Edmonton municipal election, 1945

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The 1945 municipal election was held November 7, 1945 to elect a mayor and five aldermen to sit on Edmonton City Council and five trustees to sit on the public school board (Joseph Gallant, Thomas Malone, J O Pilon, and William Wilde were acclaimed to two-year terms on the separate school board).

There were ten aldermen on city council, but five of the positions were already filled: Sidney Bowcott, Athelstan Bissett, Sidney Parsons, James Ogilvie, Frederick John Mitchell were all elected to two-year terms in 1944 and were still in office.

There were seven trustees on the public school board, but two of the positions were already filled: George Cormie and Alex Gemeroy had been elected to two-year terms in 1944 and were still in office. Izena Ross had also been elected to a two-year term in 1944, but had resigned; accordingly, James MacDonald was elected to a one-year term.

On the separate board, there were four vacancies out of seven seats, as Adrian Crowe, Francis Killeen, and James O'Hara were continuing.

Voter turnout[edit]

There were 19600 ballots cast out of 69730 eligible voters, for a voter turnout of 28.0%.


(bold indicates elected, italics indicate incumbent)


Party Candidate Votes  %
Civic Democratic Alliance Harry Ainlay 10,690 54.74%
     Citizens' Committee Winslow Hamilton 8,840 45.26%


Party Candidate Votes
     Citizens' Committee James McCrie Douglas 9,343
Civic Democratic Alliance Ethel Browne 9,074
     Citizens' Committee John Munro 8,570
Civic Democratic Alliance John Gillies 8,553
     Citizens' Committee Charles Gariepy 8,532
Civic Democratic Alliance Joseph Dowler 8,384
     Citizens' Committee E. B. Wilson 8,282
     Citizens' Committee Percy Gwynne 7,942
Civic Democratic Alliance Peter Collins 7,814
Civic Democratic Alliance J. H. King 7,370
Independent Lawrie 2,996
Independent Rice Sheppard 2,062
     Independent Labour W. H. O'Neill 1,646
Independent Julia Kiniski 1,305

Public school trustees[edit]

Party Candidate Votes
     Citizens' Committee Albert Ottewell 9,262
     Citizens' Committee Armour Ford 9,100
     Citizens' Committee Mary Butterworth 9,090
Civic Democratic Alliance E. S. Haynes 8,491
     Citizens' Committee James MacDonald 8,265
     Citizens' Committee Frank J. Newson 8,174
Civic Democratic Alliance R. L. M. Hart 7,864
Civic Democratic Alliance D. Milner 7,567
Civic Democratic Alliance R. J. Boutilier 6,389
Civic Democratic Alliance J. W. Badowski 6,361

Separate (Catholic) school trustees[edit]

Joseph Gallant, Thomas Malone, J O Pilon, and William Wilde were acclaimed.


City of Edmonton: Edmonton Elections