Daniel Blaikie was elected Member of Parliament for Elmwood—Transcona in 2015.
Daniel is an electrician by trade and is a proud member of his local union (IBEW 2085). Before entering politics, he sat on the executive of the Winnipeg Labour Council. He also worked as a Minister’s Assistant in the Doer government and an organizer for the federal NDP.
Locally, Daniel has served on the board of the Transcona Historical Museum, and continues to be an associate member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #7. Prior to his election, he served as a member of Manitoba's Apprenticeship and Certification Board.
In addition to his electrician’s ticket, Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in history and philosophy (University of Winnipeg) and a Master of Arts in philosophy (Concordia University).
Since being elected, Daniel has served as the NDP National Caucus Chair and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics. He is currently the NDP’s Critic for Treasury Board, Government Services and Procurement and Western Economic Diversification, as well as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates.
Daniel was born and raised in the Transcona area, where he now lives with his wife Janelle and young sons Robert and Noah. Throughout his life, he has been active in his community and a strong advocate for social, economic and environmental justice.