Wascana

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Wascana
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
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Wascana in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ralph Goodale
Liberal
District created 1996
First contested 1997
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 82,241
Electors (2011) 57,746
Area (km²)[2] 3,826.43
Pop. density (per km²) 21.5
Census divisions Regina
Census subdivisions Regina, Edenwold No. 158

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

Geography[edit]

The district is in the southern part of the Province of Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1996 from Regina—Qu'Appelle and Regina—Wascana ridings. The seat has been held by former Minister of Finance Ralph Goodale since its inception. Along with Winnipeg North, Wascana was one of only two seats retained by the Liberals in the Prairie Provinces in the 2011 election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Wascana
Riding created from Regina—Qu'Appelle and Regina—Wascana
36th  1997 − 2000     Ralph Goodale Liberal
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Ralph Goodale, a former lawyer and broadcaster. He was first elected in 1974. He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, and has served as Deputy Leader of the party since September 2010.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x)Ralph Goodale 15,823 40.8 -5.2 $65,366
Conservative Ian Shields 14,291 36.9 +2.3 $74,976
New Democratic Marc Spooner 7,681 19.8 +5.1 $25,821
Green Bill Clary 954 2.5 -2.1 $755
Total valid votes 38,749 100.0
Total rejected ballots 106 0.3 0.0
Turnout 38,855 68.1 +3.9
Eligible voters 57,034
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x)Ralph Goodale 17,028 46.0 -5.7 $66,057
Conservative Michelle Hunter 12,798 34.6 +4.4 $66,686
New Democratic Stephen Moore 5,418 14.7 +0.2 $19,393
Green George Wooldridge 1,706 4.6 +1.1 $4,204
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,950 100.0 $77,030
Total rejected ballots 121 0.3 +0.1
Turnout 37,071 64.2 -6
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x)Ralph Goodale 20,666 51.8 -5.4 $66,648
Conservative Brad Farquhar 11,990 30.0 +5.8 $67,579
New Democratic Helen Yum 5,880 14.7 -1.3 $30,123
Green Nigel Taylor 1,378 3.5 +0.9 $1,653
Total valid votes 39,914 100.0
Total rejected ballots 94 0.2 0.0
Turnout 40,008 70 +7
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x)Ralph Goodale 20,567 57.2 +16.0 $43,226
Conservative Doug Cryer 8,709 24.2 -11.9 $57,802
New Democratic Erin M.K. Weir 5,771 16.0 -5.5 $29,783
Green Darcy Robilliard 928 2.6
Total valid votes 35,975 100.0
Total rejected ballots 80 0.2 -0.1
Turnout 36,055 63.1 +0.9

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the Canadian Alliance vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x)Ralph Goodale 14,244 41.2 -0.7 $56,685
Alliance James Rybchuk 12,492 36.1 +7.2 $59,667
New Democratic Garth Ormiston 7,446 21.5 -6.8 $58,098
Canadian Action Wayne Gilmer 401 1.2 +0.4 $1,619
Total valid votes 34,583 100.0
Total rejected ballots 98 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 34,681 62.3 -4.0

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x)Ralph Goodale 14,077 41.9 $54,021
New Democratic John Burton 9,530 28.4 $37,942
Reform Glen Blager 7,261 21.6 $39,285
Progressive Conservative Michael Morris 2,477 7.4 $18,266
Canadian Action Walter P. Sigda 264 0.8 $1,822
Total valid votes 33,609 100.0
Total rejected ballots 136 0.4
Turnout 33,745 66.2

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