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turnout throughout the province in 1967 was also the lowest in two decades. SOURCE: Evelyn Lucille Eager, 'The Government of Saskatchewan,' unpublished PhD dissertation, University of Toronto, p. 344; statements of election results, 1960, 1964, and 1967 issued by the chief electoral officer for Saskatchewan and statement of election results, 1971, issued by clerk of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan.

Lieutenant-Governor, Toronto, 1957 Sharp, Paul F . The Agrarian Revolt in Western Canada: A Study Showing American Parallels, Minneapolis, 1948 Smith, David Edward. 'Interpreting Prairie Politics,' Journal of Canadian Studies, 7, 1972, pp. 18-32 Smith, David E. 'The Membership of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly: 1905-1966,' Saskatchewan History, 20, 1967, pp. 41-63 Select bibliography 343 Smith, David E. 'Questionnaire Response, Voter Turnout and Party Sup- port,' in John C. Courtney, ed., Voting in Canada, Scarborough, 1967, chap. 11 Spafford, D.S. 'The

Conservative candidates was 14, 19, 9, and 2. In 1960 Social Credit candidates won 12 per cent of the popular vote. t The decrease in total popular vote in 1967 and 1971 is accounted for, in part, by the abolition of three multi-member constituencies-Regina, Saskatoon, and Moose Jaw. The turnout throughout the province in 1967 was also the lowest in two decades. SOURCE: See appendix A most popular policies of the socialists. For this contradiction he was labelled by Saskatchewan Liberals a pragmatist and by his opponents an opportunist. A third group, the federal

Credit are noted in David Edward Smith, 'Interpret- ing Prairie Politics, ' Journal of Canadian Studies, 7, 1972, pp. 18-32 19 For a comparison of voter turnout and electoral data in these provinces, see John C. Courtney and David E. Smith, 'Politics in a Politically Competitive Province,' in Martin Robin, ed ., Canadian Provincial Politics, pp. 310-12. Conclusion 335 The distinction which the Liberals have gained in Saskatchewan politics as a result of their ability to survive a succession of major challenges appears all the more impressive in light of the

necessarily "normal" leaders in this respect: the shop- steward or local president would correspond more closely. For this reason the fact that Fred Dowling of the Packinghouse Workers, Charles Millard of the Steelworkers, or George Burt of the Auto Workers were active supporters of the CCF would not be of great significance because they were union presidents. These factors and the concomitant factor of high middle- and upper-class turn-out worked against the ccF. The Ontario pro- vincial elections of 1943 and 1945 provide an interesting illus- tration of these

been close to three hundred in a total vote of 3,290. With an increase in voter turnout from 50 to 92 per cent, the Liberals had come close to losing.1 16 In the 1928-9 session of the Legislative Assembly the pitch of battle established in Arm River continued. In the throne debate the Conserva- tives proposed an amendment to the School Act which would have forbid- den sectarian personnel and emblems in public schools . The premier noted 113 Regina Daily Post, 5 June 1929, p. I 114 Saskatoon Phoenix, 1 June 1928, pp. I and 5 115 Gardiner Papers, Gardiner to J

forty-nine seats to twenty-five for Social Credit and one for the NDP. With a third of the legislative seats, an opposition party could hardly be said to be on the way to extinction. The popular vote indeed demonstrated once again how easily the first-past- the-post system of voting distorted the intentions of Alberta voters. With 46.4 per cent of the total vote the Conservatives had won almost two-thirds of the legislative seats. Social Credit, with 41 per cent of the vote, had lost only 3.5 per cent of its vote in 1967; indeed, with a larger electoral turn-out in

for a town or village poll. Further correspondence from Calder informed those in charge of poll subdivisions of their responsibility to see that delegates to the nominating conventions were chosen at a full turnout. Each of these individuals received directions regarding the loca- tion of his poll, the number of delegates to be selected, and standard publicity to advertise the 'primary meeting.' Calder was too good a party organizer to insist on undeviating adherence to these directions. He recog- nized that in some constituencies the electoral principle might

people think it can be done by borrowing; but the 'day of reckoning' always comes. Others couldn't care less about the management of their affairs, as evidenced by the poor turn-out for munici- pal elections. For services for municipalities - no matter what is asked for-you are the people who pay the bills. Pay cash-pay once: borrow and you pay twice over.117 121 Hot Economy, Cold War The expression of such homilies may have had some support in Alberta in 1960, but it is unlikely that Social Credit would have been as popular as it was if its public face were solely