ELECTION 2018

Wooing voters in West Carleton-March

Two candidates are hoping to give incumbent Eli El-Chantiry a run for his money in the rural west Ottawa ward of West Carleton-March.

3 candidates hoping to take the seat in this rural ward

West Carleton-March has a population of 25,626 people living in 9,129 homes.

Two candidates are hoping to give incumbent Eli El-Chantiry a run for his money in the rural west Ottawa ward of West Carleton-March.

El-Chantiry was first elected to city council in November 2003, and won handily in 2014 with about 57 per cent of the vote.

The two candidates who have stepped up to run against him this time around are:

  • James Parsons, who also ran against El-Chantiry in 2010 and 2014.
  • Judi Varga-Toth

Candidates who did not provide a website when they registered do not have links to their campaigns.

This ward is among those with the fewest residents in Ottawa but it covers the largest area (more than 760 kilometres square) and therefore contends with a number of different issues, including road quality, access to city services and maintaining a rural lifestyle within city limits.

Want to know more about the candidates?

So did we. 

CBC Ottawa created a questionnaire and sent it to each of the registered candidates to fill out.

You can read the responses below. Some candidates did not respond to the questionnaire.

Questionnaires are posted as they were submitted.


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