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Encyclopedia > Saskatchewan New Democratic Party
New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan
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Active Provincial Party
Founded 1932 as the Farmer-Labour Group, became the Saskatchewan CCF in 1934, renamed Saskatchewan NDP in 1967
Leader Lorne Calvert
President Ken Rauch
Headquarters 1122 Saskatchewan Dr,
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 0C4
Political ideology Social Democracy/

Democratic Socialism Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lorne Albert Calvert MLA (born December 24, 1952 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is the outgoing premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and incoming leader of Her Majestys Loyal Opposition. ... Ken Rauch is the current president of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, which is currently the government of Saskatchewan. ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Trent Wotherspoon Kevin Yates Kim... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Democratic socialism advocates socialism as a basis for the economy and democracy as a governing principle. ...

International alignment Socialist International
Colours Orange & Green
Website http://www.saskndp.com/

The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP) (formerly the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)) is a social democratic political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. It currently forms the official opposition, but has been a dominant force in Saskatchewan politics since the 1940s. The official symbol of Socialist International. ... The orange, the fruit from which the modern name of the orange colour comes. ... For other uses, see Green (disambiguation). ... Social democracy is a political ideology emerging in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from supporters of Marxism who believed that the transition to a socialist society could be achieved through democratic evolutionary rather than revolutionary means. ... Political Parties redirects here. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

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Origins

The origins of the party began as early as 1902. In that year a group of farmers created the Territorial Grain Growers' Association. The objective of this group was to lobby for farmer's rights with the grain trade and the railways. The name was changed to the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association (SGGA) when Saskatchewan became a province in 1905.[1]


In 1921 a left-wing splinter group left the SGGA to form the Farmer's Union. However, the two groups reconciled in 1926 and reformed as the United Farmers of Canada, Saskatchewan Section (UFC). The first leader of the UFC was George Williams.[2] The United Farmers movement in Canada rose to prominence after World War I. With the failure of the wartime Union government to alter a tariff structure that hurt farmers, various farmers movements across Canada became more radical and entered the political arena. ...


In 1931, the UFC participated in the March on Regina to protest against government indifference to the farmer's plight during the depression. During that event the UFC met with the Independent Labour Party, led by M.J. Coldwell, to discuss their options. From that meeting they agreed to form the Farmer-Labour Group (FLG) with Coldwell as the leader.[3] Hon. ...


The FLG participated in the 1934 provincial election and won five seats and became the official opposition to the Liberals. Coldwell failed to win a seat but remained as leader. Following the election, the Farmer-Labour Group officially became the Saskatchewan section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), although it had been known unofficially as the CCF's Saskatchewan wing before that.[4] The Eighth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on June 19, 1934. ... The Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) was a Canadian political party founded in 1932 in Calgary, Alberta, by a number of socialist, farm, co-operative and labour groups, and the League for Social Reconstruction. ...


In 1935, Coldwell ran for federal office in the federal election and was elected. Williams took over as party leader.[5] In 1940, Williams resigned and the charismatic Tommy Douglas was named leader.[6] The Canadian parliament after the 1935 election The Canadian federal election of 1935 was held to elect members of the Canadian House of Commons. ... Thomas Clement Douglas, PC, CC, SOM, MA, LL.D (hc) (October 20, 1904 – February 24, 1986) was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician. ...


In government

In the 1944 election, the Saskatchewan CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, swept to power, forming the first socialist government in North America. They took 44 out of 51 seats. The CCF/NDP has governed the province with only two interruptions (1964-71 and 1982-91) since 1944. The Saskatchewan general election of 1944 was the tenth provincial election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ...


Arguably, the party's greatest accomplishment was the introduction of North America's first comprehensive system of public medical insurance or Medicare (sometimes referred to as socialized medicine). The fight to introduce Medicare in the province was intense, due to the opposition of the province's doctors, backed by the American Medical Association. The AMA feared that public health care would spread to other parts of the continent if introduced in one part. The doctors staged a 23-day strike. But despite a concerted attempt to defeat the controversial Medical Care Insurance Act, the strike eventually collapse and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan agreed to the alterations and terms of the "Saskatoon Agreement". The program was introduced and became so popular it was soon adopted across Canada. The term medicare (in lowercase) (French: assurance maladie) is the unofficial name for Canadas universal public health insurance system. ... The American Medical Association (AMA) is the largest association of medical doctors in the United States. ...


After doing much of the preliminary work on Medicare, Douglas resigned as party leader and Premier in 1961 to become the founding leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. The NDP had been formed by a coalition of the CCF and the Canadian Labour Congress. The Saskatchewan CCF followed suit, and adopted its current name in 1967 after a transitional period when the party was awkwardly named the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Saskatchewan Section of the New Democratic Party of Canada. The Premier of Saskatchewan is the first minister for the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... The Canadian Labour Congress, or CLC (in French le Congrès du travail du Canada or CTC) is the central labour body in Canada to which most Canadian labour unions are affiliated. ...


The turmoil of the Medicare fight took its toll, however, and the NDP-CCF government of Douglas's successor Woodrow S. Lloyd was defeated by Ross Thatcher's Saskatchewan Liberal Party in the 1964 election. The party dropped the "CCF" name after the 1967 election. Woodrow Stanley Lloyd (July 16, 1913-April 7, 1972) was a Canadian politician who succeeded Tommy Douglas as Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan. ... Wilbert Ross Thatcher (24 May 1917–22 July 1971) was the tenth premier of Saskatchewan, Canada, serving from 2 May 1964 to 30 June 1971. ... The Saskatchewan Liberal Party is a political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... The Fifteenth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on April 22, 1964. ... Sixteenth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on October 11, 1967. ...


Recent history

The NDP rebuilt itself and went through a painful confrontation between a left-wing movement dubbed "The Waffle" (a name derived from Toronto leftist economist James Laxer's quip that if he was perceived to be "waffling" on a policy question, then he'd "rather waffle to the left than waffle to the right") and the more conservative party establishment. The party returned to power in the 1971 election, under Allan Blakeney, embarking on a programme of nationalizing the province's natural resources. This saw the creation of parastatal or Crown corporations that drilled for oil (Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Corp. or SaskOil), mined potash (the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan) and sought hard-rock minerals (the Saskatchewan Mining Development Corp.).[7] Blakeney's government was defeated in the 1982 election by the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan, led by Grant Devine. The Seventeenth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on June 23, 1971. ... The Honourable Allan Emrys Blakeney, PC , OC , SOM , QC , MA , DCL (born September 7, 1925) was the Premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan from 1971 to 1982, and leader of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP). ... The Twentieth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on April 26, 1982. ... The Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan is a right-of-centre political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Donald Grant Devine (born July 5, 1944) was the Progressive Conservative Premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan from May 8, 1982 to November 1, 1991. ...


The party returned to office in 1991, under the leadership of Roy Romanow. The Romanow government was more conservative than previous CCF/NDP governments, and instituted a program of hospital closures, program cuts, and privitization to eliminate the budget deficit and reduce debt inherited from previous governments. Romanow later quipped that he was a supporter of Tony Blair's Third Way concept before it even existed, and there were many who doubted the party's continued commitment to democratic socialism. The NDP's Third Way alienated some of its left-wing members, who left the party and merged with the Green Party supporters to form the New Green Alliance. Roy John Romanow, PC , OC , SOM , QC , LL.B , DU, (born August 12, 1939 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian politician and former Premier of Saskatchewan (1991–2001). ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Bill Clinton and Tony Blair, adherents of the Third Way The Third Way, or Radical center, is a centrist political philosophy of governance that embraces a mix of market and interventionist philosophies. ... Democratic socialism advocates socialism as a basis for the economy and democracy as a governing principle. ... The Green Party of Canada is a Canadian federal political party founded in 1983. ... The New Green Alliance is a left-wing Green political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ...


In the 1999 provincial election, Romanow's NDP received slightly less popular support as a share of the vote than the opposition Saskatchewan Party led by Elwin Hermanson, a past Reform MP. Romanow and his government formed a coalition government with the three elected Liberal MLAs; one, Jack Hillson, subsequently left cabinet to sit as an independent Liberal in opposition. Jim Melenchuk and Ron Osika remained in the coalition and ran under the NDP banner in the 2003 provincial election. The Twenty-Fourth Provincial General Election in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan was held on September 16, 1999. ... The Saskatchewan Party is a centre-right political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Elwin Hermanson (born August 22, 1952) is the founding leader of the Saskatchewan Party. ... A coalition government, or coalition cabinet, is a cabinet in parliamentary government in which several parties cooperate. ...


Following the 2003 general election, the NDP, now led by Lorne Calvert, was able to form a government on its own with a majority in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan of two seats (30-28).[8] The party's tenure in office ended with the 2007 general election, when the Saskatchewan Party under leader Brad Wall won 38 of the 58 seats.[9] Reduced to official opposition leader, Calvert said he had no immediate plans to step down as NDP leader, but would likely not lead the party into the next election.[10] Map of Saskatchewans ridings and how they voted and by how much The Saskatchewan general election of 2003 was the twenty-fifth provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Lorne Albert Calvert MLA (born December 24, 1952 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) is the outgoing premier of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan and incoming leader of Her Majestys Loyal Opposition. ... The Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan is located in Regina. ... Popular vote map by riding The 26th Saskatchewan general election was held on November 7, 2007; the writs were dropped on October 10, 2007. ... The Saskatchewan Party is a centre-right political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Brad Wall is a Canadian politician, leader of the Saskatchewan Party, and leader of Her Majestys Loyal Opposition in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan. ...


Despite starting in the 1930s as a party of rural discontent, it had by the 1990s lost almost all of its rural seats and found its greatest strength in Saskatchewan's cities.


Party leaders

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See also

This is a list of Wikipedia articles about members of the Saskatchewan, Canada, branch of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), a social democratic political party, and its successor, the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP). ... This page shows the results of leadership conventions in the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (known as the Farmer-Labour Party from 1932 to 1934, and the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation from 1934 to 1967). ... // New Democratic Party of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Party Green Party of Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Heritage Party Saskatchewan Liberal Party Saskatchewan Marijuana Party Western Independence Party of Saskatchewan Progressive Party (in Saskatchewan) Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Labor-Progressive Party Social Credit Party of Saskatchewan First Nations Party of... Legislative Legislatures Politics of: AB | BC | MB | NB | NL | NT | NS | NU | ON | PE | QC | SK | YT Elections Elections in: AB | BC | MB | NB | NL | NT | NS | NU | ON | PE | QC | SK | YT Federal Politics of Canada General Regions Political culture Foreign relations Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      The Politics...

References

  1. ^ Taylor, Georgina. 1991. Saskatchewan. Page 117 in Heaps, Leo, editor. Our Canada. James Lorimer & Company. Toronto.
  2. ^ Taylor, Georgina. 1991. Saskatchewan. Page 118 in Heaps, Leo, editor. Our Canada. James Lorimer & Company. Toronto.
  3. ^ Taylor, Georgina. 1991. Saskatchewan. Page 119 in Heaps, Leo, editor. Our Canada. James Lorimer & Company. Toronto.
  4. ^ Taylor, Georgina. 1991. Saskatchewan. Page 119 in Heaps, Leo, editor. Our Canada. James Lorimer & Company. Toronto.
  5. ^ Taylor, Georgina. 1991. Saskatchewan. Page 119 in Heaps, Leo, editor. Our Canada. James Lorimer & Company. Toronto.
  6. ^ Taylor, Georgina. 1991. Saskatchewan. Page 121 in Heaps, Leo, editor. Our Canada. James Lorimer & Company. Toronto.
  7. ^ Jim Harding. Social Policy and Social Justice: The NDP Government in Saskatchewan During the Blakeney Years. 1995. p. 341.
  8. ^ Smith, Graeme. 'Stay tuned,' Saskatchewan Premier says. The Globe and Mail. November 7, 2003. p. A5.
  9. ^ Saskatchewan Party wins majority government. CBC News (November 7, 2007).
  10. ^ Hall, Angela (November 8, 2007). Victory and defeat. The Leader-Post.

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External links

  • Saskatchewan NDP caucus site
  • Saskatchewan NDP
  • The Prairie Roots of Canada's Political 'Third Parties'
Saskatchewan Political Parties
Represented in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan:
NDP Sask Party
Other parties recognized by the Elections Saskatchewan:
Green PC Liberal Marijuana WIP

Provincial Elections
New Democratic Party regional wings
In government: Manitoba
Forming the official opposition: British Columbia -Saskatchewan - Nova Scotia
Forming third party electoral representation: Yukon - Alberta - Ontario - Newfoundland and Labrador
No current electoral representation: New Brunswick - Prince Edward Island

  Results from FactBites:
 
Saskatchewan Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1079 words)
The Saskatchewan Party is a centre-right political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Party serves as the province's Official Opposition, holding 27 of the 58 seats (1 vacant due to a recent resignation) in the province's Legislative Assembly in Regina.
In 2004, the Saskatchewan Party had attacked the provincial NDP government over a bad investment, named SpudCo, and the actions of a cabinet minister, Eldon Lautermilch who was forced to apologize for misleading the legislature, a fact that only became apparent once sworn evidence was acquired from a civil lawsuit against the province.
Saskatchewan New Democratic Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (755 words)
The Saskatchewan New Democratic Party (NDP) (formerly the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF)) is a social democratic political party in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan CCF followed suit, and adopted its current name in 1967 after a transitional period when the party was awkwardly named the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Saskatchewan Section of the New Democratic Party of Canada.
An irony of recent Saskatchewan NDP history is that despite starting in the 1930s as a party of rural discontent, it had by the 1990s lost almost all of its rural seats and found its greatest strength in Saskatchewan's cities.
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