Ontario Votes 2022: Ottawa Centre

Ottawa Centre featured a packed race of eight candidates in 2018, with the NDP taking more than 46 per cent of the vote to win. There are more this time.

10 candidates in this race


Ottawa Centre featured a packed race of eight candidates in 2018, with the NDP taking more than 46 per cent of the vote to win.

Next were the Liberals at nearly 33 per cent of the vote, tailed by the Progressive Conservative candidate who got a little over 16 per cent.

The Green Party candidate managed to get about 3.5 per cent.

There are 10 candidates in this race.

Marc Adornato, None of the Above Direct Democracy Party

None of the Above Direct Democracy Party candidate for Ottawa Centre Marc Adornato. (Submitted by Marc Adornato)

The candidate for the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party is an artist based in Ottawa.

His work is in the collections of the City of Ottawa and Diefenbunker Museum, as well as several private collections around the world.

Glen Armstrong, New Blue

New Blue candidate Glen Armstrong. (New Blue Party of Ontario)

The New Blue candidate has been involved with education since the 1990s, working at the Vancouver School Board and teaching internationally as well.

He joined the Ottawa Catholic School Board after being elected in the 2018 municipal elections.

Shelby Bertrand, Green Party

Green Party candidate Shelby Bertrand. (Green Party of Ontario)

The Green Party candidate is a former public servant who worked with residential school survivors. 

She is currently pursuing a master's in philosophy at the University of Ottawa.

Thomas Borcsok, Independent

Independent candidate Thomas Borcsok. (Submitted by Thomas Borcsok)

After graduating in criminology at the University of Toronto, this candidate did a jurist doctor degree at the University of Ottawa, specializing in public law.

He has since worked in the legal services department of one of Canada's largest municipalities, the Access to Information and Privacy Secretariat of a large government department within the federal public service, and an NGO that offered legal services to LGBTQ refugees fleeing persecution.

Katie Gibbs, Liberal

Liberal candidate Katie Gibbs. (CBC / Radio-Canada)

The Liberal candidate grew up in Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax as a child before moving to Ottawa in 2006 to attend graduate school, where she realized her passion for politics.

She and her husband live in Centretown with their two children.

Joel Harden, NDP

NDP candidate Joel Harden. (Ontario NDP)

The NDP candidate was elected in 2018 for the first time as an MPP.

Before that he was a researcher with the Canadian Federation of Students and director of education for the Canadian Labour Congress.

Scott Healey, PC

PC candidate Scott Healey. (Ontario PC Party)

The PC candidate served for 40 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, including a tour in Afghanistan.

He is the director of the Friends of the Canadian War Museum and president of HMCS Bytown.

Josh Rachlis, Independent

Stuart Ryan, Communist Party

Stuart Ryan is the Communist Party candidate. (Communist Party)

The Communist Party candidate has lived in Ottawa Centre for nearly 40 years. 

For almost 33 years he has worked as a union representative for CUPE at Carleton University.

Raymond Samuels, Ontario People's Front

The Ontario People's Front candidate is a consultant in human rights and labour law.

He is president of the Ottawa and Toronto Book Expo.