15th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 15th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the Saskatchewan general election held in April 1964. The assembly sat from February 4, 1965, to September 8, 1967,[1] the Liberal Party led by Ross Thatcher formed the government.[2] The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) led by Woodrow Lloyd formed the official opposition.[3]

James Snedker served as speaker for the assembly.[4]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1964:[5]

Electoral district Member Party
     Arm River Martin Peder Pederson Progressive Conservative
  Athabasca Allan Ray Guy Liberal
  Bengough Samuel Karnarvon Asbell Liberal
  Biggar Woodrow Stanley Lloyd Co-operative Commonwealth
  Cannington Thomas Milton Weatherald Liberal
  Canora Kenneth Gordon Romuld Liberal
  Cumberland Bill Berezowsky Co-operative Commonwealth
  Cut Knife Isidore Charles Nollet Co-operative Commonwealth
  Elrose George Gordon Leith Liberal
  Gravelbourg Lionel Philias Coderre Liberal
  Hanley Robert Alexander Walker Co-operative Commonwealth
  Humboldt Mathieu Theodore Breker Liberal
  Kelsey John Hewgill Brockelbank Co-operative Commonwealth
  Kelvington Bryan Harvey Bjarnason Liberal
  Kerrobert-Kindersley William S. Howes Liberal
  Kinistino Arthur Thibault Co-operative Commonwealth
  Last Mountain Donald Gilbert MacLennan Liberal
  Lumsden Darrel Verner Heald Liberal
  Maple Creek Alexander C. Cameron Liberal
  Meadow Lake Henry Ethelbert Coupland Liberal
  Melfort-Tisdale Clarence George Willis Co-operative Commonwealth
  Melville James Wilfrid Gardiner Liberal
  Milestone Cyril Pius MacDonald Liberal
  Moose Jaw City William Gwynne Davies Co-operative Commonwealth
  Gordon Taylor Snyder
  Moosomin Alexander Hamilton McDonald Liberal
  Morse Wilbert Ross Thatcher Liberal
  Nipawin Frank Kenneth Radloff Liberal
  Notukeu-Willow Bunch James Benjamin Hooker Liberal
  Pelly Leonard Larson Co-operative Commonwealth
  Prince Albert David Gordon Steuart Liberal
  Qu'Appelle-Wolseley Douglas Thomas McFarlane Liberal
  Redberry Demitro (Dick) Wasyl Michayluk Co-operative Commonwealth
  Regina East Henry Harold Peter Baker Co-operative Commonwealth
  Walter Smishek
  Regina North Edward Charles Whelan Co-operative Commonwealth
  Regina South Gordon Burton Grant Liberal
  Regina West Allan Emrys Blakeney Co-operative Commonwealth
  Marjorie Alexandra Cooper
  Rosetown George Fredrick Loken Liberal
  Rosthern David Boldt Liberal
  Saltcoats James Snedker Liberal
  Saskatoon City Alexander Malcolm Nicholson Co-operative Commonwealth
  John Edward Brockelbank
  Wesley Albert Robbins
  Harry David Link
  Sally Maria Margharita Merchant Liberal
  Shaunavon Fernand Larochelle Liberal
  Shellbrook John Marcel Cuelenaere Liberal
  Souris-Estevan Ian Hugh MacDougall Liberal
  Swift Current Everett Irvine Wood Co-operative Commonwealth
  The Battlefords Eiling Kramer Co-operative Commonwealth
  Touchwood George Joseph Trapp Liberal
  Turtleford Bob Wooff Co-operative Commonwealth
  Wadena Frederick Arthur Dewhurst Co-operative Commonwealth
  Watrous Hans Adolf Broten Co-operative Commonwealth
  Weyburn James Auburn Pepper Co-operative Commonwealth
  Wilkie Joseph Clifford McIsaac Liberal
  Yorkton Bernard David Gallagher Liberal


Party Standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Liberal 32
  Co-operative Commonwealth 26
     Progressive Conservative 1
 Government Majority



By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[5]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Hanley Robert Alexander Walker Co-operative Commonwealth December 16, 1964 RA Walker resigned after winning by one vote following a judicial recount[6]
Moosomin Ernest Franklin Gardner Liberal June 30, 1965 AH McDonald named to Canadian senate[7]
Bengough Alexander Mitchell Liberal February 16, 1966 SK Asbell died in 1965[8]



  1. ^ "Saskatchewan Sessions of the Legislative Assembly and Their Duration" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Premiers" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Leaders of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  4. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  5. ^ a b "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ "Session roster altered". Leader-Post. Regina. October 12, 1967. p. 41. Retrieved 2012-07-21. 
  7. ^ Alexander Hamilton McDonald – Parliament of Canada biography
  8. ^ "A refreshing pause". Leader-Post. Regina. November 22, 1965. p. 21. Retrieved 2012-07-21.