Whitehorse Daily Star

Silver announces new chief of staff

Jasmina Randhawa, a born-and-raised Yukoner, became Premier Sandy Silver’s new chief of staff on Thursday.

By Whitehorse Star on April 29, 2021

Jasmina Randhawa, a born-and-raised Yukoner, became Premier Sandy Silver’s new chief of staff on Thursday.

Predecessor Janet Moodie is retiring.

“Jasmina Randhawa has worked extensively throughout the Yukon government and brings a wealth of experience to the role,” Silver said Wednesday.

“Her strategic insight and no-nonsense approach will help our team hit the ground running in this new mandate and get on with doing the good work for Yukoners.

“I want to thank Janet from the bottom of my heart for her guidance, wisdom and patience over the course of the last mandate,” the premier added.

“There is nobody more deserving of a long, restful retirement after a truly exemplary career in the Yukon.”

Randhawa said she is “extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve Yukoners in this unique role. I am looking forward to working with Premier Silver and his team, to move our territory forward.”

Randhawa holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Vancouver’s Simon Fraser University.

She has held various positions in the Yukon government over the past years.

Those include the director of labour relations at the Public Service Commission and most recently, assistant deputy minister of Corporate Programs and Intergovernmental Relations at the Executive Council Office.

Comments (4)

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OGC on Apr 30, 2021 at 2:12 pm

Why are we using descriptors such as 'born and raised'.

I couldn't care less where someone is from, hiring in the public sector especially should be based on education, experience and merit.

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Groucho d'North on Apr 29, 2021 at 4:21 pm

Ms. Moodie will be difficult to replace as she has extensive hands-on experience over numerous administrations and some landmark Yukon developments.
Thank you for your service Ms. Moodie. Enjoy your well-earned retirement.

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Al on Apr 29, 2021 at 3:41 pm

So, Moodie says to herself: "Silver may want to sell his soul to devil - not me - I am out of here."

...and it is likely just the start of the exodus - who knows ?

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JSM on Apr 29, 2021 at 2:07 pm

Hopefully keeps the Lieberal Propaganda machine in check.

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