NDP candidate for Desnethé–Missinippi–Churchill River says voters in the riding are struggling to make ends meet.

She said people are concerned about housing, employment and transportation.

In the early election campaign, Jolibois has been door knocking talking to residents who she claims are not happy with high medication costs and utility bills.

“Everywhere I go, I hear from people that are struggling,” said Jolibois. “Northern Saskatchewan needs better housing, safer highways, affordable public transportation, better healthcare and more job opportunities for young people. I’ve fought for Northerners my entire life, and I intend to keep fighting for people for a long time.”

Jolibois said an NDP government would create a Northern Infrastructure Fund, for improvements to roads and internet connectivity as an incentive to increasing employment to the region.

“Because of the STC cut done by the Sask. Party, Many residents in the north, including seniors and Elders when they need to get to an appointment in Prince Albert, North Battleford, Saskatoon or Regina, they’re unable to get to their appointment,” explained Jolibois.

She criticized the Liberals for not taking First Nations issues seriously such as denying Treaty Rights, program funding and making real change. The election is October 21.