8th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 8th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the Saskatchewan general election held in June 1934. The assembly sat from November 15, 1934, to May 14, 1938.[1] The Liberal Party led by James Garfield Gardiner formed the government. After Gardiner resigned to join the federal cabinet in November 1935, William John Patterson became party leader and premier.[2] The Farmer-Labour Group, subsequently known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and led by George Hara Williams, formed the official opposition.[3]

John Mason Parker served as speaker for the assembly.[4]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1934:[5]

Electoral district Member Party
  Arm River Gustaf Herman Danielson Liberal
  Athabasca[nb 1] Deakin Alexander Hall Liberal
  Bengough James Bidwell Smith Liberal
  Biggar Robert Pelham Hassard Liberal
  Bromhead Norman Leslie McLeod Liberal
  Cannington William John Patterson Liberal
     Cut Knife Andrew James Macauley Farmer-Labour Group
  Elrose John Andrew Wilson Liberal
  Francis Charles Morton Dunn Liberal
  Gravelbourg Benjamin Franklin McGregor Liberal
     Gull Lake Herman Henry Kemper Farmer-Labour Group
  Hanley Charles Agar Liberal
  Humboldt James Hogan Liberal
  Kelvington George Ernest Dragan Liberal
  Kerrobert Donald Laing Liberal
     Kindersley Louis Henry Hantelman Farmer-Labour Group
  Kinistino John Richard Parish Taylor Liberal
  Last Mountain Guy Hartsel Hummel Liberal
  Lumsden Henry Phillip Mang Liberal
  Maple Creek John Joseph Mildenberger Liberal
  Meadow Lake Donald MacDonald Liberal
  Melfort John Duncan MacFarlane Liberal
  Melville James Garfield Gardiner Liberal
  Milestone William Pedersen Liberal
  Moose Jaw City William Gladstone Ross Liberal
  John Houston Laird
  Moose Jaw County Thomas Waddell Liberal
  Moosomin Arthur Thomas Procter Liberal
  Morse Neil John MacDonald Liberal
  Notukeu George Spence Liberal
  Pelly Reginald John Marsden Parker Liberal
  Pheasant Hills Asmundur Loptson Liberal
  Prince Albert Thomas Clayton Davis Liberal
  Qu'Appelle-Wolseley Frederick Middleton Dundas Liberal
  Regina City Percy McCuaig Anderson Liberal
  William Franklin Kerr
  Rosetown Neil McVicar Liberal
  Rosthern John Michael Uhrich Liberal
  Saskatoon City James Wilfred Estey Liberal
  George Wesley Norman
     Shaunavon Clarence Stork Farmer-Labour Group
  Shellbrook Omer Alphonse Demers Liberal
  Souris-Estevan Jesse Pichard Tripp Liberal
  Swift Current James Gordon Taggart Liberal
  The Battlefords John Albert Gregory Liberal
  Thunder Creek Robert Scott Donaldson Liberal
  Tisdale Harvie James Dorrance Liberal
  Touchwood John Mason Parker Liberal
  Turtleford Charles Arthur Ayre Liberal
     Wadena George Hara Williams Farmer-Labour Group
  Watrous Bertram Gilroy Clement Liberal
  Weyburn Hugh Elliott Eaglesham Liberal
  Wilkie John Jardine Liberal
  Willow Bunch Charles William Johnson Liberal
  Yorkton Vincent Reynolds Smith Liberal


  1. ^ Election held July 24, 1934

Party Standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Liberal 50
     Farmer-Labour Group 5
 Government Majority



By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[5]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Humboldt James Chisholm King Liberal November 19, 1935 J Hogan died in January, 1935[6]
Gravelbourg Edward Milton Culliton Liberal November 26, 1935 B F McGregor died in 1935[7]
Regina City William Franklin Kerr Liberal December 2, 1935 WF Kerr ran for reelection after being named to cabinet[8]
Melville Ernest Walter Gerrand Liberal December 9, 1935 JG Gardiner named to federal cabinet[9]



  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Sessions of the Legislative Assembly and Their Duration" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Premiers" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Leaders of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ "These Events Made Headlines in Saskatchewan". Leader-Post. Regina. December 30, 1935. p. 2. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  7. ^ "Members of the Legislative Assembly, Saskatchewan" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-31. 
  8. ^ "W.F. Kerr fonds". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ James Garfield Gardiner – Parliament of Canada biography