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2019 Canada election results: Ottawa—Vanier

Global News has declared incumbent Mona Fortier of the Liberal Party as the winner in the riding of Ottawa-Vanier.

Candidates

Liberals: Mona Fortier (Incumbent)
Conservatives: Joel Bernard
NDP: Stéphanie Mercier
Green: Oriana Ngabirano
People’s Party: Paul Durst
Communist Party of Canada: Michelle Paquette
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada: Christian Legeais
Rhinoceros Party: Derek Miller
Independent: Joel Altman
Independent: Daniel McHugh

Ottawa—Vanier is home to a large number of French-speaking residents, as well as the University of Ottawa campus and Collège La Cité. Politically, the riding has been a Liberal fortress for decades. Since 1935, voters in the riding have consistently elected a Liberal member of Parliament to the House of Commons.

Fortier, who previously worked as a strategic communications consultant, is running for re-election in the riding this fall with Team Trudeau.

Her Conservative rival this time around, Joel Bernard, was a PC MLA in New Brunswick for one term and has worked on Parliament Hill since 2005, serving as director of parliamentary affairs and as a senior policy advisor to several ministers. He currently works as the parliamentary affairs advisor to Tory MP and public safety shadow minister Pierre Paul-Hus. The 2019 election campaign will mark Bernard’s third try for a federal seat as a Conservative candidate.

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Fortier is also up against Green candidate Oriana Ngabirano, who ran (unsuccessfully) for a seat on Ottawa city council in the Rideau-Rockcliffe byelection earlier this year.

The riding of Ottawa—Vanier is bordered by the Rideau Canal to the west, the Ottawa River to the north, and Greens Creek to the east. The southern border of the riding follows Highway 417 eastward to the abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway, then juts north to Innes Road and then Blair Road, and then down the Queensway to where the highway hits Greens Creek.

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