AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
1944.07.04 - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Farmer/Rancher. University Profesor. Agricultural Economist.
Progressive Conservative (PC): 1978-2003.
Conservative: 2003-2004. Expelled from the party when he was disqualified
from seeking the federal nomination, but continued his campaign as an
2004.06.28 - Souris-Moose Mountain, Saskatchewan - Defeated.
8 May 1982 - 1 November 1991.
PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE (MLA):
1995.06.21 - Did not seek re-election.
1991.10.21 - Estevan - Re-Elected.
1986.10.20 - Estevan - Re-Elected.
1982.04.26 - Estevan - Elected.
1980.11.26 (By) - Estevan - Defeated.
- Saskatoon Nutana - Defeated.
Leader, Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party (November 1979
- October 1992). In the 1982 elections, the PC won 55 seats (a gain
of 38 seats) and captured majority governing status. In the 1986 elections,
the PC won 38 seats (a loss of 17 seats) and retained majority governing
status. In 1991, the PC won 10 seats (a loss of 28 seats) and was reduced
to official opposition status. Retired as PC Leader in 1992.
Leader of the Saskatchewan Progressive Conservative Party, November
1979. Elected Leader on the first ballot (over two opponents) with
418 votes (58%).
Divine's government was riddled with scandal, as 13 PC MLAs were implicated
in the infamous Caucus Fraud Scandal -- a scheme to siphon off more
than $800,000 of PC Caucus communication money for personal and political
purposes. Eight PC cabinet ministers were convicted. Devine was never
charged in the scandal, which came to light after he left office, but
it came to symbolize his government in the public's perception.
of Saskatchewan: Grant Devine