|MLA for Tatchun|
1985 – October 31, 1986
|Preceded by||Howard Tracey|
|Succeeded by||Danny Joe|
|Leader of the Yukon Liberal Party|
1984 – May 9, 1986
|Preceded by||Ron Veale|
|Succeeded by||Jim McLachlan|
|Born||September 19, 1958|
|Died||June 28, 2013 (aged 54)|
Drayton Valley, Alberta
Roger Coles (September 19, 1958 – June 28, 2013) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Tatchun in the Yukon Legislative Assembly from 1985 to 1986. He was a member of the Yukon Liberal Party, and the party's leader from 1984 to 1986.
He resigned his position as leader on May 9, 1986 after being arrested and charged with selling cocaine to an undercover police officer. He subsequently resigned his seat in the legislature on October 31 after pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking, and was sentenced to three years in prison.
- Kenneth Coates, Judith Powell (1989). The modern North: people, politics and the rejection of colonialism. James Lorimer & Company. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-55028-120-0. Retrieved 1 October 2010.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
- Yukon History at Hougen Group of Companies
- "Coles Sentenced". Orlando Sentinel. November 4, 1986. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
- "Ex-Liberal leader rebuilt his life after scandal". Whitehorse Star, June 28, 2013.
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