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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Hislop (1841-1919)

Alderman, labour leader.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 8 May 1841, he came to Manitoba in 1882 and farmed for a time near Lorette, later moving to Winnipeg where he worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In the Winnipeg civic election of 15 December 1896, he was elected Alderman for Ward 4, and was called the first labour alderman on Winnipeg City Council, having been nominated by the Trades and Labour Council. He was the proprietor of Hislop’s Employment Bureau which he operated for many years. He and wife Mary Hislop had five children, including Helen Hislop. He died in his office on 12 May 1919 and was buried in St. James Cemetery.


Pioneers and Early Citizens of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Manitoba Library Association, 1971.

“Charles Hislop drops dead,” newspaper clipping dated 13 May 1919. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2012

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