Moose Jaw City

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Moose Jaw City was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This constituency existed from 1905 to 1967 when it was divided into Moose Jaw North and Moose Jaw South (Wakamow). It was the riding of Opposition leader Wellington Willoughby.

From 1921 to 1967 Moose Jaw City was one of three districts in the province that elected more than one representative to the Legislature. Thus, the two MLAs elected from this constituency will be noted in bold type.

Election results[edit]

Saskatchewan general election, 1905: Moose Jaw City electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Provincial Rights John Henry Wellington 464 53.15%
Liberal Oswald Baynes Fysh 409 46.85%
Total 873 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1908: Moose Jaw City electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Provincial Rights John Henry Wellington 763 50.49% -2.66
Liberal John Robert Green 682 45.14% -1.71
     Independent Oswald Baynes Fysh 66 4.37%
Total 1,511 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Moose Jaw City electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Wellington Willoughby 951 52.83% +2.34
Liberal Edward Charles Matthews 791 43.95% -1.19
     Independent Harry Peters 58 3.22% -1.15
Total 1,800 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1917: Moose Jaw City electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative Wellington Willoughby 1,621 41.07% -11.76
Liberal William Gladstone Ross 1,328 33.65% -10.30
     Labour William George Baker 998 25.28%
Total 3,947 100.00%
June 10, 1918 By-Election: Moose Jaw City electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Erskine Knowles 1,958 56.12% +22.47
     Labour William George Baker 1,531 43.88% +18.60
Total 3,489 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1921: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
     Labour William George Baker 3,132 26.43%
Independent Conservative James Pascoe 2,924 24.67%
Liberal Edward Murray Thompson 2,921 24.65%
Liberal Harold Fletcher 2,141 18.07%
     Independent Hugh McKellar 733 6.18%
Total 11,851 100.00%


Saskatchewan general election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Labour–Liberal William George Baker 4,704 32.83% Green tickY
Liberal William Erskine Knowles 4,095 28.58% Green tickY
Conservative James Pascoe 2,809 19.60%
Conservative Netson Ross Craig 2,722 18.99%
Total 14,330 100.00%
May 17, 1927 By-Election: Moose Jaw City - Seat #2
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Gladstone Ross 3,922 62.96% -
  Conservative Robert Henry Smith 2,307 37.04% -
Total 6,229 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1929: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative John Alexander Merkley 4,372 26.12%
  Conservative Robert Henry Smith 4,209 25.14%
Liberal-Labour William George Baker 4,181 24.97%
Liberal William Gladstone Ross 3,980 23.77%
Total 16,742 100.00%
September 30, 1929 By-Election: Moose Jaw City - Seat #1
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Conservative John Alexander Merkley Acclaimed 100.00%
Total Acclamation


Saskatchewan general election, 1934
Party Candidate Votes % Elected
Liberal William Gladstone Ross 4,928 25.55% Green tickY
Liberal John Houston Laird 4,403 22.83% Green tickY
Conservative John Alexander Merkley 2,440 12.65%
Conservative James W. Hawthorne 2,319 12.02%
Farmer–Labour Waldo D. Summers 2,013 10.44%
Farmer–Labour Hugh Gordon 1,765 9.15%
Labour William George Baker 1,420 7.36%
Total 19,288 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal William Gladstone Ross 4,830 25.62% -
Liberal William George Baker 4,728 25.08% -
Social Credit John W. Corman 2,689 14.26%
Social Credit William J. Passmore 2,465 13.07%
  Conservative John Alexander Merkley 2,137 11.34% -
  Conservative Arthur W. E. Fawkes 2,005 10.63% -
Total 18,854 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF John W. Corman 6,296 30.69% -
  CCF D. Henry R. Heming 5,894 28.73% -
Liberal Harold W. Pope 2,887 14.07% -
Liberal William George Baker 2,881 14.05% -
  Prog. Conservative Russell L. Brownridge 1,271 6.20% -
  Prog. Conservative Hugh A. Tiers 1,036 5.05% -
Social Credit Frank E. Talbot 249 1.21% -
Total 20,514 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF John W. Corman 7,534 30.06% -
  CCF D. Henry R. Heming 7,331 29.26% -
     Independent H. Gordon Young 5,240 20.91% -
     Independent J. Fraser McClellan 4,955 19.77% -
Total 25,060 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF John W. Corman 7,555 33.67% -
  CCF D. Henry R. Heming 7,527 33.54% -
Liberal Alfred J. Wickens 3,718 16.57% -
Liberal Boris Dubinsky 3,640 16.22% -
Total 22,440 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF D. Henry R. Heming 6,936 24.99% -
  CCF William Davies 6,756 24.34% -
     Independent Richard N. Lillico 4,522 16.29% -
Liberal Kay E. Moffat 3,742 13.48% -
Social Credit Sydney Smith 2,404 8.66% -
Social Credit John W. Vail 2,188 7.88% -
  Prog. Conservative C. T. McConnell 1,017 3.67% -
     Independent W. E. Rogers 192 0.69% -
Total 27,757 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF William Davies 6,794 22.44% -
  CCF Gordon Snyder 6,610 21.83% -
Liberal Louis J. Genesove 4,001 13.21% -
Liberal Patrick H. McCormick 3,491 11.53% -
  Prog. Conservative Ralph Bamford 3,253 10.74% -
  Prog. Conservative Daniel J. Patterson 2,804 9.26% -
Social Credit Ralph Forge 1,664 5.50% -
Social Credit Ralph Parr 1,661 5.49% -
Total 30,278 100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Moose Jaw City - 2 members elected
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  CCF William Davies 7,749 24.55% -
  CCF Gordon Snyder 7,550 23.92% -
  Prog. Conservative Daniel J. Patterson 7,115 22.54% -
Liberal E. A. Astell 5,455 17.28% -
  Prog. Conservative Gordon A. Hume 3,697 11.71% -
Total 31,566 100.00%

See also[edit]

Moose Jaw – Northwest Territories territorial electoral district (1870–1905).

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°23′45″N 105°32′05″W / 50.39583°N 105.53472°W / 50.39583; -105.53472