Edmonton municipal by-election, 1912


Edmonton municipal by-election, 1912

On May 7, 1912 Herman McInnes resigned from Edmonton City Council. One week later, on May 14, Charles Gowan did the same. On June 7, a by-election was held to replace both aldermen. The first place candidate would replace Gowan, who had been elected to a two year term in February, while the second place candidate would replace McInnis, who had been elected to a one year term. In addition, eight bylaws were put to the electorate on the same ballot.

Results

Bold indicates elected.

Aldermanic Race

*Alexander Livingstone - 700
*James Macfie MacDonald - 585
*J E Theriault - 577
*D B Campbell - 259
*E H Cotterell - 208
* J J Denman - 181

Bylaws

Bylaw 371

To provide by issue of debentures $210,240.00 for improving and further extending Municipal Power House and Plant.
*For: 877
*Against: 105

Bylaw 376

To provide by issue of debentures $200,020.00 to pay City share of paving certain streets.
*For: 376
*Against: 45

Bylaw 427

To provide for the raising by the issue of debentures the sum of $50,126.67 for the purchasing of a site whereon to erect car barns in connection with the municipal street railway of the City of Edmonton.
*For: 920
*Against: 107

Bylaw 428

To raise by the issue of debentures the sum on $25,100.00 for the purchase of bridging two certain ravines of Forty-second Street or Carleton Street
*For: 701
*Against: 330

Bylaw 429

To authorize the establishment of a gas plant for the manufacture, distribution and supply of gas and to provide by the issue of debentures of the sum of $770,880.00 for such purposes.
*For: 197
*Against: 836

Bylaw 430

To provide by the issue of debentures the sum of $21,900.00 for the purchase of a telephone sub-station.
*For: 850
*Against: 119

Bylaw 431

To provide for the raising by the issue of debentures the sum of $150,380.00 for acquiring certain lands to extend the Park and Driveway System of the City of Edmonton.
*For: 774
*Against: 241

Bylaw 435

To provide by the issue of debentures the sum of $66,000.00 to purchase certain lands for warehouse and storage yards south of the Saskatchewan River.
*For: 772
*Against: 212


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