Head of legal aid nominated in Riverdale North

Nils Clarke, the head of the Yukon Legal Services Society, will be the Liberal Party’s candidate for Riverdale North in the upcoming territorial election.

Nils Clarke, the head of the Yukon Legal Services Society, will be the Liberal Party’s candidate for Riverdale North in the upcoming territorial election.

The party announced last Tuesday he won the nomination against Sunny Patch.

“It’s an exciting time for Yukoners, and it’s an exciting time for the Yukon Liberals,” Clarke said in a statement.

“Change is in the air, and I look forward to being a part of it.”

Clarke has lived in the riding for the past 24 years.

When he announced his candidacy, he criticized the government’s high turnover in deputy ministers and assistant deputy ministers, which he said has cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Clarke has been a member of the Liberal Party since 1984.

Riverdale North is currently held by Yukon Party MLA Scott Kent, who is seeking re-election in Copperbelt South because he is moving away.

Clarke will be facing the Yukon Party’s Mark Beese and the NDP’s Rod Snow.

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