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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



MELVILLE, Saskatchewan (1925 - 1968)


See:SALTCOATS (Saskatchewan)(1908 - 1925)

S.C. 1924, c.63

MELVILLE consisting of those portions of townships seventeen (17) to twenty-four (24) inclusive, in ranges thirty (30) to thirty-three (33) inclusive, west of the principal meridian and in ranges one (1) to fifteen (15) inclusive, west of the second meridian lying to the north of Qu'Appelle river.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
15 1925/10/29 MOTHERWELL, Hon. William Richard farmer  5,305 57.05% Lib 
HEPBURN, William James merchant  2,302 24.76%
DINNIN, John Robert farmer  1,692 18.20% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
16 1926/09/14 MOTHERWELL, Hon. William Richard farmer  7,946 67.67% Lib 
PATRICK, John A.M. barrister  3,796 32.33% Cons. 

By-Election:   On Mr. Motherwell's acceptance of an office of emolument under the Crown,11-10-1926

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1926/11/02 MOTHERWELL, Hon. William Richard farmer  accl.   Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
17 1930/07/28 MOTHERWELL, Hon. William Richard farmer  6,965 48.96% Lib 
HART, George Nelson merchant  4,041 28.40% Cons. 
THOMAS, John Morris teacher  3,221 22.64% Farm 

S.C. 1933, c.54

MELVILLE consisting of all those portions of range 30 west of the first meridian to range 6 west of the second meridian both inclusive, lying north of the centre line of the Qu'Appelle river and south of township 25; also all those portions of range 7 west of the second meridian to range 19 west of the second meridian, both inclusive, lying north of the centre line of the Qu'Appelle river and south of township 26; also those portions of sections 1, 2 and 3 in township 21 sections 34, 35 and 36 in township 20, both in range 13 east of the second meridian, lying south of the centre line of the Qu'Appelle river.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
18 1935/10/14 MOTHERWELL, Hon. William Richard farmer  8,726 47.54% Lib 
MUNCH, Holger rural municipal secretary  3,727 20.31% S.C. 
HART, George Nelson merchant  3,010 16.40% Cons. 
SWITZER, Leslie Milford farmer  2,892 15.76% CCF 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
19 1940/03/26 GARDINER, Hon. James Garfield farmer  10,158 48.29% Lib 
LUCAS, Louise housewife  9,042 42.98% CCF 
BARTLETT, Gilbert Henry farmer  1,837 8.73% Uty 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
20 1945/06/11 GARDINER, Hon. James Garfield farmer  10,095 50.07% Lib 
BENSON, Helmer John merchant  10,067 49.93% CCF 

S.C. 1947, c.71

MELVILLE consisting of all those portions of range thirty (30) west of the first meridian to range six (6) west of the second meridian, both inclusive, lying north of the Qu'Appelle river and south of the north boundary of township twenty-four (24); also all those portions of range seven (7) west of the second meridian to range fifteen (15) west of the second meridian, both inclusive, lying north of the Qu'Appelle river and south of the north boundary of township twenty-five (25); together with Pasquia Indian Reserve number seventy-nine (79) and those portions of township twenty-one (21) in ranges thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) which lie south of Fishing Lakes and Qu'Appelle river, and including the town of Fort Qu'Appelle.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
21 1949/06/27 GARDINER, Rt. Hon. James Garfield farmer  11,120 58.61% Lib 
ARTHURS, William James railway conductor  6,388 33.67% CCF 
DREVER, Thomas William farmer  1,465 7.72% P.C. 

S.C. 1952, c.48

MELVILLE consisting of townships seventeen (17) to twenty-four (24) inclusive or parts thereof lying north of the Qu'Appelle River between the east boundary of the province of Saskatchewan and the east outline of range seven (7) west of the second meridian; townships eighteen (18) to twenty-five (25) inclusive or parts thereof lying north of the Qu'Appelle River in ranges seven (7) to twelve (12) inclusive west of the second meridian; townships twenty-one (21) to twenty-five (25) inclusive or parts thereof lying north of the Qu'Appelle River in ranges thirteen (13) to eighteen (18) inclusive west of the second meridian; those portions of township twenty-one (21) in ranges thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) west of the second meridian which lie south of the Fishing Lakes and Qu'Appelle River; together with all Indian Reserves or parts thereof lying within the above described lands.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
22 1953/08/10 GARDINER, Rt. Hon. James Garfield farmer  10,024 50.02% Lib 
WRIGHT, Percy Ellis farmer  8,092 40.38% CCF 
ORMISTON, James Norris farmer  1,142 5.70% P.C. 
WENDELL, Louis farmer  783 3.91% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
23 1957/06/10 GARDINER, James G. farmer  7,949 40.63% Lib 
BURTON, John farm economist  7,590 38.80% CCF 
ORMISTON, James Norris farmer  2,596 13.27% P.C. 
MERCIER, David farmer  1,429 7.30% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
24 1958/03/31 ORMISTON, James Norris farmer  8,440 42.60% P.C. 
BURTON, John farm economist, cashier  5,698 28.76% CCF 
GARDINER, James G. farmer  5,673 28.64% Lib 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
25 1962/06/18 ORMISTON, James N. farmer  8,520 43.93% P.C. 
MONTEITH, Robert A. farmer  5,702 29.40% Lib 
BURTON, John farm economist, accountant  4,313 22.24% N.D.P. 
LANG, John garageman  859 4.43% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
26 1963/04/08 ORMISTON, James N. farmer  9,412 48.44% P.C. 
KREISER, Jack school principal  5,629 28.97% Lib 
PHELPS, Joe L. farmer  3,464 17.83% N.D.P. 
LANG, John garage operator  925 4.76% S.C. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
27 1965/11/08 ORMISTON, James N. farmer  8,843 46.69% P.C. 
KREISER, Jack school principal  5,242 27.68% Lib 
BLAHEY, Walter M. farmer  4,122 21.76% N.D.P. 
OBENAUER, Louis E. auctioneer  734 3.88% S.C. 

The electoral district was abolished in 1968.


See:REGINA EAST (Saskatchewan)(1968 - 1979)
YORKTON--MELVILLE (Saskatchewan)(1968 - )


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