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|40th Mayor of Winnipeg|
|Preceded by||Bill Norrie|
|Succeeded by||Glen Murray|
|Born||1946/1947 (age 71–72)|
Thompson graduated with a BA from the University of Winnipeg in 1971. Thompson worked at Eaton's and Hudson's Bay Company in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Montreal. Because of her father's decline in health, she came back to Winnipeg in 1980 and bought the family's business Birt Saddlery. While running Birt Saddlery, she worked hard to promote women in business and became involved in Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce.
Thompson's second term saw the 1997 Flood of the Century; she was instrumental in directing the fight against the raging river. She choose not to seek a third term, but in 1999 she became Canada's Consul General in Minneapolis, United States - the first woman to have this position in its thirty years of existence. In this role she steadfastly promoted Canadian business and political interests. In 2003, she became first and founding president and CEO of the University of Winnipeg Foundation. She remained in this position until 2011.
In 2014, Thompson made local headlines after a 30-minute speech she gave to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. In it she outlined her ideas for the city's future which included a laser pyramid and hot tubs at Portage and Main.
In 2017, a building at the Winnipeg City Hall Campus was renamed the Susan A. Thompson Building after her.
- Sinclair, Gordon (2011-10-06). "The never-retiring Susan Thompson moves on". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
- "Thompson, Susan A. - Winnipeg in Focus". winnipeginfocus.winnipeg.ca. Retrieved 2018-03-03.
- Reynolds, Lindor (5 June 2010). "Thompson bears scars from her time in office". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Razin, Eran; Smith, Patrick J. (2006). Metropolitan Governing: Canadian Cases, Comparative Lessons. University of Alberta. pp. 132–. ISBN 9789654932851. Retrieved 23 April 2012.
- Kives, Bartley (18 January 2014). "Is that Winnipeg under a laser beam? Ex-mayor Thompson has some interesting ideas". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
- "Winnipeg building renamed for city's first female mayor | CTV News Winnipeg". Winnipeg.ctvnews.ca. 2017-06-19. Retrieved 2017-06-23.
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