29th Saskatchewan general election

The 29th Saskatchewan general election, is scheduled to be held no later than October 26, 2020, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. This date is provided for under Saskatchewan's amended fixed election date law, but does not remove the ability of the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan to call an early election due to a vote of no confidence or on the advice of the Premier of Saskatchewan. If the election date is during a federal election campaign it would be moved to April 5, 2021, under the law. The previous election re-elected the Saskatchewan Party to its third consecutive majority government under the leadership of Brad Wall. On August 10, 2017, Wall announced his resignation as leader, pending the election of his successor.[1] On January 27, 2018, Scott Moe was elected leader of the Saskatchewan Party. He was appointed and sworn in as premier on February 2.

29th Saskatchewan general election

On or before October 26, 2020

61 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
31 seats needed for a majority
 
Leader Scott Moe Ryan Meili
Party Saskatchewan New Democratic
Leader since January 27, 2018 March 3, 2018
Leader's seat Rosthern-Shellbrook Saskatoon Meewasin
Last election 51 seats, 62.36% 10 seats, 30.20%
Current seats 46 13
Seats needed 18

Incumbent Premier

Scott Moe
Saskatchewan


Date

According to the 2019 amendment to The Legislative Assembly Act, 2007 (Saskatchewan), "the first general election after the coming into force of this subsection must be held on Monday, October 26, 2020".[2][3][4] However, the act also provides that if the election period would overlap with a federal election period, the provincial election is to be postponed until the first Monday of the following April; in this case: April 5, 2021.[4] This law does not infringe on the Lieutenant Governor's right to dissolve the Legislative Assembly at an earlier date on the Premier's advice.

Legislative summary

Summary of the 28th Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan

Party Leader Seats
2016 Current
Saskatchewan Scott Moe 5146
New Democratic Ryan Meili 1013
vacant 02
Total 6161

Incumbents not contesting their seats

Retiring incumbents

Candidates by riding

People in bold represent cabinet ministers and the speaker. Party leaders are italicized. The symbol † indicates MLAs who are not running again.

Northwest Saskatchewan

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green PC
         
Athabasca   Buckley Belanger
Cut Knife-Turtleford   Larry Doke
Lloydminster Colleen Young   Colleen Young
Meadow Lake Jeremy Harrison   Jeremy Harrison
Rosthern-Shellbrook Scott Moe   Scott Moe
The Battlefords Amber Stewart   Herb Cox

Northeast Saskatchewan

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green Other
         
Batoche Delbert Kirsch Lon Borgerson   Delbert Kirsch
Canora-Pelly Terry Dennis Stacey Strykowski   Terry Dennis
Carrot River Valley Fred Bradshaw   Fred Bradshaw
Cumberland Doyle Vermette   Doyle Vermette
Kelvington-Wadena Hugh Nerlien   Hugh Nerlien
Melfort Todd Goudy   Todd Goudy
Prince Albert Carlton Joe Hargrave Troy Parenteau   Joe Hargrave
Prince Albert Northcote Alana Ross Nicole Rancourt   Nicole Rancourt
Saskatchewan Rivers Nadine Wilson   Nadine Wilson

West Central Saskatchewan

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green Other
         
Arm River Dana Skoropad[5]   Greg Brkich
Biggar-Sask Valley Randy Weekes   Randy Weekes
Humboldt-Watrous Donna Harpauer   Donna Harpauer
Kindersley Ken Francis   Ken Francis
Martensville-Warman Terry Jenson[6]   Nancy Heppner
Rosetown-Elrose Jim Reiter   Jim Reiter

Southwest Saskatchewan

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green PC
         
Cypress Hills Doug Steele Kelly Genert   Doug Steele
Lumsden-Morse Lyle Stewart[7]   Lyle Stewart
Moose Jaw North Tim McLeod   Warren Michelson
Moose Jaw Wakamow Greg Lawrence   Greg Lawrence
Swift Current Everett Hindley   Everett Hindley
Wood River Dave Marit   Dave Marit

Southeast Saskatchewan

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green Other
         
Cannington Daryl Harrison   Dan D'Autremont
Estevan Lori Carr   Lori Carr
Indian Head-Milestone Don McMorris[8] Jared Clarke   Don McMorris
Last Mountain-Touchwood Thera Nordal   Glen Hart
Melville-Saltcoats Warren Kaeding   Warren Kaeding
Moosomin Steven Bonk   Steven Bonk
Weyburn-Big Muddy Dustin Duncan[9]   Dustin Duncan
Yorkton Greg Ottenbreit   Greg Ottenbreit

Saskatoon

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green PC
         
Saskatoon Centre Kim Groff[10] Betty Nippi-Albright   David Forbes
Saskatoon Churchill-Wildwood Lisa Lambert Dave McGrane   Lisa Lambert
Saskatoon Eastview Daryl Cooper Matt Love   Corey Tochor
Saskatoon Fairview Vicki Mowat   Vicki Mowat
Saskatoon Meewasin Rylund Hunter Ryan Meili   Ryan Meili
Saskatoon Northwest Gordon Wyant   Gordon Wyant
Saskatoon Nutana   Cathy Sproule
Saskatoon Riversdale Marv Friesen Danielle Chartier   Danielle Chartier
Saskatoon Silverspring-Sutherland Paul Merriman Tajinder Grewal   Paul Merriman
Saskatoon Southeast Don Morgan   Don Morgan
Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota Bronwyn Eyre   Bronwyn Eyre
Saskatoon University Eric Olauson Jennifer Bowes   Eric Olauson
Saskatoon Westview David Buckingham Malik Umar Draz   David Buckingham
Saskatoon Willowgrove Ken Cheveldayoff   Ken Cheveldayoff

Regina

Electoral District Candidates Incumbent
SK Party New Democratic Liberal Green Other
         
Regina Coronation Park Noor Burki   Mark Docherty
Regina Douglas Park Nicole Sarauer   Nicole Sarauer
Regina Elphinstone-Centre Meara Conway   Warren McCall
Regina Gardiner Park Gene Makowsky Faycal Haggui   Gene Makowsky
Regina Lakeview Carla Beck   Carla Beck
Regina Northeast Gary Grewal[11] Yens Pedersen   Yens Pedersen
Regina Pasqua Muhammad Fiaz   Muhammad Fiaz
Regina Rochdale Laura Ross Brett Estey   Laura Ross
Regina Rosemont Trent Wotherspoon   Trent Wotherspoon
Regina University Tina Beaudry-Mellor Aleana Young   Tina Beaudry-Mellor
Regina Walsh Acres Sandra Morin   Warren Steinley
Regina Wascana Plains Christine Tell   Christine Tell

Opinion polls

Date(s)
conducted
Polling organization/client Sample size SK Party NDP Liberal Green PC Others Lead
2022 March 2019 Mainstreet Research 695 55.0% 31.2% 4.9% 4.0% 5.0% 23.8%
1415 January 2019 Mainstreet Research 830 55.8% 32.6% 5.9% 2.4% 3.3% 23.2%
30 October1 November 2018 Mainstreet Research 779 55.1% 30.3% 6.8% 4.2% 3.5% 24.8%
1517 July 2018 Mainstreet Research 776 52.1% 35.1% 5.6% 4.0% 3.1% 17.0%
1618 Apr 2018 Mainstreet Research 963 49.8% 38.7% 6.7% 3.3% 1.5% 11.1%
3 Mar 2018Ryan Meili is elected leader of the Saskatchewan NDP.
2 Feb 2018Scott Moe becomes Premier of Saskatchewan.
46 Jan 2018 Mainstreet Research 764 50.9% 34.4% 8.8% 5.8% 16.5%
27 Aug 2017 Skpoli 273 42.9% 45.4% 6.2% 4% 1.5% 2.5%
512 Jun 2017 Angus Reid 1,053 48% 41% 6% 3% 2% 7%
1516 May 2017 Mainstreet Research 2,000 40% 49% 6% 5% 9%
1113 Apr 2017 Insightrix 803 44% 40% 5% 4% 7% 4%
3031 Mar 2017 Mainstreet Research 1,704 47% 42% 6% 5% 5%
2223 Aug 2016 Mainstreet Research 1,690 53% 37% 5% 5% 16%
13 Jun 2016 Mainstreet Research 1,400 59% 32% 4% 5% 27%
4 Apr 2016 General election results 433,030 62.4% 30.2% 3.6% 1.8% 1.3% 0.5% 32.2%

References

  1. Martell, Creeden. "Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall retiring from politics". cbc.ca. CBC News.
  2. https://globalnews.ca/news/4616592/sask-govt-announces-2020-election-date-tables-election-law-changes/
  3. https://leaderpost.com/news/saskatchewan/province-adjusting-election-dates
  4. "The Legislative Assembly Act, 2007" (PDF). The Queen's Printer (Saskatchewan). 2019. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  5. "Dana Skoropad Nominated in Arm River". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  6. "Terry Jenson Wins Contested Nomination in Martensville-Warm". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  7. "Lyle Stewart Nominated in Lumsden-Morse". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  8. "Don McMorris Nominated in Indian Head-Milestone". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  9. "Dustin Duncan Nominated in Weyburn-Big Muddy". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  10. August 08. "Kim Groff Nominated in Saskatoon Centre for 2020 Election". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
  11. "Gary Grewal Wins Contested Nomination in Regina Northeast". Saskatchewan Party. Retrieved 2019-10-25.
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