conservative candidate Raquel Dancho.

Conservative Dancho unseats one-term Liberal Mihychuk

The Winnipeg Free Press - October 21, 2019


Conservative rookie Raquel Dancho knocked off first-term Liberal MaryAnn Mihychuk in Kildonan-St. Paul.

Dancho, who served as special assistant to the province’s sport, culture and heritage minister, had collected nearly 45 per cent of the vote by 11 p.m. with 185 of the riding’s 205 polls reporting.

Dancho turns Kildonan - St. Paul blue

The Herald - October 21, 2019


Conservative Party candidate Raquel Dancho has been elected in Kildonan-St. Paul, unseating incumbent Liberal candidate MaryAnn Mihychuk.

"It feels amazing to be a woman at 29 and be elected, and such an honour," Dancho said. "I am so grateful to my volunteers."


Power Play: Meng's family allowed to visit Canada

CTV -  Jan 13th, 2021


I made my first appearance on a national political panel to discuss the latest breaking news that the Liberal government granted Meng Wanzhou’s family a special travel exemption to be come to Canada for the Holidays.


"Canadian organizations working to bring privately-sponsored refugees to Canada are facing months of application backlogs, increasing red-tape, and their calls for additional support have been ignored by the Liberals."

Refugees turned away in record numbers as countries close borders due to COVID-19

Globe and Mail -  Jan 25th, 2021

Pro athletes the main beneficiaries of national interest exemptions at border

CTV News -  Nov 25th, 2020


When asked Wednesday by Conservative MP Raquel Dancho how many exemptions he had authorized, Mendicino deferred to his departmental officials, who told the committee 1,300 were granted.

His office later said the official "misspoke" and the figure reflects the 1,354 people covered by four national interest exemptions Mendicino approved: two for the National Hockey League.

By Stephanie Levitz

Canada will not bar entry to Hongkongers arrested for taking part in ‘peaceful protests,’ Immigration Minister says

Globe and Mail -  Nov 17, 2020


“Either we stand with pro-democracy protesters against the Communist regime or we don’t," Dancho said. "They once had the same freedoms as Canada, and they are having them taken away. Shouldn’t we be doing all we can for them?”

By Steven Chase

Canada Widens Welcome Mat for Hong Kongers Amid China Crackdown

Bloomberg -  Nov 12, 2020


It is clear the Trudeau Liberals have failed to stand up to China’s Communist regime. Canada needs to do more than offer Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists an economic immigration system crippled by years-long backlogs and beset by ongoing delays because of the covid-19 pandemic.

By Kait Bolongaro 

Trudeau’s Plan to Ramp Up Immigration Falls Flat With Canadians

Bloomberg -  Nov 6, 2020


“Dancho, the chief Conservative spokeswoman on the issue, said her party is pro-immigration but thinks the Liberal government’s announcement of new targets was “tone deaf” as “it did not acknowledge the feasibility concerns of bringing in this many new workers.”

By Kait Bolongaro and Shelly Hagan 

Federal government plans to bring in more than 1.2M immigrants in next 3 years

CBC News -  Oct 30, 2020


Conservative immigration critic Raquel Dancho called the numbers "pure fantasy" and said the government has no plan to bring in large numbers of immigrants safely despite border restrictions and embassy and office closures around the world.

"There's just no way that's going to happen. And I was really hoping to hear an actual plan of how those issues were going to be resolved today. And there was not barely any mention of it at all," she said.

Canada aims to accept far more immigrants in next three years

Global and Mail -  Oct 30, 2020


"She said the Trudeau government must offer a concrete plan for bringing people safely into the country during a pandemic and for integrating them into Canadian society."

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