- Saskatchewan general election, 2011
Saskatchewan general election, 2011 2007 ←
November 7, 2011 → 28th 58 seats in the 27th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
30 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls First party Second party Leader Brad Wall Dwain Lingenfelter Party SK Party New Democrat Leader since 2004 2009 Leader's seat Swift Current Regina Douglas Park (lost re-election) Last election 38 20 Seats won 49 9 Seat change + 11 - 11
Premier before election
The 27th Saskatchewan general election was held on November 7, 2011, to elect 58 members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan (MLAs). The election was called on October 10 by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, on the advice of Premier Brad Wall. Wall's Saskatchewan Party government was re-elected with an increased majority.
This was the first Saskatchewan provincial vote to use a fixed election date, set on the first Monday of November every four years.
- 1 Results
- 2 Timeline
- 3 Incumbents not contesting their seats
- 4 Opinion polls
- 5 Riding-by-riding results
- 6 Marginal seats
- 7 Political parties
- 8 External links
- 9 References
On election night, the incumbent Saskatchewan Party won 84% of the seats in the provincial legislature on the strength of 64% of the popular vote. Opposition leader Dwain Lingenfelter was unseated as the New Democrats fell to only 9 ridings. The Saskatchewan Party maintained their dominance of rural regions, in addition to making substantial inroads in the formerly NDP-dominated urban areas of Regina and Saskatoon. The Green Party failed to win any seats – though they ran a full slate of 58 candidates and took third place in the overall popular vote, ahead of the Liberal Party. The Progressive Conservatives made a small gain in popular vote for the second straight election.
Party Seats Second Third Fourth Fifth Saskatchewan Party 49 9 0 0 0 New Democratic Party 9 49 0 0 0 Green 0 0 52 6 0 Liberal Party 0 0 3 6 0 Progressive Conservative 0 0 3 2 0 Western Independence 0 0 0 1 1 Summary of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan election results Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote 2007 Dissol. 2011 Change # % Change Saskatchewan Brad Wall 58 38 38 49 +11 254,997 64.21 +13.29 New Democratic Dwain Lingenfelter 58 20 20 9 -11 127,064 31.99 -5.25 Green Victor Lau 58 0 0 0 - 11,461 2.89 +0.88 Liberal Ryan Bater 9 0 0 0 - 2,200 0.55 -8.85 Progressive Conservative Rick Swenson 5 0 0 0 - 1,298 0.33 +0.15 Western Independence Dana Arnason 2 0 0 0 - 63 0.02 -0.11 Independent 1 0 0 0 - 44 0.01 Total 191 58 58 58 397,127 100.00
Results by region
The Saskatchewan Party maintained their sweep of the southern and central rural ridings. The Saskatchewan Party succeeded in unseating New Democrats in a number of smaller cities – including Moose Jaw, The Battlefords, and Prince Albert. The Saskatchewan Party won the majority of votes and seats in Saskatoon, which has traditionally been more friendly to right-of-centre parties and candidates. However – and perhaps most surprisingly – the Saskatchewan Party was able to drastically reduce the New Democrats' hold on Regina, in part due to picking up local support from the largely absent Liberal Party.
The New Democratic Party maintained their hold on the two northernmost ridings in Saskatchewan, in addition to three seats in the provincial capital and four constituencies in Saskatoon. NDP Leader Dwain Lingenfelter lost his bid for re-election in Regina Douglas Park.
Party Name Northern Prince Albert Central Southern Moose Jaw Saskatoon Regina Total Saskatchewan Party Seats: 11 2 6 12 2 8 8 49 Popular Vote: NDP Seats: 2 0 0 0 0 4 3 9 Popular Vote: Green Popular Vote: Liberal Popular Vote: xx xx xx xx Progressive Conservative Popular Vote: xx xx xx Western Independence Popular Vote: xx xx xx xx Independents Popular Vote: xx xx xx xx xx xx Total seats: 13 2 6 12 2 12 11 58
- January 3, 2008 – NDP MLA Joan Beatty announces she will resign her seat in Cumberland to enter federal politics.
- June 25, 2008 – Doyle Vermette holds the seat of Cumberland for the New Democrats.
- October 16, 2008 – NDP Leader Lorne Calvert announces he will retire from politics as soon as his successor is chosen.
- May 29, 2009 – Premier Brad Wall shuffles his Cabinet.
- June 6, 2009 – Dwain Lingenfelter is elected Leader of the Saskatchewan NDP over Ryan Meili on the second ballot.
- June 30, 2009 – NDP MLA Harry Van Mulligen resigns his seat in Regina Douglas Park, officially retiring from politics. Lorne Calvert resigns his seat in Saskatoon Riversdale the same day.
- September 21, 2009 – Dwain Lingenfelter & Danielle Chartier hold the constituencies of Regina Douglas Park & Saskatoon Riversdale, respectively, for the NDP.
- October 21, 2009 – Dwain Lingenfelter is sworn in as Leader of the Official Opposition.
- January 29, 2010 – NDP MLA Kim Trew announces that he will not be running in the next election.
- April 16, 2010 – Saskatchewan Party MLA Serge LeClerc resigns from the caucus to sit as an Independent MLA. On April 20, he announces that he will not be running in the next election.
- May 13, 2010 – NDP MLA Ron Harper announces that he will retire at the end of his term.
- June 2, 2010 – Saskatchewan Party MLA Joceline Schriemer announces that she will not run for re-election.
- June 23, 2010 – Finance Minister Rod Gantefoer announces that he will retire at the next election.
- June 29, 2010 – Premier Brad Wall shuffles his Cabinet.
- August 31, 2010 – Independent MLA Serge LeClerc resigns his seat in the Legislature, leaving politics.
- October 18, 2010 – Gordon Wyant of the Saskatchewan Party wins the seat of Saskatoon Northwest in a byelection.
- January 11, 2011 – NDP MLA Pat Atkinson announces that she will retire at the next provincial election.
- March 5, 2011 – Saskatchewan Party MLA Denis Allchurch loses his party's nomination for Rosthern-Shellbrook to Scott Moe.
- September 6, 2011 – Larissa Shasko abruptly resigns from the leadership of the Green Party of Saskatchewan; Shasko also gives up her candidacy for the Greens in Moose Jaw North. Federal Green Party of Canada leader Elizabeth May announces (via Twitter) that veteran provincial party activist Victor Lau will temporarily lead the Saskatchewan Greens.
- September 25, 2011 – Lau elected leader of the Green Party at an extraordinary convention in Regina.
- October 10, 2011 – Premier Brad Wall asks Lieutenant Governor Gordon Barnhart to dissolve the Legislative Assembly and issue writs of election.
- October 22, 2011 – Nominations close with 191 candidates running in 58 electoral districts.
Incumbents not contesting their seats
- Saskatchewan Party
- Michael Chisholm, Cut Knife-Turtleford
- Rod Gantefoer, Melfort
- Joceline Schriemer, Saskatoon Sutherland
- New Democrats
- Pat Atkinson, Saskatoon Nutana
- Ron Harper, Regina Northeast
- Kim Trew, Regina Coronation Park
Lost nomination election
- Saskatchewan Party
Polling Firm Date of Polling Link Saskatchewan Party New Democratic Liberal Green Forum Research November 5, 2011 HTML 62 34 1 3 Praxis November 4, 2011 HTML 66.7 26.4 * 5.2 Forum Research October 27, 2011 HTML 66 30 1 3 Insightrix October 25–26, 2011 HTML 60.0 33.3 2.8 3.0 Praxis August 29 – September 2, 2011 HTML 63.4 26.1 5.9 3.0 Insightrix July 6–8, 2011 HTML 58.2 30.8 4.2 5.0 Sigma Analytics November 6, 2010 HTML 57.3 29.4 8.2 4.8 Insightrix April 15, 2010 58.3 28.7 * * Insightrix November 2009 66.6 23.0 * * Environics June 2009 HTML 62 35 2 * Environics April 2009 HTML 61 30 8 * Environics December 2008 HTML 65 27 8 * Environics October 2008 HTML 50 37 11 * Environics June 2008 HTML 46 41 10 * Environics March 2008 HTML 46 41 10 * Environics December 2007 HTML 50 33 15 * Election 2007 November 7, 2007 HTML 50.9 37.2 9.4 2.0
People in bold represent cabinet ministers and the speaker. Party leaders are italicized. The symbols ** indicates MLAs who did not run again.
All results are preliminary until approved by Elections Saskatchewan.
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green Liberal Athabasca Bobby Woods Buckley Belanger George Durocher Buckley Belanger Cut Knife-Turtleford Larry Doke Bernadette Gopher Vinessa Currie-Foster Michael Chisholm** Lloydminster Tim McMillan Wayne Byers Meggan Hougham Tim McMillan Meadow Lake Jeremy Harrison Helen Ben Mary Susan Merasty Jeremy Harrison Rosthern-Shellbrook Scott Moe Clay DeBray Margaret-Rose Uvery Denis Allchurch** The Battlefords Herb Cox Len Taylor Owen Swiderski Ryan Bater Len Taylor
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green Batoche Delbert Kirsch Janice Bernier Amber Jones Delbert Kirsch Canora-Pelly Ken Krawetz Rob Carlson Jaime Fairley Ken Krawetz Carrot River Valley Fred Bradshaw Arnold Schellenberg Spence Bourassa Fred Bradshaw Cumberland Joe Hordyski Doyle Vermette Samuel Hardlotte Doyle Vermette Kelvington-Wadena June Draude Graham Reid Elaine Hughes June Draude Melfort Kevin Phillips Ivan Yackel Melvin Pylypchuk Rod Gantefoer** Prince Albert Carlton Darryl Hickie Ted Zurakowski George Morin Darryl Hickie Prince Albert Northcote Victoria Jurgens Darcy Furber Raymond Bandet Darcy Furber Saskatchewan Rivers Nadine Wilson Jeanette Wicinski-Dunn Paul-Emile L'Heureux Nadine Wilson
West Central Saskatchewan
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green Other Arm River-Watrous Greg Brkich Eric Skonberg Orest Shasko Greg Brkich Biggar Randy Weekes Glenn Wright Darryl Amey Dana Arnason (WIP)
James Yachyshen (PC)
Randy Weekes Humboldt Donna Harpauer Gord Bedient Lynn Oliphant Donna Harpauer Kindersley Bill Boyd Peter Walker Norbert Kratchmer Bill Boyd Martensville Nancy Heppner Catlin Hogan Chad Wm. Crozier Nancy Heppner Rosetown-Elrose Jim Reiter Tom Howe Dianne Rhodes Jim Reiter
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green PC Cypress Hills Wayne Elhard Alex Mortensen William Caton Wayne Elhard Moose Jaw North Warren Michelson Derek Hassen Corinne Johnson Rick Swenson Warren Michelson Moose Jaw Wakamow Greg Lawrence Deb Higgins Deanna Robilliard Tom Steen Deb Higgins Swift Current Brad Wall Aaron Ens Amanda Huxted Brad Wall Thunder Creek Lyle Stewart Ryan McDonald Jill Forrester Lyle Stewart Wood River Yogi Huyghebaert Randy Gaudry Amelia Swiderski Yogi Huyghebaert
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green Other Cannington Dan D'Autremont Todd Gervais Daniel Johnson Chris Brown (PC) Dan D'Autremont Estevan Doreen Eagles Blair Schoenfeld Sigfredo Gonzalez Doreen Eagles Indian Head-
Don McMorris Richard J. Klyne Shelby Hersberger Don McMorris Last Mountain-Touchwood Glen Hart Don Jeworski Greg Chatterson Frank J. Serfas (WIP) Glen Hart Melville-Saltcoats Bob Bjornerud Leonard Dales Jordan Fieseler Bob Bjornerud Moosomin Don Toth Carol Morin Laura Forrester Don Toth Weyburn-Big Muddy Dustin Duncan Ken Kessler Gene Ives Dustin Duncan Yorkton Greg Ottenbreit Chad Blenkin Kathryn McDonald Greg Ottenbreit
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green Liberal Saskatoon Centre David Cooper David Forbes Daeran Gall David Forbes Saskatoon Eastview Corey Tochor Judy Junor Shawn Setyo Judy Junor Saskatoon Fairview Jennifer Campeau Andy Iwanchuk Jan Norris Andy Iwanchuk Saskatoon Greystone Rob Norris Peter Prebble Tammy McDonald Simone Clayton Rob Norris Saskatoon
Fawad (Ali) Muzaffar Cam Broten Diane West Cam Broten Saskatoon Meewasin Roger Parent Frank Quennell Tobi-Dawne Smith Nathan Jeffries Frank Quennell Saskatoon Northwest Gordon Wyant Nicole White Luke Bonsan Eric Steiner Gordon Wyant Saskatoon Nutana Zoria Broughton Cathy Sproule Mark Bigland-Pritchard Cole Hogan Pat Atkinson** Saskatoon Riversdale Fred Ozirney Danielle Chartier Vicki Strelioff Danielle Chartier Saskatoon
Ken Cheveldayoff Cindy Lee Sherban D'Arcy Hande Rod Stoesz Ken Cheveldayoff Saskatoon Southeast Don Morgan Zubair Sheikh Sarah Risk Brenda McKnight Don Morgan Saskatoon Sutherland Paul Merriman Naveed Anwar Larry Waldinger Kaleb Jeffries Joceline Schriemer**
Electoral District Candidates Incumbent SK Party New Democratic Green Other Regina
Mark Docherty Jaime Garcia Helmi Scott Kim Trew** Regina Dewdney Gene Makowsky Kevin Yates Darcy Robilliard Robin Schneider (Lib.) Kevin Yates Regina
Russ Marchuk Dwain Lingenfelter Victor Lau Dwain Lingenfelter Regina Elphinstone-Centre Bill Stevenson Warren McCall Ingrid Alesich Warren McCall Regina Lakeview Bob Hawkins John Nilson Mike Wright John Nilson Regina Northeast Kevin Doherty Dwayne Yasinowski Nathan Sgrazzutti Ron Harper** Regina Qu'Appelle Valley Laura Ross Steve Ryan Billy Patterson Hafeez Chaudhuri (Ind.) Laura Ross Regina Rosemont Tony Fiacco Trent Wotherspoon Allan Kirk Trent Wotherspoon Regina South Bill Hutchinson Yens Pedersen David Orban Bill Hutchinson Regina Walsh Acres Warren Steinley Sandra Morin Bart Soroka Sandra Morin Regina Wascana Plains Christine Tell Pat Maze Bill Clary Roy Gaebel (PC) Christine Tell
The following is a list of ridings which had narrowly been lost by the indicated party in the 2007 election. The symbol " * " indicates the incumbent MLA is not running again.
Saskatchewan Party New Democratic Liberal
- Saskatoon Meewasin (NDP) 5.21% (won by SK Party)
- Saskatchewan Party
- Saskatchewan NDP
- Green Party of Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Liberal Party
- Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan
- Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan
- Election Almanac - Saskatchewan Provincial Election 2011
- Elections Saskatchewan - 2011 General Election Register of Potential Candidates
- Saskatchewan Party Candidate list
- ^ Election Campaign To Start on Monday, October 10
- ^ a b Hall, Angela; Couture, Joe (October 10, 2011). "Sask. politicians hit the campaign trail; public to vote Nov. 7". Leader-Post. Postmedia Network. http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Sask+politicians+campaign+trail+public+vote/5528936/story.html.
- ^ Legislation Introduced To Set Fixed Election Dates
- ^ a b "Regina NDP MLA Kim Trew won't run again", http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/01/29/sk-ndp-regina-kim-trew.html: January 29, 2010.
- ^ "MLA LeClerc steps down from Sask. Party caucus", http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/LeClerc+steps+down+from+Sask+Party+caucus+accused+drug/2917277/story.html: April 16, 2010.
- ^ "LeClerc won't run again", http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/LeClerc+steps+down+from+Sask+Party+caucus+accused+drug/2917277/story.html: April 20, 2010.
- ^ a b "Regina Northeast MLA Ron Harper to retire", http://www.leaderpost.com/news/Regina+Northeast+Harper+retire/3020405/story.html: Regina Leader-Post, May 13, 2010.
- ^ a b "Saskatoon Sutherland MLA Joceline Schriemer not seeking re-election", http://www.skcaucus.com/schriemer.html: June 2, 2010.
- ^ a b "ROD GANTEFOER WILL NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION IN 2011", http://www.skcaucus.com/newsroom.html?news_action=details&news_id=6588B2C9-AE4C-83E9-29E6FC75C1A47A36: June 23, 2010.
- ^ "Serge LeClerc resigns as MLA", http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports/Serge+LeClerc+resigns/3464959/story.html: Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, August 31, 2010.
- ^ "Wyant wins Saskatoon Northwest byelection", http://www.cbc.ca/canada/saskatchewan/story/2010/10/18/saskatoon-northwest-byelection.html: CBC.ca/sask, October 18, 2010.
- ^ a b "MLA Pat Atkinson retires", http://www.globalsaskatoon.com/entertainment/Atkinson+retires/4092391/story.html: GlobalSaskatoon.com, January 12, 2011.
- ^ a b Wood, James (March 5, 2011). "Sask. Party MLA loses nomination fight". The StarPhoenix. Postmedia Network. http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/Sask+Party+loses+nomination+fight/4388965/story.html.
- ^ a b "Saskatchewan Green Party leader resigns". CBC News. September 6, 2011. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2011/09/06/sk-green-party-saskatchewan-1108.html.
- ^ "Lau new leader of Saskatchewan Greens" (in English). CBC News. 26 September 2011. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/story/2011/09/26/sk-green-party-chooses-victor-lau-as-leader-1109.html. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
- ^ "Nominated Candidates for the November 7, 2011 General Election". Elections Saskatchewan. October 22, 2011. http://www.elections.sk.ca/resources/candidates-list----october22----2011.pdf. Retrieved October 27, 2011.
- ^ "Saskatchewan Party MLA Mike Chisholm back at work" http://www.skcaucus.com/index.php?pageid=ArchiveDetail&archiveid=54 : May 13, 2009.
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