Saskatchewan New Democratic Party/Co-operative Commonwealth Federation leadership elections

Saskatchewan New Democratic Party/Co-Operative Commonwealth Federation Leadership Elections

Saskatchewan New Democratic Party/Co-operative Commonwealth Federation leadership elections

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This page shows the results of leadership elections in the New Democratic Party (known as the Farmer-Labour Party from 1932 to 1934, and the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation from 1934 to 1967). Prior to 2001, the leader was elected via a delegated convention. Following the resignation of Roy Romanow, the leader was chosen through a One Member One Vote election.

1932 Farmer-Labour Party leadership convention

(Held on July 27, 1932.)



Note: The Farmer-Labour Party was launched as a merger of Coldwell's Independent Labour Party of Saskatchewan and George Williams's United Farmers of Canada . Williams was nominated as a candidate, but withdrew in favour of Coldwell.

Developments, 1932-1936

In 1933, the Saskatchewan Farmer-Labour Party became the Saskatchewan branch of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation. Coldwell was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1935, and Williams was chosen as the Saskatchewan CCF's acting leader on December 16, 1935. Coldwell's resignation from the party leadership was not made official until July 17, 1936.

1936 Cooperative Commonwealth Federation leadership convention

(Held on July 17, 1936.)



Note: Hugh MacLean was also nominated as a candidate, but withdrew.

Developments, 1936-1942

Williams joined the Canadian Forces in early 1941, and subsequently saw overseas action in World War II. On February 12, 1941, John Brockelbank was chosen to lead the party in the legislature. ...
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