Gary Lane (politician)

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John Gary Lane, (born May 2, 1942),[1] commonly known as Gary Lane, is a judge and former political figure in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. He represented Lumsden from 1971 to 1975 and Qu'Appelle from 1975 to 1976 as a Liberal and then Qu'Appelle from 1976 to 1982 and Qu'Appelle-Lumsden from 1982 to 1991 as a Progressive Conservative in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

He was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the son of Richard Louis Lane and Kathleen May Flanagan, and was educated in Saskatoon and at the University of Saskatchewan, where he received a Bachelor of Law degree. Lane articled in Saskatoon and was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1966. He worked as a Crown solicitor in the Saskatchewan Department of the Attorney General and executive assistant to the Attorney General from 1969 to 1971. Lane then practised law in Regina. He married Elizabeth Mary McLaughlin in 1979. In 1982, he was named Queen's Counsel.[1]

In October 1976, Lane left the Liberal party. He served as president of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan. Lane served in the provincial cabinet as Attorney General, as Provincial Secretary, as Minister of Telephones, as Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, as Minister of Justice and Attorney General, as Minister of Finance and as Minister of Revenue and Financial Services. He resigned from cabinet and vacated his seat in September 1991.[1]

Later that same month, he was named to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.[1]

Electoral HistoryEdit

1971 Saskatchewan general election: Lumsden electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gary Lane 2,875 46.48% -1.65
  NDP Cliff Thurston 2,743 44.34% +8.16
  Prog. Conservative C. Robin Hahn 568 9.18% -6.51
Total 6,186 100.00%
1975 Saskatchewan general election: Qu'Appelle electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Gary Lane 3,796 42.03% -4.45
  NDP Donald W. Cody 3,430 37.97% -6.37
  Prog. Conservative F. Warren Denzin 1,806 20.00% +10.82
Total 9,032 100.00%
1978 Saskatchewan general election: Qu'Appelle electoral district
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Gary Lane 7,231 46.30% +26.30
  NDP Greg Willows 6,844 43.83% +5.86
Liberal J. Don McCullough 1,541 9.87% -32.16
Total 15,616 100.00%
1982 Saskatchewan general election: Qu'Appelle-Lumsden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Gary Lane 5,643 65.77% +19.47
  NDP Tom Usherwood 2,372 27.65% -16.18
Western Canada Concept Allan Smith 346 4.03%
Liberal Cheryl Stadnyk 219 2.55% -7.32
Total 8,580 100.00%
1986 Saskatchewan general election: Qu'Appelle-Lumsden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
  Progressive Conservative Gary Lane 4,490 47.55% -18.22
  NDP Suzanne Murray 3,763 39.86% +12.21
Liberal Linda Boxall 1,150 12.18% +9.63
Western Canada Concept Joey Gargol 39 0.41% -3.62
Total 9,442 100.00%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Lane, Gary, 1942-". Saskatchewan Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2012-08-02.

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