Ottawa·CITY ELECTIONS 2022

Field wide open in West Carleton-March

After flirting with the idea of running for mayor, Eli El-Chantiry instead is walking away from city politics after representing the rural ward of West Carleton-March for 19 years. There are seven people running for the seat this time around:

There are 7 candidates running in Ward 5 to replace outgoing councillor of 19 years

After flirting with the idea of running for mayor, Eli El-Chantiry instead is walking away from city politics after representing the rural ward of West Carleton-March for 19 years.

There are seven people running for the seat this time around: Colin Driscoll, Sasha Duguay, Clarke Kelly, Ian Madill, Stephanie Maghnam, Greg Patacairk and Nagmani Sharma. Nick Drain had registered to run, but withdrew on Aug. 17.

Election day is Monday, Oct. 24. For more information about where and how to vote, visit the city's election page.

Ward at a glance

A map showing the boundaries of Ward 5 West Carleton-March.
A map of the boundaries for Ward 5 West Carleton-March. (City of Ottawa)

Projected population 2022: 27,419

Projected population 2026: 28,341

After 19 years under councillor Eli El-Chantiry, rural ward 5 is getting a new face at the table. What issues are top of mind? Hallie Cotnam set out to find out.

Candidates running

CBC Ottawa sent a detailed questionnaire to candidates in this and other wards, and those who responded have their answers below. Candidates were also asked to submit photos of themselves. Where candidates have websites, those links can be accessed by clicking on the candidate's name.

Colin Driscoll

No contact information available.

Sasha Duguay

No questionnaire answers provided.

Clarke Kelly

No questionnaire answers provided.

Ian Madill

No questionnaire answers provided.

Stephanie Maghnam

(Submitted by Stephanie Maghnam)

Greg Patacairk

(South March Studio)

Nagmani Sharma


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