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Peter D. Carney

Educator, community activist.

Born at Dunrea, son of Norbert Carney (1912-2009) and Marie Souyri (c1915-2012), he became a teacher in the St. James Assiniboia School Division, serving as Principal of Buchanan School (1967-1973), Butterworth School (1973-1979), Linwood School (1979-1981), and Assiniboine School (1981-1987). He was active in the Manitoba Teachers Society and New Democratic Party. After his retirement, he was a long-time school trustee for the St. James Assiniboia School Division, serving as Vice-Chair (2006-2008) and Chair (2008-2010). He ran for a federal seat in a Winnipeg riding in 1997 and 2004, being defeated each time. In 2003, he was nominated to run for a rural seat in the Manitoba Legislature but withdrew for health reasons.

Sources:

“NDP is the only alternative” by Peter Carney, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1997, page 6.

“NDP candidate chosen for Turtle Mountain,” Glenboro Gazette, 18 February 2003, page 6.

“NDP makes last-minute substitution in Turtle Mtn,” Brandon Sun, 3 May 2003, page 1.

“Taxes, budgets and blah, blah, blah …,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 2004, page 13.

Obituary [Norbert Carney], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 2009.

“School board contests shrink,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 September 2010, page 61.

Obituary [Maria Carney], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 September 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2020

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