Buckley Belanger

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Buckley Harold Belanger
MLA
Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Athabasca
Assumed office
June 21, 1995
Preceded by Frederick John Thompson
Personal details
Born (1960-03-21) March 21, 1960 (age 57)
Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, Canada
Political party New Democratic Party
Occupation Journalist

Buckley Harold Belanger (born March 21, 1960) is a Canadian provincial politician, who serves as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituency of Athabasca, in north-western corner of the province.[1] He is a member of the provincial New Democratic Party.

He was originally elected to the Legislative Assembly in the 1995 general election as a Liberal member. He left the party to join the NDP in 1998, recontesting his seat in a by-election in which he attained 93.64 per cent of the vote, the second highest margin of victory ever attained by an electoral candidate in the province.[citation needed] Belanger has been re-elected in every election since then, most recently in the 2016 general election, in which he was re-elected with a majority of 1,109.[2]

Prior to his election to the legislature, Belanger served as mayor of Île-à-la-Crosse, and worked as a journalist and administrator for MBC Radio.

Electoral history[edit]

2016 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2016: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Buckley Belanger 1,734
Saskatchewan Philip Elliott 625
Liberal Michael Wolverine 267
Green Max C.D. Morin 53
Total valid votes 100.0  
Eligible voters
New Democratic hold Swing -
Source: Elections Saskatchewan,[3] Global News.[4]

2011 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Buckley Belanger 1,867 63.79 +4.38
Saskatchewan Bobby Woods 1,021 34.88 +2.99
Green George Durocher 39 1.33 –1.88
Total valid votes 2,927 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +0.70

2007 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Buckley Belanger 1,885 59.41 –10.58
Saskatchewan Phil Elliott 1,012 31.89 +8.54
Liberal Malvina Iron 174 5.48 –0.54
Green Sean Gilchrist 102 3.21
Total valid votes 3,173 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing –9.56

2003 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 2003: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Buckley Belanger 2,407 69.99 –14.39
Saskatchewan Greg Ross 803 23.35 +20.80
Liberal Philip Durocher 207 6.02 –7.05
Progressive Conservative Sean Gilchrist 22 0.64
Total valid votes 3,439 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing –17.60

1999 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Buckley Belanger 2,512 84.38 –9.26
Liberal Allan Adam 389 13.06 +8.84
Saskatchewan Bert Roach 76 2.55 +0.42
Total valid votes 2,977 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing –9.05

1998 Athabasca by-election[edit]

Saskatchewan provincial by-election, 26 October 1998: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Buckley Belanger 2,153 93.64 +53.43
Liberal Winston McKay 97 4.21 –41.37
Saskatchewan Tyson Delorme 49 2.13
Total valid votes 2,299 100.0  
New Democratic gain from Liberal Swing +47.40

1995 Saskatchewan general election[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Athabasca
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Buckley Belanger 1,347 45.59 +40.85
New Democratic Frederick John Thompson 1,188 40.21 –43.58
Independent Jimmy Montgrand 390 13.20
Progressive Conservative Clay Poupart 29 0.98 –7.54
Total valid votes 2,954 100.0  
Liberal gain from New Democratic Swing +42.22

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://esask.uregina.ca/entry/belanger_buckley_1960-.html
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan election results 2016: NDP wins Athabasca riding". Global News. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016. 
  4. ^ "Saskatchewan election results 2016: NDP wins Athabasca riding". Global News. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 

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