Ranj Pillai

Ranj Pillai is a Canadian politician, who was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Yukon in the 2016 election.[1] He represents the electoral district of Porter Creek South as a member of the Yukon Liberal Party.

Ranj Pillai

Deputy Premier
Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources
Assumed office
December 3, 2016
PremierSandy Silver
Preceded byElaine Taylor
Scott Kent
Member of the Yukon Legislative Assembly
for Porter Creek South
Assumed office
November 7, 2016
Preceded byMike Nixon
Personal details
Political partyYukon Liberal Party
ResidenceWhitehorse, Yukon

On December 3, 2016 Pillai was sworn into the Cabinet of Premier Sandy Silver as Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources, and Economic Development. He is also the Minister responsible for Yukon Development Corporation and the Yukon Energy Corporation.[2]

Pillai previously sat as a Whitehorse City Councillor from 2009 to 2012.[3] While on council he helped bring Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada to Whitehorse and was awarded the 2011 Yukon Tourism Champion Award for his efforts.[4]

Pillai was previously the executive director of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations, and has held senior roles with Northern Vision Development and Yukon College.[5]

Electoral record

Yukon general election, 2016

Porter Creek South[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Liberal Ranj Pillai 337 46.6% +6.0%
Yukon PartyMike Nixon28539.4%-3.5%
     NDP Shirley Chua-Tan 102 14.1% -2.4%
Total 724 100.0%

Whitehorse municipal election, 2009

Whitehorse municipal election, 2009[7]
Candidate Votes %
Doug Graham2,67813.1%
Ranj Pillai2,42211.8%
Betty Irwin2,0019.8%
Dave Stockdale1,9869.7%
Florence Roberts1,7948.8%
Dave Austin1,7508.5%
Jeanine Myhre1,4597.1%
Ron Swizdaryk1,4507.1%
Graham Lang1,3956.8%
Skeeter Miller-Wright1,3706.7%
Janet Brault1,1635.7%
Michael Buurman1,0215.0%


  1. "Yukon Liberals win majority government". CBC North, November 7, 2016.
  2. "Liberals officially sworn in, forming new Yukon government". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. "Buckway re-elected Whitehorse mayor". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  4. Unknown, Government of Yukon, , Unknown,. "News Release #11-088 - Government of Yukon". www.gov.yk.ca. Retrieved 2016-11-11.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. "Former city councillor Ranj Pillai seeks Liberal nomination in Porter Creek South | Yukon News". www.yukon-news.com. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  6. Unofficial Results, Porter Creek South Elections Yukon, November 7, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  7. "Buckway re-elected Whitehorse mayor". CBC News. Retrieved 2016-11-11.

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