Saskatchewan general election, 1975

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Saskatchewan general election, 1975
Saskatchewan
1971 ←
members
June 11, 1975 (1975-06-11) → 1978
members

61 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Allan Blakeney David Steuart Richard Collver
Party New Democratic Liberal Progressive Conservative
Leader since July 4, 1970 December 11, 1971 March 18, 1973
Leader's seat Regina Elphinstone Prince Albert-
Duck Lake
Nipawin
Last election 45 15 0
Seats won 39 15 7
Seat change –6 ±0 +7
Popular vote 180,700 142,853 124,573
Percentage 40.07% 31.67% 27.62%
Swing –14.93pp –11.15pp +25.49pp

Premier before election

Allan Blakeney
New Democratic

Premier-designate

Allan Blakeney
New Democratic

The Saskatchewan general election of 1975 was the eighteenth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 11, 1975, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Blakeney and the NDP were re-elected to a majority government.

The New Democratic government of Premier Allan Blakeney and the opposition Liberal Party, led by David Steuart, both parties dropped in support to the resurgent Progressive Conservative Party, a minor force in the 1971 election, drew over a quarter of all votes.

Results[edit]

Party Seats Second Third Fourth
     New Democratic 39 15 7 0
  Liberal 15 27 19 0
     Progressive Conservative 7 19 34 1
     Independents 0 0 1 4


Party Party Leader # of
candidates
Seats Popular Vote
1971 Elected % Change # % % Change
     New Democratic
Allan Blakeney
61 45 39 -13.3% 180,700 40.07% -14.93%
  Liberal
David Steuart
61 15 15 142,853 31.67% -11.15%
     Progressive Conservative
Richard Collver
61 7 +600% 124,573 27.62% +25.49%
     Independent 5 2,897 0.64% +0.60%
Total 188 60 61 +1.7% 451,023 100%  
Source: Elections Saskatchewan

Riding results[edit]

Names in bold represent cabinet ministers and the Speaker. Party leaders are italicized. The symbol " ** " indicates MLAs who are not running again.

Northwest Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Athabasca   Frederick John Thompson
1,483
Ben Siemens
1,157
Roy Simpson
421
Rod Bishop (Ind.)
829
  Allan Ray Guy
Cut Knife-
Lloydminster
  Miro Kwasnica
2,794
Sam Herman
2,076
Fred Baynton
2,113
  Miro Kwasnica
Meadow Lake   Gord McNeill
2,094
Henry Coupland
2,058
Leo Jeannotte
1,705
  Henry Ethelbert Coupland
Redberry   Dennis Banda
2,783
Emil Craig
2,006
Nick E. Kowerchuk
1,835
  Dick Michayluk**
Rosthern   A.R. Friesen
2,030
Allan Ray Guy
2,277
Ralph Katzman
2,718
  David Boldt**
The Battlefords   Eiling Kramer
3,660
Peter Tarnowsky
2,674
Walter Kostyna
1,212
  Eiling Kramer
Turtleford   Lloyd Johnson
2,405
Cyril Fransoo
1,994
Gordon Mayer
1,666
  Michael Feduniak**

Northeast Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Cumberland   Norm MacAuley
1,646
Winston McKay
1,128
Garry M. Houghton
511
Frank R. Tomkins (Ind.) 403 New District
Kelsey-Tisdale   John R. Messer
3,750
Alan E. Caithcart
2,266
Jack Ukrainetz
1,831
  John Rissler Messer
Tisdale-Kelsey
Kinistino   Arthur Thibault
3,215
Ed Olchowy
2,400
Tom Smith
1,657
New District
Melfort   Norm Vickar
3,102
Herbert J. Whitley
2,196
Bill Warner
3,001
  Arthur Thibault
Melfort-Kinistino
Nipawin   John Comer
2,599
Ellis H. Hill
1,447
Richard Collver
3,381
  John Kristian Comer
Prince Albert   Mike Feschuk
2,947
Kenneth A. Beeson
1,947
Richard E. Spencer
2,689
Mike Feschuk
Prince Albert East
Prince Albert-
Duck Lake
  Louis Roy
2,822
Davey Steuart
3,675
Norm Wipf
1,472
David Gordon Steuart
Prince Albert West
Shellbrook   George Bowerman
3,138
Louis W. Hradecki
1,584
John P. Meagher
2,035
  George Bowerman
March 2, 1977 By-election: Prince Albert-Duck Lake
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Prog. Conservative Norm Wipf 3,022 39.84% +21.37
     NDP Jerome Hammersmith 2,773 36.55% +1.14
  Liberal Alexandre Joseph Baribeau 1,791 23.61% -22.51
Total 7,586 100.00


West Central Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Arm River   Donald Leonard Faris
2,854
Ron Thorstad
2,843
Ron McLelland
1,974
  Donald Leonard Faris
Biggar   Elwood L. Cowley
3,223
Arthur Meister
1,520
Ralph Young
1,906
  Elwood Lorrie Cowley
Humboldt   Edwin Tchorzewski
3,006
Peter Cline
2,087
Ray Perpick
2,334
  Edwin Tchorzewski
Kindersley   Alex Taylor
2,322
Allan McMillan
2,659
Bayne Secord
2,348
  Alex Taylor
Kerrobert-Kindersley
Rosetown-Elrose   Bill Owens
2,673
Calvin W. Fensom
2,004
Roy Bailey
3,078
George Fredrick Loken**
Rosetown
Merged district
Hayden William Owens
Elrose
Wilkie   Delaine Scotton
2,223
Linda Clifford
2,831
Jim Garner
2,138
  Joseph "Cliff" McIsaac**

East Central Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Canora   Al Matsalla
4,024
Marie Kotelko
2,310
Michael Kaminski
1,656
  Al Matsalla
Kelvington-Wadena   Neil Byers
4,051
Joe Bencharski
1,846
Don Austring
2,111
Neil Erland Byers
Kelvington
Merged district
Fred Dewhurst
Wadena
Last Mountain-
Touchwood
  Gordon MacMurchy
3,640
Les Digney
1,819
Arnold Tusa
2,565
Gordon MacMurchy
Last Mountain
Merged district
Frank Meakes
Touchwood
Melville   John Kowalchuk
3,747
Joseph L. Sedlovitch
2,019
Glenn Miller
2,478
  John Russell Kowalchuk
Pelly   Leo Larson
3,511
Peter E. McDonald
2,250
W.J. Ferniuk
1,150
George G. Shlakoff (Ind.) 75   Leonard Melvin Larson
Quill Lakes   Murray Koskie
3,211
Arnold E. Boyko
2,022
Dick Harcourt
1,342
New District
Saltcoats   Edgar Kaeding
2,887
William H. Peasley
2,058
Wilfred J. Walker
2,109
  Edgar Ernest Kaeding
Yorkton   Randy Nelson
3,099
Arlis Dellow
2,958
Ivan Daunt
2,173
  Irving Wensley Carlson**
June 8, 1977 By-election: Pelly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     NDP Norm Lusney 3,724 48.29% -1.97
     Prog. Conservative Barrie Johnson 2,314 30.00% +13.54
  Liberal Donn Walsh 1,674 21.71% -10.50
Total 7,712 100.00


Southwest Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Assiniboia-Gravelbourg   Allan Engel
3,012
Roy Nelson
3,400
Connie McLeod
1,517
David Hadley Lange
Assiniboia-Bengough
Merged district
Reginald John Gross
Gravelbourg
Maple Creek   Gene Flasch
2,232
Bill Stodalka
2,698
Eric Richardson
2,241
  Eugene Frederick Flasch
Moose Jaw North   John Skoberg
3,468
Emmett Reidy
2,284
Ken Glenn
2,286
  Don MacDonald**
Moose Jaw South   Gordon Snyder
3,950
Faye Gordon
1,521
Arthur "Bud" Smith
1,857
  Gordon Taylor Snyder
Morse   Reg Gross
2,502
Jack Wiebe
2,517
Art Martens
1,847
  John Edward Niel Wiebe
Shaunavon   Allan Oliver
2,593
Eiliv "Sonny" Anderson
3,370
Eric Slater
1,375
  Allan Roy Oliver
Swift Current   Murray Walter
2,452
Len Stein
1,734
Dennis Ham
3,494
  Everett Irvine Wood**
Thunder Creek   Jim Murdock
2,036
Colin Thatcher
2,640
Don Swenson
2,348
New District

Southeast Saskatchewan[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Bengough-Milestone   David Lange
2,819
Grant Frank
1,927
E.R. Moody
2,512
David Hadley Lange
Assiniboia-Bengough
Merged district
Cyril Pius MacDonald
Milestone
Estevan   Kim Thorson
2,499
Ian MacDougall
1,464
Bob Larter
4,354
Kim Thorson
Souris-Estevan
Indian Head-
Wolseley
  Terry Hanson
2,241
Cyril MacDonald
2,844
Jack H. Horsman
2,205
  Terry Lyle Hanson
Qu'Appelle-Wolseley
Moosomin   Fred A. Easton
2,087
Frank Gardner
2,891
Larry Birkbeck
3,018
  E. Franklin Gardner
Qu'Appelle   Donald W. Cody
3,430
John Lane
3,796
F. Warren Denzin
1,806
  John Gary Lane
Lumsden
Souris-Cannington   James T. Eaton
1,530
Tom Weatherald
2,494
Eric Berntson
3,212
Kim Thorson
Souris-Estevan
Merged district
Thomas Milton Weatherald
Cannington
Weyburn   Jim Pepper
2,971
Norm Flaten
2,299
John Whitell
2,522
  James Auburn Pepper

Saskatoon[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Saskatoon
Buena Vista
  Herman Rolfes
2,720
Barry Korchinski
2,487
Harold W. Lane
2,242
New District
Saskatoon Centre   Paul Mostoway
3,117
Douglas R. Knott
2,758
Morris T. Cherneskey
2,284
John Richards (Ind.)
1,492
  Beverly Dyck
Saskatoon City Park
Saskatoon Eastview   Reg Parker
2,466
Glen Penner
3,175
Larry Fast
1,418
  Herman Harold Rolfes
Saskatoon Nutana South
Saskatoon Mayfair   Beverly Dyck
3,467
John Olsen
2,120
June Smith
2,001
  John Edward Brockelbank
Saskatoon Nutana   Wes Robbins
3,881
Bruno F. Riemer
2,280
Kay McCorkell
2,112
  W. Albert Robbins
Saskatoon Nutana Centre
Saskatoon Riversdale   Roy Romanow
4,172
William Stadnyk
1,551
Gary Barnes
961
  Roy Romanow
Saskatoon Sutherland   Anne Boulton
3,145
Evelyn Edwards
3,843
Karim Nasser
1,759
  John Guyon Richards
Saskatoon University
Saskatoon Westmount   John Edward Brockelbank
3,916
Tim Ryan
2,466
Peter Shinkaruk
1,592
New District
March 2, 1977 By-election: Saskatoon Sutherland
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
     Prog. Conservative Bill Lane 3,962 38.68% +18.57
  Liberal Gerry Fraser 3,423 33.42% -10.51
     NDP Anne Boulton 2,829 27.61% -8.35
     Independent Alexander Vasey Barker 30 0.29%
Total 10,244 100.00


Regina[edit]

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
NDP Liberal PC Other
       
Regina Centre   Ned Shillington
3,603
Les Hammond
2,417
Keith Jeal
1,500
William C. Beeching (Ind.) 98   Allan Blakeney
Regina Elphinstone   Allan Blakeney
4,096
Donna Welke
1,474
Arthur Cropley
1,374
  Ken MacLeod**
Regina Albert Park
Regina Lakeview   Henri Saucier
2,603
Ted Malone
3,374
Reg Watts
1,767
  Edward Cyril Malone
Regina
North East
  Walt Smishek
3,735
Del Miller
1,735
Christine Howard
1,535
  Walter Edmund Smishek
Regina
North West
  Ed Whelan
3,174
David Bouchard
2,333
William M. Sveinson
2,027
  Edward Charles Whelan
Regina Rosemont   Bill Allen
3,602
George Wagner
1,685
Gerald A. Fuller
1,962
New District
Regina South   Eric Cline
1,913
Stuart Cameron
3,796
Paul Rousseau
2,059
  Gordon Grant**
Regina Whitmore Park
Regina Victoria   Henry Baker
3,577
Graham Wolk
1,833
Fred L. Dunbar
1,377
New District
Regina Wascana   Agnes Groome
2,752
Anthony Merchant
4,126
Roy A. Rudichuk
1,810
  Henry Harold Peter Baker

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