1986 Saskatchewan general election

The 1986 Saskatchewan general election was the twenty-first provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on October 20, 1986, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

1986 Saskatchewan general election

← 1982 October 20, 1986 (1986-10-20) 1991 →

64 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
33 seats needed for a majority
Turnout82.1% [1]
  First party Second party Third party
 
PC
Allan-Blakeney-2009.jpeg Ralph Goodale free alternative.jpg
Leader Grant Devine Allan Blakeney Ralph Goodale
Party Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal
Leader since November 9, 1979 July 4, 1970 June 13, 1981
Leader's seat Estevan Regina Elphinstone Assiniboia-Gravelbourg
Last election 55 9 0
Seats before 54 8 0
Seats won 38 25 1
Seat change Decrease16 Increase17 Increase1
Popular vote 244,382 244,454 57,968
Percentage 44.60% 44.61% 10.58%
Swing Decrease9.45pp Increase6.97pp Increase6.07pp

Premier before election

Grant Devine
Progressive Conservative

Premier after election

Grant Devine
Progressive Conservative

The Progressive Conservative government of Premier Grant Devine was returned for a second term with a reduced majority in the legislature.

While the New Democratic Party managed to increase its share of the popular vote and significantly increase its presence in the legislature, former Premier Allan Blakeney's attempt to return to power was unsuccessful. Despite winning slightly more votes than the Tories, most of the NDP margin was wasted on landslide margins in Regina and Saskatoon. While the NDP won eight seats in Regina and eight seats in Saskatoon, they only won nine seats in the rest of the province. As a result, they were consigned to Official Opposition status for another term.

The Liberal Party captured almost 10% of the popular vote, but elected only one member – party leader Ralph Goodale – to the legislature. The party's vote was spread out across the province, and was not concentrated in enough areas to translate into more seats.

ResultsEdit

Party Party leader Candidates Seats Popular vote
1982 Dissol. Elected % Change # % % Change
Progressive Conservative Grant Devine 64 55 54 38 -29.6% 244,382 44.60% -9.45%
New Democratic Allan Blakeney 64 9 8 25 +212.5% 244,454 44.61% +6.97%
Liberal Ralph Goodale 64 1 n/a 57,968 10.58% +6.07%
Western Canada Concept Hilton J. Spencer
(default)
9 2 -100% 458 0.08% -3.18%
  Independent 3 358 0.07% -0.23%
  Alliance 6 * * * 237 0.04% *
Communist 1 * * * 73 0.01% *
Total 211 64 64 64 547,930 100%  
Source: Elections Saskatchewan

Note: * Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.

PercentagesEdit

Popular vote
New Democratic
44.61%
PC
44.60%
Liberal
10.58%
Others
0.20%
Seats summary
PC
59.38%
New Democratic
39.06%
Liberal
1.56%

RankingEdit

Party Seats Second Third Fourth Fifth
Progressive Conservative 38 24 2 0 0
New Democratic 25 38 1 0 0
Liberal 1 2 61 0 0
Western Canada Concept 0 0 0 9 0
Independent 0 0 0 9 1

Riding resultsEdit

Names in bold represent cabinet ministers and the Speaker. Party leaders are italicized. The symbol " ** " indicates MLAs who are not running again.

Northwest SaskatchewanEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal
     
Athabasca[2]   Pat Cardinal
457 (10.70%)
Frederick John Thompson
2,357 (55.20%)
Jim Durocher
1,456 (34.10%)
  Frederick John Thompson
Cut Knife-Lloydminster[3]   Michael Hopfner
4,526 (52.32%)
Bob Long
3,677 (42.50%)
Virginia Fox
448 (5.18%)
  Michael Alfred Hopfner
Meadow Lake[4]   George McLeod
3,711 (59.42%)
Bill Krasicki
2,183 (34.96%)
Henry E. Coupland
351 (5.62%)
  George Malcolm McLeod
Redberry[5]   John Gerich
3,591 (53.91%)
Dennis Banda
2,791 (41.90%)
Aurele Lalonde
279 (4.19%)
  John Gerich
Rosthern[6]   William Neudorf
5,700 (57.01%)
Edgar Epp
3,348 (33.49%)
Allan G. Turberfield
950 (9.50%)
  Ralph Katzman**
The Battlefords[7]   Myles Morin
4,851 (47.11%)
Doug Anguish
4,908 (47.66%)
Ken McCaffrey
539 (5.23%)
  Myles L. Morin
Turtleford[8]   Colin Maxwell
3,403 (50.13%)
Chris Sorenson
2,968 (43.73%)
Lucien Briere
417 (6.14%)
  Colin Maxwell

Northeast SaskatchewanEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Other
       
Cumberland[9]   Larry Wolkosky
1,416 (27.11%)
Keith Goulet
3,173 (60.74%)
Robin W. Turner
436 (8.34%)
Gordon "Popeye" Carle (Ind.)
199 (3.81%)
  Lawrence Riel Yew**
Kelsey-Tisdale[10]   Neal Hardy
4,448 (54.19%)
Mike Martyn
3,452 (42.05%)
Bill Soloway
309 (3.76%)
  Neal Herbert Hardy
Kinistino[11]   Josef Saxinger
3,900 (49.11%)
Don Cody
3,748 (47.20%)
Ray L Manègre
293 (3.69%)
  Bernard Boutin**
Melfort[12]   Grant Hodgins
4,433 (56.14%)
Keith Davis
2,963 (37.53%)
Jerry Derkatz
500 (6.33%)
  Grant Hodgins
Nipawin[13]   Lloyd Sauder
4,312 (55.98%)
Gilda Treleaven
2,975 (38.62%)
Ron J. Wassill
416 (5.40%)
  Lloyd David Sauder
Prince Albert[14]   John Meagher
4,039 (37.17%)
Myron Kowalsky
6,059 (55.76%)
Rupert Baudais
768 (7.07%)
  John Paul Meagher
Prince Albert-Duck Lake[15]   Sid Dutchak
3,915 (43.55%)
Eldon Lautermilch
4,448 (49.48%)
Marg Tornquist
627 (6.97%)
  Sid Dutchak
Shellbrook-Torch River[16]   Lloyd Muller
4,145 (48.96%)
George Bowerman
3,941 (46.55%)
Ed Olchowy
380 (4.49%)
  Lloyd John Muller

West Central SaskatchewanEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Other
       
Arm River[17]   Gerald Muirhead
4,828 (57.67%)
Bob Robertson
2,948 (35.21%)
Kim Gleim
535 (6.39%)
Hilton J. Spencer (WCC)
61 (0.73%)
  Gerald Muirhead
Biggar[18]   Harry Baker
3,882 (50.26%)
Pat Trask
3,449 (44.65%)
Sharon Hamilton
393 (5.09%)
  Harry Daniel Baker
Humboldt[19]   Louis Domotor
3,693 (42.30%)
Eric Upshall
3,914 (44.83%)
Larry Benning
1,124 (12.87%)
  Louis Albert Domotor
Kindersley[20]   Robert Andrew
4,882 (65.66%)
Wayne Welte
1,993 (26.81%)
Phillip Johnson
560 (7.53%)
  Robert Lynal Andrew
Rosetown-Elrose[21]   Herbert Swan
4,276 (58.44%)
George Tweedle
2,530 (34.58%)
James D. McCullough
414 (5.66%)
Danny Brown (Ind.)
97 (1.32%)
  Herbert Junior Swan
Wilkie[22]   John Britton
3,457 (48.35%)
Ted Zoller
2,151 (30.09%)
Nick Volk
1,541 (21.56%)
  James William Arthur Garner**

East Central SaskatchewanEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Other
       
Canora[23]   Lorne Kopelchuk
4,273 (54.65%)
Linda Kezima
3,271 (41.83%)
Carole Merriman
275 (3.52%)
  Lloyd Hampton**
Kelvington-Wadena[24]   Sherwin Petersen
4,129 (50.97%)
Ken Folstad
3,565 (44.01%)
Orvall Enge
407 (5.02%)
  Sherwin Petersen
Last Mountain-Touchwood[25]   Arnold Tusa
4,032 (47.69%)
Gordon MacMurchy
3,943 (46.63%)
Charles Schuler
480 (5.68%)
  Arnold Tusa
Melville[26]   Grant Schmidt
4,575 (53.46%)
Matt Stecyk
3,302 (38.59%)
Mona Kines
643 (7.51%)
Arthur J. Pelzer (Alliance)
38 (0.44%)
  Grant Schmidt
Pelly[27]   Rod Gardner
3,280 (49.47%)
Norm Lusney
3,113 (46.95%)
A. Ben Ferrie
237 (3.58%)
  Norm Lusney
Quill Lakes[28]   Mervin Sigstad
3,405 (42.90%)
Murray Koskie
4,031 (50.78%)
Pat Morrison
502 (6.32%)
  Murray Koskie
Saltcoats[29]   Walt Johnson
3,612 (47.47%)
Reg Knezacek
3,549 (46.64%)
Leslie Popp
448 (5.89%)
  Walter Robert Johnson
Yorkton[30]   Lorne McLaren
4,408 (47.08%)
Gordon Roberts
4,189 (44.74%)
Susan Holmberg
664 (7.09%)
Ernest R. Lee (Alliance)
102 (1.09%)
  Lorne A. McLaren

Southwest SaskatchewanEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Western Canada Concept Other
         
Assiniboia-Gravelbourg[31]   Bill Fancourt
2,273 (28.72%)
Allen Engel
2,395 (30.26%)
Ralph Goodale
3,246 (41.02%)
  Allen Engel
Maple Creek[32]   Joan Duncan
4,199 (60.87%)
Barry Elderkin
2,185 (31.68%)
Harold Pawlitza
514 (7.45%)
  Joan Duncan
Moose Jaw North[33]   Keith Parker
4,273 (40.06%)
Glenn Hagel
5,370 (50.35%)
Tim Crosbie
970 (9.09%)
Nick Dowhy, Jr.
33 (0.31%)
Clifford H. Hume (Alliance)
20 (0.19%)
  Keith Edward Parker
Moose Jaw South[34]   Arthur "Bud" Smith
2,823 (33.27%)
Lorne Calvert
4,959 (58.45%)
Irene McKenzie
653 (7.70%)
Phoebe Dowhy
49 (0.58%)
  Arthur "Bud" Smith
Morse[35]   Art Martens
3,694 (56.12%)
Reg Gross
2,209 (33.56%)
Al Harder
605 (9.19%)
Burton Rempel
74 (1.13%)
  Harold Martens
Shaunavon[36]   Ted Gleim
3,311 (47.70%)
Dwain Lingenfelter
2,968 (42.76%)
Jules Larochelle
662 (9.54%)
  Dwain Lingenfelter
Swift Current[37]   Patricia Anne Smith
4,444 (50.71%)
John Penner
3,785 (43.19%)
Archie Green
486 (5.54%)
Orland McInnes
49 (0.56%)
  Patricia Anne Smith
Thunder Creek[38]   Richard Swenson
3,773 (53.52%)
Betty Payne
1,864 (26.44%)
William Johnstone
1,375 (19.50%)
Robert Gleim
38 (0.54%)
  Richard Swenson
December 15, 1988 By-election: Assiniboia-Gravelbourg
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Prog. Conservative John Thomas Wolfe 3,164 44.31 +15.59
  NDP Allen Engel 3,009 42.14 +11.88
  Liberal Daryl Beatty 966 13.53 -27.48
Total 7,139 100.00

Southeast SaskatchewanEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Western Canada Concept
       
Bengough-Milestone[39]   Bob Pickering
3,740 (54.50%)
Jim Liggett
2,406 (35.06%)
Brent Knudsen
716 (10.44%)
  Robert Hugh Pickering
Estevan[40]   Grant Devine
6,037 (63.43%)
Dan Tangjerd
2,766 (29.06%)
Leonard Ludwig
655 (6.88%)
Randy Shaver
60 (0.63%)
  Grant Devine
Indian Head-Wolseley[41]   Doug Taylor
3,976 (57.82%)
Joe Zaba
1,794 (26.09%)
Donald E. Gabel
1,106 (16.09%)
  Douglas Graham Taylor
Moosomin[42]   Don Toth
4,622 (60.22%)
William Sauter
2,429 (31.65%)
Myles Fuchs
624 (8.13%)
  Larry Birkbeck**
Qu’Appelle-Lumsden[43]   John Gary Lane
4,490 (47.55%)
Suzanne Murray
3,763 (39.86%)
Linda Boxall
1,150 (12.18%)
Joey Gargol
39 (0.41%)
  John Gary Lane
Souris-Cannington[44]   Eric Berntson
4,642 (67.70%)
Charlotte Rasmussen
1,529 (22.30%)
William H. Ireland
686 (10.00%)
  Eric Berntson
Weyburn[8]   Lorne Hepworth
4,596 (52.65%)
Harry-Jae Elder
3,220 (36.88%)
Bill Rudachyk
859 (9.84%)
Edwin W. Appenheimer
55 (0.63%)
  Lorne Henry Hepworth

SaskatoonEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Other
       
Saskatoon Centre[45]   Jack Sandberg
2,755 (35.55%)
Anne deBlois Smart
3,854 (49.74%)
Audrey Brent
1,119 (14.44%)
Norm Baker (Alliance)
21 (0.27%)
  Jack Sven Sandberg
Saskatoon Eastview[46]   Pierre Martineau
6,356 (43.08%)
Dixie Campbell-Tymchatyn
5,745 (38.94%)
Vic Karwacki
2,653 (17.98%)
  Kimberly Young**
Saskatoon Fairview[47]   Ross G. McQuarrie
3,368 (31.15%)
Bob Mitchell
6,539 (60.47%)
Al Cebryk
906 (8.38%)
  Duane Weiman**
Saskatoon Mayfair[48]   Ray Meiklejohn
7,725 (45.53%)
Gord Gunoff
7,431 (43.80%)
Denis I. Quon
1,748 (10.30%)
Robert Bonsor (Ind.)
62 (0.37%)
  Cal Glauser**
Saskatoon Nutana[49]   Mervyn Houghton
2,439 (30.77%)
Pat Atkinson
4,719 (59.52%)
Eugene V.J. Pulak
770 (9.71%)
  Evelyn Bacon**
Saskatoon Riversdale[50]   Jo-Ann Zazelenchuk
2,114 (26.39%)
Roy Romanow
5,490 (68.52%)
Bernadine Droesse
408 (5.09%)
  Jo-Ann Zazelenchuk
Saskatoon South[51]   Bob Myers
3,311 (40.09%)
Herman Rolfes
3,735 (45.23%)
Bernie Yuzdepski
1,212 (14.68%)
  Robert Edward William Myers
Saskatoon Sutherland[52]   Paul Schoenhals
4,520 (40.98%)
Mark Koenker
5,210 (47.23%)
George Rathgeber
1,300 (11.79%)
  Paul John Schoenhals
Saskatoon University[53]   Rick Folk
2,744 (35.81%)
Peter Prebble
3,400 (44.38%)
Robert G. Crowe
1,518 (19.81%)
  Rick Folk
Saskatoon Westmount[54]   Gay Caswell
1,990 (27.06%)
John Edward Brockelbank
4,770 (64.87%)
Bill Purdy
593 (8.07%)
  Gay Caswell
May 4, 1988 By-election: Saskatoon Eastview
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  NDP Bob Pringle 6,685 53.53 +14.59
  Prog. Conservative Toni Davidson 3,330 26.67 -16.41
  Liberal Pat Beck 2,473 19.80 +1.82
Total 12,488 100.00

ReginaEdit

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
Progressive Conservative New Democratic Liberal Other
       
Regina Centre[55]   Roy Wellman
2,088 (26.59%)
Ned Shillington
4,737 (60.34%)
Ed Nordhagen
953 (12.14%)
Kimball Cariou (Communist)
73 (0.93%)
  Edward Shillington
Regina Elphinstone[56]   Al Empringham
1,678 (22.50%)
Allan Blakeney
5,288 (70.90%)
Don McGregor
492 (6.60%)
  Allan Blakeney
Regina Lakeview[57]   Tim Embury
2,989 (33.93%)
Louise Simard
4,185 (47.52%)
June L. Blau
1,634 (18.55%)
  Tim Embury
Regina North[57]   Ken Skilnick
3,109 (30.38%)
Kim Trew
6,008 (58.72%)
Tom Townsend
1,098 (10.73%)
Ian Bruce Clarke (Alliance) 17 (0.17%)   Jack Klein
Regina North East[58]   Noel Klock
2,962 (27.70%)
Edwin Tchorzewski
6,845 (64.03%)
Paul Thériault
884 (8.27%)
  Edwin Tchorzewski
Regina North West[59]   Alvin Law
4,517 (33.02%)
John Solomon
7,970 (58.27%)
John MacGowan
1,152 (8.42%)
Bill Sveinson (Alliance) 39 (0.29%)   Bill Sveinson
Regina Rosemont[60]   Gordon Dirks
3,828 (36.82%)
Robert Lyons
5,805 (55.84%)
Christine Crowther
763 (7.34%)
  Gordon Dirks
Regina South[61]   Jack Klein
4,115 (44.98%)
Margaret Fern
3,462 (37.84%)
Kevin Moore
1,572 (17.18%)
  Paul Rousseau**
Regina Victoria[62]   Metro Rybchuk
2,128 (26.35%)
Harry Van Mulligen
4,782 (59.23%)
Alvey Halbgewachs
1,164 (14.42%)
  Metro Rybchuk
Regina Wascana[63]   Gordon Martin
5,176 (41.75%)
Bob Goos
5,121 (41.30%)
Cam McCannell
2,101 (16.95%)
  Gord Currie**
May 4, 1988 By-election: Regina Elphinstone
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  NDP Dwain Lingenfelter 4,309 77.33 +6.43
  Prog. Conservative Myrna Petersen 694 12.46 -10.04
  Liberal Ron Eistetter 569 10.21 +3.61
Total 5,572 100.00

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.elections.sk.ca/media/news-releases/final-voter-turnout/
  2. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–5.
  3. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–20.
  4. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–49.
  5. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–79.
  6. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–101.
  7. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–131.
  8. ^ a b All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–138.
  9. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–17.
  10. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–33.
  11. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–40.
  12. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–50.
  13. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–65.
  14. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–73.
  15. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–74.
  16. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–124.
  17. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–3.
  18. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–11.
  19. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–30.
  20. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–38.
  21. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–99.
  22. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–145.
  23. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–15.
  24. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–34.
  25. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–42.
  26. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–52.
  27. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–70.
  28. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–77.
  29. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–103.
  30. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–149.
  31. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–4.
  32. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–47.
  33. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–58.
  34. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–59.
  35. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–64.
  36. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–121.
  37. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–128.
  38. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–132.
  39. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–9.
  40. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–23.
  41. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–31.
  42. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–61.
  43. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–75.
  44. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–125.
  45. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–105.
  46. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–108.
  47. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–109.
  48. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–112.
  49. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–113.
  50. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–115.
  51. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–116.
  52. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–117.
  53. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–118.
  54. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–118, 2.14-119.
  55. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–80.
  56. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–85.
  57. ^ a b All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–87.
  58. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–88.
  59. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–90.
  60. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–92.
  61. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–93.
  62. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–94.
  63. ^ All data from SaskArchives, p. 2.14–96.

Further readingEdit

  • Byers, R. B., ed. (1990). Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs, 1986. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442671997.