1950 Edmonton municipal election
The 1950 municipal election was held November 1, 1950 to elect five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council. The electorate also decided eleven plebiscite questions. There was no mayoral election, as Sidney Parsons was on the second year of a two year-term. There were no elections for school trustees, as candidates for both the public and separate school boards were acclaimed.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Harold Tanner (SS), Armour Ford, Rupert Clare, Kenneth Lawson, and William Hawrelak (SS) were all elected to two-year terms in 1949 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but four of the positions were already filled: George Brown, Mary Butterworth (SS), J W K Shortreed, and John Thorogood (SS) had been acclaimed to two-year terms in 1949 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Joseph Gallant, Lawrence Keylor (SS), Ambrose O'Neill, and Joseph Pilon were continuing.
- 1 Voter turnout
- 2 Results
- 2.1 Aldermen
- 2.2 Public school trustees
- 2.3 Separate (Catholic) school trustees
- 2.4 Plebiscites
- 3 References
There were 27,484 ballots cast out of 93,406 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 29.4%.
- bold or indicates elected
- italics indicate incumbent
- "SS", where data is available, indicates representative for Edmonton's South Side, with a minimum South Side representation instituted after the city of Strathcona, south of the North Saskatchewan River, amalgamated into Edmonton on February 1, 1912.
|Citizens' Committee||Edwin Clarke||17,421|
|Citizens' Committee||Duncan Innes||16,279||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Richmond Francis Hanna||16,112|
|Citizens' Committee||Frederick John Mitchell||15,307|
|Citizens' Committee||Carl Berg||12,891|
Public school trustees
Harry Fowler, Robert Rae, and Charles Cummins were acclaimed.
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Adrian Crowe (SS), Francis Killeen, and James O'Hara were acclaimed.
- Financial plebiscite items required a minimum two-thirds "Yes" majority to bring about action
Are you in favour of the City entering into the proposed agreement with the First New Amsterdam Corporation for development of the Civic Centre area as finally approved by City Council on September 29, 1950?
- Yes - 11,843
- No - 7,641
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $1,225,095.00 for City share of paving of arterial streets, bus routes and elsewhere?
- Yes - 16,442
- No - 1,478
High Level Bridge
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $500,000.00 to be applied toward the cost of providing a four lane vehicular traffic deck on the High Level Bridge to relieve serious traffic congestion?
- Yes - 9,174
- No - 8,588
Equipment for Engineers' Department
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $100,000.00 to purchase equipment for the Engineers’ Department including a flusher, a sweeper, mud pump and grader?
- Yes - 14,432
- No - 2,741
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $175,000.00 for the erection of Fire Department Buildings, namely, fire hall at Jasper Avenue and 92 Street, one drill tower and one drill school utility building for training firemen?
- Yes - 15,147
- No - 2,230
Fire Fighting Equipment
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $76,000.00 to purchase equipment for the Fire Department consisting of two pumpers and one aerial ladder?
- Yes - 15,971
- No - 1,499
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $250,000.00 for additions to the main Police Station Building including one additional court room, increased office space, added prisoner cells and full sized gymnasium?
- Yes - 12,804
- No - 4,216
Renfrew Ball Park
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $50,000.00 to erect a concrete grandstand to seat 1,200 people at Renfrew Ball Park?
- Yes - 10,877
- No - 6,253
Royal Alexandra Maternity Ward
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $1,035,000.00 for the erection of new maternity building at the Royal Alexandra Hospital to relieve serious over-crowding of present facilities?
- Yes - 16,218
- No - 1,752
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $1,200,000.00 for additions and renovations to Royal Alexandra Hospital including improved operating rooms, laboratories, X-ray Department, cafeteria, plus renovation of plumbing in present main building?
- Yes - 15,844
- No - 2,060
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $150,000.00 for the construction of an out-door swimming pool in the City?
- Yes - 12,865
- No - 4,461