Ottawa·Election 2019

Ottawa West–Nepean goes to Liberal Anita Vandenbeld

Liberal Anita Vandenbeld will retain her seat in Ottawa West–Nepean. 

Riding stays in Liberal column for another term

Anita Vandenbeld is Liberal MP in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean. (CBC News)

Liberal Anita Vandenbeld will retain her seat in Ottawa West–Nepean. 

With 91.3 per cent of votes counted, Vandenbeld took 45.6 per cent of the vote. Her closest challenger was Conservative Abdul Abdi with 26.8 per cent of the vote and in third place was NDP candidate Angella MacEwan with 19 per cent. 

The suburban riding west of the city's core, where one-quarter of residents speak neither English nor French as their first language, had bounced between Liberals and Conservatives in past elections.

Vandenbeld has represented it for the last four years and faced:

  • Labour Studies student Vincent Cama of the Communist Party of Canada; 
  • Small business owner Serge Guevorkian of the People's Party;
  • Nick Lin of the Marxist-Leninist Party;
  • Butch Moore, listed by Elections Canada as "No Affiliation"; 
  • Sean Mulligan of the Christian Heritage Party, a public servant and former member of the Canadian Armed Forces;
  • Green Party candidate Dave Stibbe, a teacher who helped found Ottawa City Rafting.

Vandenbeld was criticized by the federal ethics commissioner over robocalls she made on behalf of her husband's city council campaign.

Ottawa West–Nepean in 2015



To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Become a CBC Member

Join the conversationCreate account

Already have an account?