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The Honourable Darrell Pasloski

February 12, 2013

The Honourable Darrell Pasloski
Premier of Yukon 

A written version of the Premier's speech can be found here.

A Decade of Devolution – What’s Next for Yukon?

The Honourable Darrell PasloskiWith Yukon celebrating its tenth anniversary of devolution this year, the Premier of Yukon takes a look at how much the territory has achieved, the challenges that have been overcome and the challenges that lie ahead. As an active, mature government, Yukon is well-positioned to work with all its partners to ensure sustainable growth in Canada’s North.

Premier Pasloski was sworn in as Yukon Premier on June 11, 2011. He began his political career in 2008 when he represented the Conservative Party of Canada in the federal election. Before entering politics, he was a central member of Yukon’s business community, owning and operating two pharmacies in Whitehorse, where he has lived since 1991. In 2009, he was named Business Person of the Year by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce.

Premier Pasloski also has a long record of service to the community, the foundation for his commitment to creating prosperous and sustainable communities in the North. He has worked to ensure that the three territorial premiers continue to collaborate through the Northern Premiers’ Forum, using ‘A Northern Vision: A Stronger North and a Better Canada’ to guide a pan-territorial approach that will benefit northerners and all Canadians.

Building community through sports and culture activities is of personal importance to Premier Pasloski and he is well-known to Yukon families for his contributions as a hockey coach and certified hockey and swimming official. Through his past membership on boards and councils including the Vanier Catholic Secondary School, the MacBride Museum, Glacier Bears Swim Club and Swim Yukon, Premier Pasloski has played a significant role in forming Yukon’s reputation for sporting and cultural excellence.