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Memorable Manitobans: Peter McSheffrey (?-?)

Municipal official, labour organizer.

A worker at the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company in Flin Flon, he had no previous municipal experience when he was elected to the city council in 1933, becoming its youngest member. He served on various council committee for four terms, tangling frequently with George B. Mainwaring. The two of them contested the 1937 mayoralty but were beaten by George W. Evans. He served two terms as Mayor of Flin Flon, starting in 1939, but was defeated in 1941 by Orson F. Wright.

In August 1934, he married Mary O’Reilly of Flin Flon.

From 1946 to 1948, he served as President of the Trades and Labour Council, and later was secretary-treasurer of the North of 53 Trades and Labour Council. In December 1954, he became secretary-treasurer of the Manitoba Federation of Labour and he moved to Winnipeg. He later was involved with the Workers Compensation Board, where he stayed until his retirement.

Sources:

V. Hedman, L. Yauck and J. Henderson. Flin Flon. Flin Flon Historical Society, 1974. [Manitoba Legislative Library]

Page revised: 10 October 2009

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