ELECTION 2018

Courting voters in Cumberland

When Stephen Blais ran for council in 2010 he promised to stay on for only two terms, but in December he announced he's running again. Two candidates are now hoping to unseat him.

Incumbent Stephen Blais faces 2 challengers in this election

Cumberland has a population of 48,665 people living in 18,364 homes.

When Stephen Blais ran for council in 2010 he promised to stay on for only two terms, but in December he announced he's running again.

In 2014, Blais faced only one other opponent, Marc Belisle, and won with 78 per cent of the vote.

The two candidates hoping to unseat him this time are:

Candidates who did not provide a website when they registered do not have links to their campaigns.

Cumberland is Ottawa's most eastern ward. It has rural villages, such as Vars, Navan and its namesake Cumberland, but also includes the growing suburb around Trim and Innes roads with its popular Millenium Park. Two different lifestyles mean the ward councillor deals with issues related to rural life and urban development. It will also be home to Amazon's new fulfillment centre on Boundary Road.

Want to know more about the candidates?

So did we. 

CBC Ottawa created a questionnaire and sent it to each of the registered candidates to fill out.

You can read the responses below. Some candidates did not respond to the questionnaire.

Questionnaires are posted as they were submitted.