Dan D'Autremont

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Daniel H. D'Autremont

Member of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
for Cannington
Assumed office
October 21, 1991
Preceded by Eric Berntson
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
In office
December 5, 2011 – May 17, 2016
Premier Brad Wall
Lieutenant Governor Gordon Barnhart
Vaughn Schofield
Preceded by Don Toth
Succeeded by Corey Tochor
Personal details
Born (1950-12-28) December 28, 1950 (age 67)
Redvers, Saskatchewan
Political party Progressive ConservativeSaskatchewan Party
Residence Alida, Saskatchewan

Daniel H. D'Autremont (born December 28, 1950) is a Canadian provincial politician. He is the Saskatchewan Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan for the constituency of Cannington. He served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 2011 to 2016.

He was born in Redvers, Saskatchewan, the son of Hugh and Violet D'Autremont, and grew up on the family farm about two miles east of Alida.[1] D'Autremont studied engineering at the University of Calgary. He worked in the oil industry for a number of years before taking up farming in the Redvers area in 1977.[1]

D'Autremont was first elected in 1991, and was one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Party.[1] With the retirement of Don Toth, D'Autremont is the longest serving member in the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly as of 2018.

D'Autremont was elected as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan on December 5, 2011, as the first order of business following the November 7, 2011 general election. He challenged Don Toth, the Speaker during the Saskatchewan Party's first term. In a secret ballot of the members of the Assembly, D'Autremont defeated Toth.[2]

Following the 2016 general election, D'Autremont again stood for election as Speaker, but was defeated on the second ballot by Corey Tochor.[3]

D'Autremont announced that he would not run for re-election in 2020, but would remain a MLA until then.[4]

Election results

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% -4.98
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%


  1. ^ a b c Quiring, Brett (2004). Saskatchewan Politicians: Lives Past and Present. Canadian Plains Research Center Press. pp. 56–57. ISBN 0889771650. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  2. ^ "Dan D'Autremont: Veteran MLA To Referee Saskatchewan Legislature As Speaker". Huffington Post. December 5, 2011. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  3. ^ "MLAs elect new Speaker", Regina Leader-Post, May 17, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sask. Party's Dan D'Autremont announces retirement". CJME News. Rawlco Radio. 2018-11-16. Retrieved 2018-11-16.

External links

  • "Dan D'Autremont". Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan biography. Archived from the original on 2006-10-08.
  • Dan D'Autremont MLA Website
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