Marlene Catterall

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Marlene Catterall (born March 1, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a former Canadian politician. Catterall was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Ottawa West—Nepean from 1997 to 2005 and previously representing the riding of Ottawa West from 1988 to 1997. Catterall is a former consultant and teacher. She is a former Deputy Government Whip and Chief Government Whip and a former Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board. She ran for Mayor of Ottawa in 1985 but lost to Jim Durrell by over 20,000 votes. She was well involved in Ottawa politics serving as an alderman on Ottawa City Council from 1976 to 1985.

She has been criticised for not doing enough for the Queensway-Carleton Hospital in her riding. The hospital, which sits on federal government land, was being charged rent by the National Capital Commission and the hospital was forced to solicit donations from area residents for an expansion plan.

Catterall announced that she would not be a candidate in the 2006 federal election. Following her retirement, the riding changed from Liberal to Conservative by a margin of around 5,000 votes.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sandy Boyce
City councillors from Britannia Ward
1976-1985
Succeeded by
Ruth Wildgen
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
David Daubney, Progressive Conservative
Member of Parliament from Ottawa West
1988-1997
Succeeded by
Riding abolished, 1996
Preceded by
Riding created, 1996
Member of Parliament from Ottawa West—Nepean
1997-2006
Succeeded by
John Baird, Conservative