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Canadian federal election results in Southern Saskatchewan

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Canadian federal election results in Southern Saskatchewan

This is page shows results of Canadian federal elections in the southern part of the province of Saskatchewan.

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Regional profile

Southern Saskatchewan typically produces an extreme urban-rural split, although it has been masked by the Conservatives' near-sweep of the region from 2004 to 2011. The ridings that are entirely rural (e.g. Souris-Moose Mountain and Yorkton-Melville) are almost as conservative as ridings in rural Alberta, and are even more so now with issues like same-sex marriage being highly unpopular. The urban areas of Regina and Moose Jaw are traditionally more supportive of the New Democratic Party, but they were wiped out in three-way races in 2004, and were unable to recover in 2006 or 2008. The Liberals also has some support in Regina, but it really only translates into one seat - that of local born and raised veteran politician, former Finance Minister, and current Liberal deputy leader and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale. Although Regina has double the population of a typical Canadian urban riding, until 2015 the surrounding areas were thought to be too thinly populated for ridings of their own. As a result, for almost two decades Regina's four federal ridings included large blocks of rural territory. The rural presence in the Regina area ridings largely neutralized the NDP and Liberal blocs after the end of vote-splitting on the right.

With the 2015 redistribution, Regina is now split between three ridings--one hybrid urban-rural riding and two located almost entirely within the city limits. Mirroring the split in the city as a whole, each major party took one seat each, with the NDP winning a seat here for the first time since 2000.

2004 - 38th General Election

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References

Canadian federal election results in Southern Saskatchewan Wikipedia


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