16th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 16th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the Saskatchewan general election held in October 1967. The assembly sat from February 15, 1968, to May 25, 1971.[1] The Liberal Party led by Ross Thatcher formed the government.[2] The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Woodrow Lloyd formed the official opposition. Allan Blakeney succeeded Lloyd as party leader in 1970.[3]

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

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1967:[5]

Electoral district Member Party
  Arm River Wilbert McIvor Liberal
  Athabasca Allan Ray Guy Liberal
  Bengough Alexander Mitchell Liberal
  Biggar Woodrow Stanley Lloyd New Democratic Party
  Cannington Thomas Milton Weatherald Liberal
  Canora Al Matsalla New Democratic Party
  Cut Knife Miro Kwasnica New Democratic Party
  Elrose George Gordon Leith Liberal
  Gravelbourg Lionel Philias Coderre Liberal
  Hanley Robert Andrew Heggie Liberal
  Humboldt Mathieu Theodore Breker Liberal
  Kelsey John Rissler Messer New Democratic Party
  Kelvington Bryan Harvey Bjarnason Liberal
  Kerrobert-Kindersley William S. Howes Liberal
  Kinistino Arthur Thibault New Democratic Party
  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 New Democratic Party
  Melville John Russell Kowalchuk New Democratic Party
  Milestone Cyril Pius MacDonald Liberal
  Moose Jaw North Gordon Taylor Snyder New Democratic Party
  Moose Jaw South William Gwynne Davies New Democratic Party
  Moosomin Ernest Franklin Gardner Liberal
  Morse Wilbert Ross Thatcher Liberal
  Nipawin Frank Kenneth Radloff Liberal
  Notukeu-Willow Bunch James Benjamin Hooker Liberal
  Pelly Jim Barrie Liberal
  Prince Albert East-Cumberland Bill Berezowsky New Democratic Party
  Prince Albert West David Gordon Steuart Liberal
  Qu'Appelle-Wolseley Douglas Thomas McFarlane Liberal
  Redberry Demitro (Dick) Wasyl Michayluk New Democratic Party
  Regina Centre Allan Emrys Blakeney New Democratic Party
  Regina North East Walter Smishek New Democratic Party
  Regina North West Edward Charles Whelan New Democratic Party
  Regina South Gordon Burton Grant Liberal
  Regina South East Henry Harold Peter Baker New Democratic Party
  Regina South West Donald Mighton McPherson Liberal
  Rosetown George Fredrick Loken Liberal
  Rosthern David Boldt Liberal
  Saltcoats James Snedker Liberal
  Saskatoon City Park-University Joseph Jeffrey Charlebois Liberal
  Saskatoon Mayfair John Edward Brockelbank New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon Nutana Centre Clarence Leslie Baldwin Estey Liberal
  Saskatoon Nutana South William Austin Forsyth Liberal
  Saskatoon Riversdale Roy John Romanow New Democratic Party
  Shaunavon Fernand Larochelle Liberal
  Shellbrook George Reginald Anderson Bowerman New Democratic Party
  Souris-Estevan Ian Hugh MacDougall Liberal
  Swift Current Everett Irvine Wood New Democratic Party
  The Battlefords Eiling Kramer New Democratic Party
  Touchwood Frank Meakes New Democratic Party
  Turtleford Bob Wooff New Democratic Party
  Wadena Frederick Arthur Dewhurst New Democratic Party
  Watrous Percy Arnold Schmeiser Liberal
  Weyburn James Auburn Pepper New Democratic Party
  Wilkie Joseph Clifford McIsaac Liberal
  Yorkton Bernard David Gallagher Liberal


Party Standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
  Liberal 35
  New Democratic Party[nb 1] 24
 Government Majority


  1. ^ The Saskatchewan CCF officially became the Saskatchewan NDP on November 25, 1967


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

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Kelvington Neil Erland Byers New Democratic Party June 25, 1969 Results of the 1967 election were declared invalid[6]



  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. ^ "Kelvington voters decide today". The Phoenix. Saskatoon. June 25, 1969. p. 10. Retrieved 2012-07-26.