Dan Vandal served five terms as Winnipeg City Councillor for St. Boniface.
A former Deputy Mayor, he was also Chair of the Protection, Property and Public Works committees at City Hall. He is especially proud of his role in the development of Winnipeg’s Aboriginal Youth Strategy, the first of its kind in Canada.
Most of all, Dan worked with passion and vision for the citizens of St. Boniface. From Bois des Esprits in Royalwood to Esplanade Riel in Old St. Boniface, he was a tireless advocate for urban renewal and creating exciting public spaces.
Dan believes in giving back to his community. From 2010 to 2013, he was Chair of the Board of Directors for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. In 2013, he led the Board through the CRTC license renewal process, culminating in a five-year renewal for the network.
Dan was elected as Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface — Saint Vital on October 19, 2015. In addition to his role as MP, Dan was a member of the Standing Committees on Canadian Heritage and on Official Languages. He was also the Chair of the Manitoba Liberal Caucus and Chair of the Liberal Indigenous Caucus. On August 31, 2018, Dan was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services. On November 20, 2019, Dan was named Minister of Northern Affairs.
He is happily married to Brigitte and together they have four children and one lovely granddaughter.
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