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Saskatchewan general election, 2007
Saskatchewan
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November 7, 2007 (2007-11-07) → 2011
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58 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
30 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Brad Wall Lorne Calvert David Karwacki
Party Saskatchewan New Democratic Liberal
Leader since March 15, 2004 January 27, 2001 October 27, 2001
Leader's seat Swift Current Saskatoon Riversdale Ran in Saskatoon Meewasin (lost)
Last election 28 seats, 39.35% 30 seats, 44.68% 0 seats, 14.18%
Seats before 28 30 0
Seats won 38 20 0
Seat change +10 –10 ±0
Popular vote 230,668 168,701 42,585
Percentage 50.92% 37.24% 9.40%
Swing +11.57pp –7.44pp –4.78pp

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Premier before election

Brad Wall
Saskatchewan

Premier after election

Brad Wall
Saskatchewan

The 26th Saskatchewan general election was held on November 7, 2007; the writ was dropped on October 10, 2007. The election determined the composition of the 26th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party government of Premier Lorne Calvert was defeated by the Saskatchewan Party, led by Brad Wall.

Campaign[edit]

Lorne Calvert, Premier of Saskatchewan and leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP), advised the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan to call an election for November 7, 2007. In the 2003 election, the NDP won 30 of 58 seats to form a majority government. The Saskatchewan Party, then led by Elwin Hermanson, won 28 seats in that election.

Following that election, Hermanson resigned as leader, and Swift Current MLA Brad Wall was acclaimed as his successor in March 2004. Wall adopted a much more moderate policy platform to make the Saskatchewan Party more attractive to voters outside its rural base. This strategy paid off; by the spring of 2007 the Saskatchewan Party was well ahead in most opinion polling.[1]

Results[edit]

Party Seats Second Third Fourth
  Saskatchewan Party 38 19 0 0
     New Democratic Party 20 38 0 0
  Liberal Party 0 1 56 1
Green 0 0 2 43
     Progressive Conservative 0 0 0 3
Western Independence 0 0 0 1
     Marijuana 0 0 0 1


Summary of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan election results
Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote
2003 Dissol. 2007 Change # % % Change
  Saskatchewan Brad Wall 57 28 28 38 +10 230,671 50.92% +11.57%
     New Democratic Lorne Calvert 58 30 30 20 -10 168,704 37.24% -7.44%
  Liberal David Karwacki 58 0 0 0 42,585 9.40% -4.78%
Green Sandra Finley 48 0 0 0 9,128 2.01% +1.46%
     Progressive Conservative Rick Swenson 5 0 0 0 832 0.18% +0.02%
Western Independence John Nesdoly 8 0 0 0 572 0.13% -0.48%
     Marijuana Nathan Holowaty 5 0 0 0 517 0.11% +0.11%
Total 239 58 58 58 453,004 100%  

Five New Democratic incumbents – Graham Addley, Mark Wartman, Maynard Sonntag, Lon Borgerson and Glenn Hagel – were defeated. Sonntag was initially declared elected in Meadow Lake on election night, but was declared defeated the following day after a reported tabulation error. This result was confirmed following the counting of absentee ballots on November 19.

The other five seat gains for the Saskatchewan Party came in districts where the New Democratic incumbent did not stand for reelection.

Results by region[edit]

Party Name Northern Prince Albert Central Southern Moose Jaw Saskatoon Regina Total
  Saskatchewan Party Seats: 10 1 6 12 1 5 3 38
  Popular Vote: 55.58% 41.60% 64.38% 66.70% 41.61% 42.73% 35.64% 50.92%
     NDP Seats: 3 1 0 0 1 7 8 20
     Popular Vote: 37.79% 49.56% 24.52% 24.42% 48.63% 41.63% 47.53% 37.24%
  Liberal Seats: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Popular Vote: 5.03% 7.05% 8.14% 6.79% 6.62% 12.77% 14.03% 9.40%
  Green Seats: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Popular Vote: 1.20% 1.79% 2.44% 1.53% 1.83% 2.33% 2.67% 2.01%
     Progressive Conservative Seats: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
     Popular Vote: xx xx 0.35% 0.31% 1.31% 0.15% xx 0.18%
  Western Independence Seats: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Popular Vote: 0.30% xx 0.18% 0.24% xx xx xx 0.13%
     Marijuana Seats: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
     Popular Vote: xx xx xx xx xx 0.37% 0.13% 0.11%
Total seats: 13 2 6 12 2 12 11 58

10 closest ridings[edit]

  1. Moose Jaw North: Warren Michelson (SK Party) def. Glenn Hagel (NDP) by 33 votes
  2. Meadow Lake: Jeremy Harrison (SK Party) def. Maynard Sonntag (NDP) by 36 votes
  3. Prince Albert Carlton: Darryl Hickie (SK Party) def. Chad Nilson (NDP) by 61 votes
  4. Regina Qu'Appelle Valley: Laura Ross (SK Party) def. Mark Wartman (NDP) by 204 votes
  5. Regina South: Bill Hutchinson (SK Party) def. Yens Pedersen (NDP) by 255 votes
  6. Saskatoon Sutherland: Joceline Schriemer (SK Party) def. Graham Addley (NDP) by 269 votes
  7. Saskatoon Meewasin: Frank Quennell (NDP) def. Roger Parent (SK Party) by 299 votes
  8. Saskatoon Greystone: Rob Norris (SK Party) def. Andrew Mason (NDP) by 308 votes
  9. Saskatoon Eastview: Judy Junor (NDP) def. Terry Alm (SK Party) by 310 votes
  10. The Battlefords: Len Taylor (NDP) def. Herb Cox (SK Party) by 312 votes

Riding-by-riding results[edit]

People in bold represent cabinet ministers and the Speaker. Party leaders are italicized. The symbol " ** " represents MLAs who did not run again.

Northwest Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Western
Independence
         
Athabasca   Phil Elliott
1,012 (31.89%)
Buckley Belanger
1,885 (59.41%)
Malvina Iron
174 (5.48%)
Edna Daigneault
102 (3.22%)
  Buckley Belanger
Cut Knife-Turtleford   Michael Chisholm
4,060 (61.03%)
Roger Emberley
2,092 (31.45%)
Margaret MacGowan
294 (4.42%)
Vinessa Currie
140 (2.11%)
John Nesdoly
66 (0.99%)
  Michael Chisholm
Lloydminster   Tim McMillan
3,219 (61.29%)
Grant Whitstone
1,931 (36.77%)
John MacGowan
102 (1.94%)
  Milt Wakefield**
Meadow Lake   Jeremy Harrison
3,507 (48.86%)
Maynard Sonntag
3,471 (48.36%)
Don Coupland
200 (2.78%)
  Maynard Sonntag
Rosthern-Shellbrook   Denis Allchurch
4,134 (57.50%)
Ron Blocka
2,553 (35.51%)
Linda Neher
339 (4.72%)
Margaret-Rose Uvery
163 (2.27%)
  Denis Allchurch
The Battlefords   Herb Cox
3,020 (39.71%)
Len Taylor
3,332 (43.81%)
Ryan Bater
1,016 (13.36%)
Reid Stewart
180 (2.37%)
Gordon Elias
57 (0.75%)
  Len Taylor

Northeast Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Western
Independence
         
Batoche   Delbert Kirsch
4,523 (59.77%)
Don Hovdebo
2,583 (34.14%)
Bernie Yuzdepski
461 (6.09%)
  Delbert Kirsch
Canora-Pelly   Ken Krawetz
4,632 (64.49%)
Kerry Bewcyk
2,148 (29.90%)
Duncan May
232 (3.23%)
Keith Neu
115 (1.60%)
Carl Barabonoff
56 (0.78%)
  Ken Krawetz
Carrot River Valley   Fred Bradshaw
4,634 (61.79%)
Leigh Spencer
2,491 (33.21%)
Gerry MacNeill
375 (5.00%)
  Allan Kerpan**
Cumberland   Winston McKay
1,088 (22.97%)
Joan Beatty
3,124 (65.96%)
Heath Muggli
230 (4.86%)
Harold Johnson
294 (6.21%)
  Joan Beatty
Kelvington-Wadena   June Draude
5,330 (70.17%)
Mervin Kryzanowski
1,753 (23.08%)
Don Gabel
294 (3.87%)
Elaine Hughes
138 (1.82%)
John Koban
81 (1.06%)
  June Draude
Melfort   Rod Gantefoer
4,751 (65.25%)
Dale Renneberg
2,191 (30.09%)
Sarah Koskie
339 (4.66%)
  Rod Gantefoer
Prince Albert Carlton   Darryl Hickie
3,675 (47.33%)
Chad Nilson
3,614 (46.55%)
Jill Swenson
370 (4.77%)
Steve Lawrence
105 (1.35%)
  Myron Kowalsky**
Prince Albert Northcote   Kevin Shiach
2,130 (34.41%)
Darcy Furber
3,301 (53.33%)
Colin Fraser
614 (9.92%)
Ray Johnson
145 (2.34%)
  Eldon Lautermilch**
Saskatchewan Rivers   Nadine Wilson
4,294 (54.92%)
Lon Borgerson
3,221 (41.19%)
Alyssa Fullerton
304 (3.89%)
  Lon Borgerson

West Central Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Other
         
Arm River-Watrous   Greg Brkich
4,683 (57.92%)
Gordon MacMurchy
2,314 (28.62%)
Lou Coderre
762 (9.43%)
Arnold Taylor
162 (2.00%)
Gordon Pederson (PC)
164 (2.03%)
  Greg Brkich
Biggar   Randy Weekes
4,499 (50.93%)
Ken Crush
2,311 (30.78%)
Nathan Jeffries
493 (6.57%)
Darryl Amey
204 (2.72%)
  Randy Weekes
Humboldt   Donna Harpauer
5,049 (57.57%)
Brenda Curtis
2,456 (28.01%)
Brent Loehr
1,048 (11.95%)
Anita Rocamora
217 (2.47%)
  Donna Harpauer
Kindersley   Bill Boyd
4,513 (66.95%)
Sarah Connor
1,376 (20.41%)
Erhard Poggemiller
577 (8.56%)
Norbert Kratchmer
192 (2.85%)
Bruce Ritter (WIP)
83 (1.23%)
  Jason Dearborn**
Martensville   Nancy Heppner
5,981 (73.47%)
Chris Gallaway
1,525 (18.73%)
Eric Steiner
476 (5.85%)
Hart Haidn
159 (1.95%)
  Nancy Heppner
Rosetown-Elrose   Jim Reiter
5,669 (71.18%)
Eric Anderson
1,592 (19.99%)
Tracey Kowalchuk
485 (6.09%)
Kirk Friggstad
218 (2.74%)
  Elwin Hermanson**

Southwest Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Other
         
Cypress Hills   Wayne Elhard
5,357 (75.72%)
Jason Hicks
1,129 (15.96%)
Josh Haugerud
321 (4.54%)
Bill Clary
209 (2.95%)
David Sawkiw (WIP)
59 (0.83%)
  Wayne Elhard
Moose Jaw North   Warren Michelson
3,960 (45.83%)
Glenn Hagel
3,927 (45.45%)
John Morris
627 (7.26%)
Deanna Robilliard
126 (1.46%)
  Glenn Hagel
Moose Jaw Wakamow   Gwen Beitel
2,726 (36.70%)
Deb Higgins
3,887 (52.33%)
Sharice Billett Niedermayer
436 (5.87%)
Larissa Shasko
168 (2.26%)
Tom Steen (PC)
211 (2.84%)
  Deb Higgins
Swift Current   Brad Wall
6,006 (70.88%)
Robert Hale
1,983 (23.40%)
Justin Orthner
300 (3.54%)
Gail Schroh
185 (2.18%)
  Brad Wall
Thunder Creek   Lyle Stewart
5,558 (64.45%)
Larry Hall
1,997 (23.16%)
Rod Haugerud
590 (6.84%)
Russ Rudd
184 (2.13%)
Rick Swenson (PC)
295 (3.42%)
  Lyle Stewart
Wood River   Yogi Huyghebaert
5,323 (69.59%)
Steve Ryan
1,320 (17.26%)
Michael Klein
768 (10.04%)
Lynn Arrayet
171 (2.23%)
Rockey Young (WIP)
67 (0.88%)
  Yogi Huyghebaert

Southeast Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Western
Independence
         
Cannington   Dan D'Autremont
5,614 (77.75%)
Henry Friesen
1,198 (16.59%)
Karen Spelay
409 (5.66%)
  Dan D'Autremont
Estevan   Doreen Eagles
4,703 (66.16%)
Morris Johnson
1,335 (18.79%)
Tim Seipp
910 (12.81%)
Sigfredo Gonzales
158 (2.22%)
  Doreen Eagles
Indian Head-
Milestone
  Don McMorris
5,351 (63.97%)
Corinne Pauliuk
2,301 (27.51%)
Michael Hiebert
510 (6.09%)
Dagan Harding
203 (2.43%)
  Don McMorris
Last Mountain-Touchwood   Glen Hart
4,736 (60.39%)
Jordon Hillier
2,419 (30.85%)
Deon Kalaman
507 (6.47%)
Wybo Ottenbreit-Born
180 (2.29%)
  Glen Hart
Melville-Saltcoats   Bob Bjornerud
5,039 (62.28%)
Marlys Knezacek
2,574 (31.81%)
Henry Farmer
375 (4.64%)
Frank Serfas
103 (1.27%)
  Bob Bjornerud
Moosomin   Don Toth
5,101 (72.32%)
Virginia Healey
1,506 (21.35%)
Randy Jeffries
446 (6.33%)
  Don Toth
Weyburn-
Big Muddy
  Dustin Duncan
4,972 (60.71%)
Sharon Elliott
2,060 (25.15%)
Colleen Christopherson-Cote
1,004 (12.26%)
Al Birchard
154 (1.88%)
  Dustin Duncan
Yorkton   Greg Ottenbreit
5,005 (59.46%)
Randy Goulden
3,158 (37.52%)
Joyce Landry
254 (3.02%)
  Clay Serby**

Saskatoon[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Marijuana Progressive
Conservative
           
Saskatoon Centre   Jonathan Abrametz
1,929 (29.85%)
David Forbes
3,707 (57.36%)
Derek Morrison
565 (8.74%)
Nathan Risling
150 (2.32%)
Nathan Holowaty
112 (1.73%)
  David Forbes
Saskatoon Eastview   Terry Alm
4,198 (42.24%)
Judy Junor
4,508 (45.36%)
Paul Maczek
980 (9.86%)
Keane Gruending
252 (2.54%)
  Judy Junor
Saskatoon Fairview   Eileen Gelowitz
2,182 (34.20%)
Andy Iwanchuk
3,272 (51.28%)
Jim Pulfer
695 (10.89%)
Shannon Lee Dyck
138 (2.16%)
James M. Yachyshen
94 (1.47%)
  Andy Iwanchuk
Saskatoon Greystone   Rob Norris
4,080 (41.97%)
Andrew Mason
3,772 (38.80%)
Zeba Ahmad
1,639 (16.86%)
Robert Cram
231 (2.38%)
  Peter Prebble**
Saskatoon
Massey Place
  Dennis Neudorf
2,629 (35.63%)
Cam Broten
4,109 (55.69%)
Ashraf Omar
473 (6.41%)
Crystal Stadnyk
168 (2.28%)
  Eric Cline**
Saskatoon Meewasin   Roger Parent
2,740 (31.85%)
Frank Quennell
3,039 (35.32%)
David Karwacki
2,591 (30.11%)
Don Cameron
149 (1.73%)
Matt Oscienny
85 (0.99%)
  Frank Quennell
Saskatoon Northwest   Serge LeClerc
4,513 (53.80%)
Ken Winton-Grey
2,490 (29.68%)
Ryan Androsoff
1,238 (14.76%)
Rick Barsky
148 (1.76%)
  Ted Merriman**
Saskatoon Nutana   Don Johannesson
2,552 (29.13%)
Pat Atkinson
4,529 (51.70%)
Grant Karwacki
1,147 (13.09%)
Sandra Finley
355 (4.05%)
Christine King
109 (1.24%)
Gwen Katzman
68 (0.78%)
  Pat Atkinson
Saskatoon Riversdale   Fred Ozirney
2,058 (32.45%)
Lorne Calvert
3,560 (56.13%)
Roman Todos
511 (8.06%)
Jan Norris
123 (1.94%)
Michael Kereiff
90 (1.42%)
  Lorne Calvert
Saskatoon
Silver Springs
  Ken Cheveldayoff
6,884 (61.80%)
Gord Bedient
3,060 (27.47%)
Karen Parhar
959 (8.61%)
Cameron McRae
236 (2.12%)
  Ken Cheveldayoff
Saskatoon Southeast   Don Morgan
6,125 (58.94%)
Jane Wollenberg
2,954 (28.43%)
Mark Lemstra
1,155 (11.11%)
Mike Fornssler
158 (1.52%)
  Don Morgan
Saskatoon Sutherland   Joceline Schriemer
3,679 (43.84%)
Graham Addley
3,410 (40.64%)
Dave Parker
1,034 (12.32%)
Lynn Oliphant
268 (3.19%)
  Graham Addley

Regina[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Saskatchewan
Party
New Democratic Liberal Green Marijuana
         
Regina Coronation Park   Terill Young
2,341 (31.76%)
Kim Trew
4,122 (55.93%)
Marlin Belt
669 (9.08%)
Allan Kirk
117 (1.59%)
Tom Shapiro
121 (1.64%)
  Kim Trew
Regina Dewdney   Don Saelhof
3,328 (39.62%)
Kevin Yates
3,821 (45.49%)
Shaine Peters
1,083 (12.89%)
Darcy Robillard
167 (1.99%)
  Kevin Yates
Regina
Douglas Park
  Scott Simpkins
3,051 (30.89%)
Harry Van Mulligen
5,128 (51.92%)
Nick Schenher
1,321 (13.37%)
Victor Lau
377 (3.82%)
  Harry Van Mulligen
Regina Elphinstone-
Centre
  Debbi Stevenson
1,182 (22.90%)
Warren McCall
3,224 (62.47%)
Keitha Kennedy
478 (9.26%)
Ingrid Alesich
277 (5.37%)
    Warren McCall
Regina Lakeview   Raynelle Wilson
2,932 (32.33%)
John Nilson
4,323 (47.67%)
Matt Sirois
1,418 (15.64%)
Robert Cosbey
395 (4.36%)
  John Nilson
Regina Northeast   Morris Elfenbaum
3,308 (40.44%)
Ron Harper
3,995 (48.83%)
Bryan Bell
717 (8.76%)
Hal Swartz
161 (1.97%)
  Ron Harper
Regina Qu'Appelle Valley   Laura Ross
4,362 (42.59%)
Mark Wartman
4,158 (40.60%)
Michael Huber
1,597 (15.59%)
Nicolas Stulberg
125 (1.22%)
  Mark Wartman
Regina Rosemont   Tony Fiacco
2,624 (34.83%)
Trent Wotherspoon
4,026 (53.44%)
Jeff Raymond
667 (8.85%)
Vicki Nelson
216 (2.87%)
  Joanne Crofford**
Regina South   Bill Hutchinson
4,302 (43.81%)
Yens Pedersen
4,047 (41.21%)
Mark Lloyd
1,215 (12.37%)
Ron McMahon
256 (2.61%)
  Andrew Thomson**
Regina
Walsh Acres
  Dan Harder1 Sandra Morin
3,942 (61.99%)
Marie-France Magnin
2,198 (34.57%)
Kelsey Pearson
219 (3.44%)
  Sandra Morin
Regina Wascana Plains   Christine Tell
5,818 (52.74%)
Tyler Forrest
3,450 (31.28%)
Joe Stroeder
1,593 (14.44%)
Jim Elliott
170 (1.54%)
  Doreen Hamilton**

Notes[edit]

1 Dan Harder, the Saskatchewan Party candidate in Regina Walsh Acres, withdrew his candidacy on October 27, 2007 after the party learned the details of a complaint of inappropriate conduct made against him by employees of Big Brothers of Regina in 2006 while he was executive director of the organization.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NDP on the ropes: poll". The StarPhoenix. April 28, 2007. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 
  2. ^ Brownlee, Karen (October 29, 2007). "Sask. Party rejects Regina candidate". Regina Leader-Post. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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Parties[edit]

Parties with seats in the previous legislature
Parties without seats in the previous legislature