1957 Edmonton municipal election
The 1957 municipal election was held November 3, 1957 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and four trustees to sit on the public school board (Michael O'Byrne, Orest Demco, Catherine McGrath, and Joseph Moreau were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board). The electorate also decided seven plebiscite questions.
The election would normally have fallen on October 16 (the third Wednesday in October), but was delayed because of the provincial plebiscite on October 30.
There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Frederick John Mitchell, Ethel Wilson, Laurette Douglas, Giffard Main, and Donald Bowen were all elected to two-year terms in 1956 and were still in office.
There were seven trustees on the public school board, but three of the positions were already filled: J. Percy Page, John Thorogood, and William Orobko were elected to two-year terms in 1956 and were still in office. The same was true on the separate board, where Vincent Dantzer, John Bernard Kane, and Leo Lemieux were continuing.
There were 49955 ballots cast out of 141532 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 35.3%.
(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)
|Citizens' Committee||William Hawrelak||32,312||65.15%|
|Edmonton Voters Association||Charles Simmonds||4,282||8.63%|
|Citizens' Committee||Cliffard Roy||25,459||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||William Connelly||25,100|
|Citizens' Committee||Hu Harries||24,833||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Reginald Easton||24,545|
|Citizens' Committee||James Falconer||23,101|
|Edmonton Voters Association||Charles Thompson||13,001|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Edith Rogers||8,794|
|Edmonton Voters Association||David Graham||8,240|
|Edmonton Voters Association||Orval Allen||7,072||SS|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Vincent McMahon||5,391||SS|
|Edmonton Voters Association||George Rankel||4,215|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||James Bamber||3,785|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Gustave Querengesser||3,560|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Alfred Kynnersley||2,991||SS|
Public school trustees
|Citizens' Committee||Ernest Hanna||20,477|
|Citizens' Committee||Angus MacDonald||20,690|
|Citizens' Committee||Robert Johnson||17,527||SS|
|Citizens' Committee||Douglas Thomson||16,861||SS|
|Edmonton Voters Association||Oscar Krueger||14,200|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Elizabeth Scott||9,913||SS|
|Edmonton Voters Association||Frances Shore||8,751|
|Edmonton Voters Association||Jack Hennig||8,607||SS|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Clifford Hackett||6,341|
|Edmonton Voters Association||John Lyon||6,123|
|Edmonton Property Owners Association||Herbert Nichols||5,528|
Separate (Catholic) school trustees
Fluoridation of Water
Shall fluorides, for the prevention of tooth decay, be added to the City water supply sufficient to bring the fluoride content of City water up to the level of one part fluoride to one million parts of water?
- Yes - 30420
- No - 16626
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $965,000.00 for the City share of standard paving of arterial and residential streets?
- Yes - 22182
- No - 5022
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $200,000.00 for the improvement of City parks and the commencement of work on unsubdivided park land, circles, buffer zones, ravine side boulevards and similar works?
- Yes - 20202
- No - 6479
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $100,000.00 in order to purchase and install additional traffic lights at various locations within the City?
- Yes - 21048
- No - 5692
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $100,000.00 in order to construct and equip a branch of the Edmonton Public Library in a location within the City?
- Yes - 15287
- No - 10521
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $250,000.00 to provide necessary renovations to the existing portion of the Royal Alexandra Hospital and equipment for the Hospital?
- Yes - 21258
- No - 5657
Shall Council pass a bylaw creating a debenture debt in the sum of $245,000.00 in order to build and provide equipment for a Fire Hall at 98th Street and 101A Avenue?
- Yes - 18418
- No - 7696