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Memorable Manitobans: Harvey Smith (1936-2017)

Educator, city councilor, MLA (1986-1988).

Born at Winnipeg on 6 November 1936, he grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received a BA degree in Economics and History from the University of British Columbia and a BEd degree from Simon Fraser University then taught school at Birtle and was the librarian at the Technical Vocational School in Winnipeg. He served on the city council from 1980 to 1986. In the 1986 provincial general election, he was elected to the Winnipeg riding of Ellice and served a single term, being defeated in the 1988 general election. He returned to municipal politics in 1998 to represent the Daniel McIntyre ward on the Winnipeg city council. He served until losing in the 2014 municipal election. He died at Winnipeg on 12 March 2017.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 October 2018

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