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Watrous was a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, in the area of Watrous, Saskatchewan, east of Saskatoon. Created as "Vonda" before the 2nd Saskatchewan general election in 1908, this constituency was redrawn and renamed "Watrous" in 1934.

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This riding was abolished and absorbed into the Arm River district before the 18th Saskatchewan general election in 1975.

Arm River (electoral district) provincial electoral district of Saskatchewan

Arm River is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. This constituency is located in south central Saskatchewan. Revived as a result of the 2013 revision of Saskatchewan's electoral districts, it was last contested in the 2016 election.

Another provincial electoral district named "Watrous" existed from 1995 to 2003.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

Vonda (1908 – 1934)

# MLA Served Party
     1. Albert Frederick Totzke 1908–1917 Liberal
     2. James Hogan 1917–1934 Liberal

Watrous (1934 – 1975)

# MLA Served Party
     1. Bert G. Clement 1934–1938 Liberal
     2. Frank S. Krenn 1938–1944 Liberal
     3. Jim Darling 1944–1960 CCF
     4. Hans Broten 1960–1967 CCF
     5. Percy Schmeiser 1967–1971 Liberal
  6. Don Cody 1971–1975 New Democrat

Election results

Vonda (1908 – 1934)

Saskatchewan general election, 1908: Vonda electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Albert Frederick Totzke 442 47.17%
     Independent Frank Ralph Wright32134.26%
  Provincial Rights William Mackay17418.57%
Total937100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1912: Vonda electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Albert Frederick Totzke 1,106 68.40% +21.23
  Conservative Frank Ralph Wright38423.75%+5.18
     Independent Gilbert A. Lerew1277.85%-26.41
Total1,617100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1917: Vonda electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal James Hogan 2,651 74.30% +5.90
  Conservative Duncan Malcolm McKeller91725.70%+1.95
Total3,568100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1921: Vonda electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal James Hogan 2,672 78.08% +3.78
     Independent John Hilliard Currie75021.92%-
Total3,422100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1925: Vonda electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal James Hogan 2,181 65.08% -13.00
Progressive Frank Henry Kellerman 1,170 34.92%
Total3,351100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1929: Vonda electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal James Hogan 3,300 68.51% +3.43
     Independent George McIntosh1,51731.49%-
Total4,817100.00%

Watrous (1934 – 1975)

Saskatchewan general election, 1934: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Bert G. Clement 2,362 41.32% -27.19
     Farmer-Labour Alexander Fraser Murray1,82932.00%
  Conservative Chester Cameron McClellan1,52526.68%-
Total5,716100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1938: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Frank S. Krenn 3,522 45.23% +3.91
  CCF John Waldbillig2,18128.01%-3.99
Social Credit Charles A. Schmeiser 1,609 20.67%
  Conservative Julius W. Stechishin4746.09%-20.59
Total7,786100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1944: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  CCF Jim Darling 3,80155.39%+27.38
Liberal Frank S. Krenn 2,312 33.69% -11.54
  Prog. Conservative Hugh Smith74910.92%+4.83
Total6,862100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1948: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  CCF Jim Darling 2,96843.08%-12.31
Liberal Andrew W. Michayluk 2,829 41.07% +7.38
Social Credit Martin Kelln 1,092 15.85% -
Total6,889100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1952: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  CCF Jim Darling 3,29253.46%+10.38
Liberal Alex W. Prociuk 2,381 38.66% -2.41
Social Credit H.J. Cochrane 485 7.88% -7.97
Total6,158100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1956: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  CCF Jim Darling 2,73447.53%-5.93
Liberal J. Earl Storey 1,910 33.21% -5.45
Social Credit Donald E. Schwinghammer 1,108 19.26% +11.38
Total5,752100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1960: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  CCF Hans A. Broten 2,44443.60%-3.93
Liberal M. Nathan Spector 2,035 36.30% +3.09
Social Credit Herbert H. Henschel 761 13.57% -5.69
  Prog. Conservative Lauren Kolbinson3666.53%-
Total5,606100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1964: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  CCF Hans A. Broten 2,72551.15%+7.55
Liberal Neil McArthur 2,602 48.85% +12.55
Total5,327100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1967: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Percy A. Schmeiser 2,622 45.90% -2.95
  NDP Hans A. Broten 2,55744.77%-6.38
  Prog. Conservative Hugh Kirk5339.33%-
Total5,712100.00%
Saskatchewan general election, 1971: Watrous electoral district
PartyCandidateVotes%±
  NDP Don W. Cody 3,31852.71%+7.94
Liberal Percy A. Schmeiser 2,552 40.54% -5.36
  Prog. Conservative Jack B. Pearce4256.75%-2.58
Total6,295100.00%

See also

Electoral district (Canada) federal or provincial electoral district in Canada

An electoral district in Canada, also known as a "constituency" or a "riding", is a geographical constituency upon which Canada's representative democracy is based. It is officially known in Canadian French as a circonscription, but frequently called a comté (county).

Watrous, Saskatchewan Town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Watrous is a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 106.9 km east of Saskatoon and has an economy is based on agriculture and tourism because of its proximity to Manitou Beach, home of the Mineral Spa and Danceland dance hall. Watrous was named after Frank Watrous Morse. The town has many restaurants, a hospital, medical clinic, two schools, community college, bowling alley, RCMP detachment, banks, grocery stores, co-operatives, tea store and motels.

Vonda, Saskatchewan Town in Saskatchewan, Canada

Vonda is located on Highway 27, a half-hour drive north east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The town was named after the daughter of British journalist Cy Warman.

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Coordinates: 51°50′N105°50′W / 51.833°N 105.833°W / 51.833; -105.833

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