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Assiniboia (electoral district)

For the current Manitoba provincial electoral district, see Assiniboia (provincial electoral district)

Assiniboia was a federal electoral district in Saskatchewan, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1908 to 1988. This riding was created in 1907 following the admission of Saskatchewan into the Canadian Confederation in 1905.

The riding was located in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan until the 1949 election, when it was moved westward to be based around the community of Assiniboia. The riding's territory before and after the 1949 election did not overlap. Most of its pre-1949 territory was transferred to Moose Mountain with a small part being transferred to Qu'Appelle. Its new territory was carved out of parts of Wood Mountain and Weyburn.

It was abolished in 1987 when it was redistributed into Moose Jaw—Lake Centre, Regina—Qu'Appelle, Regina—Wascana, Souris—Moose Mountain and Swift Current—Maple Creek—Assiniboia ridings.

Election resultsEdit

1908 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Gillanders Turriff 4,048
Independent Conservative Robert Lorne Richardson 3,542
1911 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal John Gillanders Turriff 5,804
Conservative Christopher "C". Smith 3,578
1917 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Government (Unionist) John Gillanders Turriff 6,836
Opposition (Laurier Liberals) Edward Waddington 2,312
By-election on 27 October 1919

On Turiff being called to the Senate, 23 September 1918

Party Candidate Votes
United Farmers Oliver Robert Gould 7,712
Independent Liberal William Richard Motherwell 2,488
1921 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Oliver Robert Gould 6,549
Liberal McLeod, Hugh 2,847
Conservative William Wallace Lynd 2,225
1925 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert McKenzie 4,356
Progressive Oliver Gould 3,124
Conservative Joseph Hill 2,303
1926 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert McKenzie 6,066
Conservative Joseph Hill 3,845
Progressive Samuel Burchill 3,137
1930 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert McKenzie 8,226
Conservative James Forbes Creighton 7,466
1935 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Robert McKenzie 6,213
Conservative W. Wallace Lynd 3,847
Co-operative Commonwealth Charles Gordon Broughton 3,293
Social Credit John Harrison Hilton 1,557
By-election on 6 January 1936

On McKenzie's acceptance of an office of emolument
under the Crown, 9 December 1935

Party Candidate Votes
Liberal James Garfield Gardiner 7,282
Co-operative Commonwealth William Irvine 3,717
1940 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Jesse Pickard Tripp 6,846
Co-operative Commonwealth Samuel Norval Horner 4,812
National Government James Lawrence Hart 3,516
1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Edward George McCullough 6,952
Liberal Jesse Pickard Tripp 5,779
Progressive Conservative Joseph Hill 3,084
1949 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Hazen Argue 8,442
Liberal Raymond Alexander MacDonald 6,858
Progressive Conservative George Jacob MacDonald 2,458
Social Credit Arnold L. Meginbir 656
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Hazen Argue 10,596
Liberal Elmer William Meek 7,218
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 1,860
Social Credit Arnold L. Meginbir 698
1957 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Hazen Argue 10,389
Liberal Ross Thatcher 8,862
Progressive Conservative W.J. Ferguson 1,931
Social Credit Anthony Batza 903
1958 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Hazen Argue 9,104
Progressive Conservative W.J. Ferguson 6,360
Liberal Ross Thatcher 6,173
1962 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Hazen Argue 7,739
Progressive Conservative Lawrence E. Watson 7,386
New Democratic Cecil T. Bailey 5,153
Social Credit Daryl D. Rumble 1,009
1963 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lawrence E. Watson 9,393
Liberal Hazen Argue 7,311
New Democratic Cecil T. Bailey 3,683
Social Credit Daryl David Rumble 575
1965 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Lawrence E. Watson 7,913
Liberal Hazen Argue 7,294
New Democratic John C. Wilson 4,934
Social Credit Arnold L. Meginbir 303
1968 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Albert B. Douglas 9,636
Progressive Conservative Lawrence E. Watson 9,541
New Democratic Bruce L. Wilson 9,295
By-election on 8 November 1971

On Douglas' death, 6 March 1971

Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Bill Knight 9,956
Progressive Conservative Lawrence E. Watson 8,172
Liberal Jim Hooker 7,051
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
New Democratic Bill Knight 9,936
Progressive Conservative Boyd Anderson 8,843
Liberal Norm Flaten 7,799
Social Credit Joseph A. Thauberger 839
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Ralph Goodale 9,986
New Democratic Bill Knight 9,441
Progressive Conservative Tom Hart 7,105
Social Credit Rod McRae 246
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Len Gustafson 12,365
New Democratic Bill Knight 11,183
Liberal Ralph Goodale 9,955
Social Credit Walton Eddy 292
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Len Gustafson 11,251
Liberal Ralph Goodale 10,167
New Democratic Randy MacKenzie 9,710
Social Credit Walton Eddy 178
1984 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Len Gustafson 16,026
New Democratic Bill Adamack 10,853
Liberal Lonny McKague 6,472
Confederation of Regions Ted Coffey 595

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