Batoche (electoral district)

See also Batoche (former electoral district) and Batoche (N.W.T. electoral district)

Batoche
Saskatchewan electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
LegislatureLegislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Delbert Kirsch
Saskatchewan
District created2002
First contested2003
Last contested2016
Demographics
Population (2001)17,392
Electors10,189
Census divisions14, 15

Batoche is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located in north central Saskatchewan and has an economy based primarily on mixed agriculture and farm implement manufacturing. Bourgault Industries in St. Brieux manufactures harrows, cultivators, ploughs. The Batoche area is where Louis Riel led his Metis people in an armed uprising against the Canadian government in 1885. Batoche National Historic Site is located in this constituency.

A former electoral district of the same name was in existence from 1905 until 1908.

The largest communities are Birch Hills, Wakaw and Cudworth with populations of 935, 884 and 766, respectively. Smaller centres in the riding include the villages of St. Brieux, St. Louis, Lake Lenore, Duck Lake, Weldon and Middle Lake; and the town of Kinistino.

HistoryEdit

ConstituencyEdit

This riding was created by The Representation Act, 2002 (Saskatchewan). This constituency was a formed from parts of the Humboldt, Melfort-Tisdale, Prince Albert Carlton, Rosthern, Saskatchewan Rivers and Shellbrook-Spiritwood ridings.

Member of Legislative AssemblyEdit

Legislature Years Member Party
Batoche
Riding created from Humboldt, Melfort-Tisdale, Prince Albert Carlton,
Rosthern, Saskatchewan Rivers and Shellbrook-Spiritwood
25th  2003–2007     Delbert Kirsch Saskatchewan
26th  2007–2011
27th  2011–2016
28th  2016–Present

Election resultsEdit

2016 Saskatchewan general electionEdit

2016 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Delbert Kirsch 4,471 64.75 -2.11
New Democratic Clay DeBray 2,114 30.61 +0.33
Liberal Graham Tweten 216 3.12 +3.12
Green B. Garneau I. 103 1.49 -1.40
Total valid votes 6,904 100.0  
Eligible voters
Saskatchewan hold Swing -
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[1][2]

2011 Saskatchewan general electionEdit

2011 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Delbert Kirsch 4,650 66.86 +7.09
New Democratic Janice Benier 2,106 30.28 –3.86
Green Amber Jones 199 2.86
Total valid votes 6,955 100.0  
Saskatchewan hold Swing +5.48

2007 Saskatchewan general electionEdit

2007 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Delbert Kirsch 4,523 59.77 +15.87
New Democratic Don Hovdebo 2,583 34.14 –2.16
Liberal Bernie Yuzdepski 461 6.09 –10.91
Total valid votes 7,567 100.0  
Saskatchewan hold Swing +9.02

2003 Saskatchewan general electionEdit

2003 Saskatchewan general election
Party Candidate Votes %
Saskatchewan Delbert Kirsch 3,349 43.90
New Democratic Ava Bear 2,769 36.30
Liberal Bill Yeaman 1,297 17.00
Western Independence Florent Rabut 138 1.81
New Green Gordon Robert Dumont 76 1.00
Total valid votes 7,629 100.0  
Saskatchewan pickup new district.

See alsoEdit

Batoche – Northwest Territories territorial electoral district (1870–1905).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Register of Official Candidates by Constituency - March 19 - FINAL" (PDF). Elections Saskatchewan. 19 March 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 General Election Results". Elections Saskatchewan. 4 April 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°45′N 105°30′W / 52.750°N 105.500°W / 52.750; -105.500