Citing family, Saskatoon NDP MLA Danielle Chartier announces she is leaving politics

We don’t know if Premier Scott Moe will call an early election, but we do know that when the election does come that a new MLA will serve the riding of Saskatoon-Riversdale.

Saying family comes first, the NDP’s Danielle Chartier said via Facebook that she will not be running again in the next election.

“I lost my beloved father just a few months ago, after almost four difficult years of advocating for and assisting in his care, while watching him suffer through the many difficult phases of dementia. This has made me acutely aware of how precious time with family is. Given the demands of this role, and because of the juncture I’m at in my personal and family life, I have determined staying closer to home is the best course of action for my family.” Chartier says in the post.

Chartier became an MLA for the first time in 2009 as she won a byelection to replace former NDP Premier Lorne Calvert.  She was re-elected in 2011 and 2016.

Chartier is the fourth NDP MLA to say she will not seek re-election.


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