17th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 17th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the Saskatchewan general election held in June 1971. The assembly sat from July 28, 1971 to May 13, 1975.[1] The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Allan Blakeney formed the government.[2] The Liberal Party formed the official opposition.[3] After Ross Thatcher's death in July 1971, David Steuart became party leader in December 1971.[4]

Frederick Arthur Dewhurst served as speaker for the assembly.[5]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1971:[6]

Electoral district Member Party
     Arm River Donald Leonard Faris New Democratic Party
     Assiniboia-Bengough David Hadley Lange New Democratic Party
     Athabasca Allan Ray Guy Liberal
     Biggar Elwood Lorrie Cowley New Democratic Party
     Cannington Thomas Milton Weatherald Liberal
     Canora Al Matsalla New Democratic Party
     Cut Knife Miro Kwasnica New Democratic Party
     Elrose Hayden William Owens New Democratic Party
     Gravelbourg Reginald John Gross New Democratic Party
     Hanley Paul Peter Mostoway New Democratic Party
     Humboldt Edwin Laurence Tchorzewski New Democratic Party
     Kelvington Neil Erland Byers New Democratic Party
     Kerrobert-Kindersley Alex Taylor New Democratic Party
     Last Mountain Gordon S. MacMurchy New Democratic Party
     Lumsden John Gary Lane Liberal
     Maple Creek Eugene Frederick Flasch New Democratic Party
     Meadow Lake Henry Ethelbert Coupland Liberal
     Melfort-Kinistino Arthur Thibault New Democratic Party
     Melville John Russell Kowalchuk New Democratic Party
     Milestone Cyril Pius MacDonald Liberal
     Moose Jaw North Donald Forrest MacDonald Liberal
     Moose Jaw South Gordon Taylor Snyder New Democratic Party
     Moosomin Ernest Franklin Gardner Liberal
     Morse Wilbert Ross Thatcher Liberal
     Nipawin John Kristian Comer New Democratic Party
     Notukeu-Willow Bunch Allen Willard Engel New Democratic Party
     Pelly Leonard Larson New Democratic Party
     Prince Albert East Mike Feschuk New Democratic Party
     Prince Albert West David Gordon Steuart Liberal
     Qu'Appelle-Wolseley Terry Lyle Hanson New Democratic Party
     Redberry Demitro (Dick) Wasyl Michayluk New Democratic Party
     Regina Albert Park Kenneth Roy MacLeod Liberal
     Regina Centre Allan Emrys Blakeney New Democratic Party
     Regina Lakeview Donald Mighton McPherson Liberal
     Regina North East Walter Edmund Smishek New Democratic Party
     Regina North West Edward Charles Whelan New Democratic Party
     Regina Wascana Henry Harold Peter Baker New Democratic Party
     Gordon Burton Grant Gordon Burton Grant Liberal
     Rosetown George Fredrick Loken Liberal
     Rosthern David Boldt Liberal
     Saltcoats Edgar Ernest Kaeding New Democratic Party
     Saskatoon City Park Beverly Milton Dyck New Democratic Party
     Saskatoon Mayfair John Edward Brockelbank New Democratic Party
     Saskatoon Nutana Centre Wesley Albert Robbins New Democratic Party
     Saskatoon Nutana South Herman Harold Rolfes New Democratic Party
     Saskatoon Riversdale Roy John Romanow New Democratic Party
     Saskatoon University John Guyon Richards New Democratic Party
     Shaunavon Allan Roy Oliver New Democratic Party
     Shellbrook George Reginald Anderson Bowerman New Democratic Party
     Souris-Estevan Russell Brown New Democratic Party
     Swift Current Everett Irvine Wood New Democratic Party
     The Battlefords Eiling Kramer New Democratic Party
     Tisdale-Kelsey John Rissler Messer New Democratic Party
     Touchwood Frank Meakes New Democratic Party
     Turtleford Michael Feduniak New Democratic Party
     Wadena Frederick Arthur Dewhurst New Democratic Party
     Watrous Donald William Cody New Democratic Party
     Weyburn James Auburn Pepper New Democratic Party
     Wilkie Joseph Clifford McIsaac Liberal
     Yorkton Irving Wensley Carlson New Democratic Party

Notes:


Party Standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
     New Democratic Party 45
     Liberal 15
 Total
60
 Government Majority
30

Notes:


By-elections[edit]

By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[6]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Morse John Edward Niel Wiebe Liberal December 1, 1971 WR Thatcher died in July 1971[4]
Souris-Estevan Kim Thorson New Democratic Party December 1, 1971 R Brown died in October 1971[7]
Athabasca Allan Ray Guy Liberal September 27, 1972 Election results declared invalid[8]
Regina Lakeview Edward Cyril Malone Liberal December 5, 1973 DM McPherson died in September 1973[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Sessions of the Legislative Assembly and Their Duration" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Premiers" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Leaders of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ a b Lloyd, Steven (2006). "Steuart, David Gordon (1916–2010)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Brown, Russell, 1911-1971". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ Harrison, Fred (September 29, 1972). "Under the Dome". Leader-Post (Regina). p. 28. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ Mazgar, Brian; Stoffel, Holden (2007). Saskatchewan Sports: Lives Past and Present. CPRC Press. ISBN 0889771677. Retrieved 2012-07-31.