Cannington (electoral district)

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Cannington
Saskatchewan electoral district
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Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
MLA
 
 
 
Dan D'Autremont
Saskatchewan
District created 1975
First contested 1975
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Electors 9,876
Census divisions Division 1

Cannington is a provincial electoral district for the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, Canada. Located in the extreme southeast corner of the province, this constituency was redrawn to include the former district of Souris for the 18th Saskatchewan general election in 1975.

The original Cannington constituency – one of 25 created for the 1st Saskatchewan general election in 1905 – was named after the Cannington Manor settlement located in the region.

Currently the safest seat for the Saskatchewan Party, it is arguably one of the most conservative ridings in the province – having never elected a member of the CCF or NDP.

The district has an economy based on grain and mixed farming. Oil production is scattered throughout the riding and oil service companies provide a great deal of off-farm employment. An integrated health facility in Wawota offers acute, long-term and palliative care.

The constituency's major communities include Carlyle, Oxbow, and Carnduff with populations of 2,129, 1,260 and 1,017 respectively. Smaller centers in the district include the towns of Redvers, Lampman, Stoughton, Wawota, Arcola and Alameda; and the villages of Manor, Gainsborough, Maryfield, Carievale and Kenosee Lake.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

Legislature Years Member Party
18th 1975–1978     Eric Berntson Progressive Conservative
19th 1978–1982
20th 1982–1986
21st 1986–1991
22nd 1991–1995 Dan D'Autremont
23rd 1995–1997
1997–1999     Saskatchewan Party
24th 1999–2003
25th 2003–2007
26th 2007–2011
27th 2011–2016
28th 2016–present

Election results

Saskatchewan general election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Saskatchewan Dan D'Autremont 6,444 84.46 +8.81
New Democratic Nathaniel Cole 674 8.83 -5.99
Progressive Conservative Kurt Schmidt 245 3.21 -4.16
Liberal Patrick Dennie 133 1.74 +1.74
Green Tierra Lemieux 133 1.74 -0.42
Total valid votes 7,629 100.0  
Eligible voters
Source: Elections Saskatchewan[1][2]
Saskatchewan general election, 2011: Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dan D'Autremont 4,691 75.65 -2.10
  NDP Todd Gervais 919 14.82 -1.77
  Prog. Conservative Chris Brown 457 7.37 -
Green Daniel Johnson 134 2.16
Total 6,201 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 2007: Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dan D'Autremont 5,614 77.75 +6.87
  NDP Henry Friesen 1,198 16.59 -4.9
  Liberal Karen Spelay 409 5.66 -1.89
Total 7,221 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 2003: Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dan D'Autremont 5,156 70.88 -4.00
  NDP Henry Friesen 1,569 21.57 +6.99
  Liberal John Atwell 549 7.55 -2.99
Total 7,274 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1999: Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Saskatchewan Dan D'Autremont 5,671 74.88
  NDP Glen Lawson 1,104 14.58 -9.40
  Liberal Joanne Johnston 798 10.54 -19.85
Total 7,573 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1995: Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Dan D'Autremont 3,542 45.63 +1.20
  Liberal Don Lees 2,359 30.39 +3.33
  NDP Gary Lake 1,861 23.98 -4.53
Total 7,762 100.00

Souris-Cannington

Saskatchewan general election, 1991: Souris-Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Dan D'Autremont 2,980 44.43 -23.27
  NDP Ross Arthur 1,912 28.51 +6.21
  Liberal Don Lees 1,815 27.06 +17.06
Total 6,707 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1986: Souris-Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Eric Berntson 4,642 67.70 +11.25
  NDP Charlotte Rasmussen 1,529 22.30% -0.30
  Liberal William H. Ireland 686 10.00 +3.97
Total 6,857 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1982: Souris-Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Eric Berntson 4,093 56.45 +2.48
  NDP Dean Fraser 1,639 22.60 -6.54
Western Canada Concept Dale Nolin 1,082 14.92%
  Liberal William J. Owens 437 6.03 -10.86
Total 7,251 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1978: Souris-Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Eric Berntson 3,739 53.97 +9.58
  NDP Dean Fraser 2,019 29.14 +8.00
  Liberal Gerard Belisle 1,170 16.89 -17.58
Total 6,928 100.00
Saskatchewan general election, 1975: Souris-Cannington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
  Progressive Conservative Eric Berntson 3,212 44.39
  Liberal Thomas M. Weatherald 2,494 34.47
  NDP James T. Eaton 1,530 21.14
Total 7,236 100.00

See also

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

References

  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 links

  • Website of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Archives Board – Saskatchewan Election Results By Electoral District

Coordinates: 49°35′N 102°40′W / 49.583°N 102.667°W / 49.583; -102.667

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