May 27, 2014 9:23 pm

Ontario election 2014: Carleton–Mississippi Mills riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and political history of the riding of Carleton–Mississippi Mills.

Candidates

Liberals: Rosalyn Stevens
Progressive Conservatives: Jack MacLaren
NDP: John Hansen
Green:  Andrew West

Geography

Screen shot 2014-05-09 at 4.18.08 AM A rural-suburban riding on the outskirts of Ottawa, Carleton-Mississippi Mills goes as far west as Clayton and as far east as Kanata. The latter is the largest population centre in the riding with 149,769 people.

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History

Jack MacLaren defeated Liberal candidate Megan Cornell by over 9,000 votes. While the exact boundaries and name of this riding changed quite a bit over the years, it had been represented by longtime MPP Norm Sterling from 1977-2011. Kanata has tended to slightly favour the Liberals in recent elections, but the rest of the riding has overwhelmingly favoured the PCs.

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By the numbers

Sixty per cent of people over 15 are married in this riding, the fourth highest number in southern Ontario. The median income is $37,462, fourth highest in the province.

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Riding in a tweet

Carleton–Mississippi Mills has been a safe PC seat for many years, and will likely remain so.

 

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