Treaty 5, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Thompson MB—The Manitoba NDP Caucus is extremely sad to confirm the tragic passing of Danielle Adams, NDP MLA for Thompson and dedicated mother and partner.
"Danielle’s passing is heartbreaking on so many levels—she was a young, caring mother who wore her heart on her sleeve,” said NDP Leader Wab Kinew. “She was a fierce advocate for her constituents in Thompson and always made northern Manitobans a priority. Our movement and our team will miss her deeply. I know I and my NDP colleagues will honor her life and legacy by continuing to fight hard for the things Danielle stood for.”
Danielle passed away Thursday afternoon after a car accident near Thompson. Elected in 2019, Danielle served as the NDP Critic for Child Care, Housing, Disability and Poverty Matters. She was particularly committed to advocating on behalf of the child-care sector and parents, pushing for child-care that was affordable, accessible and reliable across the province. She served on the NDP’s childcare committee of caucus, developing a plan to strengthen Manitoba’s childcare system for all.
Danielle was a lifelong New Democrat who cared deeply about equal access to quality health care, education and good jobs in Manitoba’s northern communities. Before and after her election, Danielle was a trustworthy listener and community advocate for those in Thompson and beyond. In the Legislature, Danielle demanded better for her northern constituents and made an effort to raise their concerns at every opportunity.
Danielle was a devoted mother to two young boys and a partner to her husband Bill. Her family asks for respect and privacy during this difficult time.