May 27, 2014 4:28 am

Ontario election 2014: Ottawa West-Nepean riding

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On June 12, voters head to the polls in the 2014 Ontario election. Learn more about the candidates and history of the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean.

Candidates

Liberals: Bob Chiarelli*
Progressive Conservatives: Randall Denley
NDP: Alex Cullen
Green:  Alex Hill

Geography

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The westernmost of Ottawa’s five urban ridings, Ottawa West-Nepean is roughly bordered by Highway 416 to the west, the Ottawa River to the north, the CN rail line to the south.

History

Former Ottawa Mayor Bob Chiarelli won this riding in a 2010 by-election for the Liberals and held onto it in 2011, both times winning by just over 1,000 votes. He formerly held the riding of Ottawa West from 1987-1997. Federally, the riding has been held by Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird since 2006.

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By the numbers

The median age of 43 is the oldest in Ottawa. French is the mother tongue of 7.3% of residents, the smallest number in Ottawa.

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Riding in a tweet

Chiarelli has a long political history in this riding, but is in a dogfight as recent history has trended towards the Conservatives.

Poll-level results, 2011: Ottawa-Vanier »

Poll-level results, 2011: Ottawa-Vanier

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