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The Premier – Darrell Pasloski, MLA Mountainview

Hon. Darrell Pasloski - MLA for Mountainview

Premier
Minister responsible for the Executive Council Office
Minister of Finance

Darrell Pasloski was elected Leader of the Yukon Party on May 28, 2011 and was sworn in as Premier on June 11, 2011. He was elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 11, 2011 and was sworn into Cabinet on November 5, 2011. In addition to his duties as Premier, he serves as Minister responsible for Executive Council Office and Minister of Finance.

Premier Pasloski began his political career in 2008 when he represented the Conservative Party of Canada in the 2008 federal election. Before entering politics, he worked as a pharmacist and was an active member of Yukon’s business community as well as in the community at large. In 1982, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a degree in Pharmacy with distinction. After moving to Whitehorse in 1991, he owned and operated two pharmacies. He was named Business Person of the Year by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce in 2009.

Premier Pasloski has a long record of community service. He served three terms on the Vanier Catholic Secondary School Council including two terms as chair. He was the President of the Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club for five years and has been a member of various boards, including MacBride Museum, Swim Yukon and the Mountainview Golf Course.

As an outdoor enthusiast, Premier Pasloski enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting and camping. He has been an active hockey coach and a certified official for both hockey and swimming.

Premier Pasloski has lived within the boundaries of the new electoral district of Mountainview for 16 years. He and his wife Tammie have four grown children, daughters Erin, Lynsey, Bronwyn and their son Taylor.

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 - …...
  • 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 …...
  • A made-in-Yukon approach to climate action

    No one needs to remind anyone in Yukon or the North that climate change is real – it has changed our day-to-day lives more than anywhere in Canada. Our winters are shorter; invasive species like the pine beetle are now …...