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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Jim Watson Liberal Party 23127 47.04% X
Garry Guzzo Prog Conservative 20277 41.24%
Marlene Rivier New Democratic Party 4099 8.34%
Neil Adair Green Party of Ont. 1309 2.66%
Robert G. Gauthier Independent 353 0.72%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 238 of 238 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Garry Guzzo (PC) - incumbent
Jim Watson (Liberal)
Marlene Rivier (NDP)
Neil Adair (GP)
Robert G. Gauthier (IND)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Garry Guzzo (PC) 22,834 47.79%
Rick Chiarelli (Liberal) 16,419 34.36%
Alex Cullen (NDP) 7,701 16.12%
Richard Warman (Green Party) 453 0.95%
Megan Hnatiw (Independent) 129 0.27%

John C. Turmel (Independent)

94 0.20%
Charles Olito (Freedom Party) 198 0.39%
Anthony C. Silvestro (Ontario Provincial Confederation of Regions Party) 79 0.17%
Lester J. Newby (Natural Law Party) 70 0.15%

Riding Profile:
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This urban riding on the south shore of the Ottawa River and Lac Deschenes includes Bayshore, Crystal Beach, Crystal Bay, Centrepointe, Cityview, Britannia, Carlington, and Lincoln Heights. Its largest employer is the federal government.

Its borders extend from Shelbourne Road, Maitland Avenue and Merivale Road in the north and east, to Richmond Road in the south.

In the 1999 redistribution, the new riding of Ottawa West-Nepean combined almost 40 per cent of Nepean and 20 per cent of Ottawa-Rideau with 75 per cent of Ottawa West.

Political History:

In the riding of Ottawa-West, Tory Donald Morrow was elected in 1955, 1959, 1963, 1967, 1971 and 1975. Reuben Baetz won the next three terms for the Tories in 1977, 1981 and 1985. Liberal Bob Chiarelli won here in 1987, 1990 and 1995, but resigned in 1997 to run for regional chair (and was eventually elected mayor of Ottawa).

In a resulting by-election, Liberal Alex Cullen won. In 1998, he was kicked out of the Liberal caucus for voting against the Calgary Accord, a national unity agreement drafted by premiers from every province except Quebec. Cullen subsequently joined the NDP.

In the riding of Nepean, Liberal Hans Daigeler won in 1987 and 1990, but was defeated in 1995 by Tory John Baird.






 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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