After forming a coalition government to oust the Liberals from power after the 1929 election, James T.M. Anderson's Conservative government had tried to use anti-Catholic and anti-French Canadian feeling in the province to win support. The Conservatives also had the support of the Ku Klux Klan, which was a significant force in the province at the time. The Tories also had to contend with the effects of the Great Depression and the Prairie dust bowl, however, and although they won about a quarter of the popular vote, they won no seats in the legislature. The Conservatives remained a minor force in Saskatchewan politics for 40 years after this defeat.
The Tories' allies in the previous legislature, the Progressives did not nominate candidates in this election, and were replaced by Farmer-Labour candidates as the voice of the left in the province.
The Saskatchewangeneralelection of 1948 was the eleventh provincial election held in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan.
It was held on June 24, 1948, to elect members of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.
The Social Credit Party of Saskatchewan, which had won 2 seats and 16% of the popular vote in the 1938 election, only to disappear in the 1944 election, returned to win over 8% of the vote, but no seats.
Saskatchewan is (approximately) a quadrilateral bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the American states of Montana and North Dakota.
Saskatchewan has the same form of government as the other Canadian provinces with a Lieutenant-Governor (who is the representative of the Crown), premier, and a unicameral legislature.
The current premier of Saskatchewan is New Democrat Lorne Calvert, whose government was re-elected in the 2003 election with a slim majority -- the NDP won 30 seats in the 58-seat Legislative Assembly, while the Saskatchewan Party won the remaining 28 seats.
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