List of Saskatchewan Leaders of the Opposition

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A list of parliamentary opposition leaders in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, from 1906 to the present.

Name Party Took Office Left Office
    1. Frederick Haultain Provincial Rights 1906 1912
    2. W.B. Willoughby Conservative 1912 1917
    3. Donald MacLean Conservative 1917 1920
    4. John Maharg Independent 1923 1923
    5. Harris Turner Independent 1924 1925
    6. Charles Tran Progressive 1925 1929
    7. James Anderson Conservative 1929 1929
    8. James Gardiner Liberal 1929 1934
    9. George Williams Farmer-Labour 1934 1938
    – George Williams CCF 1938 1940
    10. John Brockelbank CCF 1941 1944
    11. William Patterson Liberal 1944 1948
    12. Walter Tucker Liberal 1949 1953
    13. Asmundur A. Loptson Liberal 1954 1954
    14. Alexander H. McDonald Liberal 1955 1960
    15. Ross Thatcher Liberal 1961 1964
    16. Woodrow Lloyd CCF/NDP 1965 1970
    17. Allan Blakeney NDP 1970 1971
    18. David Steuart Liberal 1971 1976
    19. Ted Malone Liberal 1976 1978
    20. Dick Collver Progressive Conservative 1978 1979
    21. Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative 1979 1982
    – Allan Blakeney NDP 1982 1987
    22. Roy Romanow NDP 1987 1991
    23. Grant Devine Progressive Conservative 1991 1992
    24. Rick Swenson Progressive Conservative 1993 1994
    25. Bill Boyd Progressive Conservative 1994 1995
    26. Lynda Haverstock Liberal 1995 1995
    27. Ron Osika Liberal 1995 1996
    28. Ken Krawetz Liberal 1996 1997
    – Ken Krawetz Saskatchewan Party 1997 1999
    29. Elwin Hermanson Saskatchewan Party 1999 2004
    30. Brad Wall Saskatchewan Party 2004 2007
    31. Lorne Calvert NDP 2007 2009
    32. Len Taylor NDP 2009 2009
    33. Dwain Lingenfelter NDP 2009 2011
    34. John Nilson NDP 2011 2013
    35. Cam Broten NDP 2013 present

(1) There was no designated Leader of the Opposition for the sessions of 1921 and 1922. In the period 1925-1929 C.E. Tran and J.T.M. Anderson were paid equal allowances as Leaders of the Opposition.

(2)The Saskatchewan CCF officially became the Saskatchewan NDP on November 25, 1967.

(3)From June 24, 1977 E.C. Malone and R.L. Collver were paid equal allowances as Leader of the Liberal Opposition and Progressive Conservative Opposition respectively.

(4)Mr. Richard James Swenson was designated Leader of the Opposition on January 1, 1993.

(5)Ms. Lynda Haverstock resigned as Leader of the Opposition on November 12, 1995. Mr. Ron Osika was designated Leader of the Opposition on November 15, 1995.

(6)Mr. Kenneth Krawetz was designated Leader of the Opposition on December 6, 1996.

(7)Mr. Kenneth Krawetz was designated Leader of the Opposition in August 1997.