After coming to Regina in 1914, Garnet N. Menzies worked as a printer for the Regina Leader Post, then joined Commercial Printers, where he remained for about 30 years. He was a president of Regina Typographical Union, Local 657. Menzies was a member of City Council almost continuously from 1931 to 1949. He ran for Mayor in 1943 but was defeated by Charles C. Williams. Menzies was well versed in civic affairs and was elected Mayor of Regina from 1949 to 1951. He was president of the Civic Voters' Association, formed in 1939, and was an active member of Knox-Presbyterian and Knox-Metropolitan United Churches.
CORA-B-0025 Regina City Council 1951, G.N. Menzies Mayor