Manitoba municipal elections, 1995

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The 1995 Manitoba municipal elections were held on October 25, 1995 to elect mayors, councillors and school trustees in various communities throughout Manitoba, Canada.

Cities[edit]

Brandon[edit]

1995 Brandon municipal election, Mayor of Brandonedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
(x)Rick Borotsik 11,299 80.17
Stephen Downes 1,620 11.49
Geoff Borden 1,175 8.34
Total votes cast 14,094 100.00

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward One (Assiniboine)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
(x)Joe Kay acclaimed n/a
1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Twoedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
(x)Drew Caldwell 735 64.19
Barbara Bragg 353 30.83
Darryl Wolski 57 4.98
Total valid votes 1,145 100.00
  • Barbara Bragg is founder and president of The Learning Company, a training centre that teaches students various aspects of computer technology. In 2002, she won a Contribution to Community Award.[1] As of 2007, she serves on the Brandon University Animal Care Committee.[2] She had previously served on Brandon's Board of Governors ini the 1990s, resigning in 1997.[3] Bragg campaigned for the Rosser Ward (Ward Two) a second time in a 1999 by-election, losing to Marion Robinsong. Her husband, Marty Snelling, was the Progressive Conservative candidate for Brandon East in the 1999 provincial election.[4]

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Three (Victoria)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
(x)Don Kille 1329 63.71
Ron Cayer 757 36.29
Total valid votes 2086 100.00

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Four (University)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
Rick Chrest 699 54.35
(x)Brian Deacon 587 45.65
Total valid votes 1286 100.00

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Five (Meadows)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
Laurie MacKenzie 943 66.08
Bob Crighton 484 33.92
Total valid votes 1427 100.00

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Six (South Centre)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
(x)Jim Reid acclaimed n/a
1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Sevenedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
Scott Smith 1,350 66.34
(x)Romeo Lemieux 685 33.66
Total valid votes 2,035 100.00


  • Romeo Lemieux represented Ward Seven on the Brandon City Council from 1992 to 1995.

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Eight (Richmond)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
(x)Margo Campbell 1006 66.05
Marv Robinson 517 33.95
Total valid votes 1523 100.00

1995, Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Nine (Riverview)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
(x)Ross Martin 577 47.41
Bill Comstock 355 29.17
Lorne Hill 285 23.42
Total valid votes 1217 100.00

1995 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Ten (Green Acres)

Candidate Total Votes % of Total Votes
Don Jessiman 616 60.40
Peter Logan 204 20.00
(x)Arnold Grambo 200 19.60
Total valid votes 1020 100.00
  • Arnold Grambo served four terms on Brandon City Council from 1983 to 1995.

post-election changes[edit]

Mayor Rick Borotsik resigned his position in 1997, after being elected to the Canadian House of Commons. A by-election was held to choose his replacement.


Brandon, Manitoba municipal by-election, September 24, 1997, Mayor of Brandonedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Reg Atkinson elected not listed
Dan Munroe about 200 votes behind not listed
Scott Smith about 400 votes behind not listed
Geoff Borden not listed
three other candidates not listed not listed
  • Dan Munroe was a former city councillor. He was elected to represent the city's seventh ward in 1983 or earlier, and served until 1992.[5]

Winnipeg[edit]

See: Winnipeg municipal election, 1995

Rural Municipalities[edit]

Rockwood[edit]

1995 Rockwood municipal election, Reeve
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Leon Vandekerckhove accl. not listed
1995 Rockwood municipal election, Council, Ward One
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Clayton McMurren 426 58.84
Tom Huffman 177 24.45
Ted Demeniuk 121 16.71
Total valid votes 724 100.00
1995 Rockwood municipal election, Council, Ward Two
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Gordon Appleyard accl. .
1995 Rockwood municipal election, Council, Ward Three
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Garnet Thievin 372 83.41
Dean Reid 74 16.59
Total valid votes 446 100.00
1995 Rockwood municipal election, Council, Ward Four
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Ken Hibbitt 146 55.09
(x)Bill Docking 102 38.49
Doug Holmes 17 6.42
Total valid votes 265 100.00
1995 Rockwood municipal election, Council, Ward Five
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Gilbert Good accl. .
1995 Rockwood municipal election, Council, Ward Six
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Alex Glowachuk 174 56.31
Jeff Tomchak 135 43.69
Total valid votes 309 100.00

Towns[edit]

Hartney[edit]

1995 Hartney municipal election, Mayor of Hartney
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Leo Peloquin accl. .
  • Leo Peloquin was Mayor of Hartney from 1989 to 1998, and presided over a period of relative economic growth for the town.[6] He did not seek re-election in 1998. He had previously served on council from 1986 to 1989. Peloquin is the father of professional wrestler Chi Chi Cruz.

Neepawa[edit]

1995 Neepawa municipal election, Mayor of Neepawa
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Roy McGillivray accl. .
  • Roy McGillivray was first elected as Mayor of Neepawa in 1992, defeating incumbent mayor Homer Gill by a two-to-one margin.[7] He was appointed to the provincial building standards board, and was re-elected to the mayoralty without opposition in 1995.[8] In 1996, he encouraged the construction of an Agro-Enviro Centre to support the local farm industry.[9] He did not seek re-election in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed to a task force that assessed flooding damage to businesses in western and southwestern Manitoba.[10] He was critical of Ken Waddell, his successor as mayor, accusing him of "mixing religion with politics".[11]

Villages[edit]

Waskada[edit]

1995 Waskada municipal election, Mayor of Waskada
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Vaughn Ramsay accl. .
1995 Waskada municipal election, Waskada Village Council (four members elected)
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
John Innes accl. .
Terry Bradco accl. .
Dellene Heath accl. .
Tom Rickard accl. .

Source: Winnipeg Free Press newspaper, 27 October 1995.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Murray McNeill, "Winnipegger wins entrepreneur award", Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2002, B4.
  2. ^ Brandon University Standing Committees, Brandon University, accessed 26 January 2007.
  3. ^ Brandon University - Board of Governors - Minutes - December 18, 1997, Brandon University, accessed 26 January 2007.
  4. ^ Helen Fallding, "Firefighter ready to get feet wet as Brandon MLA", Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1999, A6.
  5. ^ Bud Robertson, "Ex-Hartney mayor wins byelection to run Brandon", Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 1997, A3.
  6. ^ "Hartney is booming ...", Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 1997, 2.
  7. ^ "Incumbents tossed out in Manitoba elections", Toronto Star, 29 October 1992, A28.
  8. ^ Bob Lowery, "Urban leaders want potty parity in new building code", Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1993.
  9. ^ "Centre to showcase farm industry", Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1996, B14.
  10. ^ "Rural task force to assist businesses affected by flood", M2 Presswire, 13 July 1999.
  11. ^ Mia Rabson, "Tory 1, Tory 2 or Tory 3?", Winnipeg Free Press, 17 April 2006, A1.