Darrell Pasloski

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Darrell Pasloski
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8th Premier of Yukon
Assumed office
June 11, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Justin Trudeau
Commissioner Doug Phillips
Preceded by Dennis Fentie
MLA for Mountainview
Assumed office
October 11, 2011
Preceded by first member
Personal details
Born Darrell Thomas Pasloski
(1960-12-02) December 2, 1960 (age 55)[1]
St. Boniface, Manitoba
Political party Yukon Party
Other political
Conservative Party of Canada
Residence Whitehorse, Yukon
Occupation pharmacist, business owner

Darrell Thomas Pasloski (born December 2, 1960) is a territorial politician from the Yukon, Canada, currently serving as leader of the Yukon Party and as Premier of Yukon.

Early life[edit]

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.

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.[2]

Court case[edit]

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.[3]

Political career[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5] He was formally sworn in as leader and premier on June 11.[6] 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.

Personal life[edit]

Pasloski is married and has four children.[7]


  1. ^ "About Premier Darrell Pasloski". Facebook. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "An Interview With The Premier". Midnight Sun News. September 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ "R. v. Shoppers Drug Mart, 2005 YKTC 63" (PDF). The Territorial Court of the Yukon. September 7, 2005. 
  4. ^ "Yukon election results". Parliament of Canada. October 14, 2008. Retrieved May 31, 2011. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Darrell Pasloski sworn in as Yukon premier". The Globe and Mail, June 11, 2011.
  7. ^ http://www.yukonpremier.ca/aboutthepremier.html

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