Blackstrap (electoral district)

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Blackstrap
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
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Blackstrap in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Lynne Yelich
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 85,541
Electors (2011) 59,797
Area (km²)[2] 10,921.10
Pop. density (per km²) 7.8
Census divisions Saskatoon
Census subdivisions Saskatoon, Corman Park No. 344

Blackstrap is a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997.

Geography[edit]

The riding includes the southeast quadrant of the city of Saskatoon and extends south to Elbow, southeast to Bladworth, and east to Jansen.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Saskatoon—Dundurn and portions of Mackenzie, Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, and Saskatoon—Humboldt ridings.

For the next Canadian Federal election the riding will be changed to the newly created Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons:

Parliament Years Member Party
Blackstrap
Riding created from Saskatoon—Dundurn, Mackenzie,
Moose Jaw—Lake Centre and Saskatoon—Humboldt
36th  1997 − 2000     Allan Kerpan Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003     Lynne Yelich Alliance
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Lynne Yelich, a former administrator and executive assistant. She was first elected to the House of Commons in 2000. She was re-elected in 2004, 2006 and 2008. She is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Appointed by the Prime Minister in 2008, Yelich is the Minister of State (Western Economic Diversification). Previously, she served as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Social Development where she was also a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA).

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Lynne Yelich 23,281 54.4 +0.5 $66,677
New Democratic Darien Moore 15,768 36.8 +11.1 $59,199
Liberal Deb Walker 2,713 6.3 -8.0 $13,295
Green Shawn Setyo 1,033 2.4 -3.6 $0
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,795 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 113 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 42,908 70.6 +6.0
Eligible voters 60,641
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Lynne Yelich 20,747 53.9 +6.0 $68,414
New Democratic Patti Gieni 9,876 25.7 -4.9 $30,120
Liberal Deb Ehmann 5,509 14.3 -2.6 $24,743
Green Imre Pallagi 2,325 6.0 +2.8 $3,352
Total valid votes/Expense limit 38,456 100.0   $81,893
Total rejected ballots 152 0.4 +0.1
Turnout 38,609 64.6 -4
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Lynne Yelich 19,430 48.0 +6.5 $62,564
New Democratic Don Kossick 12,376 30.6 +7.0 $41,367
Liberal Herta Barron 6,841 16.9 -14.5 $25,287
Green Mike Fornssler 1334 3.3 +0.2 $550
Independent D. Jay Krozser 410 1.0 $4,469
Communist Sonje Kristtorn 96 0.2 $515
Total valid votes 40,487 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 105 0.3 0.0
Turnout 40,592 69 +5
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Lynne Yelich 15,608 41.5 +2.6 $71,019
Liberal Tiffany Paulsen 11,815 31.4 +8.8 $50,307
New Democratic Don Kossick 8,862 23.6 -2.8 $51,849
Green Lynn Oliphant 1,168 3.1 +1.7 $25
Christian Heritage Clayton Sundberg 177 0.5
Total valid votes 37,630 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 98 0.3 0.0
Turnout 37,728 64 -2

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Lynne Yelich 16,028 44.2 +7.4 $40,528
New Democratic Noreen Johns 9,551 26.4 -1.3 $43,141
Liberal J. Wayne Zimmer 8,206 22.6 -5.7 $28,857
Progressive Conservative Tim Stephenson 1,926 5.3 -1.3 $1,200
Green Neil Sinclair 519 1.4 $17
Total valid votes 36,230 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 93 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 36,323 66 -4

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Allan Kerpan 13,502 36.9 $31,124
Liberal Morris Bodnar 10,365 28.3 $48,752
New Democratic Steven Bobiash 10,117 27.6 $53,988
Progressive Conservative Bob Chisholm 2,414 6.6 $9,565
Natural Law Leon Laforge 208 0.6 $169
Total valid votes 36,606 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 138 0.4
Turnout 36,744 70

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