New year, new role


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This article was published 20/01/2020 (1229 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

The past year has certainly been a busy one!

As you may know, I was recently appointed Minister of Northern Affairs. I am honoured and excited to take on this new role. I wanted to write a bit more about how this new role will complement my most important role as your Member of Parliament.

This month, I have travelled to our Northern Territories and to Churchill to meet with local leaders, stakeholders and community members to better understand the issues that are a priority to them. As the new Minister of Northern Affairs, it is important for me to hear from them so that I can ensure that the work we undertake responds to their needs and priorities.

Supplied photo Dan Vandal meeting with constituents at last year’s annual pancake breakfast.

It is similar to the work I do as your MP: in order to be an effective voice for you in the House of Commons and at the Cabinet table, I need to hear from you and meet with you to hear those concerns and suggestions. That’s why it is important for me to continue to attend our community events — from the Breakfasts with Santa to the Canada Day celebrations, each of these allows me to connect with you, the residents of Saint Boniface – Saint Vital.

As the federal budget nears, this is an important time to have your voice heard. You can share your thoughts with me at, or take a survey and share your ideas at or by email at  

You can also meet me at my annual Louis Riel Day Pancake Breakfast. I invite everyone from Saint Boniface – Saint Vital to join me on Mon., Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Southdale Community Centre for free pancakes and conversations with friends. It’s a great way to meet up with friends and neighbours before heading out to Voyageur Park!

Dan Vandal

Dan Vandal
Saint Boniface-Saint Vital constituency report

Dan Vandal is the Liberal MP for Saint Boniface-Saint Vital.

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