Edmonton municipal election, 1960

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The 1960 Edmonton, Alberta municipal election was held October 19, 1960 to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and three trustees to sit on each of the public and separate school boards. The electorate also decided eight plebiscite questions.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: William Henning, Angus McGugan, Ed Leger, Gordon McClary, and McKim Ross were all elected to two-year terms in 1959 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Angus MacDonald, Edith Rogers, Vernon Johnson, and Douglas Thomson were elected to two-year terms in 1959 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Joseph Moreau, Orest Demco, Catherine McGrath, and Henry Carrigan were continuing.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 26009 ballots cast out of 158771 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 16.4%.

Results[edit]

(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Civic Government Association Frederick John Mitchell 13,836 Green tickY
Civic Reform Association George Prudham 13,258 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Morris Weinlos 13,105 Green tickY
Civic Government Association Ethel Wilson 10,969 Green tickY
Civic Reform Association Milton Lazerte 10,847 Green tickY
Independent Laurette Douglas 10,763
Civic Reform Association C. H. Clarke 9,454
Independent Ivor Dent 9,265
Civic Government Association Stanley Milner 8,659
Civic Reform Association Ian MacDonald Nicoll 8,553
Civic Government Association Sidney Wrigglesworth 5,756
Independent Edgar Gerhart 5,581
Civic Reform Association Rex Martin 5,540
Independent E. J. (Slim) Powell 2,876
Independent Paul Stepa 2,059

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Better Education Association & Civic Reform Association Warren Edward (Ted) Smith 11,833 Green tickY
Better Education Association John Andrews 11,729 Green tickY
Better Education Association Shirley Forbes 9,832 Green tickY
Civic Government Association James Falconer 6,680
Civic Government Association John Thorogood 6,619
Civic Reform Association John McIntosh Hope 6,074
Civic Government Association Murray Cooke 5,427
Civic Reform Association William Hackett 4,140
Independent David Graham 2,790

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Independent Leo Lemieux 3,845 Green tickY
Independent Edward Stack 3,211 Green tickY
Independent John Barbeau 3,195 Green tickY
Independent Vincent Dantzer 3,133

Plebiscites[edit]

At-Large Elections[edit]

Are you in favour of changing the Election System for Alderman and Public School Board Members so that all such elected representatives are elected from the City at large without regard to whether they live North or South of the North Saskatchewan River or own fifty percent of their property North or South of this river?

  • Yes - 17204
  • No - 9668

Paving[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $450,000.00 for the City share of standard paving of arterial and residential streets?

  • Yes - 14728
  • No - 4489

Asphalt on Existing Gravel Streets[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $250,000.00 for the City share of asphalt paving on existing gravel arterial and residential streets?

  • Yes - 14501
  • No - 4471

Asphalt on New Gravel Streets[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $500,000.00 for the City share of asphalt paving on new gravel arterial and residential streets?

  • Yes - 13241
  • No - 5338

Traffic Lights[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $180,000.00 in order to purchase and locate traffic lights on certain highway intersections within the City?

  • Yes - 15812
  • No - 3554

Parks[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $600,000.00 for the purpose of constructing and improving parks and playgrounds?

  • Yes - 14455
  • No - 4829

Bridge[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $500,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a district bridge as part of the City’s overall arterial road system?

  • Yes - 15043
  • No - 4454

Library[edit]

Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $165,000.00 for the purpose of constructing a district library?

  • Yes - 12173
  • No - 6756

References[edit]

City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections