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 DISTRICT: Ottawa-Orl´┐Żans
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Marc Godbout LIB 26383 44.99% X
Walter Robinson CON 23655 40.34%
Crystal Leblanc NDP 5905 10.07%
Dan Biocchi GRN 2699 4.6%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 231 of 231 polls reporting


170 Ottawa-Orl´┐Żans

2004 Candidates
LIB: Marc Godbout
CON: Walter Robinson
NDP: Crystal Leblanc
GRN: Dan Biocchi

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This riding contains part of the amalgamated city of Ottawa, formerly Gloucester and the towns of Orléans and Blackburn.

It stretches from the Ottawa River in the northwest to Highway 417 in the southwest between Green's Creek, Montreal Road and Blair Road in the west and Trim Road, Wall Road and Boundary Road in the east.

According to the 2001 census, more than 29 per cent of residents list French as their mother tongue and there is a significant bilingual population. The local economy is dependent on government services, retail trade and the service sector. Average family income is $91,698 and unemployment is 4.5 per cent.

In 2004, a small corner of Glengarry-Prescott-Russell was added in the northeast. The riding of Carleton-Gloucester was established in 1986 by combining portions of the ridings of Ottawa-Carleton, Nepean-Carleton and Glengarry-Prescott-Russell. In the 1996 redistribution, the riding name changed to Gloucester-Carleton but was changed back to Carleton-Gloucester as a result of a private member's bill. In 2000, the riding name was changed again, this time to Ottawa-Orléans.

.Population: 103,880

Political History

1988, 1993, 1997, 2000 - LIB
In 2000, Liberal Eugène Bellemare defeated the Alliance's Rita Burke to win a fourth term in office. PC Maureen McTeer, wife of former Prime Minister Joe Clarke, had run against Bellemare in 1988 and lost.

The former riding of Russell and later Ottawa-Carleton elected only Liberals from 1887 to 1974. Former Prime Minister John Turner was MP from 1968 until he resigned in 1976. Conservative Jean Pigott won in a 1976 byelection, but was defeated in the 1979 election by Liberal Jean-Luc Pepin. Pepin was minister of transport and minister of external relations. In 1984, PC Barry Turner defeated Liberal Albert Roy, marking only the second time in 100 years the riding had elected a Tory.

Candidate Profiles

Marc Godbout

Party: Liberal Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: M.Ed., University of Ottawa.
Career Background: Former assistant deputy minister responsible for elementary and secondary education in Ontario. Former director-general and secretary-treasurer of the Conseil des écoles catholiques de langue française du Centre-Est de l'Ontario. Former vice-president Academic at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa. Has chaired numerous administrative boards both provincially and federally. He was an active participant in constitutional conferences including the negotiation of the Canada Clause in the Charlottetown Accord framework.
Name of Spouse/Partner: Suzanne
Children: Three

Walter Robinson

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 37
Birthplace: Toronto, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Comm., Carleton University.
Career Background: Community: Current board member with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre Foundation. Treasurer of the Rehabilitation Centre. Former board member with the Ottawa Hospital. Member of the steering committee with Equality East Citizens Coalition and a member of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce. Sits on national advisory board of Fair Vote Canada.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jennifer
Children: Cedric

Political History
Party: Actively involved in former PC party as federal and provincial riding president.

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Office Address: 2134 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans, Ont., 613-841-0198.

Crystal Leblanc

Party: New Democratic Party of Canada

Dan Biocchi

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 48

University Degree: Yes
Education: MA in political science, University of Alberta.
Career Background: Founder of the Ottawa chapter of Fair Vote Canada. Former member of the Latin American Solidarity Community. Assisted Chilean refugees in escaping the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Former Olympic athlete. Taught political science at both McGill University and Marianopolis College in Montreal. A Latin American correspondent with Associated Press.
Children: Four

Political History
Party: Currently GPC Citizenship and Immigration critic.

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 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT


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