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History of Federal Ridings since 1867



SASKATCHEWAN (PROVISIONAL DISTRICT), Northwest Territories (1886 - 1908)


S.C. 1886, c.24

The Provisional Districts of Saskatchewan and Alberta, in the said Territories, as they were respectively constituted by an Order of the Governor in Council, bearing date the eighth day of May, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two, shall each be an electoral district and shall each return one member to the House of Commons of Canada.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
6 1887/02/22 MACDOWALL, Day Hort Lumber merchant  718 56.54% Cons. 
LAIRD, David   552 43.46% Lib. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
7 1891/03/05 MACDOWALL, Day Hort Lumber merchant  950 58.75% Cons. 
MONTGOMERY, H.J.   667 41.25% Lib. 

S.C. 1892, c.11

The boundaries were not adjusted.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
8 1896/06/23 LAURIER, Wilfrid   988 46.06% Lib. 
MCKAY, James   944 44.01% Cons. 
CRAIG, William   213 9.93% Ind. 

By-Election:   Hon. W. Laurier appointed Prime Minister, 11-7-1896

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1896/12/19 DAVIS, Thomas Osborne Merchant  1,060 54.75% Lib. 
MCPHAIL, J.R.   876 45.25% Cons. 

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
9 1900/11/07 DAVIS, Thomas Osborne Merchant  1,635 64.65% Lib. 
SPENCE, T.C.   894 35.35% Cons. 

S.C. 1903, c.60

The electoral district of Saskatchewan, bounded as follows:-Commencing at the meridian between the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth ranges west of the third meridian where it is intersected by the north boundary of the thirty-fourth township; thence easterly along the north boundary of the thirty-fourth townships to the South Saskatchewan River; thence along the said South Saskatchewan River down stream to where the said river is first intersected by the north boundary of the Indian Reserve, Chief Musk-O-Day; thence westerly along the said north boundary of the Indian Reserve to where it is intersected by the meridian between the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth ranges west of the second meridian; thence northerly along the said meridian between the twenty-fourth and twenty-fifth ranges to the northern boundary of the provisional district of Saskatchewan; thence westerly along the said northern boundary of the provisional district of Saskatchewan to where it is intersected by the meridian between the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth ranges west of the third meridian; thence southerly along the said meridian between the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth ranges to the point of commencement.

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
10 1904/11/03 LAMONT, John Henderson   2,183 61.84% Lib. 
MCKAY, Thomas   1,347 38.16% Cons. 

The electoral district of Saskatchewan-as defined by Chapter 60, 3 E VII, 1903 (Northwest Territories, section 1)-was originally within the geographical region of the Northwest Territories. With the creation of the province of Saskatchewan in 1905, Saskatchewan continued as an electoral district within the province.

S.C. 1905, c.42, s.5

The said province and the province of Alberta shall, until the termination of the Parliament of Canada existing at the time of the first readjustment hereinafter provided for, continue to be represented in the House of Commons as provided by chapter 60 of the statutes of 1903, each of the electoral districts defined in that part of the schedule to the said Act which relates to the North-west Territories, whether such district is wholly in one of the said provinces, or partly in one and partly in the other of them, being represented by one member.

S.C. 1905, c.27

The North-west Territories shall hereafter comprise the territories formerly known as Rupert's Land and the North-western Territory, except such portions thereof as form the provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the district of Keewatin and the Yukon Territory, together with all British territories and possessions in North America and all islands adjacent to any such territories or possessions except the colony of Newfoundland and its dependencies.

John Henderson Lamont (Lib) was the sitting member of the constituency.

By-Election:   Resignation of Mr. John Henderson Lamont, 5-9-1905

Parl Date Candidate Occupation Votes Votes (%) Party Elected
1906/02/06 MCCRANEY, George Ewan   accl.   Lib. 

From 1908 to 1947 - NWT not represented in Parliament

From 1947 to 1962 - NWT are represented only by the electoral districts of Yukon-Mackenzie and Mackenzie River

1962 - the electoral district of NWT created to represent entire territory.


See:SASKATCHEWAN (Saskatchewan)( - )


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