- Saskatchewan general election, 1991
The Saskatchewan general election of 1991 was the twenty-second provincial election held in the Canadian province of
Saskatchewan. It was held on October 21 1991, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
The Progressive Conservative government of Premier
Grant Devinewas defeated by the New Democratic Party, led by former provincial NDP Attorney General Roy Romanow. A major source of dissatisfaction with the Grant Devine government was the Fair Share Saskatchewan program, a scheme (especially unpopular with workers to be relocated from Regina to rural districts) to distribute public service jobs more evenly across the province. ["Government Restructuring and Career Public Service in Canada", Evert A. Lindquist, 2000, Institute of Public Administration of Canada, ISBN 0920715923 [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0920715923&id=PwEkBvSdQF0C&pg=PA382&lpg=PA382&ots=9mj9ZwiTQL&dq=%22Fair+share+saskatchewan%22&sig=6HdTSRt6K6wrLTBwsWisT13vTf0] ] [Legislative Reports, "Canadian Parliamentary Review", 14, #3, 1991 [http://www.parl.gc.ca/InfoParl/english/issue.htm?param=138&art=910] ] The Devine government were also notorious for a home construction and renovation relief program which reimbursed homeowners who did their own renovations. The program nearly placed the province on the brink of bankruptcy.
Torieslost almost three-quarters of the seats they had held in the legislature and a significant share of the popular vote.
The NDP was able to win more than half the votes, and a solid majority in the legislature.
The Liberal Party, led by
Lynda Haverstock, was able to attract a much larger share of disaffected Tory voters, but was unable to translate the support of almost one-quarter of voters into seats: Haverstock was the only Liberal to win a seat.
* [http://www.elections.sk.ca/history.php#provincialvotesummaries Elections Saskatchewan]
*List of Saskatchewan political parties
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