Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Vancouver, 1951 - After the Election - Ready for Work

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Well, it's the morning after....election day in Canada, that is, and it seems a great time to post this ROGERS family news clipping.

George Rogers (George William Rogers) ran as a member of the Vancouver Civic Non Partisan Association.

"Ready for Work is Vancouver School Board's only new member elected in last week's civic vote. George Rogers (centre) won't be officially installed until Jan. 7, but that didn't stop Chairman Mrs. H. N. [Jessie] Hollis and J. E. [Edwin] Eades from giving him some advance tips. " From The Vancouver Daily Province, British Columbia, Canada, Wednesday, 19 December 1951. No photographer's name given.

That particular Vancouver election marked a change in civic politics as on the ballot was a question on extending the vote to all Canadians over 21. That passed handily.

A plebiscite to allow Sunday entertainment in the city did not, but some quickly forcasted it would pass the next year when they 'young' would now be able to vote, not just Vancouver's property owners. I'll have to have a look to see if there's evidence that the next city elections did show a change. (See voting results,
The Vancouver Daily Province, 13 December, 1951, pp. 1-2).

Newspaper clippings, private collection. The Vancouver Daily Province clipping is posted with permission from The Vancouver Sun/The Province Library.

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