Reflections as Parliament resumes


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This article was published 22/09/2022 (251 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Parliament resumed on Sept. 20. So, as your federal representative for Kildonan–St. Paul, I would like to hear about the issues you would like championed in the coming months. Please reach out to my office at or 204-984-6322 to share comments or seek assistance regarding federal issues.

It was wonderful to see Winnipeg and Manitoba come alive once again as we come out of the pandemic. I hope you have been able to spend some time with your family and friends over the last few months. It has been great to see constituents at various meetings, local festivals, and attractions during Parliament’s summer recess.

Sadly, the summer ended on a somber note. Many Canadians were deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll. My thoughts are with the Royal Family and all those who were closest to Her Majesty. The Queen served with dignity and grace. Our rights and freedoms flow from the thousand-year-old legal and parliamentary traditions inherited from England and France and sustain our strong tradition of democracy. Long live the King.

Over the summer, as shadow minister for public safety, I continued to meet with police, grassroots community organizations that work with society’s most vulnerable, and elected public safety officials. Rising crime, dangerous drug use, and gang violence are increasing across Canada. This is deeply concerning. I hear from many of you that safer communities are a top priority. Conservatives are developing a plan to keep Canadians safe, support the vulnerable, and remove violence and criminal activity from our streets.

Our new Conservative leader, Pierre Poilievre, brings strength, boldness, and the hard-work ethic our country needs to navigate the challenges Canada is facing. Pierre led an incredible campaign. He inspired hundreds of thousands of diverse Canadians to believe the future in Canada can be brighter.

Conservatives will continue to work to ensure that all Canadians can find meaningful, steady employment to provide for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, we know that basic necessities have become less of a certainty due to record high inflation, rising gas and food prices, and astronomical housing costs. Canadians are concerned about the level of healthcare funding transfers from the federal government, long delays with passports, chaos at airports, Canada’s response to the war in Ukraine, immigration and refugee delays, and much more.

My Conservative colleagues and I will continue to hold the Liberal government accountable and work hard to propose solutions to ensure Canada becomes a more prosperous country for all.

Raquel Dancho

Raquel Dancho
Kildonan-St. Paul constituency report

Raquel Dancho is the Conservative MP for Kildonan-St. Paul.

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