Ontario Votes 2022: Ottawa West-Nepean

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.

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

Liberal candidate for Ottawa West Nepean Sam Bhalesar. (CBC / Radio-Canada)

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.

Ontario Liberal candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean, Sam Bhalesar tells us her party's plans for addressing the housing crunch in Ontario

Scott Blandford, New Blue (Withdrawn)

New Blue candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean Scott Blandford. (New Blue Party of Ontario)

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

Ontario Party candidate Vilteau Delvas. (Submitted by Vilteau Delvas)

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

NDP candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean Chandra Pasma. (Submitted by Chandra Pasma)

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.

Ontario NDP candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean, Chandra Pasma tells us how her party plans to address problems with healthcare in Ontario

Jeremy Roberts, PC*

PC candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean Jeremy Roberts. (Ontario PC Party)

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

Green Party candidate for Ottawa West-Nepean Steven Warren. (Submitted by Steven Warren)

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.

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