PC Jeremy Roberts wins tight contest in Ottawa West–Nepean

Progressive Conservative Jeremy Roberts has narrowly defeated New Democrat Chandra Pasma in Ottawa-West Nepean.

Liberal incumbent Bob Chiarelli finishes 3rd

PC candidate Jeremy Roberts won the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean at the end of a tight three-way race. (Judy Trinh/CBC)


  • Final Elections Ontario results show Jeremey Roberts finished 175 votes ahead of Chandra Pasma.

Progressive Conservative Jeremy Roberts has narrowly defeated New Democrat Chandra Pasma in Ottawa-West Nepean.

With all 80 polls counted, just 176 votes separated Roberts from Pasma.

Pasma held a narrow lead for much of the night until the last two polls flipped the standings.

Liberal incumbent Bob Chiarelli finished third.

The riding has been Liberal since Dalton McGuinty first became premier in 2003. Chiarelli, who won the seat in a 2010 byelection after current Mayor Jim Watson left provincial politics, has been serving as Ontario's minister of transportation. 

PC Jeremy Roberts win in close vote

4 years ago
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PC Jeremy Roberts won a nail-biting vote in Ottawa-West-Nepean

The somewhat oddly-shaped riding includes not only a large swath of urban residents, but also the old west end near the Crystal Bay area.

The latest census suggests people in Ottawa West–Nepean are older than in other eastern Ontario ridings with a higher percentage of visible minorities. The top industries for work are public administration, retail trade and health care.

Longtime MPP Bob Chiarelli defeated

4 years ago
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MPP Bob Chiarelli says people have spoken in response to Liberal defeat.

Also running in the riding were:

  • Patrick Freel, a horticultural industries student, is the Green Party candidate.
  • Nicholas Paliga is on the ballot for the Libertarian Party.
  • Colin Pritchard is running as a None of the Above Direct Democracy candidate.

With files from Elyse Skura/CBC