Jeanie Dendys

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Jeanie Dendys

Minister of Tourism and Culture
Assumed office
December 3, 2016
PremierSandy Silver
Preceded byElaine Taylor
Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
for Mountainview
Assumed office
November 7, 2016
Preceded byDarrell Pasloski
Personal details
Political partyYukon Liberal Party

Jeanie Dendys is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Yukon in the 2016 election.[1] She represents the electoral district of Mountainview as a member of the Yukon Liberal Party.

Prior to entering territorial politics, Dendys was the Director of Justice for the Kwanlin Dün First Nation. She has served in numerous advisory capacities, including the Yukon Policing Review and the review of the Yukon Corrections system. Dendys also served for four years as the Yukon representative to the RCMP Commissioner’s First Nation Policing Advisory Board.[2]

Dendys defeated Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski in his riding of Mountainview on November 7, 2016.[3] On December 3, 2016, she was sworn in as the Yukon Minister of Tourism and Culture, as well as the Minister responsible for the Women's Directorate and the Minister responsible for the Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board.[4] She is currently also a member of the Standing Committee on Appointments to Major Government Boards and Committees.[5]

Dendys is born and raised in the Yukon and of Tahltan First Nation and Norwegian ancestry.

Electoral record[edit]

Yukon general election, 2016[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Jeanie Dendys 439 34.6% +14.5%
     NDP Shaunagh Stikeman 432 34.0% -1.0%
Yukon Party Darrell Pasloski 399 31.4% -13.3%
Total 1,270 100.0%


  1. ^ "Golden night for Silver". Yukon News, November 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Jeanie Dendys Yukon Liberal Party
  3. ^ Yukon election recount confirms Jeanie Dendys win in Mountainview. CBC North, November 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Liberals officially sworn in, forming new Yukon government. CBC North, December 3, 2016.
  5. ^ Jeanie Dendys, Yukon Legislative Assembly. Retrieved March 3, 2017.