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Regina—Wascana
Saskatchewan electoral district
Regina—Wascana2 2013 Riding.png
Regina—Wascana in relation to other Saskatchewan federal electoral districts as of the 2013 Representation Order. Dotted line shows Regina city limits.
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Ralph Goodale
Liberal
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 77,208
Electors (2015) 55,497
Area (km²)[2] 63
Pop. density (per km²) 1,225.5
Census divisions Regina
Census subdivisions Regina, Sherwood No. 159

Regina—Wascana (formerly Wascana) is a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988.

Geography[edit]

The district is in the southern part of the Province of Saskatchewan.

The riding is bordered on the south by Fifth Base Line; on the west by Albert Street; on the north-west by the Canadian Pacific Railway; on the north by Victoria Avenue; and on the east by Range Road 190.[3]

The riding is bordered on the south by Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan; on the west by Regina—Lewvan; and on the north and east by Regina—Qu'Appelle.[3] The riding lost significant territory in the 2012 re-distribution to Moose Jaw—Lake Centre—Lanigan and Souris—Moose Mountain, but lost very little population.

History[edit]

The electoral district was created in 1988 from Regina East, Regina West and Assiniboia. The seat has been held by former Minister of Finance and current Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale since 1993. Along with Winnipeg North, Wascana was one of only two seats retained by the Liberals in the Prairie Provinces in the 2011 election.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following member of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Regina—Wascana
Riding created from Assiniboia, Regina East, and Regina West
34th  1988–1993     Larry Schneider Progressive Conservative
35th  1993–1997     Ralph Goodale Liberal
Wascana
36th  1997–2000     Ralph Goodale Liberal
37th  2000–2004
38th  2004–2006
39th  2006–2008
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Regina—Wascana
42nd  2015–Present     Ralph Goodale Liberal

Current Member of Parliament[edit]

Its Member of Parliament is Ralph Goodale, a former lawyer and broadcaster. He was first elected in 1974. He is a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, and has served as Deputy Leader of the party since September 2010.

Election results[edit]

Regina—Wascana: 2015[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Ralph Goodale 23,552 55.13 +13.37
Conservative Michael Kram 12,931 30.27 -5.44
New Democratic April Bourgeois 5,362 12.55 -7.53
Green Frances Simonson 878 2.06 -0.4
Total valid votes/Expense limit 42,723 100.0     $191,756.36
Total rejected ballots 176
Turnout 42,889 75.4
Eligible voters 56,656
Source: Elections Canada[4][5][6]
2011 federal election redistributed results[7]
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 15,271 41.76
  Conservative 13,056 35.71
  New Democratic 7,341 20.08
  Green 898 2.46

Wascana: 1997–2015[edit]

Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 15,823 40.8 -5.2 $65,366
Conservative Ian Shields 14,291 36.9 +2.3 $74,976
New Democratic Marc Spooner 7,681 19.8 +5.1 $25,821
Green Bill Clary 954 2.5 -2.1 $755
Total valid votes 38,749 100.0
Total rejected ballots 106 0.3 0.0
Turnout 38,855 68.1 +3.9
Eligible voters 57,034
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 17,028 46.0 -5.7 $66,057
Conservative Michelle Hunter 12,798 34.6 +4.4 $66,686
New Democratic Stephen Moore 5,418 14.7 +0.2 $19,393
Green George Wooldridge 1,706 4.6 +1.1 $4,204
Total valid votes/Expense limit 36,950 100.0 $77,030
Total rejected ballots 121 0.3 +0.1
Turnout 37,071 64.2 -6
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 20,666 51.8 -5.4 $66,648
Conservative Brad Farquhar 11,990 30.0 +5.8 $67,579
New Democratic Helen Yum 5,880 14.7 -1.3 $30,123
Green Nigel Taylor 1,378 3.5 +0.9 $1,653
Total valid votes 39,914 100.0
Total rejected ballots 94 0.2 0.0
Turnout 40,008 70 +7
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 20,567 57.2 +16.0 $43,226
Conservative Doug Cryer 8,709 24.2 -11.9 $57,802
New Democratic Erin M.K. Weir 5,771 16.0 -5.5 $29,783
Green Darcy Robilliard 928 2.6
Total valid votes 35,975 100.0
Total rejected ballots 80 0.2 -0.1
Turnout 36,055 63.1 +0.9

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the Canadian Alliance vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 14,244 41.2 -0.7 $56,685
Alliance James Rybchuk 12,492 36.1 +7.2 $59,667
New Democratic Garth Ormiston 7,446 21.5 -6.8 $58,098
Canadian Action Wayne Gilmer 401 1.2 +0.4 $1,619
Total valid votes 34,583 100.0
Total rejected ballots 98 0.3 -0.1
Turnout 34,681 62.3 -4.0

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 14,077 41.9 -2.4 $54,021
New Democratic John Burton 9,530 28.4 +7.2 $37,942
Reform Glen Blager 7,261 21.6 +5.9 $39,285
Progressive Conservative Michael Morris 2,477 7.4 -8.4 $18,266
Canadian Action Walter P. Sigda 264 0.8 $1,822
Total valid votes 33,609 100.0
Total rejected ballots 136 0.4
Turnout 33,745 66.2

Regina—Wascana: 1988–1993[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal (x) Ralph Goodale 19,555 44.3 +11.5
New Democratic Donna Shire 9,323 21.1 -11.8
Progressive Conservative Larry Schneider 6,943 15.7 -18.3
Reform Andrew Jackson 6,935 15.7
National John Keen 734 1.7
Natural Law C. Angus Hunt 228 0.5
Christian Heritage Hugh Owens 192 0.4
Independent Barry James Farr 185 0.4
Canada Party Walter P. Sigda 64 0.1
Total valid votes 44,159 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative (x) Larry Schneider 15,339 34.0
New Democratic Dickson Bailey 14,829 32.9
Liberal Ralph Goodale 14,804 32.8
Communist Kimball Cariou 76 0.2
Libertarian Ian Christopher Madsen 65 0.1
Total valid votes 45,113 100.0

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