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Darius Elias, MLA Vuntut Gwitchin

Mr. Darius Elias - MLA for Vuntut Gwitchin

Deputy Speaker
Chair of the Committee of the Whole

Darius Elias was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 10, 2006. He was re-elected in the general election of October 11, 2011.

During the 32nd Legislative Assembly (2006-2011) Mr. Elias served on the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges, the Standing Committee on Statutory Instruments, the Select Committee on the Landlord and Tenant Act, and the Select Committee on Anti-smoking Legislation. He currently serves on, and is vice-chair of, the Select Committee Regarding the Risks and Benefits of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Mr. Elias has been a member of the Vuntut Gwitchin Trust, the Fishing Branch local planning team, the Vuntut National Park management planning team, the North Yukon Planning Commission, and the North Yukon Fish and Wildlife management team.

Mr. Elias has also participated in educational tours throughout the United States and Canada regarding the protection of the Porcupine Caribou Herd.

While serving as a member of the Canadian Youth Roundtable on the Environment, Mr. Elias attended a United Nations summit in New York City as Canada’s youth representative.

He was a Vuntut National Park warden for nine years and at the time of his election to the Yukon Legislative Assembly and was an assessment officer with the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board.

Mr. Elias also enjoys volunteering his time coaching and encouraging youth to excel in sport.

Mr. Elias, a graduate of F.H. Collins Secondary School, has a diploma in Renewable Resources Management and a certificate in First Nation Business from Yukon College.

He is the son of former Vuntut Gwitchin MLA Norma Kassi. He has four children.

Letters & Editorials

  • Standing up for Yukon by standing against a carbon tax

    Here in Yukon we feel the effects of climate change every day. Whether it’s through damage to highways and buildings from melting permafrost, or changes to the water levels in our lakes, the reality is that climate change is an …...
  • Trail-building program a remarkable success

    Creating a strong, diverse economy that creates jobs in our communities and helps to prepare our youth for those jobs are priorities of our government...
  • True North – Standing up for Yukoners

    The Yukon Party government believes in ensuring that, no matter what the challenge is, we find solutions that make sense in the North. And, we are committed to focusing on what we see as the key purpose of government - …...
  • Making Yukon’s Student Financial Assistance Even Better

    The Yukon government has been supporting Yukon students with funding for post-secondary education for more than 40 years. This year, we changed our student financial assistance program to make it even better...
  • A Safer Yukon, A Better Yukon

    Recently, our government fulfilled our commitment to provide basic 9-1-1 service across the territory. 9-1-1 service is now available anywhere a telephone call can be made. This service enhancement means that by dialing one, easy-to-remember number, dedicated volunteer and professional …...