Athabasca (Saskatchewan provincial electoral district)

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57°00′N 108°00′W / 57.000°N 108.000°W / 57.000; -108.000Coordinates: 57°00′N 108°00′W / 57.000°N 108.000°W / 57.000; -108.000

Athabasca
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
SK Electoral District - Athabasca.png
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Buckley Belanger
New Democratic
District created 1934
First contested 1934
Last contested 2011
Demographics
Population (2001) 13,041
Electors (2003) 7,146
Census divisions Division No. 18
Census subdivisions La Loche, Île-à-la-Crosse, Buffalo Narrows

Athabasca is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in the extreme northwest corner of the province. The major industries are tourism, mineral extraction, forestry, commercial fishing and trapping. The Cluff Lake uranium mine is located in this constituency, as well as the Athabasca Sand Dunes Provincial Park and the Clearwater River Provincial Park. The major communities are La Loche, Île-à-la-Crosse and Buffalo Narrows with populations of 2,136, 1,268 and 1,137 respectively.

There is also a former provincial electoral district of the same name that was created before the 1908 general election and was dissolved before the 1917 general election.

Geography[edit]

History[edit]

Riding[edit]

Member of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

Former[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. Joseph Octave Nolin 1908 - 1917 Liberal

Current[edit]

In 1998 Buckley Belanger was elected, winning by 159 votes. Belanger left the Liberals, putting his seat on the line to run as a New Democrat. In the by-election, he defeated the Liberal candidate by 2,050 votes (94% of the popular vote), the second-largest majority in the history of the province.

# MLA Served Party
     1. Deakin Alexander Hall 1934–1938 Liberal
     2. A. Jules Marion 1938–1941 Liberal
     3. Hubert Staines 1941–1944 Liberal
     4. Louis Marcien Marion 1944–1948 Liberal
     4. Louis Marcien Marion 1948–1952 Independent
     5. James Ripley 1952–1956 Liberal
     6. John James Harrop 1956–1960 Co-operative Commonwealth Federation
     7. Allan Ray Guy 1960–1975 Liberal
     8. Frederick John Thompson 1975–1995 New Democratic Party
     9. Buckley Belanger 1995–1998 Liberal
     9. Buckley Belanger 1998 - Current New Democratic Party

Election results[edit]

Former[edit]

Saskatchewan General Election 1908: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Joseph Octave Nolin 252 96.55 -10.01
     Provincial Rights Aime T. Besnard 9 3.44 -
Total 261 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1912: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Joseph Octave Nolin 163 80.29 -16.25
     PC George Robert Russel 40 19.70 -
Total 203 100.00


Current[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Deakin Alexander Hall 1,329 57.80 -
     Liberal A. Jules Marion 970 42.19 -
Total 2,299 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1938: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal A. Jules Marion 642 50.55 +8.35
     Liberal William J. Windrum 628 49.44 -
Total 1,270 100.00


Athabasca By-election, July 28, 1941
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Hubert Staines - - -
Acclaimation


Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Louis Marcien Marion 626 80.77 -
     Independent Errick Guttormur Erickson 78 10.06 -
     CCF Pierre Ephrem Ayotte 57 7.35 -
     Progressive Conservative Alexander Fred De Laronde 9 1.16 -
     Independent (Liberal) Francis Xavier Poitras 5 0.64 -
Total 775 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1948: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Independent Louis Marcien Marion 628 52.59 -28.17
     CCF Axel Olsen 341 28.55 +21.20
     Independent Joseph David Le Chasseur 225 18.84 -
Total 1,194 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1952: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal James Ripley 543 61.35 +8.75
     CCF C.L. MacLean 342 38.64 +10.08
Total 885 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1956: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Frederick Alexander Matheson 740 43.70 -17.64
     CCF John James Harrop 836 49.37 +10.73
     Social Credit John I. Bondoreff 117 6.91 -
Total 1,693 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1960: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Allan Ray Guy 972 33.90 -9.80
     CCF Allan Quant 801 27.93 -21.44
     Progressive Conservative Harry J. Houghton 622 21.69 -
     Social Credit Dana Spence 472 16.46 +9.55
Total 2,867 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1964: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Allan Ray Guy 1,076 40.31 +6.41
     Progressive Conservative Harry J. Houghton 909 34.05 +12.36
     CCF John M. Stonehocker 684 25.62 -2.31
Total 2,669 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1967: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Allan Ray Guy 1,397 49.59 +9.27
     Progressive Conservative Harry J. Houghton 818 29.03 -5.01
     New Democratic Party Tony Wood 602 21.37 -4.25
Total 2,817 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1971: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Allan Ray Guy 1770 50.17 +9.85
     New Democratic Party Robert Dalby 1758 49.82 +24.20
Total 3528 100.00


Athabasca By-election, September 27, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Allan Ray Guy 1398 43.44 -6.72
     New Democratic Party Robert Dalby 1368 42.51 -7.31
     Independent Ray Jones 414 12.86 -
     Progressive Conservative William Howard McGill 38 1.18 -
Total 3218 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1975: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frederick John Thompson 1,483 38.12 -4.38
     Liberal Ben Siemens 1,157 29.74 -13.70
     Independent Rod Bishop 829 21.31 -
     Progressive Conservative Roy Simpson 421 10.82 +9.64
Total 3,890 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1978: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frederick John Thompson 2,340 58.23 +20.11
     Progressive Conservative Frank Petit 1,180 29.36 +18.54
     Liberal Henry Ethelbert Coupland 498 12.39 -17.34
Total 4,018 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1982: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frederick John Thompson 1,606 36.07 -22.16
     Progressive Conservative Bruce Clarke 1,162 26.10 -3.26
     Liberal Willard Quewezance 498 11.18 -1.20
     Independent Rod Bishop 976 21.92 +0.61
Aboriginal People's Vital Morin 210 4.71 -
Total 4,452 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1986: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frederick John Thompson 2,357 55.19 +19.12
     Liberal Jim Durocher 1456 34.09 +22.91
     Progressive Conservative Pat Cardinal 457 10.70 -15.39
Total 4,270 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1991: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Frederick John Thompson 3,253 83.79 +28.59
     Progressive Conservative Frank Petit 331 8.52 -2.17
     Liberal Darren McKee 184 4.73 -29.35
     Independent Mike Daley 114 2.93 -
Total 3,882 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1995: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Liberal Buckley Belanger 1,347 45.59 +40.85
     New Democratic Party Frederick John Thompson 1,188 40.21 -43.58
     Independent Jimmy Montgrand 390 13.20 -
     Progressive Conservative Clay Poupart 29 0.98 -7.54
Total 2,954 100.00


Athabasca By-election, October 26, 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Buckley Belanger 2,153 93.64 +53.43
     Liberal Winston McKay 97 4.21 -41.37
Saskatchewan Tyson Delorme 49 2.13 +2.13
Total 2,299 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 1999: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     New Democratic Party Buckley Belanger 2,512 84.38 -9.26
     Liberal Allan Adam 389 13.06 +8.84
Saskatchewan Bert Roach 76 2.55 +0.42
Total 2,977 100.00


Saskatchewan General Election 2003: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Buckley Belanger 2,407 69.99 -14.39
Saskatchewan Greg Ross 803 23.35 +20.80
     Liberal Philip Durocher 207 6.02 -7.05
     Progressive Conservative Sean Gilchrist 22 0.64 -
Total 3,439 100.00


Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Buckley Belanger 1,885 59.41 -10.58
Saskatchewan Phil Elliott 1,012 31.89 +8.54
     Liberal Malvina Iron 174 5.48 -0.54
Green Sean Gilchrist 102 3.21 +3.21
Total 3,173 100.00


Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Buckley Belanger 1,867 63.79
Saskatchewan Bobby Woods 1,021 34.88
Green George Durocher 39 1.33

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