List of Saskatchewan by-elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The list of Saskatchewan by-elections includes every by-election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. By-elections occur whenever there is a vacancy in the Legislative Assembly, although an imminent general election may allow the vacancy to remain until the dissolution of parliament.

Causes[edit]

A by-election occurs whenever there is a vacancy in the Saskatchewan legislature. Vacancies can occur for the following reasons:

  • Death of a member.
  • Resignation of a member.
  • Voided results
  • Expulsion from the legislature.
  • Ineligibility to sit.
  • Appointment to the cabinet. Incumbent members were required to recontest their seats upon being appointed to Cabinet. These Ministerial by-elections were almost always uncontested. This requirement was amended in 1930 to exempt members if they were appointed within six months of a general election. This requirement was abolished completely in 1936.

26th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 2007-2011[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Saskatoon Northwest October 18, 2010 Serge LeClerc      Independent Gordon Wyant   Saskatchewan Party Resignation No*
Saskatoon Riversdale September 21, 2008 Lorne Calvert      New Democrat Danielle Chartier      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Regina Douglas Park September 21, 2008 Harry Van Mulligen      New Democrat Dwain Lingenfelter      New Democrat Resignation to provide a seat for Lingenfelter Yes
Cumberland June 25, 2008 Joan Beatty      New Democrat Doyle Vermette      New Democrat Resignation to run federally Yes

*LeClerc was a former member of the Saskatchewan Party

25th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 2003-2007[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Martensville March 5, 2007 Ben Heppner   Saskatchewan Party Nancy Heppner   Saskatchewan Party Death Yes
Weyburn-Big Muddy June 19, 2006 Brenda Bakken-Lackey   Saskatchewan Party Dustin Duncan   Saskatchewan Party Resignation Yes

24th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1999-2003[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Carrot River Valley June 26, 2003 Carl Kwiatkowski   Saskatchewan Party Allan Kerpan   Saskatchewan Party Death Yes
Saskatoon Fairview March 17, 2003 Chris Axworthy      New Democrat Andy Iwanchuk      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Battleford-Cut Knife March 17, 2003 Rudi Peters   Saskatchewan Party Wally Lorenz   Saskatchewan Party Death Yes
Kindersley October 4, 2002 Bill Boyd   Saskatchewan Party Jason Dearborn   Saskatchewan Party Resignation Yes
Saskatoon Idylwyld November 8, 2001 Janice MacKinnon      New Democrat David Forbes      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Saskatoon Riversdale March 19, 2001 Roy Romanow      New Democrat Lorne Calvert      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Regina Elphinstone February 26, 2001 Dwain Lingenfelter      New Democrat Warren McCall      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Wood River June 26, 2000 Glen McPherson      Liberal Yogi Huyghebaert   Saskatchewan Party Void Election No

23rd Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1995-1999[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Saskatoon Fairview June 28, 1999 Robert Wayne Mitchell      New Democrat Chris Axworthy      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Regina Dewdney June 28, 1999 Edwin Tchorzewski      New Democrat Kevin Yates      New Democrat Resignation to become Chief of Staff to Alexa McDonogugh Yes
Cypress Hills June 28, 1999 Jack Goohsen      Independent* Wayne Elhard   Saskatchewan Party Resignation No
Athabasca October 26, 1998 Buckley Belanger      Liberal Buckley Belanger      New Democrat Sought reelection upon change of party affiliation No
Saskatoon Eastview June 24, 1998 Bob Pringle      New Democrat Judy Junor      New Democrat Resignation Yes
North Battleford November 19, 1996 Douglas Anguish      New Democrat Jack Hillson      Liberal Resignation No

*Goohsen was a former Progressive Conservative.

22nd Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1991-1995[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Regina North West February 4, 1994 John Solomon      New Democrat Anita Bergman      Liberal Resignation to run federally No

21st Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1986-1991[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Assiniboia-Gravelbourg December 15, 1988 Ralph Goodale      Liberal John Thomas Wolfe      Progressive Conservative Resignation to run federally No
Saskatoon Eastview May 4, 1988 Pierre Raymond Martineau      Progressive Conservative Bob Pringle      New Democrat Resignation No
Regina Elphinstone May 4, 1988 Allan Blakeney      New Democrat Dwain Lingenfelter      New Democrat Resignation Yes

20th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1982-1986[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Regina North East November 25, 1985 Russell Sutor      Progressive Conservative Edwin Tchorzewski      New Democrat Resignation No
Thunder Creek March 27, 1985 Colin Thatcher      Progressive Conservative Richard Swenson      Progressive Conservative Seat declared vacant following Thatcher's conviction for murder Yes
Prince Albert-Duck Lake February 21, 1983 Jerome Hammersmith      New Democrat Sidney Peter Dutchak      Progressive Conservative Void Election No

19th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1978-1982[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
The Battlefords November 26, 1980 Eiling Kramer      New Democrat David Manly Miner      New Democrat Resignation Yes
Kelsey-Tisdale November 26, 1980 John Rissler Messer      New Democrat Neal Herbert Hardy      Progressive Conservative Resignation No
Estevan November 26, 1980 Robert Austin Larter      Progressive Conservative John Otho Chapman      New Democrat Resignation (Ill-health) No
Regina North West October 17, 1979 Edward Charles Whelan      New Democrat John Solomon      New Democrat Resignation Yes

18th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1975-1978[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Pelly June 8, 1977 Leonard Larson      New Democrat Norm Lusney      New Democrat Death Yes
Saskatoon Sutherland March 2, 1977 Evelyn Edwards      Liberal Harold Lane      Progressive Conservative Death No
Prince Albert-Duck Lake March 2, 1977 David Steuart      Liberal Garnet Norman Wipf      Progressive Conservative Appointed to the Senate No

17th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1971-1975[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Regina Lakeview December 5, 1973 Donald Mighton McPherson      Liberal Edward Cyril Malone      Liberal Death Yes
Athabasca September 27, 1972 Allan Ray Guy      Liberal Allan Ray Guy      Liberal Void Election Yes
Souris-Estevan December 1, 1971 Russell Brown      New Democrat Kim Thorson      New Democrat Death Yes
Morse December 1, 1971 W. Ross Thatcher      Liberal Jack Wiebe      Liberal Death Yes

16th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1967-1969[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Kelvington June 25, 1969 Bryan Harvey Bjarnason      Liberal Neil Erland Byers      New Democrat Void Election No

15th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1964-1967[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Bengough February 16, 1966 Samuel Karnarvon Asbell      Liberal Alexander Mitchell      Liberal Death Yes
Moosomin June 30, 1965 Alexander Hamilton McDonald      Liberal Ernest Franklin Gardner      Liberal Appointed to the Senate Yes
Hanley December 16, 1964 Robert Alexander Walker      CCF-NDP Robert Alexander Walker      CCF-NDP Sought reelection having won seat in a judicial recount by two votes Yes

14th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1960-1964[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Prince Albert November 14, 1962 Lachlan Fraser McIntosh      CCF-NDP David Steuart      Liberal Death No
Weyburn December 13, 1961 Tommy Douglas      CCF Junior Herbert Staveley      Liberal Resignation upon being elected first leader of the Federal NDP No
Turtleford February 22, 1961 Robert Hanson Wooff      CCF Franklin Edward Foley      Liberal Void Election No

13th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1956-1960[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Kinistino June 3, 1959 Henry Begrand      CCF Arthur Thibault      CCF Death Yes

12th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1952-1956[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Souris-Estevan October 28, 1953 John Edward McCormack      Liberal Robert Kohaly      Progressive Conservative Death No
Rosthern October 28, 1953 Walter Tucker      Liberal Samuel Henry Carr      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes

11th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1948-1952[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Gravelbourg July 10, 1951 E. M. Culliton      Liberal Edward Hazen Walker      CCF Appointed a judge No
The Battlefords February 8, 1950 Paul Prince      Liberal Hugh James Maher      Liberal Death Yes
Gull Lake November 10, 1949 Alvin Cecil Murray      CCF Thomas John Bentley      CCF Death Yes
Cannington November 10, 1949 William John Patterson      Liberal Rosscoe Arnold McCarthy      Liberal Resignation upon appointment to the federal Board of Transport Commissioners Yes

10th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1944-1948[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Morse June 27, 1946 Sidney Merlin Spidell      CCF James William Gibson      CCF Resignation Yes
Wadena November 21, 1945 George Hara Williams      CCF Frederick Arthur Dewhurst      CCF Death Yes
Shellbrook June 29, 1945 Albert Victor Sterling      CCF Guy Franklin Van Eaton      CCF Death Yes

9th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1938-1944[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Athabasca July 28, 1941† Jules Marion      Liberal Hubert Staines      Liberal Death Yes
The Battlefords June 26, 1940 John Gregory      Liberal Paul Prince      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes
Prince Albert October 16, 1939† Thomas Clayton Davis      Liberal Harold John Fraser      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Regina City November 24, 1938 Percy McCuaig Anderson      Liberal Bernard J. McDaniel      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Humboldt August 4, 1938 James Chisholm King      Liberal Joseph William Burton      CCF Resignation to provide a seat for CM Dunn No

† Won by acclamation

8th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1934-1938[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Melville December 9, 1935† James Garfield Gardiner      Liberal Ernest Walter Gerrand      Liberal Appointed to the federal cabinet Yes
Regina City December 2, 1935 William Franklin Kerr      Liberal William Franklin Kerr      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Natural Resources Yes
Gravelbourg November 26, 1935 Benjamin Franklin McGregor      Liberal E. M. Culliton      Liberal Death Yes
Humboldt November 19, 1935 James Hogan      Liberal James Chisholm King      Liberal Death Yes

† Won by acclamation

7th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1929-1934[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Kinistino May 22, 1933 Charles McIntosh      Liberal John Richard Parish Taylor      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Natural Resources Yes*
Estevan December 23, 1930 Eleazer Garner      Liberal David McKnight      Conservative Resignation No
David McKnight      Conservative Norman Leslie McLeod      Liberal McLeod declared elected due to ballot tampering on February 9, 1931. Results Voided November 7, 1932. No by-election held. No
Yorkton October 7, 1929† Alan Carl Stewart      Independent Alan Carl Stewart      Independent Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Highways Yes
Tisdale October 7, 1929† Walter Clutterbuck Buckle      Conservative Walter Clutterbuck Buckle      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Agriculture Yes
Moosomin October 7, 1929† Frederick Dennis Munroe      Conservative Frederick Dennis Munroe      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Public Health Yes
Saskatoon City September 30, 1929† James Thomas Milton Anderson      Conservative James Thomas Milton Anderson      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Premier and Minister of Education and Natural Resources Yes
Howard McConnell      Conservative Howard McConnell      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Provincial Treasurer and Minister of Municipal Affairs Yes
Regina City September 30, 1929† Murdoch Alexander MacPherson      Conservative Murdoch Alexander MacPherson      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Attorney General Yes
Moose Jaw City September 30, 1929† John Alexander Merkley      Conservative John Alexander Merkley      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Provincial Secretary and Minister of Railways, Labour and Industries Yes
Lumsden September 30, 1929† James Fraser Bryant      Conservative James Fraser Bryant      Conservative Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Public Works and Minister of Telephones and Telegraphs Yes

† Won by acclamation

*McIntosh was a Liberal who became a government supporter in 1932 and was defeated when he sought reelection upon entering the cabinet

6th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1925-1929[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Arm River October 25, 1928 George Adam Scott      Liberal Thomas Frederick Waugh      Liberal Resignation upon appointment as an income tax inspector Yes
Maple Creek December 1, 1927 Peter Lawrence Hyde      Liberal George Spence      Liberal Resignation Yes
Morse August 15, 1927† William Paris MacLachlan      Liberal Duncan Morris Robertson      Liberal Death Yes
Moose Jaw City May 17, 1927 William Erskine Knowles      Liberal William Gladstone Ross      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Saskatoon City January 21, 1927 Archibald Peter McNab      Liberal Howard McConnell      Conservative Appointed to the local government board No
Kerrobert November 9, 1926 John Albert Dowd      Liberal Donald Laing      Liberal Resignation Yes
Notukeu June 1, 1926 George Spence      Liberal Alexander Lothian Grant      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes
Moose Jaw County May 25, 1926† Charles Avery Dunning      Liberal Thomas Waddell      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes
Île-à-la-Crosse April 26, 1926 Joseph Nolin      Liberal Jules Marion      Liberal Death Yes
Prince Albert March 18, 1926† Thomas Clayton Davis      Liberal Thomas Clayton Davis      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Municipal Affairs Yes
Pipestone March 18, 1926† William John Patterson      Liberal William John Patterson      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Provincial Treasurer Yes
Willow Bunch August 31, 1925† Abel James Hindle      Liberal James Albert Cross      Liberal Resignation to provide a seat for Cross Yes

† Won by acclamation

5th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1921-1925[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Wynyard October 20, 1924 George Wilson Robertson      Independent Wilhelm Paulson      Liberal Resignation to become Secretary of the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool No
Cannington June 9, 1924† Robert Douglas      Liberal Albert Edward Steele      Liberal Death Yes
Milestone October 29, 1923 Bernard Larson      Liberal Frederick Birthall Lewis      Liberal Death Yes
Regina City September 19, 1922† William Melville Martin      Liberal Donald McNiven      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes
Cumberland August 21, 1922 George Langley      Liberal Deakin Hall      Liberal Resignation Yes
Happyland June 26, 1922 Stephen Morrey      Liberal Franklin Robert Shortreed      Liberal Death Yes
Rosthern June 5, 1922† John Michael Uhrich      Liberal John Michael Uhrich      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Provincial Secretary Yes
North Qu'Appelle June 5, 1922† James Garfield Gardiner      Liberal James Garfield Gardiner      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Highways Yes
Regina City April 25, 1922† James Albert Cross      Liberal James Albert Cross      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Attorney General Yes

† Won by acclamation

4th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1917-1921[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Weyburn June 15, 1920† Charles McGill Hamilton      Liberal Charles McGill Hamilton      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Agriculture Yes
Kindersley November 13, 1919† William Richard Motherwell      Liberal Wesley Harper Harvey      Independent Farmer Resignation in protest of the Liberals pro-conscription stance No
Pelly July 29, 1919 Max Ramsland      Liberal Sarah Ramsland      Liberal Death Yes
Weyburn July 22, 1919† Robert Menzies Mitchell      Liberal Charles McGill Hamilton      Liberal Resignation to become superintendent of the provincial mental hospital Yes
Estevan October 24, 1918 George Alexander Bell      Liberal Robert Dunbar      Liberal Resignation to become chairman of the Local Government Board Yes
Saltcoats July 11, 1918 James Alexander Calder      Liberal George William Sahlmark      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes
Moose Jaw City June 10, 1918 Wellington Willoughby      Conservative William Erskine Knowles      Liberal Appointed to the Senate No
Last Mountain November 6, 1917† Samuel John Latta      Liberal Samuel John Latta      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Highways Yes

† Won by acclamation

3rd Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1912-1917[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Moose Jaw County December 5, 1916 John Albert Sheppard      Liberal John Edwin Chisholm      Conservative Sought reelection in order to "give him the opportunity of vindicating his character by an appeal to the people" No
Regina City November 13, 1916† James Franklin Bole      Liberal William Melville Martin      Liberal Appointed Saskatchewan liquor commissioner Yes
Kinistino November 13, 1916† Edward Devline      Liberal Charles Avery Dunning      Liberal Resignation upon conviction for forgery Yes
Shellbrook May 10, 1915 Samuel James Donaldson      Conservative Edgar Sidney Clinch      Liberal Resignation to run federally No
Rosthern June 25, 1914 Gerhard Ens      Liberal William Benjamin Bashford      Liberal Resignation to become Inspector of Public Institutions Yes
North Qu'Appelle June 25, 1914 John Archibald McDonald      Conservative James Garfield Gardiner      Liberal Resignation after admitting to "corrupt practices on the part of his agent" No
Cumberland September 8, 1913 Vacant n/a n/a Deakin Hall      Liberal Void Election n/a
Hanley June 28, 1913 James Walter MacNeill      Liberal Macbeth Malcolm      Liberal Resignation to travel abroad and study mental diseases Yes
South Qu'Appelle December 4, 1912 Frederick W. A. G. Haultain      Conservative Joseph Glenn      Conservative Appointed a judge Yes
Redberry September 5, 1912† George Langley      Liberal George Langley      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Minister of Municipal Affairs Yes
Estevan September 5, 1912† George Alexander Bell      Liberal George Alexander Bell      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Provincial Treasurer Yes

† Won by acclamation

2nd Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1908-1912[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Saskatoon City December 24, 1908† Archibald Peter McNab      Liberal Archibald Peter McNab      Liberal Sought reelection upon appointment as Commissioner of Municipal Affairs Yes
Saltcoats December 7, 1908 Thomas MacNutt      Liberal James Alexander Calder      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes
Humboldt December 7, 1908 David Bradley Neely      Liberal William Richard Motherwell      Liberal Resignation to run federally Yes

† Won by acclamation

1st Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan 1905-1908[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent Party Winner Party Cause Retained
Prince Albert City October 12, 1907 John Henderson Lamont      Liberal William Ferdinand Alphonse Turgeon      Liberal Appointed a judge Yes

See also[edit]

References[edit]