Saskatchewan general election, 1944


Saskatchewan general election, 1944

The Saskatchewan general election of 1944 was the tenth provincial election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 15 1944, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

The election was held six years after the previous election. There is normally a five-year limit on the lifespan of Parliaments and provincial assemblies in Canada, but the emergency brought on by the Second World War allowed the government to temporarily delay the election.

It marked the first time a socialist government was elected anywhere in North America. Co-operative Commwealth Federation (CCF) leader Tommy Douglas became the premier of the province.

The CCF won 47 of the 52 seats in the legislature, and over half the popular vote, despite a very negative campaign by the governing Liberal Party. The Liberals, led by William John Patterson, accused Douglas of being a communist.

The Liberal popular vote fell by 10 percentage points, and they won only five seats.

The Social Credit Party of Saskatchewan, which had won 16% of the vote and two seats in the 1938 election collapsed, nominating only one candidate, who won only 249 votes.

The Communist Party-led Unity movement reverted to the name Labour Progressive Party, and lost both of the seats it had won in 1938.

The Conservative Party, renamed the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan and led by H.E. Keown, won over 10% of the vote, but no seats.

Results

Riding-by-riding results

"Names in bold represent party leaders and the Speaker"
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bgcolor=whitesmoke|Arm River|
William R. Fansher
2256
|
Louis Marcien Marion
626|
Alexander Fred De Laronde
9|
Errick Guttormur Erickson (Ind)
78Francis Xavier Poitras (In. Lib)
5
|
Woodrow Stanley Lloyd
3633|
Frank Freeman
2156||||
|
Myron Henry Feeley
3538|
Stephen T. Shabbits
2537||||
|
Isidore Charles Nollet
2726|
John A. Gordon
1820||||
|
Henry Edmund Houze
2681|
Edward Milton Culliton
2586||||
|
James Smith Aitken
2272|
Charles Agar
1775|
James Hubert Cannon
893||
|
Peter Anton Howe
3132|
Gladstone Mansfield Ferrie
1880|
Samuel Edward Hall
649||
|
William James Boyle
3055|
Russell Martin Paul
1544|
Andrew Fraser
671||
|
William Sancho Thair
2966|
James Gallagher Knox
188|
Arthur Maurice Pearson
1220||
|
Herschel Lee Howell
2034|
Donald MacDonald
1805|
William Titley
362|
Arthur J. Doucet (Lib Lab)
716
|
William James Arthurs
4575|
Lionel Stilborn
3614|
Shamus Patrick Regan
821||
|
John Wesley Corman
6296Dempster Henry Ratcliffe Heming
5894|
William George Baker
2881Harold Walpole Pope
2887|
Russell Lawrence Brownridge
1271Hugh Alexander Tiers
1036|
Frank Ernest Talbot (SC)
249
|
Sidney Merlin Spidell
2763|
Arthur Thomas Procter
2122|
Clifford Bruce Martin
725||
|
Daniel Zederayko Daniels
3273|
Reginald John Marsden Parker
2544|||
William Michael Berezowski (Lab Prog)
554
|
Warden Burgess
4339|
Frederick Middleton Dundas
3314|
William Herman Acres
938||
|
John Taylor Douglas
3168|
William Leith
1864|
John Wilbert Stewart
1046||
|
Joseph Lee Phelps
3461|
Donald Alexander MacKenzie
2874|
Rae Melville Salkeld
454||
|
Charles David Cuming
3933|
Norman Leslie McLeod
2660|
Herbert Samuel Penny
1259||
|
Alexander Duff Connon
2783|
Paul Prince
2426|
Robert Wendell McNair
446||
|
John Bruce Harris
2609|
Donald L. Menzies
846|
Keith Acton Baldwin
535||
|
Robert Hanson Wooff
2506|
William Franklin Kerr
1766|
Chester Hicks
399||
|
Thomas Clement Douglas
5605|
James Weyburn Adolphe
3489||||
|
Arthur Percy Swallow
3887|
Alfred Ariel Brown
2280|
Norman Roebuck
958||
Canadian politics/party colours/Communist|
Alan Carl Stewart

Note:

* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

Source: [http://www.elections.sk.ca/history.php#provincialvotesummaries Elections Saskatchewan] , [http://www.saskarchives.com/web/seld/2-13.pdf Saskarchives]

By-elections

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style="width: 130px" |CCF
Guy Franklin Van Eaton
align="right"|3,350
align="right"|53.1
align="right"|-7.3
-
Liberal
Harold Keith Elder
align="right"|2,514
align="right"|42.9
align="right"|+3.2
-
SC
Albert M. Courchene
align="right"|450
align="right"|15.2
align="right"|-
-
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|6,314!align="right"
!align="right"

-
style="width: 130px" |CCF
Frederick Arthur Dewhurst
align="right"|2.474
align="right"|80.9
align="right"|+12.2
-
Labour-Progressive
William Beeching
align="right"|584
align="right"|19.1
align="right"|-
-
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|3,085!align="right"
!align="right"

-
style="width: 130px" |CCF
James William Gibson
align="right"|3,006
align="right"|46.1
align="right"|-3.1
-
Liberal
Herbert Wiebe
align="right"|2,410
align="right"|37.0
align="right"|-0.8
-
PC
Rupert Ramsay
align="right"|1,098
align="right"|16.9
align="right"|+3.9
-
- bgcolor="white"!align="left" colspan=3|Total!align="right"|6,514!align="right"
!align="right"

ee also

*List of Saskatchewan political parties

External links

* [http://scaa.usask.ca/gallery/election/ Saskatchewan's 1944 CCF Election]


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