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1905 Saskatchewan general election

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1905 Saskatchewan general election

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25 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
13 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
Leader Thomas Walter Scott Frederick W. A. G. Haultain
Party Liberal Provincial Rights
Leader since 16 August 1905 1905
Leader's seat Lumsden South Qu'Appelle
Seats won 17* 8*
Popular vote 17,812 16,184
Percentage 52.25% 47.47%

Premier before election

Thomas Walter Scott

Premier after election

Thomas Walter Scott

First Legislature, 1906, Saskatchewan

The 1905 Saskatchewan general election was the first provincial election in the newly created Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on 13 December 1905 to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. Walter Scott led the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan to victory over the Provincial Rights Party of Frederick W. A. G. Haultain, and became the first Premier of the new province.

Party Party Leader # of
Elected Popular Vote
# %
  Liberal Walter Scott 25 17* 17,812 52.25%
  Provincial Rights Frederick Haultain 24 8* 16,184 47.47%
  Independent 1 94 0.28%
Total 50 25 34,090 100%
Source: Elections Saskatchewan
Popular vote
Provincial Rights
Seats summary
Provincial Rights

Members of the Legislative Assembly elected[edit]

For complete electoral history, see individual districts

1st Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly
  District Member Party
  Batoche William Grant Liberal
  Battleford Albert Champagne Liberal
  Cannington John D. Stewart Liberal
  Grenfell Andrew Argue Provincial Rights
  Humboldt David Neely Liberal
  Kinistino Thomas Sanderson Liberal
  Lumsden Thomas Walter Scott Liberal
  Maple Creek David Wylie Provincial Rights
  Moose Jaw John Sheppard Liberal
  Moose Jaw City John Wellington Provincial Rights
  Moosomin Daniel Ellis Provincial Rights
  North Qu'Appelle William Richard Motherwell Liberal
  Prince Albert Peter Tyerman* Liberal
  Prince Albert City John Henderson Lamont Liberal
  Redberry George Langley Liberal
  Regina City James Bole Liberal
  Rosthern Gerhard Ens Liberal
  Saltcoats Thomas MacNutt Liberal
  Saskatoon William C. Sutherland Liberal
  Souris James T. Brown Provincial Rights
  South Qu'Appelle Frederick Haultain Provincial Rights
  South Regina James Alexander Calder Liberal
  Whitewood Archibald Gillis Provincial Rights
  Wolseley William Elliot Provincial Rights
  Yorkton Thomas Garry Liberal


*In 1907 by order of the Legislative Assembly Samuel Donaldson of the Provincial Rights party was declared elected and Peter Tyerman lost his seat.

See also[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • Hopkins, J. Castell (1906). The Canadian Annual Review of Public Affairs, 1905. Toronto: The Annual Review Publishing Company.