|8th Premier of the Yukon|
June 11, 2011
|Prime Minister||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Dennis Fentie|
|MLA for Mountainview|
|Preceded by||first member|
|Born||Darrell Thomas Pasloski
1960/1961 (age 54–55)
St. Boniface, Manitoba
|Political party||Yukon Party|
|Conservative Party of Canada|
|Occupation||pharmacist, business owner|
The oldest of three children, Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, with his family moving to Saskatchewan when he was a year old. Between grades 6 – 9, Pasloski and his family resided in High Level, Alberta, which was booming at the time with 1,000-1,500 people in the community.
Pasloski attended the College of Pharmacy School at University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, though he initially considered medical school. In 1982, Pasloski graduated with distinction from the College of Pharmacy.
Following graduation, he moved to Red Deer, Alberta for his first job, where he met his wife, Tammie, who worked as a Radiographer in the hospital.
Pasloski took a new position with Shoppers Drug Mart in Red Deer in 1986. The following year, he took over as the store owner. In June, 1987, Pasloski opened the first Shoppers Drug Mart in Yorkton, Sask.
In 1991, he moved to Whitehorse and took over the Shoppers Drug Mart at Qwanlin Mall and later purchased the second Shoppers Drug Mart on Main Street.
By 2009, Pasloski relinquished ownership of both Shoppers Drug Mart locations and people began encouraging him to run territorially and for leadership of the Yukon Party.
Pasloski appeared in a Yukon territorial court and plead guilty to charges on September 7, 2005 after the Shoppers Drug Mart store number 299 operating under the corporation titled Darrell Pasloski Pharmacy Ltd. was caught selling tobacco to an undercover minor. The store was first warned in November 2002 and a second incident occurred which resulted in charges on October 23, 2004. His company was fined $400.00 under the Yukon Tobacco Act.
Pasloski ran for a seat to the Canadian House of Commons in the 2008 Canadian federal election under the Conservative banner. He finished a close second place to incumbent Larry Bagnell in a four way race in the Yukon electoral district.
Pasloski ran for leadership of the territorial Yukon Party and won at a convention held on May 28, 2011, winning over MLA Jim Kenyon and businessman Rod Taylor. He was formally sworn in as leader and premier on June 11. He was not a sitting member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly at the time of his investiture as premier; however, he won a seat in the 2011 election, representing the new electoral district of Mountainview.
Pasloski is married and has four children.
- "Pasloski pleased to become Yukon's new premier". CBC News. May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 13, 2011.
- "An Interview With The Premier". Midnight Sun News. September 4, 2012.
- "R. v. Shoppers Drug Mart, 2005 YKTC 63" (PDF). The Territorial Court of the Yukon. September 7, 2005.
- "Yukon election results". Parliament of Canada. October 14, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
- "Yukon Party selects Darrell Pasloski as new leader, Denis Fentie's reign ends". Winnipeg Free Press. May 29, 2011. Archived from the original on 29 May 2011.
- "Darrell Pasloski sworn in as Yukon premier". The Globe and Mail, June 11, 2011.
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