Winnipeg municipal election, 1992


Winnipeg municipal election, 1992

The 1992 Winnipeg municipal election was held on October 28, 1992 to elect a mayor, councillors and school trustees in the city of Winnipeg.

Susan Thompson defeated Greg Selinger in the mayoral contest.

Results

Councillors

*Patrice McGrath was a first-time candidate. She was a taxi driver in Winnipeg during the 1990s. In 1993, she wrote a letter criticizing the existing welfare system in the city. She argued in favour of job creation with incentives, rather than cutbacks for single employable persons. [Patrice McGrath, "This is no way to reform welfare" [letter to the editor] , 18 December 1993.]
*John Kubi was a first-time candidate. During the late 1990s, he served on a panel that reviewed George Cuff's recommendations for restructuring Winnipeg's municipal government. Kubi argued that Cuff's recommendations would centralize decision-making and reduce public consultation, and recommended its rejection. ["City hall power splits Cuff panelists", "Winnipeg Free Press", 16 March 1998, A7.] He was a member of the River East Neighbourhood Network in 2002, and called for a greater police presence in the area. ["Residents want cops", "Winnipeg Free Press", 12 February 2002, A4.] As of 2007, he is a member of the East Kildonan-Transcona Resident Advisory Group. ["Residents get to rag politicians", "Winnipeg Free Press", 24 November 2004, NE3. See also [http://www.canstarnews.com/page/story/the_metro/1641 "Billboard battle brewing in EK"] , "Metro", 27 December 2007.]

*Andrea Lillian Reid chaired an advisory committee on the Transcona Community Revitalization Program before running for public office. ["Committee plans historic' murals", "Winnipeg Free Press", 8 September 1991.]

chool trustees

Winnipeg School Division

Results taken from the "Winnipeg Free Press".

Electors could vote for three candidates. Percentages are determined in relation to the total number of votes.

*Bill Sanderson is an aboriginal Canadian. He was raised in St. Laurent on the Red River, [Nick Martin, "Beyond the Red's grasp", "Winnipeg Free Press", 5 May 1997, A6.] and was educated in Canada's notorious residential school system. [Brad Oswald, "Rookie turns page on native education", "Winnipeg Free Press", 3 November 1995, D4.] He has a degree in Education from the University of Manitoba, and successfully lobbied for the creation of an all-aboriginal Winnipeg high school in 1991. [Jennifer Lewington, "Breaking the cycle of school failure", "Globe and Mail", 2 May 1994, A1; Bill Redekop, "Racism echoes in lecture hall", "Winnipeg Free Press", 18 December 1994. Sanderson later called for Canadian history courses to incorporate more material from before the European conquest.] He was elected to the Winnipeg School Board in the 1992 election with the support of the New Democratic Party, and was subsequently chosen as its vice-chairman. He attracted some controversy in 1993, when he accused fellow trustee Betty Granger of racism. [During a private conversation, Sanderson told Granger that he had recently bought a computer from his nephew, and Granger responded by joking that it must have been stolen. Sanderson suggested that Granger was intimating all aboriginal Canadians were thieves, a charge that she denied. See Larry Kusch, "Trustee accused of racism", "Winnipeg Free Press", 30 July 1993.] The following year, he brought forward a successful motion to have the all-aborginal Aberdeen Elementary School renamed as Niji Mahkwa. [Randy Turner, "School name changed", "Winnipeg Free Press", 3 March 1994.] He also supported a motion to teach tolerance toward homosexuals in Winnipeg's public schools in 1994, comparing the social struggles of homosexuals with those of aboriginal Canadians. [Bill Redekop, "Board defeats gay ed motion", 19 October 1994.] In 1995, he called for a distinct aboriginal school division in Manitoba. [Bud Robertson, "More schools for natives?", "Winnipeg Free Press", 20 April 1995.] Sanderson became involved in another controversy in 1995, in the period after MaryAnn Mihychuk resigned as chairman of the board. Sanderson argued that he should have automatically succeeded to the position by virtue of his vice-chairmanship; a majority of trustees, however, elected Anita Neville to the position. Sanderson then accused the trustees who voted against him of having been motivated by racism, a charge which they rejected. Fellow trustee Ed Kowalchuk, who had supported Sanderson, said that his support for an aboriginal school division had made him unpopular with other members of the board. [Aldo Santin, "Trustee demands top job", "Winnipeg Free Press", 12 May 1995.] He campaigned for re-election in 1995 as an independent, having previously disagreed with the New Democratic Party trustees on budget cuts. [Aldo Santin, "NDP grip on board ends", "Winnipeg Free Press", 27 October 1995, A4.] He was defeated, finishing eighth in a field of sixteen candidates.

Transcona-Springfield School Division

Electors could vote for three candidates. Percentages are determined in relation to the total number of votes.

*Wally Stoyko was listed as a retired school principal in a 2005 newspaper article. [Alexandra Paul, "Paul Martin: greatest Transconian (Really)", "Winnipeg Free Press", 26 February 2005, B1.]

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