Ontario Votes 2022: Ottawa West-Nepean
Incumbent faces challenger who came within 175 votes in 2018
UPDATE | Elections Ontario said June 2 the Merivale High School polling station has moved to École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers at 159 Chesterton Dr.
Ottawa West-Nepean was one of the tightest races of the 2018 election with the top two candidates finishing within 175 votes of each other.
Progressive Conservative incumbent Jeremy Roberts won the seat with 32.8 per cent of the vote while the NDP's Chandra Pasma, who is also running again, got 32.5.
The Liberal candidate in 2018 took home just under 30 per cent.
There are five candidates in this race after one candidate withdrew.
Sam Bhalesar, Liberal
The Liberal candidate currently works as a senior adviser to projects related to Canadian energy projects, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as the G7 and G20.
She lives with her husband and two sons.
Scott Blandford, New Blue (Withdrawn)
The New Blue candidate is a military police officer who owns a martial arts school in Carleton Place, and he has a background in construction work.
Blandford withdrew from the race, but he will still appear on ballots because they had already been printed. A notice to voters will be posted prominently to notify them he is no longer in the race.
Vilteau Delvas, Ontario Party
The Ontario Party candidate is a former police officer who has been living in Ottawa since 2010.
He has a degree in social science and public administration from the University of Ottawa and has been running his own business since 2017.
Chandra Pasma, NDP
The NDP candidate and CUPE researcher came second by 175 votes in the 2018 election.
She lives in Qualicum with her husband and three kids.
Jeremy Roberts, PC*
The PC candidate was born and raised in Ottawa and has been involved in local, provincial and federal politics since he was a teenager.
He was elected for the first time in 2018.
Steven Warren, Green Party
The Green Party candidate is their youngest in the provincial election at the age of 18. He also hopes to be the first openly autistic MPP in Ontario.
He is currently working on a bachelor of arts in political science at the University of Ottawa.