Daniel Blaikie was elected Member of Parliament for Elmwood—Transcona in 2015. In January 2017, his NDP colleagues elected him to serve as the National Caucus Chair.
An electrician by trade, Daniel was an active member of his union (IBEW 2085) and 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.
Daniel's apprenticeship in democracy started early, growing up as the son of longtime local MP and MLA Bill Blaikie. He credits his father with strengthening his own faith in the power of politics to change people's lives for the better.
In 2007, Daniel graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in history and philosophy. In 2010, he earned his Master’s degree in philosophy from Concordia University.
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.