17th Saskatchewan Legislature

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The 17th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan was elected in the Saskatchewan general election held in June 1971. The assembly sat from July 28, 1971, to May 13, 1975.[1] The New Democratic Party (NDP) led by Allan Blakeney formed the government.[2] The Liberal Party formed the official opposition.[3] After Ross Thatcher's death in July 1971, David Steuart became party leader in December 1971.[4]

Frederick Arthur Dewhurst served as speaker for the assembly.[5]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1971:[6]

Electoral district Member Party
  Arm River Donald Leonard Faris New Democratic Party
  Assiniboia-Bengough David Hadley Lange New Democratic Party
  Athabasca Allan Ray Guy Liberal
  Biggar Elwood Lorrie Cowley New Democratic Party
  Cannington Thomas Milton Weatherald Liberal
  Canora Al Matsalla New Democratic Party
  Cut Knife Miro Kwasnica New Democratic Party
  Elrose Hayden William Owens New Democratic Party
  Gravelbourg Reginald John Gross New Democratic Party
  Hanley Paul Peter Mostoway New Democratic Party
  Humboldt Edwin Laurence Tchorzewski New Democratic Party
  Kelvington Neil Erland Byers New Democratic Party
  Kerrobert-Kindersley Alex Taylor New Democratic Party
  Last Mountain Gordon S. MacMurchy New Democratic Party
  Lumsden John Gary Lane Liberal
  Maple Creek Gene Flasch New Democratic Party
  Meadow Lake Henry Ethelbert Coupland Liberal
  Melfort-Kinistino Arthur Thibault New Democratic Party
  Melville John Russell Kowalchuk New Democratic Party
  Milestone Cyril Pius MacDonald Liberal
  Moose Jaw North Donald Forrest MacDonald Liberal
  Moose Jaw South Gordon Taylor Snyder New Democratic Party
  Moosomin Ernest Franklin Gardner Liberal
  Morse Wilbert Ross Thatcher Liberal
  Nipawin John Kristian Comer New Democratic Party
  Notukeu-Willow Bunch Allen Willard Engel New Democratic Party
  Pelly Leonard Larson New Democratic Party
  Prince Albert East Mike Feschuk New Democratic Party
  Prince Albert West David Gordon Steuart Liberal
  Qu'Appelle-Wolseley Terry Lyle Hanson New Democratic Party
  Redberry Demitro (Dick) Wasyl Michayluk New Democratic Party
  Regina Albert Park Kenneth Roy MacLeod Liberal
  Regina Centre Allan Emrys Blakeney New Democratic Party
  Regina Lakeview Donald Mighton McPherson Liberal
  Regina North East Walter Smishek New Democratic Party
  Regina North West Edward Charles Whelan New Democratic Party
  Regina Wascana Henry Harold Peter Baker New Democratic Party
  Gordon Burton Grant Gordon Burton Grant Liberal
  Rosetown George Fredrick Loken Liberal
  Rosthern David Boldt Liberal
  Saltcoats Ed Kaeding New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon City Park Beverly Milton Dyck New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon Mayfair John Edward Brockelbank New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon Nutana Centre Wesley Albert Robbins New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon Nutana South Herman Rolfes New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon Riversdale Roy John Romanow New Democratic Party
  Saskatoon University John Guyon Richards New Democratic Party
  Shaunavon Allan Roy Oliver New Democratic Party
  Shellbrook George Reginald Anderson Bowerman New Democratic Party
  Souris-Estevan Russell Brown New Democratic Party
  Swift Current Everett Irvine Wood New Democratic Party
  The Battlefords Eiling Kramer New Democratic Party
  Tisdale-Kelsey John Rissler Messer New Democratic Party
  Touchwood Frank Meakes New Democratic Party
  Turtleford Michael Feduniak New Democratic Party
  Wadena Frederick Arthur Dewhurst New Democratic Party
  Watrous Donald William Cody New Democratic Party
  Weyburn James Auburn Pepper New Democratic Party
  Wilkie Joseph Clifford McIsaac Liberal
  Yorkton Irving Wensley Carlson New Democratic Party

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Party Standings[edit]

Affiliation Members
  New Democratic Party 45
  Liberal 15
 Total
60
 Government Majority
30

Notes:


By-elections[edit]

By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:[6]

Electoral district Member elected Party Election date Reason
Morse John Edward Niel Wiebe Liberal December 1, 1971 WR Thatcher died in July 1971[4]
Souris-Estevan Kim Thorson New Democratic Party December 1, 1971 R Brown died in October 1971[7]
Athabasca Allan Ray Guy Liberal September 27, 1972 Election results declared invalid[8]
Regina Lakeview Edward Cyril Malone Liberal December 5, 1973 DM McPherson died in September 1973[9]

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References[edit]

  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. ^ a b Lloyd, Steven (2006). "Steuart, David Gordon (1916–2010)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Speakers of the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07. 
  6. ^ a b "Membership of the Legislatures" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archive Board. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Brown, Russell, 1911-1971". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 
  8. ^ Harrison, Fred (September 29, 1972). "Under the Dome". Leader-Post. Regina. p. 28. Retrieved 2012-07-10. 
  9. ^ Mazgar, Brian; Stoffel, Holden (2007). Saskatchewan Sports: Lives Past and Present. CPRC Press. ISBN 0889771677. Retrieved 2012-07-31.