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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

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 DISTRICT: OTTAWA-VANIER
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Madeleine Meilleur Liberal Party 22175 53.46% X
Maurice Lamirande Prog Conservative 10878 26.23%
Joseph Zebrowski New Democratic Party 6507 15.69%
Rapha˘l Thierrin Green Party of Ont. 1919 4.63%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 241 of 241 polls reporting


OTTAWA-VANIER

2003 Candidates:
Madeline Meilleur (Liberal)
Maurice Lamirande (PC)
Joseph Zebrowski (NDP)
RaphaŰl Thierrin (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Claudette Boyer (Liberal) 21,009 53.03%
Maurice R. Lamirande (PC) 12,605 31.81%
David Gagnon (NDP) 4,163 10.51%

Kevin Dumont Corkill (Independent)

310 0.78%
Richard Guy Briggs (Green Party) 953 2.41%
Pierrette Blondin (Natural Law Party) 580 1.46%


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This riding includes all of the former city of Vanier and has a large Francophone population, with 33 per cent listing French as their mother tongue in the 1996 census.

The riding extends out from the Vanier city limits to Nicholas Street and the Queensway in the northeast, and encompasses part of the affluent Rockcliffe Park in the northwest. It also stretches into part of the former city of Gloucester to the east, and to the Ottawa city limits in the south.

The University of Ottawa is located within this riding, which may account for the high rate of mobility: 54 per cent of residents here moved between 1991 and 1996.

As a result of the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Ottawa-Vanier combined 33 per cent of Carleton East and virtually all of Ottawa East.

Political History:

Tory Jules Morin was elected in Ottawa-Vanier in 1955, 1959 and 1967, but lost in 1963. He would be the last Tory elected in this riding.

Liberal Albert Roy won in 1971, 1975, 1977 and 1981, then resigned for an unsuccessful federal run. In a 1984 byelection, Liberal Bernard Grandmaitre defeated Tory Richard Boudreau. Grandmaitre was re-elected in the next four general elections, but stepped down prior to the 1999 vote.

 

 

 

 


 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

 
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