Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan

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Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
Type
Type
History
Founded1905 (1905)
Preceded byNorth-West Legislative Assembly
Leadership
Mark Docherty, Saskatchewan Party
since March 12, 2018
Premier
Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Party
since February 2, 2018
Government House Leader
Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Party
since August 13, 2019
Government Whip
Everett Hindley, Saskatchewan Party
since August 13, 2019
Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition
Ryan Meili, New Democratic Party
since March 3, 2018
Opposition House Leader
Nicole Sarauer, New Democratic Party
since March 7, 2018
Opposition Whip
Doyle Vermette, New Democratic Party
since September 25, 2018
Structure
Seats61
Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Party Layout Chart Nov. 2016.svg
Political groups
Government (46)

Official Opposition (13)

Vacant (2)
Elections
Last election
April 4, 2016
Next election
On or before October 2020
Meeting place
Sask Legislative Bldg.jpg
Legislative Building, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Website
www.legassembly.sk.ca OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

The Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan is the deliberative assembly of the Saskatchewan Legislature in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Bills passed by the assembly are given royal assent by the Queen of Canada in Right of Saskatchewan, (represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan). [1] The legislature meets at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina.

A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members who use parliamentary procedure to make decisions.

Saskatchewan Legislature Legislative Assembly and Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan

The Legislature of Saskatchewan is the legislature of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The legislature is made of two elements: the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan as representative of the Queen, and the unicameral assembly called the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. The legislature has existed since Saskatchewan was formed out of part of the Northwest Territories in 1905.

Monarchy in Saskatchewan

By the arrangements of the Canadian federation, the Canadian monarchy operates in Saskatchewan as the core of the province's Westminster-style parliamentary democracy; As such, the Crown within Saskatchewan's jurisdiction is referred to as the Crown in Right of Saskatchewan, her Majesty in Right of Saskatchewan, or The Queen in Right of Saskatchewan. The Constitution Act, 1867, however, leaves many royal duties in Saskatchewan specifically assigned to the sovereign's viceroy, the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, whose direct participation in governance is limited by the conventional stipulations of constitutional monarchy.

Contents

There are 61 constituencies in the province, which elect members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to the Legislative Assembly. All are single-member districts, though the cities of Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw have been represented by multi-member constituencies in the past.

Regina City is a former provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was the riding of premier William Melville Martin. It existed from 1905 to 1964 when it was divided into:

Saskatoon City was a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This constituency existed from 1908 to 1967. It was the riding of Premier James T.M. Anderson.

Moose Jaw City was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. This constituency existed from 1905 to 1967 when it was divided into Moose Jaw North and Moose Jaw South (Wakamow). It was the riding of Opposition leader Wellington Willoughby.

The legislature has been unicameral since its establishment; there has never been a provincial upper house.

Assemblies

LegislatureStartEndPremierOpposition Leader
1st 1905 1908 Walter Scott Frederick Haultain
2nd 1908 1912 Walter Scott Frederick Haultain
3rd 1912 1917 Walter Scott Wellington Willoughby
William Martin
4th 1917 1921 William Martin Donald Maclean
5th 1921 1925 William Martin John Maharg
Charles Dunning Harris Turner
6th 1925 1929 Charles Dunning Charles Tran
James Gardiner James Anderson
7th 1929 1934 James Gardiner James Anderson
James Anderson James Gardiner
8th 1934 1938 James Gardiner George Williams
William Patterson
9th 1938 1944 William Patterson George Williams
John Brockelbank
10th 1944 1948 Tommy Douglas William Patterson
11th 1948 1952 Tommy Douglas Walter Tucker
12th 1952 1956 Tommy Douglas Walter Tucker
Asmundur Loptson
Alexander McDonald
13th 1956 1960 Tommy Douglas Alexander McDonald
14th 1960 1964 Tommy Douglas Ross Thatcher
Woodrow Lloyd
15th 1964 1967 Ross Thatcher Woodrow Lloyd
16th 1967 1971 Ross Thatcher Woodrow Lloyd
Allan Blakeney
17th 1971 1975 Allan Blakeney Ross Thatcher
David Steuart
18th 1975 1978 Allan Blakeney David Steuart
Edward Malone
19th 1978 1982 Allan Blakeney Richard Collver
Eric Berntson
20th 1982 1986 Grant Devine Allan Blakeney
21st 1986 1991 Grant Devine Allan Blakeney
Roy Romanow
22nd 1991 1995 Roy Romanow Grant Devine
Rick Swenson
Bill Boyd
23rd 1995 1999 Roy Romanow Lynda Haverstock
Ken Krawetz
24th 1999 2003 Roy Romanow Elwin Hermanson
Lorne Calvert
25th 2003 2007 Lorne Calvert Elwin Hermanson
Brad Wall
26th 2007 2011 Brad Wall Lorne Calvert
Dwain Lingenfelter
27th 2011 2016 Brad Wall John Nilson
Cam Broten
28th 2016 Current Brad Wall Trent Wotherspoon
Nicole Sarauer
Scott Moe Ryan Meili

Party standings

The current party standings in the legislature are as follows:

AffiliationMembers
  Saskatchewan Party 46
     NDP 13
    Vacant2
Total61
Government Majority33

Members

NamePartyRiding
  Tina Beaudry-Mellor SK Party Regina University
  Carla Beck NDP Regina Lakeview
  Buckley Belanger NDP Athabasca
  Steven Bonk SK Party Moosomin
  Fred Bradshaw SK Party Carrot River Valley
  Greg Brkich SK Party Arm River
  David Buckingham SK Party Saskatoon Westview
  Lori Carr SK Party Estevan
  Danielle Chartier NDP Saskatoon Riversdale
  Ken Cheveldayoff SK Party Saskatoon Willowgrove
  Herb Cox SK Party The Battlefords
  Dan D'Autremont SK Party Cannington
  Terry Dennis SK Party Canora-Pelly
  Mark Docherty SK Party Regina Coronation Park
  Larry Doke SK Party Cut Knife-Turtleford
  Dustin Duncan SK Party Weyburn-Big Muddy
  Bronwyn Eyre SK Party Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota
  Muhammad Fiaz SK Party Regina Pasqua
  David Forbes NDP Saskatoon Centre
  Ken Francis SK Party Kindersley
  Todd Goudy SK Party Melfort
  Joe Hargrave SK Party Prince Albert Carlton
  Donna Harpauer SK Party Humboldt-Watrous
  Jeremy Harrison SK Party Meadow Lake
  Glen Hart SK Party Last Mountain-Touchwood
  Nancy Heppner SK Party Martensville-Warman
  Everett Hindley SK Party Swift Current
  Warren Kaeding SK Party Melville-Saltcoats
  Delbert Kirsch SK Party Batoche
  Lisa Lambert SK Party Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood
  Greg Lawrence SK Party Moose Jaw Wakamow
  Gene Makowsky SK Party Regina Gardiner Park
  Dave Marit SK Party Wood River
  Warren McCall NDP Regina Elphinstone-Centre
  Don McMorris SK Party Indian Head-Milestone
  Ryan Meili NDP Saskatoon Meewasin
  Paul Merriman SK Party Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland
  Warren Michelson SK Party Moose Jaw North
  SCOTT MOE SK Party Rosthern-Shellbrook
  Don Morgan SK Party Saskatoon Southeast
  Vicki Mowat NDP Saskatoon Fairview
  Hugh Nerlien SK Party Kelvington-Wadena
  Eric Olauson SK Party Saskatoon University
  Greg Ottenbreit SK Party Yorkton
  Yens Pedersen NDP Regina Northeast
  Nicole Rancourt NDP Prince Albert Northcote
  Jim Reiter SK Party Rosetown-Elrose
  Laura Ross SK Party Regina Rochdale
  Nicole Sarauer NDP Regina Douglas Park
  Cathy Sproule NDP Saskatoon Nutana
  Doug Steele SK Party Cypress Hills
  Lyle Stewart SK Party Lumsden-Morse
  Christine Tell SK Party Regina Wascana Plains
  Doyle Vermette NDP Cumberland
  Randy Weekes SK Party Biggar-Sask Valley
  Nadine Wilson SK Party Saskatchewan Rivers
  Trent Wotherspoon NDP Regina Rosemont
  Gordon Wyant SK Party Saskatoon Northwest
  Colleen Young SK Party Lloydminster
 Vacant Saskatoon Eastview
 Vacant Regina Walsh Acres
Premier of Saskatchewan first minister for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan

The Premier of Saskatchewan is the first minister for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. They are the province's head of government and de facto chief executive. The current Premier of Saskatchewan is Scott Moe, who was sworn in as premier on February 2, 2018 after winning the 2018 Saskatchewan Party leadership election. The first Premier of Saskatchewan was Thomas Walter Scott, who served from 1905 to 1916. Since Saskatchewan joined Confederation as a province in 1905, 15 individuals have served as premier.

The Executive Council of Saskatchewan is the cabinet of that Canadian province.

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Speaker of the Assembly

Current seating plan

Rancourt Pedersen Mowat Sproule Beck Belanger
Chartier Vermette Wotherspoon Sarauer MEILI McCall Forbes
Docherty
Stewart Beaudry-Mellor Makowsky Reiter Wyant MOE Morgan Harpauer Duncan Marit Hargrave D’Autremont
Hart Brkich Cheveldayoff Kaeding Merriman Harrison Eyre Tell Carr Ottenbreit Weekes Cox
Kirsch Wilson Olauson Bradshaw Lambert Hindley Ross Heppner McMorris Lawrence Bonk Doke
Francis Fiaz Goudy Michelson Steele Nerlien Dennis Young Buckingham

Current Executive Council/Cabinet

For current cabinet see Executive Council of Saskatchewan.

Officers

In September 2013 the Legislature established the position of Usher of the Black Rod. [3] Their role is functionally similar to the one for the Senate of Canada. Rick Mantey was the first person to hold the office. The current Usher of the Black Rod, as of 2014, is Ben Walsh. [4]

Usher of the Black Rod (Canada) Officer of the Senate of Canada

The Usher of the Black Rod is the most senior protocol position in the Parliament of Canada.

Senate of Canada Upper house of the Parliament of Canada

The Senate of Canada is the upper house of the Parliament of Canada, along with the House of Commons and the monarch. The Senate is modelled after the British House of Lords and consists of 105 members appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister. Seats are assigned on a regional basis: four regions—defined as Ontario, Quebec, the Maritime provinces, and the Western provinces—each receives 24 seats, with the last nine seats allocated to the remaining portions of the country: six to Newfoundland and Labrador and one each to the three northern territories. Senators may serve until they reach the age of 75.

The Black Rod was made by Scott Olson Goldsmith of Regina. [5]

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References

  1. "Saskatchewan Act, 1905". Section 12,  No. 4-5 Edw. VII, c. 42 of July 20, 1905 . Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  2. 1 2 "New Smaller Cabinet Includes Four New Faces". Government of Saskatchewan. August 23, 2016.
  3. "Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan Official Website > About the Legislative Assembly > Glossary". Queen's Printer for Saskatchewan.
  4. Couture, Joe; Hamilton, Charles (June 10, 2014). "Mantey's demotion questioned". The Leader-Post . Regina. Archived from the original on September 10, 2014.
  5. "Black Rod". Olson Goldsmiths.