Susan Thompson

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Susan Thompson
40th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
Preceded by Bill Norrie
Succeeded by Glen Murray
Personal details
Born 1946/1947 (age 69–70)[1]

Susan Ann Thompson OM was the 40th mayor of Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was the first woman to serve as mayor of Winnipeg, serving two terms from 1992 to 1998.[2][3]

Thompson graduated with a BA from the University of Winnipeg in 1971. From 1980 to 1995 she owned Birt's Saddlery, a small retail business in downtown Winnipeg.

In 1999, Thompson became Canada's Consul General in Minneapolis, United States. In 2003, she became CEO of the University of Winnipeg Foundation.

In 2014, Thompson made local headlines after a 30-minute speech she gave to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. In it she outlined her ideas for the city's future which included a laser pyramid and hot tubs at Portage and Main.[4]


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  2. ^ Reynolds, Lindor (5 June 2010). "Thompson bears scars from her time in office". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Razin, Eran; Smith, Patrick J. (2006). Metropolitan Governing: Canadian Cases, Comparative Lessons. University of Alberta. pp. 132–. ISBN 9789654932851. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Kives, Bartley (18 January 2014). "Is that Winnipeg under a laser beam? Ex-mayor Thompson has some interesting ideas". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 19 October 2014.