|Party||Candidate||Votes||Vote Share (%)||Status|
|265/265 polls||Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT|
|LTN||Bruce A. Faulkner||832||
|COM||Larry L. Wasslen||279||
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This urban Ottawa riding contains much of the city's downtown, including Parliament Hill.
The riding runs from the Ottawa River in the north to the Rideau River in the south. In the west, it stretches from Shelbourne Road, Maitland Avenue and Merivale Road to Nicholas Street in the east.
It includes residential areas such as Westboro, Highland Park, Westboro Beach and Hampton-Iona.
As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the riding folded one-quarter of Ottawa West and small parts of Ottawa South, Ottawa-Rideau, Ottawa East into to all of the old Ottawa Centre.
Population: 114,043 (2011 census; an increase of 4.3% since 2006)
Liberal incumbent Yasir Naqvi beat New Democrat Anil Naidoo by 8,931-vote margin in 2011. Naqvi outpaced New Democrat Will Murray by just over 2,000 votes in the 2007 election. The riding has been in Liberal hands since 1995, when Liberal Richard Patten defeated the NDP's Evelyn Gigantes in the 1995 election.
Patten defended his seat in 1999 after the redistribution and in 2003 beat NDP hopeful Jeff Atkinson by 10,931 votes.
The NDP held the seat from 1971 to 1987, when Gigantes lost to Patten. But she defeated him in a 1990 rematch.
2011 Provincial Election Results
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- Post-Secondary Degree
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census
|Libertarian||Bruce A. Faulkner|
|Communist||Larry L. Wasslen|