62 seats in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan
32 seats needed for a majority
The 1917 Saskatchewan general election was the fourth provincial election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It was held on June 26, 1917, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
After replacing Walter Scott as leader of the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan and premier of the province, William M. Martin led the party to its fourth consecutive victory, winning all but 8 of the 59 seats in the legislature.
The Non-Partisan League - forerunner of the Progressive Party of Saskatchewan - nominated candidates for the first time, although none were successful. Labour candidates also appeared for the first time.
The first Independent to sit in the Saskatchewan legislature was acclaimed this election.
An at-large service vote was held to elect three soldiers from October 3 to October 13, 1917. All service members were not affiliated, and were elected to represent Saskatchewan residents stationed in France, Belgium and Great Britain.
|Party||Party Leader||# of
|1912||Elected||% Change||Votes||%||% Change|
|Liberal||William M. Martin||58||46||51||+13.3%||106,552||56.68%||-0.28%|
|Labour||William Geo. Baker
|Soldiers' vote (Province at large)||14||*||3||*||13,655||6.77%||*|
|Source: Elections Saskatchewan|
Note:* Party did not nominate candidates in previous election.
For complete electoral history, see individual districts
|4th Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly|
|Arm River||George A. Scott||Liberal|
|Biggar||George H. Harris||Liberal|
|Cannington||John D. Stewart||Liberal|
|Cumberland||Deakin Alexander Hall||Liberal|
|Cut Knife||William Dodds||Liberal|
|Jack Fish Lake||Donald Finlayson||Liberal|
|Kindersley||William R. Motherwell||Liberal|
|Kinistino||John R. Taylor||Liberal|
|Last Mountain||Samuel Latta||Liberal|
|Lloydminster||Robert J. Gordon||Liberal|
|Maple Creek||Alexander Colquhoun||Liberal|
|Melfort||George B. Johnston||Liberal|
|Moose Jaw City||Wellington Willoughby||Conservative|
|Moose Jaw County||Charles Dunning||Liberal|
|Moose Mountain||Robert Magee||Liberal|
|Morse||Malcolm L. Leitch||Liberal|
|North Qu'Appelle||James Garfield Gardiner||Liberal|
|Pelly||Magnus Ramsland 1||Liberal|
|Pheasant Hills||James Arthur Smith||Liberal|
|Prince Albert||Charles M. McDonald||Liberal|
|Regina City||William Martin||Liberal|
|Saltcoats||James Alexander Calder||Liberal|
|Saskatoon City||Donald Maclean||Conservative|
|Saskatoon County||Murdo Cameron||Liberal|
|South Qu'Appelle||Joseph Glenn||Conservative|
|Swift Current||David Sykes||Independent|
|The Battlefords||Allan Pickel||Liberal|
|Thunder Creek||Andrew Gallaugher||Conservative|
|Touchwood||John M. Parker||Liberal|
|Willow Bunch||Abel Hindle||Liberal|
1 Magnus Ramsland died in 1918. In the resulting by-election, he was succeeded by his widow Sarah Ramsland, the first woman ever elected to the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
Like other provinces Saskatchewan held a service vote - actually two separate votes - for Saskatchewan residents in the Canadian armed services fighting during World War I. The first vote was for France and Belgium - two members were elected in a block vote; the top member represented France and the second member elected represented Belgium. Another member was also elected to represent troops in Great Britain. Three seats in the Legislature were set aside for these soldier-MLAs.
|Private Harris Turner||3,938||France|
|Captain Frederick Bagshaw||1,791||Belgium|
|Lt. Col. Alexander Ross||978|
|Private Kenneth Crawford||798|
|Sergeant William Reade||577|
|Sapper John Arthur Gibson||379|
|Major Robert Henry Smith||365|
|Sgt. Major William Harry Wilson||233|
|Lieutenant Alfred Haigh||216|
|Lt. Col. James Albert Cross||2,698|
|Captain Alfred Manville||691|
|Sergeant Arthur Eaton||504|
|Sergeant Samuel Barraclough||273|
|Captain Daniel Lochead||214|