1942 Edmonton municipal election

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The 1942 municipal election was held November 12, 1942 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council, three trustees to sit on the public school board and five trustees to sit on the separate school board. Voters also approved an eight-hour day for firefighters. The election would normally have been held on November 11 (the rule at the time being that the municipal election would be held on the second Wednesday of November), but was delayed by a day owing to the Armistice Day holiday.

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Harry Ainlay (SS), James McCrie Douglas (SS), Gwendolen Clarke, Charles Gariepy, Guy Patterson were all elected to two-year terms in 1941 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: Melvin Downey (SS), Roy Sutherland, Albert Ottewell (SS), and James Hyndman had been elected to two-year terms in 1941 and were still in office. On the separate board, two of the seven seats were occupied: Thomas Malone and William Wilde (SS) had been elected in 1941 and were still in office. Robert Tighe and Romeo Bouchard had also been elected in 1941, but Tighe had died and Bouchard had resigned. Accordingly, Joseph Gallant and J O Pilon were elected to one-year terms.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 8,208 ballots cast out of 57,889 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 14.2%.

Results[edit]

Mayor[edit]

John Wesley Fry was acclaimed to a sixth term as mayor.

Aldermen[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Sidney Bowcott 4,698 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Athelstan Bissett 4,645 SS Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Sidney Parsons 4,458 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee James Ogilvie 4,306 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee Frederick John Mitchell 3,721 Green tickY
     Civic Progressive Association Charles Willis 2,876
     Co-operative Commonwealth Federation /
Farmer / Labour
William H. Miller 2,783
     Civic Progressive Association Adam McKay 2,750
     Co-operative Commonwealth Federation /
Farmer / Labour
Joseph Dowler 2,601
     Civic Progressive Association Isabel Ringwood 2,597
Independent Anthony Shute 2,107
Independent Peter Glassman 788

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes Elected
Citizens' Committee Izena Ross 4,150 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee William McConachie 4,010 Green tickY
Citizens' Committee G. Alex Gemeroy 3,390 Green tickY
     Civic Progressive Association Alfred Marks 2,965
     Co-operative Commonwealth Federation /
Farmer / Labour
Edith Rogers 2,869
     Co-operative Commonwealth Federation /
Farmer / Labour
William Tree 2,606

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Candidate Votes Elected
Francis Killeen 733 Green tickY
James O'Hara 716 Green tickY
Adrien Crowe 698 SS Green tickY
Joseph Gallant 698 Green tickY
J O Pilon 679 Green tickY
John McLean 616

Firefighter Work Hours Plebiscite[edit]

Do you approve of Bylaw No. 1019, establishing an eight-hour day for the members of the Edmonton Fire Department, to commence within one year next following the cessation of hostilities in the present war?

  • Yes - 5,818
  • No - 2,262

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