Yorkton—Melville

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Yorkton—Melville
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg Saskatchewan electoral district
Yorkton-Melville.png
Yorkton—Melville in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Garry Breitkreuz
Conservative
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 66,476
Electors (2011) 51,444
Area (km²)[2] 37,635.82
Pop. density (per km²) 1.8
Census subdivisions Yorkton, Melville, Esterhazy, Canora

Yorkton—Melville is a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1968.

30.2% of the population are of Ukrainian ethnic origin, the highest such percentage in Canada.[3]

Geography[edit]

The district is in east-central Saskatchewan.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1966 from Yorkton, Melville and Mackenzie ridings.

In the 2006 election, the Yorkton—Melville constituency had the highest percentage of eligible voters over the age of 65, and highest average age of all 308 federal ridings.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Yorkton—Melville
Riding created from Yorkton, Melville and Mackenzie
28th  1968 − 1972     Lorne Nystrom New Democratic
29th  1972 − 1974
30th  1974 − 1979
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1997     Garry Breitkreuz Reform
36th  1997 − 2000
 2000 − 2000     Alliance
37th  2000 − 2003
 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 Garry Breitkreuz, a former teacher and principal. He was first elected in 1993. He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada. In the last parliamentary session he served as vice-chair of the 'Standing Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness'.

Election results[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Garry Breitkreuz 21,906 68.9 +0.9 $68,801
New Democratic Doug Ottenbreit 6,931 21.8 +1.0 $13,345
Liberal Kash Andreychuk 2,167 6.8 +1.4 $40,387
Green Elaine Hughes 774 2.4 -3.3 $540
Total valid votes/Expense limit 31,778 100.0   $92,190
Total rejected ballots 90 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 31,868 63.4 +6
Eligible voters 50,254
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Garry Breitkreuz 19,824 68.0 +4.6 $65,139
New Democratic Doug Ottenbreit 6,076 20.8 +2.0 $12,454
Green Jen Antony 1,664 5.7 +2.9 $3,767
Liberal Bryan H. Bell 1,578 5.4 -8.5
Total valid votes/Expense limit 29,142 100.0   $89,452
Total rejected ballots 107 0.4 +0.2
Turnout 29,249 57 -7
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Garry Breitkreuz 20,736 63.5 +0.6 $55,627
New Democratic Jason Dennison 6,165 18.9 +4.1 $19,488
Liberal Mervin Cushman 4,558 14.0 -0.8 $18,223
Green Keith Neu 923 2.8 +1.2 $641
Independent Carl Barabonoff 287 0.9 $739
Total valid votes 32,669 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 80 0.2 -0.1
Turnout 32,749 64.3 +4.1
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Garry Breitkreuz 19,940 62.9 -5.0 $61,866
New Democratic Don Olson 5,890 18.6 +2.8 $18,736
Liberal Ted Quewezance 4,697 14.8 -1.4 $32,905
Green Ralph Pilchner 630 1.98 +2.0
Independent David Sawkiw 524 1.7 $6,330
Total valid votes 31,681 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 113 0.4 0.0
Turnout 31,794 60.2 -3.4

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

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Alliance Garry Breitkreuz* 19,978 63.0 +12.9 $52,574
Liberal Ken Pilon 5,153 16.2 -2.6 $24,027
New Democratic Peter Champagne 5,007 15.8 -9.2 $9,235
Progressive Conservative Brent Haas 1,583 5.0 -1.1 $543
Total valid votes 31,721 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 103 0.3 0.0
Turnout 31,824 63.6 -3.3

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Reform Garry Breitkreuz* 17,216 50.1 +17.4 $53,836
New Democratic Evan Carlson 8,583 25.0 -4.4 $43,899
Liberal Lloyd Sandercock 6,481 18.9 -10.6 $39,999
Progressive Conservative Ivan Daunt 2,101 6.1 -2.6 $6,357
Total valid votes 34,381 100.0  
Total rejected ballots 116 0.3
Turnout 34,497 66.9
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Reform Garry Breitkreuz 10,605 32.7
Liberal Jim Walters 9,531 29.4 +15.8
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom* 9,487 29.2 -21.9
Progressive Conservative Bob Reitenbach 2,825 8.7 -25.9
Total valid votes 32,448 100.0

* Denotes incumbent.

Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom* 18,523 51.1 -0.2
Progressive Conservative Virginia Battiste 12,543 34.6 +1.2
Liberal J. Robert Autumn 5,149 14.2 +0.1
Total valid votes 36,215 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom* 18,116 51.3 +5.6
Progressive Conservative Ken Wasylysen 11,800 33.4 -3.9
Liberal Arliss Dellow 4,996 14.1 -2.8
Confederation of Regions Bill Kruczko 400 1.1
Total valid votes 35,312 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom* 15,240 45.7 -1.8
Progressive Conservative Ben Hudye 12,450 37.3 +4.9
Liberal Gordon Hollinger 5,664 17.0 +1.3
Total valid votes 33,354 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom 16,677 47.5 +1.9
Progressive Conservative John Miller 11,381 32.4 +10.7
Liberal Phil Kotyk 5,501 15.7 -15.4
Independent Ben Hudye 1,566 4.5
Total valid votes 35,125 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom 14,586 45.6 -2.1
Liberal Stan Kyba 9,946 31.1 +2.5
Progressive Conservative Marvin Wentzell 6,963 21.8 -0.7
Social Credit Harry Hoedel 338 1.1 -0.2
Communist George Shlakoff 179 0.6
Total valid votes 32,012 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom 15,998 47.7 +8.8
Liberal Stephanie Potoski 9,574 28.5 -1.1
Progressive Conservative Don Armour 7,542 22.5 -9.0
Social Credit Harry Hoedel 425 1.3
Total valid votes 33,539 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Lorne Nystrom 13,212 38.9
Progressive Conservative James N. Ormiston 10,699 31.5
Liberal Peter J. Konkin 10,068 29.6
Total valid votes 33,979 100.0

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