Party Candidate Votes Status
265/265 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
LIB Yasir Naqvi 27,600 Elected
NDP Jennifer McKenzie 10,891
PC Rob Dekker 9,675
GRN Kevin O'Donnell 4,135
LTN Bruce A. Faulkner 832
COM Larry L. Wasslen 279

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Riding profile

riding map

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)

Political history

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



Total votes


LIB Yasir Naqvi 23,645 46.82
NDP Anil Naidoo 14,702 29.11
PC Rob Dekker 9,257 18.33
GRN Kevin O'Donnell 2,184 4.33
IND Kristina Chapman 309 0.61
LTN Michal Zeithammel 240 0.48
COM Stuart Ryan 160 0.32



Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Rob Dekker
Liberal   Yasir Naqvi
NDP   Jennifer McKenzie
Green   Kevin O'Donnell
Libertarian    Bruce A. Faulkner
Communist    Larry L. Wasslen