Melville (provincial electoral district)

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Melville was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located in southeastern Saskatchewan, this constituency was created before the 8th Saskatchewan general election in 1934. The Representation Act, 2002 (Saskatchewan) merged this riding with parts of the Saltcoats electoral district to form the new riding of Melville-Saltcoats.

It was the riding of Premier James Garfield Gardiner, and his son James Wilfrid Gardiner.

Members of the Legislative Assembly[edit]

# MLA Served Party
     1. James Garfield Gardiner 1934–1935 Liberal
     2. Ernest Walter Gerrand 1935–1938 Liberal
     3. John Frederick Herman 1938–1944 Social Credit
  4. William James Arthurs 1944–1948 CCF
     5. Patrick Deshaye 1948–1952 Liberal
  6. Allan Brown 1952–1956 CCF
     7. James W. Gardiner 1956–1967 Liberal
  8. John Kowalchuk 1967–1982 New Democrat
  9. Grant Schmidt 1982–1991 Progressive Conservative
  10. Evan Carlson 1991–1995 New Democrat
     11. Ron Osika 1995–2001 Liberal
     12. Ron Osika 2001–2003 Independent

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James Garfield Gardiner 4,983 59.20%
  Conservative Elisha Forest Scharf 1,930 22.93%
     Farmer-Labour Wilfrid Wass 1,504 17.87%
Total 8,417 100.00%
December 9, 1935 By-Election: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ernest Walter Gerrand Acclaimed 100.00%
Total Acclamation
Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Social Credit John Frederick Herman 5,100 50.05%
Liberal Charles Morton Dunn 5,089 49.95% -
Total 10,189 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF William James Arthurs 4,575 50.78%
Liberal Lionel Stillborn 3,614 40.11% -9.84
  Prog. Conservative Shamus Patrick Regan 821 9.11% -
Total 9,010 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Patrick Deshaye 5,302 48.18% +8.07
  CCF George T. Webster 4,690 42.61% -8.17
Social Credit John W. Hauser 1,014 9.21% -
Total 11,006 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF Allan Brown 4,578 46.29% +3.68
Liberal Patrick Deshaye 4,408 44.58% -3.60
Social Credit L.E. Obenauer 903 9.13% -0.08
Total 9,889 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James W. Gardiner 3,946 41.25% -3.33
  CCF Allan Brown 3,808 39.81% -4.77
Social Credit R.S. Dohms 1,622 16.96% +7.83
  Prog. Conservative Gordon C. Peters 189 1.98% -
Total 9,565 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James W. Gardiner 3,687 41.45% +0.20
  CCF Joseph Elfenbaum 3,411 38.35% -1.46
Social Credit Charles Campagne 916 10.30% -6.66
  Prog. Conservative Maurice Tallant 881 9.90% +7.92
Total 8,895 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal James W. Gardiner 3,485 41.78% +0.33
  CCF William Wiwchar 3,229 38.71% +0.36
  Prog. Conservative Douglas A. Ellis 1,627 19.51% +9.61
Total 8,341 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1967: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP John Kowalchuk 3,584 45.68% +6.97
Liberal James W. Gardiner 3,463 44.14% +2.36
  Prog. Conservative Art Pelzer 799 10.18% -9.33
Total 7,846 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP John Kowalchuk 4,184 59.60% +13.92
Liberal Robert E. Greenfield 2,836 40.40% -3.74
Total 7,020 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1975: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP John Kowalchuk 3,747 45.45% -14.15
  Prog. Conservative Glenn Miller 2,478 30.06% -
Liberal Joseph L. Sedlovitch 2,019 24.49% -15.91
Total 8,244 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1978: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP John Kowalchuk 4,072 48.26% +2.81
  Prog. Conservative Glenn Miller 3,465 41.06% +11.00
Liberal Cecil Headrick 901 10.68% -13.81
Total 8,438 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1982: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Prog. Conservative Grant Schmidt 4,172 47.57% +6.51
  NDP Pat Krug 3,486 39.75% -8.51
Liberal Jack Hanowski 627 7.15% -3.53
Western Canada Concept Raymond Miller 421 4.80%
Aboriginal People's Harry Bird 64 0.73%
Total 8,770 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Prog. Conservative Grant Schmidt 4,575 53.46% +5.89
  NDP Matt Stecyk 3,302 38.59% -1.16
Liberal Mona Kines 643 7.51% +0.36
Alliance Arthur J. Pelzer 38 0.44%
Total 8,558 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  NDP Evan Carlson 3,656 45.90% +7.31
  Prog. Conservative Grant Schmidt 3,048 38.26% -15.20
Liberal Ray Chastkavich 1,262 15.84% +8.33
Total 7,966 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ron Osika 3,274 41.89% +26.05
  NDP Evan Carlson 2,975 38.07% -7.83
  Prog. Conservative Doug Gattinger 1,566 20.04% -18.22
Total 7,815 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Melville
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Ron Osika 3,419 44.75% +2.86
Saskatchewan Garry P. Hoffman 2,165 28.34%
  NDP Michael K. Fisher 2,056 26.91% -11.16
Total 7,640 100.00%

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Coordinates: 50°52′N 103°10′W / 50.867°N 103.167°W / 50.867; -103.167