Ontario Votes 2022: Ottawa-Vanier
Liberal incumbent won this seat in a byelection in 2020
The Liberals won this seat in 2018, then it was vacated when Nathalie Des Rosiers stepped aside to take a role at the University of Toronto.
In the 2020 byelection to replace her, Liberal Lucille Collard took home more than half the votes cast.
PC candidate Patrick Mayangi also ran in the 2020 byelection, finishing third behind the NDP candidate.
There are nine people registered to run in Ottawa-Vanier.
Eric Armstrong-Giroux, Ontario Party
The Ontario Party candidate is also a business owner.
Lucille Collard, Liberal*
The Liberal candidate was first elected as an MPP in 2020.
She has worked with the federal government supporting ministers and members of Parliament.
Coreen Corcoran, Libertarian
The Libertarian candidate is the deputy leader of the party in Ontario.
Lyra Evans, NDP
The NDP candidate has been an advocate for people experiencing homelessness and the LGBTQ community, volunteering with multiple organizations focused on helping those groups.
She is an environmental chemist and and a school board trustee.
Blake Hamilton, None of the Above Direct Democracy Party
The candidate for the None of the Above Direct Democracy Party was born and raised in Ottawa, graduating from Carleton with a bachelor of arts.
He served as deputy returning officer in Vanier during the 2018 election and works with the Canadian Real Estate Association.
Patrick Mayangi, PC
The PC candidate ran in the 2020 byelection, finishing third.
He is fluent in four languages, including French, and has spent time in Germany working.
David McGruer, Freedom Party of Ontario
Michael Pastien, New Blue
The New Blue candidate was born and raised in Vanier, moving to the ByWard Market in 2015.
He has worked in various political roles, including four years as an Ontario PC Party board member, and ran in three civic elections.
Christian Proulx, Green Party
The Green candidate has worked for decades in plumbing and pipe-fitting as a member of U.A. Local 71.
He was born and raised in the district, is a father and grandfather, and coaches hockey as well as being a scout leader.