Palliser (Saskatchewan electoral district)

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Palliser
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
Palliser, Sask riding.png
Palliser in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ray Boughen
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 68,544
Electors (2011) 50,094
Area (km²)[2] 7,486.76
Pop. density (per km²) 9.2
Census divisions Regina, Moose Jaw
Census subdivisions Regina, Moose Jaw

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

It is named in honour of John Palliser, a geographer and explorer of the Canadian west.

Geography[edit]

It includes the city of Moose Jaw, the southwest quadrant of the city of Regina and the rural areas around them.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Moose Jaw—Lake Centre and parts of Regina—Lumsden, Regina—Wascana and Swift Current—Maple Creek—Assiniboia ridings.

The Conservative Party of Canada took back this historically New Democratic Party (NDP) seat in 2004.

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

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Palliser
Riding created from Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, Regina—Lumsden,
Regina—Wascana and Swift Current—Maple Creek—Assiniboia
36th  1997 − 2000     Dick Proctor New Democratic
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006     Dave Batters Conservative
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011     Ray Boughen Conservative
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Ray Boughen, a former mayor of Moose Jaw and the author of the "Boughen Commission: Financing Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education", prepared for the Government of Saskatchewan. He was first elected in 2008 and is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ray Boughen 15,850 47.00 +3.01 $79,591
New Democratic Noah Evanchuk 15,084 44.73 +10.96 $68,063
Liberal Russell Collicott 1,797 5.33 -11.72 $23,336
Green Larissa Shasko 995 2.95 -2.23 $921
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,726 100.00   $80,114
Total rejected ballots 93 0.27 -0.13
Turnout 33,819 68.51 +4.51
Eligible voters 49,362
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Ray Boughen 14,159 43.99 +1.01 $65,034
New Democratic Don Mitchell 10,865 33.77 +0.73 $63,072
Liberal Calvin Johnston 5,489 17.05 -3.15 $60,000
Green Larissa Shasko 1,580 5.18 +1.78 $213
Total valid votes/Expense limit 32,093 100.00   $77,498
Total rejected ballots 143 0.4
Turnout 32,236 64 -5
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave Batters 14,906 42.98 +7.13 $71,895
New Democratic Jo-Anne Dusel 11,400 33.04 -2.43 $63,803
Liberal John Williams 7,006 20.20 -4.61 $35,782
Green Larissa Shasko 1,182 3.40 +0.91 $550
Canadian Action Marcia Fogal 120 0.34
Total valid votes/Expense limit 34,614 100.00  
Total rejected ballots
Turnout 34,614 69.1 +4.7
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Dave Batters 11,909 35.85 -5.59 $69,479
New Democratic Dick Proctor 11,785 35.47 -2.68 $62,385
Liberal John Williams 8,244 24.81 +4.40 $41,057
Green Brian Rands 829 2.49
Christian Heritage Harold Stephan 451 1.35 $720
Total valid votes/Expense limit 33,218 100.00  
Total rejected ballots 108 0.32 +0.01
Turnout 33,326 64.42 -0.32

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

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Dick Proctor 12,136 38.15 -0.06 $54,888
     Canadian Alliance Don Findlay 11,927 37.50 +8.31 $55,442
     Liberal Garry Johnson 6,492 20.41 -2.66 $60,150
     Progressive Conservative Brent Shirkey 1,248 3.92 -4.53 $1,603
Total valid votes 31,803 100.00
Total rejected ballots 99 0.31 -0.27
Turnout 31,902 62.74 -4.51

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     New Democratic Party Dick Proctor 12,553 38.21 $49,066
     Reform Alene Tanner 9,590 29.19 $29,487
     Liberal Tony Merchant 7,579 23.07 $50,830
     Progressive Conservative Andy McDougall 2,777 8.45 $10,066
     Natural Law Jack Heilman 350 1.06
Total valid votes 32,846 100.00
Total rejected ballots 193 0.58
Turnout 33,042 67.35

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