Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan


The Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan is the deliberative assembly of the Saskatchewan Legislature in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. Bills passed by the assembly are given royal assent by the Queen in Right of Saskatchewan (represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan).[1] The legislature meets at the Saskatchewan Legislative Building in Regina.

Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
29th Saskatchewan Legislature
Type
Type
History
Founded1905 (1905)
Preceded byNorth-West Legislative Assembly
Leadership
Randy Weekes, Saskatchewan Party
since November 30, 2020
Deputy Speaker
Nadine Wilson, Saskatchewan Party
since December 1, 2020
Premier
Scott Moe, Saskatchewan Party
since February 2, 2018
Government House Leader
Jeremy Harrison, Saskatchewan Party
since August 13, 2019
Government Whip
Greg Ottenbreit, Saskatchewan Party
since November 9, 2020
Leader of the Opposition
Ryan Meili, NDP
since March 3, 2018
Opposition House Leader
Vicki Mowat, NDP
since November 3, 2020
Opposition Whip
Doyle Vermette, NDP
since September 25, 2018
Structure
Seats61
Political groups
Government (48)
  •   Saskatchewan (48)

Official Opposition (13)

Elections
Last election
October 26, 2020
Next election
On or before October 2024
Meeting place
Legislative Building, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Website
www.legassembly.sk.ca

There are 61 constituencies in the province, which elect members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to the Legislative Assembly. All are single-member districts, though the cities of Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw have been represented by multi-member constituencies in the past.

The legislature has been unicameral since its establishment; there has never been a provincial upper house.

The 29th Saskatchewan Legislature was elected at the 2020 Saskatchewan general election.

Assemblies


Legislature Start End Premier Opposition Leader
1st 1905 1908 Walter Scott Frederick Haultain
2nd 1908 1912 Walter Scott Frederick Haultain
3rd 1912 1917 Walter Scott Wellington Willoughby
William Martin
4th 1917 1921 William Martin Donald Maclean
5th 1921 1925 William Martin John Maharg
Charles Dunning Harris Turner
6th 1925 1929 Charles Dunning Charles Tran
James Gardiner James Anderson
7th 1929 1934 James Gardiner James Anderson
James Anderson James Gardiner
8th 1934 1938 James Gardiner George Williams
William Patterson
9th 1938 1944 William Patterson George Williams
John Brockelbank
10th 1944 1948 Tommy Douglas William Patterson
11th 1948 1952 Tommy Douglas Walter Tucker
12th 1952 1956 Tommy Douglas Walter Tucker
Asmundur Loptson
Alexander McDonald
13th 1956 1960 Tommy Douglas Alexander McDonald
14th 1960 1964 Tommy Douglas Ross Thatcher
Woodrow Lloyd
15th 1964 1967 Ross Thatcher Woodrow Lloyd
16th 1967 1971 Ross Thatcher Woodrow Lloyd
Allan Blakeney
17th 1971 1975 Allan Blakeney Ross Thatcher
David Steuart
18th 1975 1978 Allan Blakeney David Steuart
Edward Malone
19th 1978 1982 Allan Blakeney Richard Collver
Eric Berntson
20th 1982 1986 Grant Devine Allan Blakeney
21st 1986 1991 Grant Devine Allan Blakeney
Roy Romanow
22nd 1991 1995 Roy Romanow Grant Devine
Rick Swenson
Bill Boyd
23rd 1995 1999 Roy Romanow Lynda Haverstock
Ken Krawetz
24th 1999 2003 Roy Romanow Elwin Hermanson
Lorne Calvert
25th 2003 2007 Lorne Calvert Elwin Hermanson
Brad Wall
26th 2007 2011 Brad Wall Lorne Calvert
Dwain Lingenfelter
27th 2011 2016 Brad Wall John Nilson
Cam Broten
28th 2016 2020 Brad Wall Trent Wotherspoon
Nicole Sarauer
Scott Moe Ryan Meili
29th 2020 Current Scott Moe Ryan Meili

Party standings


The current party standings in the legislature are as follows:

Affiliation Members
  Saskatchewan Party 48
     New Democratic Party 13
Total 61
Government Majority 35

Members


Name Party Riding
  Carla Beck New Democratic Party Regina Lakeview
  Buckley Belanger New Democratic Party Athabasca
  Steven Bonk Saskatchewan Party Moosomin
  Jennifer Bowes New Democratic Party Saskatoon University
  Fred Bradshaw Saskatchewan Party Carrot River Valley
  David Buckingham Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Westview
  Lori Carr Saskatchewan Party Estevan
  Ken Cheveldayoff Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Willowgrove
  Jeremy Cockrill Saskatchewan Party The Battlefords
  Meara Conway New Democratic Party Regina Elphinstone-Centre
  Terry Dennis Saskatchewan Party Canora-Pelly
  Mark Docherty Saskatchewan Party Regina Coronation Park
  Ryan Domotor Saskatchewan Party Cut Knife-Turtleford
  Dustin Duncan Saskatchewan Party Weyburn-Big Muddy
  Bronwyn Eyre Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota
  Muhammad Fiaz Saskatchewan Party Regina Pasqua
  Ken Francis Saskatchewan Party Kindersley
  Marv Friesen Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Riversdale
  Todd Goudy Saskatchewan Party Melfort
  Gary Grewal Saskatchewan Party Regina Northeast
  Joe Hargrave Saskatchewan Party Prince Albert Carlton
  Donna Harpauer Saskatchewan Party Humboldt-Watrous
  Daryl Harrison Saskatchewan Party Cannington
  Jeremy Harrison Saskatchewan Party Meadow Lake
  Everett Hindley Saskatchewan Party Swift Current
  Terry Jenson Saskatchewan Party Martensville-Warman
  Warren Kaeding Saskatchewan Party Melville-Saltcoats
  Travis Keisig Saskatchewan Party Last Mountain-Touchwood
  Delbert Kirsch Saskatchewan Party Batoche
  Lisa Lambert Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood
  Greg Lawrence Saskatchewan Party Moose Jaw Wakamow
  Matt Love New Democratic Party Saskatoon Eastview
  Gene Makowsky Saskatchewan Party Regina Gardiner Park
  Dave Marit Saskatchewan Party Wood River
  Tim McLeod Saskatchewan Party Moose Jaw North
  Don McMorris Saskatchewan Party Indian Head-Milestone
  Ryan Meili New Democratic Party Saskatoon Meewasin
  Paul Merriman Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland
  Derek Meyers Saskatchewan Party Regina Walsh Acres
  SCOTT MOE Saskatchewan Party Rosthern-Shellbrook
  Don Morgan Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Southeast
  Vicki Mowat New Democratic Party Saskatoon Fairview
  Hugh Nerlien Saskatchewan Party Kelvington-Wadena
  Betty Nippi-Albright New Democratic Party Saskatoon Centre
  Greg Ottenbreit Saskatchewan Party Yorkton
  Jim Reiter Saskatchewan Party Rosetown-Elrose
  Erika Ritchie New Democratic Party Saskatoon Nutana
  Alana Ross Saskatchewan Party Prince Albert Northcote
  Laura Ross Saskatchewan Party Regina Rochdale
  Nicole Sarauer New Democratic Party Regina Douglas Park
  Dana Skoropad Saskatchewan Party Arm River
  Doug Steele Saskatchewan Party Cypress Hills
  Lyle Stewart Saskatchewan Party Lumsden-Morse
  Christine Tell Saskatchewan Party Regina Wascana Plains
  Doyle Vermette New Democratic Party Cumberland
  Randy Weekes Saskatchewan Party Biggar-Sask Valley
  Nadine Wilson Saskatchewan Party Saskatchewan Rivers
  Trent Wotherspoon New Democratic Party Regina Rosemont
  Gordon Wyant Saskatchewan Party Saskatoon Northwest
  Aleana Young New Democratic Party Regina University
  Colleen Young Saskatchewan Party Lloydminster
Speaker of the Assembly

Current seating plan


Note that the legislature seating plan is modified from the usual setup due to precautions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ritchie D. Harrison Grewal
Love Conway Nippi-Albright Friesen McLeod Domotor
Bowes Belanger Beck Francis Nerlien Lambert
Vermette A. Young Mowat Steele Goudy C. Young
Wotherspoon Sarauer MEILI Dennis Buckingham Kirsch
Weekes
Stewart Reiter Harpauer MOE Morgan Duncan Wyant
Docherty Hindley Merriman J. Harrison Eyre Hargrave Tell
Cheveldayoff Kaeding Marit Makowsky Carr L. Ross McMorris
Lawrence Bonk Ottenbreit Bradshaw Wilson Fiaz Cockrill
Dana Skoropad Jenson Keisig A. Ross Meyers

Current Executive Council/Cabinet


For current cabinet see Executive Council of Saskatchewan.

Officers


In September 2013 the Legislature established the position of Usher of the Black Rod.[3] Their role is functionally similar to the one for the Senate of Canada. Rick Mantey was the first person to hold the office. The current Usher of the Black Rod, as of 2014, is Ben Walsh.[4]

The Black Rod was made by Scott Olson Goldsmith of Regina.[5]

See also


References


  1. "Saskatchewan Act, 1905". Section 12, Act No. 4-5 Edw. VII, c. 42 of July 20, 1905. Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  2. "New Smaller Cabinet Includes Four New Faces". Government of Saskatchewan. August 23, 2016.
  3. "Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan Official Website > About the Legislative Assembly > Glossary". Queen's Printer for Saskatchewan.
  4. Couture, Joe; Hamilton, Charles (June 10, 2014). "Mantey's demotion questioned". The Leader-Post. Regina. Archived from the original on September 10, 2014.
  5. "Black Rod". Olson Goldsmiths.