Edmonton election 2021: Who won in O-day’min?

The municipal riding of O-day'min in Edmonton. Graphic by Cody Coates, Global News

Global News projects Anne Stevenson has won the seat in O-day’min, ousting incumbent Tony Caterina.

With all polls reporting Tuesday morning, unofficial election results show Stevenson received 26.71 per cent of the vote and Caterina came in fifth with 10.32 per cent.

Caterina was seeking re-election as councillor, although in a different ward than he was previously elected.

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For years, Caterina has represented Ward 7, just northeast of downtown. This election, he’s set his sights on Scott McKeen’s former riding downtown.

Edmonton’s municipal wards will be redrawn and renamed effective election day Oct. 18. This ward is being renamed O-day’min (Pronunciation: Oh-DAY-min).

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Caterina is running against nine other people in O-day’min.

Here’s a quick look at the candidates running for council in O-day’min.

Gino Akbari

Akbari says he is passionate about Edmonton and wants to see it thrive in the future.

He is the director of business relations with Derks Fine Group of Companies and has worked as a consultant for several organizations.

Akbari’s platform includes a commitment to community, economic recovery and diversification, housing, inclusion, as well as arts and culture.

Akbari’s website

Akbari’s Facebook page

Akbari’s Twitter page

Gabrielle Battiste

Battiste is a lawyer who has worked in three provinces over the last 25 years.

She has sat on several boards and is the former executive director of both the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Edmonton Police Commission.

Battiste’s platform includes a focus on value for taxpayer dollars, community integrated policing and support for local and small businesses.

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Battiste’s website

Battiste’s Facebook page

Battiste’s Twitter page

Adrian Bruff

A MacEwan alumnus, Bruff has spent his career as a disability advocate, working with vulnerable communities in Edmonton.

His platform priorities include the economy, infrastructure, public transit, the environment and community safety.

Bruff’s website

Bruff’s Facebook page

Bruff’s Twitter page

Tony Caterina

Caterina was first elected to council in 2007 and has represented Ward 7 ever since.

In the 2015 provincial election, he ran for the Alberta Progressive Conservatives in the Edmonton-Beverly-Clareview riding, but was beat out by NDP MLA Deron Bilous.

Caterina’s website

Caterina’s Facebook page

Caterina’s Twitter page

Naima Haile

Born into a family of politicians and academics in Mogadishu, Somalia, Naima developed a passion for international relations at a young age.

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She and her family moved to Canada in 1990.

She has over 30 years of experience in community development, poverty reduction, food security, family and recreation programming, and collaboratively creating and implementing high quality programs for unhoused vulnerable populations.

Haile’s website.

Mohammad Migdaddy

He is the owner/operator of pharmacies in downtown Edmonton. He lives in the McCauley area with his wife and four children.

Migdaddy’s website

Adil Pirbhai

Pirbhai would like to tackle issues such as transit fares, urban sprawl, tax levies and social housing.

If elected, he says he will hold regular town hall meetings with residents in the area.

Prbhai would like to attract new business, establish limits on how much candidates can spend on their campaigns and establish a refined approach to roadway repairs and other city services such as snow removal.

Pirbhai’s website

Pirbhai’s Twitter page

Anne Stevenson

Stevenson is an urban planner with a masters in city design who says she is passionate about building an equitable city that serves all residents.

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Her priorities include housing affordability, climate action and supporting a diversified economy.

Stevenson’s website

Stevenson’s Facebook page

Stevenson’s Twitter page

Ibrahim Wado

Information on Wado will be added when it becomes available.

Wado’s Facebook page

Joshua Wolchansky

Wolchanksy is running in this ward in hopes of becoming a councillor who fights for the heart of the city.

His platform focuses on reigniting the economy, making bold social progress and connecting communities.

Wolchansky’s website

Wolchansky’s Facebook page

Wolchansky’s Twitter page

In total, 11 people are running for mayor and 74 candidates are running for city council. Eight people are running to become Edmonton Catholic School Board trustees, six of whom have been acclaimed. There are 40 people are running to become Edmonton Public School Board trustees.

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Advance voting will take place from Oct. 4 to Oct. 13, including Thanksgiving Monday (Oct. 11).

Election day is Monday, Oct. 18.



Are you running in O-day’min? Email Caley Ramsay by clicking on her byline at the top of the story.


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