Ottawa·ELECTION 2018

Ottawa's mayoral candidates give their elevator pitch — literally

Ten candidates. 24 floors. One big pitch to Ottawa voters. We invited the candidates for mayor to give us their elevator pitch.

10 candidates pitch their vision for the city, while rising above it

CBC Ottawa's Mayoral Elevator Chats

Ottawa

4 years ago
3:11
Here's your chance to see what the people running to lead Ottawa are really like. 3:11

Ten candidates. 24 floors. One vision for Ottawa.

We invited the people running for the city's top job to sell themselves to voters with a literal "elevator pitch."

The candidates were given time to prepare their vision for Ottawa and just 30 seconds to deliver it. 

Then, we brought them into a downtown Ottawa elevator and had some fun.

Our municipal affairs analyst Joanne Chianello put each of the would-be mayors in the hot seat, posing rapid-fire questions like "Shawarma or Beavertails?" and "What's your go-to karaoke song?"

CBC offered this opportunity to all candidates who provided contact information to Elections Ottawa at the start of the campaign.

Bernard Couchman and James T. Sheahan are also registered as mayoral candidates. We will add their elevator pitches if they become available.

Hamid Alakozai

Hamid Alakozai's elevator pitch

5 years ago
0:30
Hamid Alakozai had 24 floors to gave his vision for Ottawa. 0:30

Ahmed Bouragba

Ahmed Bouragba gives his 30-second pitch

Ottawa

5 years ago
0:22
Mayoral candidate Ahmed Bouragba only had until our elevator reached the 24th floor. 0:22

Clive Doucet

Clive Doucet's 30-second vision for Ottawa

Ottawa

4 years ago
0:26
Watch mayoral candidate Clive Doucet's elevator pitch. 0:26

Joey Drouin

Here's why Joey Drouin wants to be mayor

Ottawa

4 years ago
0:24
We gave this year's mayoral candidates 30 seconds to pitch their vision for Ottawa. 0:24

Ryan Lythall

Ryan Lythall's elevator pitch to be mayor

4 years ago
0:24
We gave candidates 30 seconds to tell you about their vision for Ottawa. 0:24

Craig MacAulay

Watch Craig MacAulay's pitch for Ottawa

Ottawa

4 years ago
0:33
This is Craig MacAulay's 30-second vision for the future of the city. 0:33

Bruce McConville

Bruce McConville's quick pitch for the city

Ottawa

5 years ago
0:30
This is how Bruce McConville envision's Ottawa's future. 0:30

Michael Pastien

Michael Pastien pitches his vision for Ottawa

Ottawa

4 years ago
0:31
We put Michael Pastien in an elevator and gave him the time it took to get to the top floor. 0:31

Moises Schachtler

Moises Schachtler's vision for Ottawa

Ottawa

5 years ago
0:20
We gave Moises Schachtler 30 seconds to tell you what he wants for the city. 0:20

Jim Watson

This is Jim Watson's vision for Ottawa

Ottawa

5 years ago
0:25
Incumbent mayor Jim Watson pitches his idea for the city. 0:25

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