Biography Opposition Critic for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship


Raquel Dancho

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


  • November 18, 2020

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”.