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