Global News has declared incumbent Anita Vandenbeld as the winner in the riding of Ottawa West-Nepean.
Liberals: Anita Vandenbeld (Incumbent)
Conservatives: Abdul Abdi
NDP: Angella MacEwen
Green: David Stibbe
People’s Party: Serge Guevorkian
Christian Heritage Party: Sean Mulligan
Communist Party of Canada: Vincent Cama
Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada: Nick Lin
No Affiliation: Butch Moore
Vandenbeld and Abdi will face off again in 2019, although Abdi wasn’t the favoured candidate this time around. Originally, the Conservative candidate for Ottawa West—Nepean was Mike Lalonde, a retired captain in the Canadian Armed Forces and financial planner – but he announced on July 29 that he was stepping down due to health issues. The Conservative party subsequently announced Abdi as their new candidate.
According to a statement from the party, Abdi is on voluntary leave from the Ottawa Police Service and served with the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. He is a recipient of the United Way’s Community Builder Award, the statement said.
The NDP has usually ranked third in the Ottawa West—Nepean race. This year, party members nominated Angella MacEwen, a senior economist for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and policy fellow at the Broadbent Institute, as its candidate in the riding.
The riding of Ottawa West—Nepean is bordered by March Road/Herzberg Road/March Valley Road to the west, and Cameron Harvey Drive and the Ottawa River to the north. The eastern border zigzags down Sherbourne Road, east down Highway 417, then down Merivale Road, east down Baseline Road, south down Fisher Avenue and then down the Rideau River to West Hunt Club Road. The southern border then stretches west down West Hunt Club, up Merivale, west down the Canadian National Railway, up Richmond Road and then west down the 417 to March Road.