24th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 24th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the 1999 Saskatchewan election. It was controlled by the New Democratic Party under Premier Roy Romanow. Romanow resigned as New Democratic Party leader in 2001 and was succeeded by Lorne Calvert for the remainder of the 24th Assembly.

NDP/Liberal coalition[edit]

The election resulted in a divided legislature, with the governing NDP and the opposition each winning exactly 29 seats. As a result, Romanow negotiated a coalition agreement with the Liberal Party, which saw that party's three MLAs given cabinet posts in exchange for supporting the government. One of the three Liberal MLAs, Jack Hillson, subsequently resigned from the cabinet and sat as an independent for the duration of the Assembly.

Shortly after being elected leader of the Liberal Party in 2001, David Karwacki ordered an end to the coalition agreement. However, the two Liberal MLAs who remained in cabinet, Jim Melenchuk and Ron Osika, instead quit the Liberal caucus and continued in coalition with the NDP as independent MLAs. Both subsequently ran as NDP candidates in the 2003 election, but were both defeated.

Party standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
  New Democratic Party 29
  Saskatchewan Party 26
Liberal 3
 Government Majority
(including the Speaker)



  District Member Party
  Arm River Greg Brkich Saskatchewan Party
  Athabasca Buckley Belanger New Democrat
  Battleford-Cut Knife Rudi Peters Saskatchewan Party
  Cannington Dan D'Autremont Saskatchewan Party
  Canora-Pelly Ken Krawetz Saskatchewan Party
  Carrot River Valley Carl Kwiatkowski Saskatchewan Party
  Cumberland Keith Goulet New Democrat
  Cypress Hills Wayne Elhard Saskatchewan Party
  Estevan Doreen Eagles Saskatchewan Party
  Humboldt Arlene Julé Saskatchewan Party
  Indian Head-Milestone Don McMorris Saskatchewan Party
  Kelvington-Wadena June Draude Saskatchewan Party
  Kindersley Bill Boyd Saskatchewan Party
  Last Mountain-Touchwood Glen Hart Saskatchewan Party
  Lloydminster Milt Wakefield Saskatchewan Party
  Meadow Lake Maynard Sonntag New Democrat
  Melfort-Tisdale Rod Gantefoer Saskatchewan Party
  Melville Ron Osika Liberal
  Moose Jaw North Glenn Hagel New Democrat
  Moose Jaw Wakamow Deb Higgins New Democrat
  Moosomin Don Toth Saskatchewan Party
  North Battleford Jack Hillson Liberal
  Prince Albert Carlton Myron Kowalsky New Democrat
  Prince Albert Northcote Eldon Lautermilch New Democrat
  Redberry Lake Randy Weekes Saskatchewan Party
  Regina Centre Joanne Crofford New Democrat
  Regina Coronation Park Kim Trew New Democrat
  Regina Dewdney Kevin Yates New Democrat
  Regina Elphinstone Dwain Lingenfelter New Democrat
  Regina Lakeview John Nilson New Democrat
  Regina Northeast Ron Harper New Democrat
  Regina Qu'Appelle Valley Mark Wartman New Democrat
  Regina Sherwood Lindy Kasperski New Democrat
  Regina South Andrew Thomson New Democrat
  Regina Victoria Harry Van Mulligen New Democrat
  Regina Wascana Plains Doreen Hamilton New Democrat
  Rosetown-Biggar Elwin Hermanson Saskatchewan Party
  Rosthern Ben Heppner Saskatchewan Party
  Saltcoats Bob Bjornerud Saskatchewan Party
  Saskatchewan Rivers Daryl Wiberg Saskatchewan Party
  Saskatoon Eastview Judy Junor New Democrat
  Saskatoon Fairview Chris Axworthy New Democrat
  Saskatoon Greystone Peter Prebble New Democrat
  Saskatoon Idylwyld Janice MacKinnon New Democrat
  Saskatoon Meewasin Carolyn Jones New Democrat
  Saskatoon Mount Royal Eric Cline New Democrat
  Saskatoon Northwest Jim Melenchuk Liberal
  Saskatoon Nutana Pat Atkinson New Democrat
  Saskatoon Riversdale Roy Romanow New Democrat
  Saskatoon Southeast Pat Lorje New Democrat
  Saskatoon Sutherland Graham Addley New Democrat
  Shellbrook-Spiritwood Denis Allchurch Saskatchewan Party
  Swift Current Brad Wall Saskatchewan Party
  Thunder Creek Lyle Stewart Saskatchewan Party
  Watrous Donna Harpauer Saskatchewan Party
  Weyburn-Big Muddy Brenda Bakken Saskatchewan Party
  Wood River Yogi Huyghebaert Saskatchewan Party
  Yorkton Clay Serby New Democrat