Saskatchewan Legislature

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Saskatchewan Legislature
27th Saskatchewan Legislature
Type
Type Unicameral
Houses Legislative Assembly
History
Founded 1905 (1905)
Preceded by Northwest Territories Legislature
Meeting place
Sask Legislative Bldg.jpg
Legislative Building, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

The Legislature of Saskatchewan is the legislature of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The legislature is made of two elements: the monarch of Canada, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, and the unicameral assembly called the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. The legislature has existed since Saskatchewan was formed out of part of the Northwest Territories in 1905.

Like the Canadian federal government, Saskatchewan uses a Westminster-style parliamentary government, in which members are sent to the Legislative Assembly after general elections and from there the party with the most seats chooses a Premier of Saskatchewan and Executive Council of Saskatchewan. The premier acts as Saskatchewan's head of government, while the Queen of Canada acts as its head of state.

List of Legislatures[edit]

Following is a list of the 27 times the legislature has been convened since 1905. For previous legislatures, see List of Northwest Territories Legislative Assemblies.

Assembly
Sessions[1]
Election[2] From
To[1] [nb 1]
Governing Party Premier[3] Official Opposition Party
Leader[4]
Speaker of the House[5]
1st Legislature

3 sessions

1st general Mar. 29, 1906
July 20, 1908
Liberal Walter Scott Provincial Rights

Frederick Haultain

James Trimble
2nd Legislature

4 sessions

2nd general Dec. 10, 1908
June 15, 1912
Liberal Walter Scott Provincial Rights

Frederick Haultain

William Charles Sutherland
3rd Legislature

6 sessions

3rd general Nov. 14, 1912
June 2, 1917
Liberal Walter Scott[nb 2]

William M. Martin

Conservative

Wellington Willoughby

John Albert Sheppard[nb 3]

Robert Menzies Mitchell

4th Legislature

4 sessions

4th general Nov. 13, 1917
May 16, 1921
Liberal William M. Martin Conservative

Donald Maclean[nb 4]

Robert Menzies Mitchell[nb 5]

George Adam Scott

5th Legislature

5 sessions

5th general Dec. 8, 1921
May 9, 1925
Liberal William M. Martin[nb 6]

Charles Avery Dunning

Conservative

John Archibald Maharg[nb 7]
Harris Turner[nb 8]

George Adam Scott
6th Legislature

4 sessions

6th general Dec. 3, 1925
May 11, 1929
Liberal Charles Avery Dunning[nb 9]

James Garfield Gardiner

Progressive

Charles Tran and
Conservative
James Thomas Milton Anderson

Walter George Robinson
7th Legislature

6 sessions

7th general Sep. 4, 1929
May 25, 1934
Conservative

coalition

James Thomas Milton Anderson Liberal

James Garfield Gardiner

James Fraser Bryant[nb 10]

Robert Sterritt Leslie

8th Legislature

4 sessions

8th general Nov. 15, 1934
May 14, 1938
Liberal James Garfield Gardiner[nb 11]

William John Patterson

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

George Hara Williams

John Mason Parker
9th Legislature

6 sessions

9th general Jan. 19, 1939
May 10, 1944
Liberal William John Patterson Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

George Hara Williams[nb 12]
John Hewgill Brockelbank

Charles Agar
10th Legislature

5 sessions

10th general Oct. 19, 1944
May 19, 1948
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Tommy Douglas Liberal

William John Patterson

Tom Johnston
11th Legislature

5 sessions

11th general Feb. 10, 1949
May 7, 1952
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Tommy Douglas Liberal

Walter Adam Tucker

Tom Johnston
12th Legislature

4 sessions

12th general Feb. 12, 1953
May 8, 1956
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Tommy Douglas Liberal

Walter Adam Tucker[nb 13]
Asmundur A. Loptson[nb 14]
Alexander Hamilton McDonald

Tom Johnston
13th Legislature

5 sessions

13th general Feb. 14, 1957
May 4, 1960
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Tommy Douglas Liberal

Alexander Hamilton McDonald

James Andrew Darling
14th Legislature

6 sessions

14th general Feb. 9, 1961
Mar. 18, 1964
Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Tommy Douglas[nb 15]

Woodrow Lloyd

Liberal

Ross Thatcher

Everett Irvine Wood[nb 16]

Frederick Arthur Dewhurst

15th Legislature

4 sessions

15th general Feb. 4, 1965
Sept. 8, 1967
Liberal Ross Thatcher Co-operative Commonwealth Federation

Woodrow Lloyd

James Snedker
16th Legislature

5 sessions

16th general Feb. 15, 1968
May 25, 1971
Liberal Ross Thatcher New Democratic Party

Woodrow Lloyd[nb 17]
Allan Blakeney

James Snedker
17th Legislature

5 sessions

17th general July 28, 1971
May 13, 1975
New Democratic Party Allan Blakeney Liberal

Ross Thatcher[nb 18]
David Steuart

Frederick Arthur Dewhurst
18th Legislature

5 sessions

18th general Nov. 12, 1975
Sept. 19, 1978
New Democratic Party Allan Blakeney Liberal

David Steuart[nb 19]
Edward Cyril Malone[nb 20]

Progressive Conservative[nb 21]
Richard Lee Collver

John Edward Brockelbank
19th Legislature

4 sessions

19th general Feb. 22, 1979
Mar. 29, 1982
New Democratic Party Allan Blakeney Progressive Conservative

Richard Lee Collver[nb 22]
Eric Arthur Berntson

John Edward Brockelbank
20th Legislature

5 sessions

20th general June 17, 1982
Sept. 19, 1986
Progressive Conservative Grant Devine New Democratic Party

Allan Blakeney

Herbert Junior Swan
21st Legislature

4 sessions

21st general Dec. 3, 1986
Sept. 2, 1991
Progressive Conservative Grant Devine New Democratic Party

Allan Blakeney[nb 23]
Roy John Romanow

Arnold Bernard Tusa
22nd Legislature

5 sessions

22nd general Dec. 2, 1991
May 23, 1995
New Democratic Party Roy Romanow Progressive Conservative

Grant Devine[nb 24]
Richard Swenson[nb 25]
Bill Boyd

Herman Harold Rolfes
23rd Legislature

4 sessions

23rd general Feb. 29, 1996
Aug. 19, 1999
New Democratic Party Roy Romanow Liberal

Ron Osika

Glenn Joseph Hagel
24th Legislature

4 sessions

24th general Dec. 6, 1999
Oct. 8, 2003
New Democratic Party Roy Romanow Saskatchewan Party

Elwin Hermanson

Ron Osika[nb 26]

Myron Kowalsky

25th Legislature

3 sessions

25th general Mar. 18, 2004
Oct. 10, 2007
New Democratic Party Lorne Calvert Saskatchewan Party

Elwin Hermanson[nb 27]
Brad Wall

Myron Kowalsky
26th Legislature

5 sessions[6]

26th general Dec. 10, 2007
Oct. 10, 2011
Saskatchewan Party Brad Wall New Democratic Party

Lorne Calvert[nb 28]
Dwain Lingenfelter

Don Toth
27th Legislature
27th general Dec. 5, 2011
present
Saskatchewan Party Brad Wall New Democratic Party

Dwain Lingenfelter

Dan D'Autremont

Notes:

  1. ^ From opening day of legislature to the day that the legislature was dissolved.
  2. ^ Until October 20, 1916
  3. ^ Until October 15, 1916
  4. ^ Until April 1921
  5. ^ Until May 1, 1919
  6. ^ Until April 5, 1922
  7. ^ In 1923
  8. ^ From 1924 to 1925
  9. ^ Until February 26, 1926
  10. ^ Until September 9, 1929
  11. ^ Until November 1, 1935
  12. ^ Until 1941
  13. ^ Until 1954
  14. ^ Until 1955
  15. ^ Until November 1961
  16. ^ Until 1962
  17. ^ Until 1970
  18. ^ Until July 1971
  19. ^ Until July 1976
  20. ^ From June 24, 1977 to 1978, shared with Richard Lee Collver
  21. ^ From June 24, 1977 to 1978
  22. ^ Until November 1979
  23. ^ Until November 1987
  24. ^ Until October 1992
  25. ^ Until November 1994
  26. ^ Until February 6, 2001
  27. ^ Until 2004
  28. ^ Until June 6, 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saskatchewan Sessions of the Legislative Assembly and Their Duration" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Premiers" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Saskatchewan Leaders of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  6. ^ "26th Legislature Dates and Pages". Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 2012-03-08.