Saskatoon—Wanuskewin

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For the park and interpretive centre, see Wanuskewin Heritage Park.
Saskatoon—Wanuskewin
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
Saskatoon-Wanuskewin.png
Saskatoon—Wanuskewin in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Maurice Vellacott
Conservative
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 82,553
Electors (2011) 55,327
Area (km²)[2] 10,233.82
Pop. density (per km²) 8.1
Census divisions Saskatoon
Census subdivisions Saskatoon, Corman Park No. 344, Martensville, Warman

Saskatoon—Wanuskewin is a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997. (In the Cree language: ᐋᐧᓇᐢᑫᐃᐧᐣ / wânaskêwin means, "being at peace with oneself".) It covers a part of the city of Saskatoon.

Geography[edit]

The riding includes the northwest quadrant of Saskatoon and extends north past Duck Lake, northwest past Lucky Man and west past Ruddell. The riding also includes the city of Martensville.

History[edit]

It was created in 1996 as "Wanuskewin" from Saskatoon—Clark's Crossing and portions of Kindersley—Lloydminster, Prince Albert—Churchill River and The Battlefords—Meadow Lake ridings.

In 2000, it was renamed "Saskatoon—Wanuskewin".

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Wanuskewin
Riding created from Saskatoon—Clark's Crossing, Kindersley—Lloydminster, Prince Albert—Churchill River and The Battlefords—Meadow Lake
36th  1997 − 2000     Maurice Vellacott Reform
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
Riding renamed — Saskatoon—Wanuskewin
37th  2000 − 2003     Maurice Vellacott Alliance
 2003 − 2004     Conservative
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Maurice Vellacott, a former clergyperson. He was first elected in 1997. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session he served as vice-chair of the 'Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament' and a member of the 'Standing Committee on Official Languages'.

Election results[edit]

Saskatoon–Wanuskewin[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Maurice Vellacott 21,183 58.43 +1.92 $34,890
New Democratic John Parry 11,395 31.43 +7.07 $16,104
Liberal Patricia Zipchen 2,428 6.70 -5.70 $15,022
Green Mark Bigland-Pritchard 1,250 3.45 -3.28 $991
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,256 100.00   $83,569
Total rejected ballots 134 0.37 +0.06
Turnout 36,390 64.33 +5.55
Eligible voters 56,570
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Maurice Vellacott 18,320 56.51 +7.12 $36,224
New Democratic Clint Davidson 7,898 24.36 +2.28 $20,679
Liberal Patricia Zipchen 4,020 12.40 -11.68 $13,240
Green Tobi-Dawne Smith 2,182 6.73 +3.14 $3,675
Total valid votes/Expense limit 32,420 100.00   $80,396
Total rejected ballots 100 0.31 +0.04
Turnout 32,520 58.78 -8.57


Canadian federal election, 2006: Saskatoon–Wanuskewin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Conservative Maurice Vellacott 17,753 49.39 +2.74 $62,331.71
Liberal Chris Axworthy 8,655 24.08 -8.50 $52,437.43
     New Democratic Party Jim Maddin 7,939 22.09 +4.27 $35,098.35
Green Don Cameron 1,292 3.59 +0.63 $880.29
     Christian Heritage Dale Sanders 307 0.85 -0.90 $1,552.99
Total valid votes 35,946 100.00
Total rejected ballots 96 0.27 +0.03
Turnout 36,042 67.35 +7.63
Electors on the lists 53,513


Canadian federal election, 2004: Saskatoon–Wanuskewin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Conservative Maurice Vellacott 15,109 46.64 -11.09 $66,433.82
Liberal Chris Axworthy 10,553 32.58 +15.76 $72,269.97
     New Democratic Party Priscilla Settee 5,770 17.81 -6.42 $38,635.22
Green David Greenfield 960 2.96 +1.75 $25.00
Total valid votes 32,392 100.00
Total rejected ballots 76 0.23 -0.03
Turnout 32,468 59.72 -1.90
Electors on the lists 54,366
Percentage change figures are factored for redistribution. Conservative Party percentages are contrasted with the combined Canadian Alliance and Progressive Conservative percentages from 2000.
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.


Canadian federal election, 2000: Saskatoon–Wanuskewin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Canadian Alliance Maurice Vellacott 17,404 52.57 +13.42 $59,707.59
     New Democratic Party Hugh Walker 8,022 24.23 -2.55 $34,545.31
Liberal Bill Patrick 5,567 16.82 -7.61 $16,493.01
     Progressive Conservative Kirk Eggum 1,709 5.16 -2.76 $0.00
Green David Greenfield 402 1.21 $0.00
Total valid votes 33,104 100.00
Total rejected ballots 86 0.26 -0.08
Turnout 33,190 61.62 -2.17
Electors on the lists 53,862
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

Wanuskewin[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997: Wanuskewin
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
     Reform Maurice Vellacott 12,854 39.16 $39,845
     New Democratic Party Walter Kyliuk 8,793 26.79 $57,104
Liberal Tom Hengen 8,020 24.43 $35,221
     Progressive Conservative Ron Meakin 2,602 7.93 $7,207
     Independent Sam Dyck 420 1.28 $1,781
     Natural Law Patrick J. Coulterman 138 0.42 $61
Total valid votes 32,827 100.00
Total rejected ballots 112 0.34
Turnout 32,939 63.79
Electors on the lists 51,635
Sources: Official Results, Elections Canada and Financial Returns, Elections Canada.

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