Ottawa—Orléans

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Coordinates: 45°28′N 75°30′W / 45.467°N 75.500°W / 45.467; -75.500

Ottawa—Orléans
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Ottawa—Orléans in relation to other electoral districts in Ottawa
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Royal Galipeau
Conservative
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 119,287
Electors (2011) 85,456
Area (km²)[1] 133.02
Pop. density (per km²) 896.8
Census divisions Ottawa
Census subdivisions Ottawa
For the provincial electoral district, see Ottawa—Orléans (provincial electoral district).

Ottawa—Orléans (formerly Gloucester—Carleton and Carleton—Gloucester) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1988. As of the next election, the riding will be known as Orléans.[2]

It encompasses the eastern part of the city of Ottawa, Ontario (northern and eastern parts of the former city of Gloucester, Ontario plus the northwestern corner of the former city of Cumberland.)

The riding was created as "Carleton—Gloucester" in 1987. Its name was changed to "Gloucester—Carleton" in 1996, but then changed back to "Carleton–Gloucester" in 1997. It was changed again in 2000 to "Ottawa—Orléans".

Despite having an English-speaking majority, Ottawa—Orléans is among the most francophone of the Ontario federal ridings, and a major centre of the Franco-Ontarian community. According to the 2001 Statistics Canada report, 35% of the riding population speaks French as their mother tongue. In recent years, the riding has experienced a major growth of population and increased housing projects.

In the 2004 federal election, the Liberal candidate Marc Godbout won over the Conservative candidate Walter Robinson by over 4% of the votes. Robinson, a former president of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, was considered a favourite but failed to win support among Francophones. Ottawa—Orléans was also the riding where the NDP had Canada's youngest woman candidate, Crystal LeBlanc, who received 5905 votes in the 2004 federal election.

Geography[edit]

The riding consists of the part of the City of Ottawa bounded on the north by the Ottawa River, and on the west, south and east by a line drawn due south from the river to the mouth of Cardinal Creek, east along that creek, southwest along Regional Road 174, southeast along Trim Road, southwest along Wall Road, southeast along Mer Bleue Road, east along Navan Road, southeast along Mer Bleue Road and Boundary Road, northwest along Highway 417, 250 metres east along the abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway, north along the hydroelectric transmission line, northeast along Innes Road, northwest along Blair Road, east and northeast along Montreal Road and Regional Road 174, and north along Green's Creek to the Ottawa River.

Demographics[edit]

  • Average family income: $107,777 (2006 census)[3]
  • Median household income: $80,473 (2001 census)[4]
  • Unemployment: 4.5%[4]
  • Language, Mother Tongue: English 58%, French 30%, Other 12%[4]
  • Religion: Catholic 58%, Protestant 23%, Muslim 3%, Orthodox Christian 1%, Other Christian 1%, Hindu 1%, Sikh 1%, Non Religious Affiliation 11%, Other 1%[5]
  • Visible Minorities: Black 3%, South Asian 3%, Chinese 2%, Arab 2%, Filipino 1%, Latin American 1%, Other 1%[5]

History[edit]

The federal riding was created as "Carleton—Gloucester" in 1987 from parts of Nepean—Carleton and Ottawa—Carleton ridings. It consisted initially of

  • the City of Gloucester, excluding these parts:
    • bounded on the north by the City of Ottawa, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the boundary south along Conroy Road, west along Davidson Road and Lester Road, south along Albion Road, west along the road allowance between lots 10 and 11, Concession 3, south along the Canadian Pacific Railway line, west along Leitrim Road, north along Limebank Road and River Road to the Ottawa city limit;
    • bounded on the west by the Gloucester city limit, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn east from the limit near Blair Road, south along Blair Road, west along Innes Road, and south along a hydroelectric transmission line situated east of Meadowvale Lane to the western city limit;
  • the southeast part of the City of Ottawa lying south of Walkley Road and east of Conroy Road;
  • the townships of Osgoode and Rideau;
  • the northwest part of the Township of Cumberland lying north of Innes Road and west of Regional Road 57 and Trim Road.

In 1996, it was renamed "Gloucester—Carleton", and defined to consist of

  • the City of Gloucester, excluding
    • the part bounded on the north by the City of Ottawa, and on the east, south and west by a line drawn from the border south along Conroy Road, west along Davidson Road and Lester Road, south along the Canadian Pacific Railway, west along Leitrim Road, and north along Limebank Road to the City of Ottawa;
    • the part bounded on the west by the western city limit, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn from the city limit near Mowat Road east to Blair Road, south along Blair Road, west along Innes Road, and south along the transmission line situated east of Meadowvale Lane to the western city limit.
    • the part bounded on the north by the Quebec border, and on the west by the western city limit, and on the north, east and south by a line drawn from the city limit east along Montreal Road and Highway 17, north along Green's Creek and due north to the Quebec boundary.
  • the part of the Township of Cumberland west of Trim Road and north of Innes Road.

The name of the electoral district was changed in 1997 back to "Carleton—Gloucester", and in 2000 to "Ottawa—Orléans".

Following the 2012 redistribution of Canada's ridings, the riding will lose the neighbourhood of Beacon Hill South from Ottawa—Vanier, and will gain the Cardinal Creek area from Glengarry—Prescott—Russell and the rural area surrounding Carlsbad Spring from parts of Glengarry—Prescott—Russell and Nepean—Carleton.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Carleton—Gloucester
Riding created from Nepean—Carleton and Ottawa—Carleton
34th  1988 − 1993     Eugène Bellemare Liberal
35th  1993 − 1997
36th  1997 − 2000
Riding renamed — Ottawa—Orléans
37th  2000 − 2004     Eugène Bellemare Liberal
38th  2004 − 2006     Marc Godbout Liberal
39th  2006 − 2008     Royal Galipeau Conservative
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ottawa–Orléans[edit]

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 28,916 45.18
  Liberal 24,307 37.98
  New Democratic Party 8,945 13.98
  Green 1,830 2.86
  Others 7 0.01
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Royal Galipeau 28,584 44.55 -0.29
Liberal David Bertschi 24,649 38.42 -0.32
New Democratic Martine Cenatus 9,086 14.16 +4.06
Green Paul Maillet 1,839 2.87 -3.45
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,158 100.00
Total rejected ballots 235 0.36
Turnout 64,393 72.76
Eligible voters 88,502
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Conservative Royal Galipeau 27,206 44.84 +3.80 $87,319
Liberal Marc Godbout 23,504 38.74 -0.37 $86,870
New Democratic Amy O'Dell 6,127 10.10 -3.98 $1,544
Green Paul Maillet 3,833 6.32 +2.50 $3,951
Total valid votes/Expense limit 60,670 100.00 $88,543
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Conservative Royal Galipeau 25,414 41.04 +0.70
Liberal Marc Godbout 24,215 39.11 -5.88
New Democratic Mark Leahy 9,339 15.08 +5.01
Green Sarah Samplonius 2,368 3.82 -0.78
Independent Alain Saint-Yves 585 0.94
Total valid votes 61,921 100.00
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Marc Godbout 26,383 44.99 -6.01
Conservative Walter Robinson 23,655 40.34 -1.89
New Democratic Crystal Leblanc 5,905 10.07 +5.92
Green Dan Biocchi 2,699 4.60 +3.53
Total valid votes 58,642 100.00

Note: Conservative vote is compared to the total of the Canadian Alliance vote and Progressive Conservative vote in 2000 election.

Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eugène Bellemare 26,635 51.00 -7.96
Alliance Rita Burke 13,316 25.50 +10.88
Progressive Conservative Marc-André Bélair 8,738 16.73 -2.93
New Democratic Crystal Leblanc 2,169 4.15 -1.44
Green Richard Warman 561 1.07
Marijuana John Albert 534 1.02
Natural Law Heather Hanson 117 0.22 -0.47
Canadian Action Jean Saintonge 117 0.22 -0.26
Marxist–Leninist Louis Lang 41 0.08
Total valid votes 52,228 100.00

Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.

Carleton–Gloucester[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eugène Bellemare 29,862 58.96 -2.99
Progressive Conservative Michel Drapeau 9,960 19.66 +4.47
Reform Shannon Smith 7,404 14.62 -1.83
New Democratic Cindy Ignacz 2,831 5.59 +1.90
Natural Law James Hea 349 0.69 +0.03
Canadian Action Jean Saintonge 244 0.48
Total valid votes 50,650 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Eugène Bellemare 43,212 61.95 +13.83
Reform Ken Binda 11,474 16.45
Progressive Conservative Michel Drapeau 10,598 15.19 -22.10
New Democratic Cindy Moriarty 2,575 3.69 -5.98
National Shelley Ann Clark 772 1.11
Natural Law James Hea 461 0.66
Green Alain Dorion 365 0.52
Christian Heritage Judy Thompson 220 0.32 -3.92
Abolitionist Tom J. Kennedy 80 0.11
Total valid votes 69,757 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Eugène Bellemare 30,925 48.12
Progressive Conservative Maureen McTeer 23,964 37.29
New Democratic Robert Cottingham 6,217 9.67
Christian Heritage Terese Ferri 2,728 4.24
Rhinoceros Peter Francis Godfather Quinlan 435 0.68
Total valid votes 64,269 100.00

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References[edit]

Federal riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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