This year’s black leather pair was purchased by Darrell Pasloski for his mother’s memorial service. She passed away in early January after a long illness.
“My mother was fiscally conservative and believed in never buying anything until you can afford it. While the 2014-15 budget provides for record spending, Yukon is in a good fiscal position with a healthy surplus, so we can afford these expenditures. My mother would approve. I am wearing these shoes today to honour her memory,” the premier said in a statement.
Traditionally Canadian finance ministers – a portfolio Pasloski holds along with his top job – pick out shoes specifically in honour of a new budget.
Last year’s budget saw the premier wearing leather mukluks.