|8th Premier of Yukon
Minister of Finance
June 11, 2011 – December 3, 2016
|Preceded by||Dennis Fentie|
|Succeeded by||Sandy Silver|
|MLA for Mountainview|
October 11, 2011 – November 7, 2016
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Jeanie Dendys|
|Leader of the Yukon Party|
May 28, 2011 – November 7, 2016
|Preceded by||Dennis Fentie|
|Succeeded by||Stacey Hassard|
|Born||Darrell Thomas Pasloski
December 2, 1960 
St. Boniface, Manitoba
|Political party||Yukon Party|
|Conservative Party of Canada|
|Education||University of Saskatchewan College of Pharmacy|
|Occupation||Pharmacist, business owner|
Darrell Thomas Pasloski (born December 2, 1960) is a territorial politician from Yukon, Canada, who was leader of the Yukon Party, and served as the eighth Premier of Yukon from 2011 to 2016. His party was defeated in the general election of November, 2016, and he lost his own seat. He was succeeded by Sandy Silver as Premier of Yukon on December 3, 2016.
The oldest of three children, 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 at the 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.
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 federal 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 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.
Yukon general election, 2016
|Yukon Party||Darrell Pasloski||399||31.4%||-13.3%|
Yukon general election. 2011
|Yukon Party||Darrell Pasloski||480||44.7%||–|
Canadian federal election, 2008
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Ken Bolton||1,276||8.70||-14.85||$13,004|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||14,660||100.0%||–||$82,727|
Pasloski is married and has four grown children.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Darrell Pasloski.|
- "About Premier Darrell Pasloski". Facebook. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
- "Liberals officially sworn in, forming new Yukon government". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-12-03.
- "An Interview With The Premier". Midnight Sun News. September 4, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- "R. v. Shoppers Drug Mart, 2005 YKTC 63" (PDF). Yukon Territorial Court. 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 30 May 2011.
- "Darrell Pasloski sworn in as Yukon premier". The Globe and Mail, June 11, 2011.
- "Yukon Liberals win majority after 14 years of conservative government," CBC, November 7,2016.
- Globe and Mail, October 14, 2008: "Federal Election 2008: Pasloski, Darrell."