Manitoba municipal elections, 2006

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The Canadian province of Manitoba held municipal elections on October 25, 2006.

Brandon[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Dave Burgess (X) 8,127 63.3
Mike G. Abbey 1,553 12.1
Deveryn Ross 1,495 11.6
Beth Smale 1,490 11.6
Nicholas Alvonitis 107 0.8
Deborah Boschman 74 0.6


2006 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Fouredit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
Jeff Harwood 677 46.92
Glen Kruck 364 25.23
Damon Roth 213 14.76
Garnet Boyd 189 13.10
Total valid votes 1,443 100.00


2006 Brandon municipal election, Councillor, Ward Sevenedit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
Ken Fitzpatrick 1,272 89.64
Jeff Sexton 147 10.36
Total valid votes 1,419 100.00
  • Ken Fitzpatrick is an information system manager.[5] He was first elected for Brandon's seventh ward in a 1999 by-election, after the previous member, Scott Smith, was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.[6] Fitzpatrick left the council in 2002, but was returned in 2006.


2006 Brandon municipal election, School Trustee (eight members elected)edit
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes Notes
Brian Mayes 6,967 10.00
(x)Jim Murray 5,518 7.92
(x)Marty Snelling 4,985 7.15
Peter Bartlette 4,449 6.38
Bea Jolly 4,353 6.25
(x)Linda L. Ross 4,352 6.25
Ramona Coey 4,167 5.98
George Buri 4,141 5.94
(x)Cheryl Burke 4,127 5.92
Rita Cullen 4,094 5.88
Patrick Pulak 4,090 5.87
Linda Freiheit 3,432 4.93
Fred Nickerson 2,653 3.81
Perry Roque 2,430 3.49
Wayne Langlois 2,331 3.35
Douglas K. Orr 1,970 2.83
Robert Ironstand 1,730 2.48
Kara Morrice 1,711 2.46
Angel Brunka 1,264 1.81
Gaetano Magnifico 920 1.32
Total valid votes 69,684 100.00

Electors could vote for eight candidates.

The percentages are determined in relation to the total number of votes.

  • Brian Mayes was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He holds a Bachelor of Public Administration degree from Carleton University (1984), and Master of Industrial Relations (1988) and Bachelor of Laws (2001) degrees from the University of Toronto. He ran for the Toronto City Council's thirteenth ward in 1991 as a New Democratic Party candidate, campaigning on a platform of affordable rental housing and police foot patrols on Bloor Street. He lost to John Adams.[7] Mayes also worked as a representative of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union in this period, and was a vocal opponent of the Social Contract legislation introduced by Bob Rae's government. In 1993, he negotiated a pact for 1,000 OPSEU workers to avoid a wage freeze and unpaid holidays.[8] He sought election to the Toronto City Council again in 1997, and was unsuccessful. As of 2006, he operates a private law practice in Brandon. He has served on the boards of Brandon University and the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba.[9] He was first elected to the Brandon School Board in 2006.[10]
  • Alexander James Murray is a hairstylist.[11] He was first elected to the Brandon School Division in 1995, and was re-elected in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He served as chair of the board in his second term, and was part of a majority of trustees who argued against service cuts during the budget negotiations of 1998 and 1999.[12] In 2000, he endorsed a tax increase designed to improve the division's teacher-to-student ratio.[13] He declined to initiate merger talks with neighbouring rural school boards in 2001, due to concerns that Brandon would be seen as taking over other divisions.[14] In 2003, he was elected unopposed to a one-year term as a vice-president of the Manitoba Association of School Trustees.[15] He was chosen as chairperson of the Brandon board once again after the 2006 election.[16]
  • Peter Bartlette worked as an instructor in Brandon schools for 32 years before his election in 2006. He was self-employed at the time of the election, and campaigned on a platform of "visible, accountable management".[17]
  • Bea Jolly is a retired educator. She holds a Class 3 Childcare Certificate and a Permanent Special and Vocational Education Certificate. She taught in the United Kingdom from 1949 to 1967, and in Brandon from 1967 to 1996. Her husband, Malcolm Jolly, was a member of the Brandon School Board from 1992 until his death in 2003.[18] She was first elected to the Brandon School Board in 2006, running on a platform of defending the public school system.[19]
  • Linda L. Ross holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Manitoba (1985). She was Director of the Agency Behavioral Consultation project at Surrey Place Centre in Toronto from 1985 to 1987, when she joined the Department of Psychology at Brandon University. In 1997, she was appointed acting Dean of the Department.[20] She was first elected to the Brandon School Board in a 1993 by-election, and was re-elected in 1995, 1998, 2002 and 2006. She served as board chair during her second term.[21] In 1998, she accused provincial Education Minister Linda McIntosh of undermining the quality of education in Manitoba by withholding adequate financial support.[22] During the 1990s, she chaired the steering committee for a first nations and aboriginal counselling program at Brandon University.[23]
  • Ramona Coey has an advanced degree in applied economics, and has worked in banking and small business. She was first elected to the Brandon School Board in 2006.[24]
  • George Buri has over 30 years' experience as a public school teacher. He was first elected to the Brandon School Board in 2006.[25]
  • Wayne Langlois is a provincial assessment officer, and a frequent candidate for public office.[26] He ran for Mayor of Brandon in 1998, centring his campaign on an opposition to property tax increases.[27] He later ran for the seventh ward council seat in a 1999 by-election, and ran again for the same position in 2002.[28] Langlois also sought the federal New Democratic Party nomination for Brandon—Souris in 2000, but lost to Errol Black.[29] He received a community service award from the provincial government in 2003, for his work with organizations such as the John Howard Society and Housing for the Physically Challenged.[30]

Rural Municipality of Elton[edit]

2006 Neepawa municipal election, Mayor
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Jon B. Burton acclaimed n/a
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillor, Ward 1
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Ross Farley acclaimed n/a
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillor, Ward 2
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)David Mazier acclaimed n/a
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillor, Ward 3
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Harvey Paterson acclaimed n/a
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillor, Ward 4
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Arthur R. Penner elected .
Ches Bollman defeated .
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillor, Ward 5
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Jim Boyd elected .
(x)Allan J. Meadows defeated .
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillor, Ward 6
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x) Danny Kowbel acclaimed n/a

Sources: Unofficial results of nominations for the Rural Municipality of Elton, 19 September 2006, Election returns for the Rural Municipality of Elton, 26 October 2006 (lists winning candidates).

Neepawa[edit]

2006 Neepawa municipal election, Mayor
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Robert Durston elected .
Barb Harris defeated .
Dean Dietrich defeated .
  • Robert G. Durston has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. He is a retired provincial agriculture representative, and was a veteran councillor before he first ran for mayor in the 1998 election.[31] Narrowly defeated on that occasion by Ken Waddell, Durston was successful in a 2002 rematch. Shortly after his election, Durston called for Manitoba's smoking ban to be determined at the provincial election, rather than by individual municipalities.[32] There was a threat of mass layoffs at Neepawa's Springhill Farms hog processing plant during his first term, though a loan from the Manitoba Industrial Opportunities Program ultimately saved the jobs.[33] In late 2003, Durston convinced the Association of Manitoba Municipalities to pass a motion calling for stricter testing standards on bottled water.[34] Re-elected in 2006, he announced the creation of a new personal-care home in the community in June 2007.[35] Later in the same year, he welcomed the decision of Hytek Ltd. to expand Springfield Farms and create 200 new jobs.[36]
2006 Neepawa municipal election, Councillors (six elected)
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
(x)Wayne Hollier elected .
(x)Ronald Forsman elected .
Wendy Menzies elected .
(x)Bill Stilwell elected .
Jim Cockburn elected .
Monty Simon elected .
Amanda Naughton-Gale defeated .

Electors could votes for six candidates.

Pinawa[edit]

2006 Pinawa municipal election, Mayor
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Blair Skinner acclaimed .
2006 Pinawa municipal election, Councillors (four elected)
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Clayton McMurren 619 23.46
(x)Lynn Patterson 596 22.58
(x)Karla Rae Elcock 481 18.23
Lloyd Rattai 425 16.10
Gerald Tretiak 310 11.75
Phil Mitchell 208 7.88
Total valid votes 2,639 100.00

Electors could vote for four candidates. The percentages are determined in relation to the total number of votes.

Portage la Prairie[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Ken Brennan 2,119 52.1
Earl James Porter 1,458 35.9
Calvin Turko 486 12
2006 Portage la Prairie municipal election, City Councillors (six elected)
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Jeff Bereza 2,351 11.27
Janet Shindle 2,023 9.79
(x) Orville Wagner 1,690 8.10
(x) Walter P. Keryluk 1,645 7.89
Irvine Ferris 1,348 6.50
(x)Dave Quinn 1,326 6.36
Bill Hamilton 1,253 5.96
B.J. Fox 1,198 5.74
Jack McLean 1,007 4.83
Rick Deleau 944 4.53
(x) Perry Robinson 924 4.43
Jim McDonald 849 4.07
Ian MacKenzie 780 3.74
Lou Lapointe 750 3.56
Florence Straume 678 3.25
Matthew Gray 599 2.87
Peter Vandemeulen 599 2.87
Ron White 346 1.66
Larry Spence 289 1.39
Rodney Slater 243 1.16
Total valid votes 20,859 100.00

Selkirk[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
David K. Bell (X) 1,736 52.7
Darlene Swiderski 1,323 40.2
Linda Rosky-Rosser 232 7.0
2006 Selkirk municipal election, Councillors (six elected)
Candidate Total votes  % of total votes
Larry Johannson 2,361 16.31
(x)Pat Pruden 1,913 13.22
(x)Duane Nicol 1,693 11.70
Connie Rapko 1,674 11.57
(x)Marlene Cook 1,656 11.44
(x)John Buffie 1,577 10.90
(x)Chris Pawley 1,513 10.45
William E. Flett 1,108 7.66
Pat Cordner 979 6.76
Total valid votes 14,474 100.00

Electors could votes for six candidates. Percentages are determined in relation to the total number of votes. Source: City of Selkirk, website accessed 31 August 2007.

  • Patricia Pruden was an LPN for 31 years at the Selkirk & District General Hospital, before her retirement in 2003. She was first elected to the Selkirk City Council in 2002, and was appointed to the Interlake Regional Health Authority in 2004.[37] She was re-elected in 2006.

Steinbach[edit]

2006 Steinbach municipal election, Councillors (six elected)
Candidate Vote
Jac Siemens 2,387
Art Rempel 1,974
Michael Zwaagstra 1,773
Abe Hiebert 1,721
Elbert Toews 1,513
Roy Enns 1,484
  • These are the elected officials only, information at time of addition was limited to the 6 elected councilors.[38]

Winnipeg[edit]

Mayoral race[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Sam Katz (X) 104,379 61.6
Marianne Cerilli 38,227 22.6
Kaj Hasselriis 22,401 13.2
Ron Pollock 4,444 2.6

City council[edit]

Elected councillors

Ward Elected
Charleswood-Tuxedo Bill Clement (X)
St. Charles Grant Nordman (X)
St. James-Brooklands Scott Fielding
Daniel McIntyre Harvey Smith (X)
Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Jenny Gerbasi (X)
River Heights-Fort Garry Brenda Leipsic
Elmwood-East Kildonan Lillian Thomas (X)
North Kildonan Jeff Browaty
Transcona Russ Wyatt (X)
Mynarski Harry Lazarenko (X)
Old Kildonan Mike O'Shaughnessy (X)
Point Douglas Mike Pagtakhan (X)
St. Boniface Daniel Vandal
St. Norbert Justin Swandel (X)
St. Vital Gord Steeves (X)

Mayoral races across the province[edit]

Dauphin[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Alex Paul 1320 52.5
Brian Chita 1192 47.5

East St. Paul[edit]

(Race for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Lawrence Morris 2,145 65.1
Dave F. Gera 1,148 34.9

Flin Flon[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Tom Therien Elected
Lyle Borgstrom
Robin James
Tricia Mymko

Hanover[edit]

(For reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Stan Toews 1,229 47.2
Neil Warkentin 1,197 46.0
Bruce Taggart 178 6.8

Macdonald[edit]

(Race for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Rodney Burns (X) ACCLAIMED

Morden[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Doug Wilson 1,337 55.8
John B. Wiens (X) 1,061 44.2

RM of Portage la Parairie[edit]

(Race for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Toby Trimble ACCLAIMED

Rockwood[edit]

(Race for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Garnet Thievin (X) ACCLAIMED

Springfield[edit]

(for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Peter Skrupski Elected
John Holland (X)
Garry Brown
Don Matheson
Doug Shaver

Stanley[edit]

(Race for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Art Petkau Elected
Jack Peters

St. Clements[edit]

(for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Steve Strang Elected
Kenneth L. Thomas

Steinbach[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Chris Goertzen 2,426 69.9
Dwight Reimer 1,043 30.1

St. Andrews[edit]

(for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
Don Forfar (X) 1,653 56.6
Martin Zelych 1,270 43.4

Taché[edit]

(for reeve)

Candidate Vote  %
William Danylchuk (X) Elected
Georges Bohémier

The Pas[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Herb Jaques Elected
Grant Buchanan

Thompson[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Tim Johnston 1,545
Bob Desjarlais 1,106
Ron Matechuk 881
Leo Landers 431

Winkler[edit]

Candidate Vote  %
Martin Harder 67.3
Walter Siemens 20.4
Dave Penner 12.1

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "PUBLIC HEARINGS IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA ON SEPTEMBER 24, 1990" [media release], Canada NewsWire, 19 September 1990, 12:00.
  2. ^ Jeff Harwood, "Tragic assault a wake-up call" [Letter], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 September 2001, A9.
  3. ^ Jeff Harwood, "Martin doesn't care about real reforms" [Letter], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 2002, A11.
  4. ^ Jeff Harwood, "PM took easy way out", Hamilton Spectator, 21 March 2003.
  5. ^ "Brandon city council byelection roster set", Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1999, A8.
  6. ^ "Fitzpatrick, Robinsong elected in Brandon", Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 1999, A3.
  7. ^ Maureen Murray, "Residents in Midtown ...", Toronto Star, 29 October 1991, A7; "City of Toronto", 7 November 1991, G1; Jane Coutts, "Victorious Adams stressed Crombie link", Toronto Star, 13 November 1991, A7.
  8. ^ Peter Edwards and Lisa Priest, "Two deals reached to save $7 million", Toronto Star, 29 July 1993, A6.
  9. ^ Ecclectica, "About the authors", accessed 2 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Brian Mayes: Relative Brandon newcomer is a lawyer, new father, new school trustee", Wheat City Journal, 21 December 2006, accessed 2 November 2007.
  11. ^ "Brandon residents gear up for elections", Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1998, A9.
  12. ^ Nick Martin, "Battle looms in Brandon over tax hike", Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1998, A1; Kevin Rollason, "Brandon board OK's 13.99% hike", Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1998, A3; Nick Martin, "School trustees face financial dilemma", Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1999, A4.
  13. ^ Helen Fallding, "Brandon reduces property tax bills", Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 2000, A8.
  14. ^ Nick Martin, "School divisions oppose mergers", Winnipeg Free Press, 5 January 2001, A3.
  15. ^ "Draper MAST head", Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 2003, B1.
  16. ^ "Brandon School Division: Board of Trustees, 2006-2010", accessed 8 November 2007. Archived August 23, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Candidate Profiles - City School Board Trustee: Peter Bartlette", City of Brandon, accessed 8 November 2007.
  18. ^ "Education Matters", Volume 39 Number 1 Spring 2003, Manitoba Association of School Trustees, accessed 8 November 2003.
  19. ^ "Candidate Profiles - City School Board Trustee: Bea Jolly", City of Brandon, accessed 8 November 2007.
  20. ^ "Health Studies Faculty and Staff Listing: Linda Ross, Brandon University, accessed 8 November 1997.
  21. ^ Doug Speirs, "Brandon teacher charged", Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1997, A6. Note that the article title does not refer to Ross.
  22. ^ Frances Russell, "How PCs hike realty taxes", Winnipeg Free Press, 25 March 1998, A10.
  23. ^ Helen Fallding, "BU program popular with first nations", Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 1999, A9.
  24. ^ "Candidate Profiles - City School Board Trustee: Ramona Coey", City of Brandon, accessed 8 November 2007.
  25. ^ "Candidate Profiles - City School Board Trustee: Peter Bartlette", City of Brandon, accessed 8 November 2007.
  26. ^ "Who's running for council seats", Winnipeg Free Press, 15 September 1998, A9.
  27. ^ Helen Fallding, "Mayor faces competition", Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1998, A6.
  28. ^ "Brandon city council byelection roster set", Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1999, A8.
  29. ^ "Election notebook", Winnipeg Free Press, 15 October 2000, A12.
  30. ^ "Excellence awards presented", Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 2003, B2.
  31. ^ Bill Robertson, "Publisher eyes life on other side", Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 1998, A6; "Certificates of merit awarded", University of Manitoba Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences Alumni Newsletter, Spring 2006.
  32. ^ "Province-wide butt ban on table at convention", Winnipeg Free Press, 12 November 2002, A9.
  33. ^ Bill Redekop, "Hog plant layoffs shake Neepawa", Winnipeg Free Press, 5 August 2003, A1; Dan Lett, "400 jobs saved $3-M loan reopens Neepawa hog plant", Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2003, A3.
  34. ^ Curtis Brown, "Municipalities urged to join forces", Winnipeg Free Press, 26 November 2003, A5.
  35. ^ "Construction begins in Neepawa", PortageOnline.com, 26 June 2007, accessed 17 August 2007.
  36. ^ "Hytek Ltd. to purchase, expand Springhill Farms hog kill plant", Canadian Press, 11 October 2007, 11:50pm; Larry Kusch, "Hytek importing 200 workers", Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 2008, B11; Larry Kusch, "Neepawa high on hogs - Town embraces Hytek processing plant city didn't want", Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 2009, B7.
  37. ^ Interlake Regional Health Authority - Board of Directors, accessed 31 August 2007.
  38. ^ "Steinbach Has New Mayor And Some New School Trustees". Steinbach Online. October 26, 2006. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 

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