ELECTION 2018

Door-knocking in Knoxdale-Merivale

There will be more door-knocking in Knoxdale-Merivale during this election campaign with an increase in the number of candidates vying for the councillor's chair.

5 candidates pounding the pavement in this central ward

Knoxdale-Merivale has a population of 39,566 people living in 16,217 homes.

There will be more door-knocking in Knoxdale-Merivale during this election campaign with an increase in the number of candidates vying for the councillor's chair.

The incumbent, Keith Egli, has been the councillor since 2010. He only faced off against only one other candidate in the last election and won with 73 per cent of the vote.

This time he's facing four new candidates:

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

Knoxdale-Merivale has many parks and recreation centres, including the city's largest: the Nepean Sportsplex. The National Capital Commission also announced a plan in August 2018 to look at using a parcel across the street from the sportsplex for a film sound stage and creative hub.

As far as candidates go, James Dean has run twice before: in 2006 against Gord Hunter and again in 2010, when Keith Egli won the race to replace Hunter when he didn't seek reelection. He's looking to challenge Egli, the current transportation committee chair, a second time.

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.