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 DISTRICT: Ottawa-Vanier
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Mauril B�langer LIB 25952 49.17% X
Kevin Friday CON 12769 24.19%
Ric Dagenais NDP 9787 18.54%
Rapha�l Thierrin GRN 3628 6.87%
Carol Taylor MP 558 1.06%
Fran�oise Roy ML 85 0.17%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:55 AM EDT 241 of 241 polls reporting


172 Ottawa-Vanier

2004 Candidates
LIB: Mauril Bélanger (Incumbent)
NDP: Ric Dagenais
CON: Kevin Friday
ML: Françoise Roy
MP: Carol Taylor
GRN: Raphaël Thierrin

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This Ottawa riding contains the former city of Vanier and part of the former city of Gloucester.

It runs from Highway 417 in the southeast and the Ottawa River in the northwest between the Rideau Canal in the southwest and Green's Creek, Montreal Road, Blair Road, Innes Road and the CP tracks in the east. The University of Ottawa is in the riding.

According to the 2001 census, 32 per cent of residents have French as their mother tongue. There is a significant Arabic community and 22 per cent of the population are immigrants. The federal government is the major employer. Sixty-one per cent of residents rent their homes. Average family income is $73,095 and unemployment is 6.8 per cent.

In 2004, the riding was almost unchanged. In 1996, part of Carleton-Gloucester was added. The riding was established as Ottawa East in 1933 and the name changed to Ottawa-Vanier in 1973.

Population: 105,870

Political History


In 2000, Liberal Mauril Bélanger defeated Alliance candidate Nestor Gayowsky. Bélanger was first elected in a 1995 by election. Paul Martin appointed him deputy government house leader and government whip in 2003.

This riding has voted Liberal since 1935 and has had some long-serving MPs. Jean-Thomas Richard held the riding from 1945 until he retired in 1972. Jean-Robert Gauthier won six successive terms from 1974 to 1995.

Candidate Profiles

Mauril Bélanger

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: June 15, 1955
Age: 48
Birthplace: Mattawa, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in English literature, University of Ottawa.
Career Background: Worked for former minister of transport (1980-1984).
Chief of staff to chair of regional municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (1991-1995).
Member of the Club Richelieu d'Ottawa and of Ottawa Life Sciences Council.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Catherine

Political History
Federal: Elected in Ottawa-Vanier (1995, 1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Cabinet: Minister of state, deputy leader of the government and chief government whip (2003).
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of Canadian heritage (1998-2000).
Committees: Former chair of standing committee on Official Languages.
Former vice-chair of standing committee on Canadian Heritage.
Former co-chair of joint committee on Official Languages.
Former member of Human Resources Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities; Industry, Science and Technology; Citizenship and Immigration; special committee on the Non-medical Use of Drugs; Library of Parliament.
Caucus: Former chair of the eastern Ontario caucus.
Office Address: 504-168 Charlotte St., Ottawa, Ont.
Tel: (613) 947-7961
Capital Address: Room 835, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Tel: (613) 992-4766

Kevin Friday

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Age: 27

University Degree: No
Education: Business insurance, Algonquin College.
Career Background: Currently employed with Grey Power Insurance Brokers Inc.
Former volunteer for the Youth Canada Association.

Ric Dagenais

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada
Birthplace: Ottawa

Profession: Analyst
Career Background: A former Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario executive member and past chair of the Ontario Municipal Employees Coordinating committee.
Councillor and former treasurer with the Ottawa Carleton Credit Union.
Treasurer of the Rideau Canal Celtic Cross committee.
Secretary treasurer of the Ottawa CUPE District Council.
Currently a collective agreement analyst with CUPE.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Jane
Children: Meghan, Martin and Morgan

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Ottawa-Orléans (2003).

Raphaël Thierrin

Party: The Green Party of Canada

Provincial: Defeated in Ottawa-Vanier in 2003.

Françoise Roy

Party: The Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada

Provincial: Defeated in Hull in 1994, and in Gatineau in 2003.
Federal: Defeated in Etobicoke-Lakeshore in 1988; defeated in Hull-Aylmer in 1993. Defeated in Gatineau in 1997 and 2000.

Carol Taylor

Party: Marijuana Party

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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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