MLA Stick chosen to run for re-election in Riverdale South

Riverdale South MLA Jan Stick was acclaimed by her riding’s party members tonight to campaign for another term in the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the upcoming territorial election. A local small business owner, former city councilor and social worker, Stick hopes to build on the work she has already done as a member of the legislature and as the Yukon NDP’s Health and Social Services Critic.

“Over the past five years in opposition, the Yukon NDP has made it our business to look out for and listen to Yukoners. That’s who we work for and those are the people who inform our decisions,” said Stick. “People come to us for help when they need it most, and that’s what keeps me coming back.”

As the NDP's Health and Social Services Critic, Stick has advocated for a continuing care system that meets the needs of Yukoners and seniors, in their homes and in their communities. Stick acknowledges the need for a new continuing care facility but points out that many gaps in seniors care still exist. She has also advocated for increases to front-line health care staffing and more resources to reduce wait times in our healthcare system.

“We ask a lot of our healthcare professionals to deliver every day – and they do amazing things with limited resources,” added Stick. “We should be reflecting that support in our political decisions as government.”

Stick has also worked to raise the profile of issues facing Yukon’s families and children. She has made affordable childcare and poverty reduction for low-income families and children a priority.

Together with her friend, Riverdale North NDP candidate Rod Snow, Jan will provide a strong voice for Riverdale in a Yukon NDP government.