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Indian-origin Ranj Pillai as premier of Yukon territory in Canada

Indian-origin Ranj Pillai as premier of Yukon territory in Canada– Canada’s Indian-origin Cabinet Minister Ranj Pillai will take oath as the 10th Premier of the Yukon territory in the country on January 14th, 2023. He will be the 2nd politician of Indian heritage to lead a region in the country.

  • The first premier of Indian descent, Ujjal Dosanjh served as the premier of Canada’s British Columbia province between 2000 and 2001.
  • Ranj Pillai was unanimously elected leader of the Yukon Liberal Party on January 8th, 2023.
  • On 3rd December 2016, Mr. Pillai was first appointed to the Executive Council of Yukon (cabinet).
  • At present, he is serving as the Minister of Economic Development, the Minister of Tourism and Culture, and the Minister responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation.

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