Ottawa—Vanier

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For the Ottawa—Vanier provincial electoral district, see Ottawa—Vanier (provincial electoral district).

Coordinates: 45°26′N 75°39′W / 45.433°N 75.650°W / 45.433; -75.650

Ottawa—Vanier
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Ottawa—Vanier in relation to other electoral districts in Ottawa
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Mauril Bélanger
Liberal
District created 1933
First contested 1935
Last contested 2011
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 103,687
Electors (2011) 81,373
Area (km²)[1] 36.87
Pop. density (per km²) 2,812.2
Census divisions Ottawa
Census subdivisions Ottawa

Ottawa—Vanier (formerly known as Ottawa East) is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1935. Previous to that date, it was part of the Ottawa electoral district that returned two members.

It is composed of the eastern part of downtown Ottawa and the wards of Beacon Hill-Cyrville, Rideau-Rockcliffe, Rideau-Vanier.

The riding is currently represented in the House of Commons by Liberal Mauril Bélanger.

The riding, with a large Franco-Ontarian population in Vanier, is one of the most solidly Liberal in the country, having elected Liberals both federally and provincially in every election since its creation. In fact, the previous electoral district which comprises most of the constituency, Russell, had been solidly Liberal since 1887. The riding is home to a large number of civil servants.

Political geography[edit]

A sizable minority of the riding is in the former city of Vanier, which was merged with Ottawa in 2000. Vanier has long been home to much of Ottawa's francophone population a group that is solidly Liberal. The riding also contains the wealthiest part of Ottawa, Rockcliffe Park, which gives some support to the Conservatives, but also to the Liberals. The anglophone middle class neighbourhoods of Sandy Hill, containing the University of Ottawa, and New Edinburgh also tend to vote Liberal, but with significant support for the New Democratic Party.

In the last federal election, the Liberals had mostly widespread support in the riding, with its best areas in Castle Heights, Cyrville, Overbrook, Forbes and parts of Vanier. The Conservatives had their support concentrated in Viscount Alexander Park, Rothwell Heights, Beacon Hill North and Rockcliffe Park. The NDP had its support concentrated in Sandy Hill, and won some polls in Lindenlea and Lower Town.

Geography[edit]

In 2003, it was redefined as the part of the City of Ottawa east and north of a line running south along the Rideau Canal from the interprovincial boundary to Mann Avenue, northeast to Nicholas Street, southeast to Highway 417, and east to the abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway to the hydroelectric transmission line, north to Innes Road, northeast to Blair Road, northwest to Montreal Road, east and northeast to Regional Road 174, northeast to Green's Creek, north to the Ottawa River.

Demographics[edit]

  • Average family income: $92,457[2]
  • Median household income: $45,506 [3]
  • Unemployment: 6.8%[3]
  • Language, Mother Tongue: English 44%, French 32%, Other 24%
  • Religion: Catholic 54%, Protestant 19%, Muslim 6%, Orthodox Christian 1%, Other Christian 1%, Non Religious Affiliation 14%, Other 5% [4]
  • Visible Minority: Black 7%, Arab 3%, Chinese 2%, South Asian 2%, Latin American 1%, Others 5%[4]

History[edit]

The federal riding was created as "Ottawa East" in 1933 from parts of Ottawa and Russell ridings.

It initially consisted of, in the city of Ottawa, Rideau, Ottawa, By, St. Georges wards and the northeast part of Riverdale Ward, the town of Eastview, and the village of Rockcliffe Park.

In 1947, it was redefined to exclude the town of Eastview. In 1952, it was redefined to consist of the village of Rockcliffe Park, and the eastern parts of the city of Ottawa. In 1966, it was redefined to include the City of Eastview and exclude the village of Rockcliffe Park.

The name of the electoral district was changed in 1973 to "Ottawa—Vanier".

In 1976, it was redefined to consist of the City of Vanier, and the eastern parts of the city of Ottawa. In 1987, it was redefined to consist of the City of Vanier, the eastern part of the city of Ottawa, part of the city of Gloucester and the Village of Rockcliffe Park. In 1996, the Ottawa and Gloucester parts of the riding were redefined.

In 2003, it was given its current boundaries that are described above.

Following the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012, the riding will gain the neighbourhood of Beacon Hill South from Ottawa—Orléans.

Members of Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Ottawa East
Riding created from Ottawa and Russell
18th  1935 − 1936     Edgar-Rodolphe-Eugène Chevrier Liberal
 1936 − 1940     Joseph-Albert Pinard Liberal
19th  1940 − 1945
20th  1945 − 1949     Jean-Thomas Richard Liberal
21st  1949 − 1953
22nd  1953 − 1957
23rd  1957 − 1958
24th  1958 − 1962
25th  1962 − 1963
26th  1963 − 1965
27th  1965 − 1968
28th  1968 − 1972
29th  1972 − 1974     Jean-Robert Gauthier Liberal
Riding renamed — Ottawa—Vanier
30th  1974 − 1979     Jean-Robert Gauthier Liberal
31st  1979 − 1980
32nd  1980 − 1984
33rd  1984 − 1988
34th  1988 − 1993
35th  1993 − 1994
 1995 − 1997     Mauril Bélanger Liberal
36th  1997 − 2000
37th  2000 − 2004
38th  2004 − 2006
39th  2006 − 2008
40th  2008 − 2011
41st  2011 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ottawa—Vanier[edit]

2011 federal election redistributed results
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 21,417 38.10
  New Democratic Party 16,126 28.68
  Conservative 15,711 27.95
  Green 2,843 5.06
  Others 122 0.22
Canadian federal election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 20,009 38.17 -8.03
New Democratic Trevor Haché 15,391 29.36 +12.30
Conservative Rem Westland 14,184 27.06 -0.22
Green Caroline Rioux 2,716 5.18 -3.40
Marxist–Leninist Christian Legeais 122 0.23 -0.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 52,422 100.00
Total rejected ballots 316 0.60 +0.07
Turnout 52,738 68.24 +4.20
Canadian federal election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 23,948 46.20 +3.89 $79,668
Conservative Patrick Glémaud 14,138 27.28 -1.39 $53,405
New Democratic Trevor Haché 8,845 17.06 -4.75 $30,040
Green Akbar Manoussi 4,447 8.58 +1.98 $3,842
Independent Robert Larter 227 0.44
Marxist–Leninist Christian Legeais 130 0.25 +0.04
Canadian Action Michel St-Onge 100 0.19 $149
Total valid votes/Expense limit 51,835 100.00 $85,605
Total rejected ballots 277 0.53
Turnout 52,112 64.04
     Liberal hold Swing +2.64
Canadian federal election, 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 23,567 42.31 -6.86
Conservative Paul Benoit 15,970 28.67 +4.48
New Democratic Ric Dagenais 12,145 21.81 +3.27
Green Raphaël Thierrin 3,675 6.60 -0.27
Progressive Canadian James C. Parsons 221 0.40
Marxist–Leninist Alexandre Legeais 117 0.21 -0.28
Total valid votes 55,695 100.00
     Liberal hold Swing -5.67
Canadian federal election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 25,952 49.17 -6.40
Conservative Kevin Friday 12,769 24.19 -6.95
New Democratic Ric Dagenais 9,787 18.54 +9.83
Green Raphaël Thierrin 3,628 6.87 +4.62
Marijuana Carol Taylor 558 1.06 -0.45
Marxist–Leninist Françoise Roy 85 0.49 +0.34
Total valid votes 52,779 100.00

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

Federal popular vote graph from 1980 to 2006
Canadian federal election, 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 26,749 55.57 -6.30
Alliance Nestor Gayowsky 7,590 15.77 +5.97
Progressive Conservative Stephen Woollcombe 7,400 15.37 +1.77
New Democratic Joseph Zebrowski 4,194 8.71 -3.28
Green Adam Sommerfeld 1,083 2.25 +0.94
Marijuana Raymond Turmel 728 1.51
Natural Law Pierrette Blondin 187 0.39 -0.27
Canadian Action Raymond Samuéls 131 0.27
Marxist–Leninist Kim Roberge 74 0.15 -0.13
Total valid votes 48,136 100.00

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

Canadian federal election, 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 30,728 61.87 +1.14
Progressive Conservative Luc Edmund Barrick 6,754 13.60 +3.92
New Democratic David Gagnon 5,952 11.99 +5.57
Reform Roy Grant 4,868 9.80 -10.76
Green Richard Guy Briggs 651 1.31
Natural Law Roger Bouchard 330 0.66 +0.10
Independent César Antonio Bello 241 0.49
Marxist–Leninist Robert Rival 138 0.28 -0.03
Total valid votes 49,662 100.00
Canadian federal by-election, 13 February 1995
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Resignation of Jean-Robert Gauthier
Liberal Mauril Bélanger 11,918 60.73 -9.73
Reform Kevin Gaudet 4,034 20.56 +12.54
Progressive Conservative Françoise Guenette 1,899 9.68 -0.45
New Democratic Bob Lawson 1,259 6.42 -0.20
Christian Heritage Gilles Gauthier 299 1.52
Natural Law Ian A.G. Campbell 109 0.56 -0.37
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lafortune 61 0.31 0.00
Abolitionist John Turmel 46 0.23
Total valid votes 19,625 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 31,216 70.46 +11.25
Progressive Conservative Marie-Christine Lemire 4,486 10.13 -13.07
Reform Sam Dancey 3,553 8.02
New Democratic Willie Dunn 2,935 6.62 -9.36
Green Frank de Jong 606 1.37
National Raymond Samuels 497 1.12
Independent David Talbot 429 0.97
Natural Law Roger Bouchard 414 0.93
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lafortune 138 0.31
Abolitionist Steven Edward White 28 0.06
Total valid votes 44,302 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 28,581 59.21 +10.13
Progressive Conservative Gilles Guénette 11,197 23.20 -5.63
New Democratic Kathryn Barnard 7,712 15.98 -5.50
Rhinoceros Charlie le concierge McKenzie 460 0.95
Independent Jean-Claude Viens 256 0.53
Independent Louis Lang 61 0.13
Total valid votes 48,267 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 21,401 49.08 -17.42
Progressive Conservative Michel Lamoureux 12,571 28.83 +11.03
New Democratic Kathryn Barnard 9,364 21.48 +7.68
Independent Serge Girard 265 0.61
Total valid votes 43,601 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 27,564 66.50 +3.08
Progressive Conservative Moe Royer 7,379 17.80 -2.58
New Democratic Jim Stark 5,721 13.80 -2.05
Rhinoceros Graham Prickles Ashby 519 1.25
Independent Gail Dexter Lord 166 0.40
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lafortune 100 0.24 -0.12
Total valid votes 41,449 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 28,098 63.42 -4.90
Progressive Conservative Moe Royer 9,098 20.38 +2.80
New Democratic Paul H. Michaud 7,023 15.85 +5.50
Marxist–Leninist Serge Lafortune 159 0.36
Total valid votes 44,378 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 21,773 68.32 +5.38
Progressive Conservative Claude L. Choquette 5,603 17.58 -0.98
New Democratic Paul H. Michaud 3,298 10.35 -4.03
Social Credit Cyril E. Gauthier 976 3.06 -0.42
Independent Judith T. Haddad 114 0.36
Independent Edmond Irani 107 0.34
Total valid votes 31,871 100.00

Ottawa East[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Jean-Robert Gauthier 20,446 62.94 -15.70
Progressive Conservative Gerry Valiquette 6,029 18.56 +5.98
New Democratic François Beaulne 4,672 14.38 +5.60
Social Credit Cyril E. Gauthier 1,229 3.48
Independent David S. White 208 0.64
Total valid votes 32,584 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 26,170 78.64 +9.25
Progressive Conservative Rex Le Lacheur 4,186 12.58 -6.26
New Democratic Ian Macdonald 2,921 8.78 -3.00
Total valid votes 33,277 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1965
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 15,107 69.39 +21.78
Progressive Conservative Rex Le Lacheur 4,101 18.84 +3.17
New Democratic Ben Coffey 2,564 11.78 +6.11
Total valid votes 21,772 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1963
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 12,043 47.61 -17.46
Independent Yves Parisien 6,574 25.99
Progressive Conservative Rex Le Lacheur 3,964 15.67 -12.11
New Democratic Ruth Townsend 1,433 5.67 +0.70
Social Credit Roger Boulanger 930 3.68 +1.50
Independent Laurent Bordeleau 349 1.38
Total valid votes 25,293 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 15,930 65.07 +3.65
Progressive Conservative Jean-Pierre Beaulne 6,801 27.78 -7.47
New Democratic Marc Llanos 1,216 4.97 +2.92
Social Credit Wilfrid H. Rigney 534 2.18 +0.90
Total valid votes 24,481 100.00

Note: NDP vote is compared to CCF vote in 1958 election. Communist vote is compared to Labour-Progressive vote in 1958 election.

Canadian federal election, 1958
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 17,161 61.42 -9.66
Progressive Conservative R.-D. Chenier 9,850 35.25 +12.04
Co-operative Commonwealth William A. Layman 573 2.05 -0.37
Social Credit Raymond Berthiaume 357 1.28 -2.01
Total valid votes 27,941 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 18,216 71.08 -3.64
Progressive Conservative Eleanor Blackburn 5,947 23.21 +2.68
Social Credit Raymond Berthiaume 843 3.29
Co-operative Commonwealth William A. Layman 620 2.42 -2.13
Total valid votes 25,626 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 19,863 74.72 +4.72
Progressive Conservative Arthur Beauchesne 5,511 20.53 +2.11
Co-operative Commonwealth W. Victor O'Brien 1,209 4.55 -0.02
Total valid votes 26,583 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1949
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 20,895 70.00 +20.52
Progressive Conservative Lionel Choquette 5,499 18.42 -1.40
Co-operative Commonwealth Henri Robert 1,363 4.57 -2.64
Independent Joseph Albert Pinard 1,108 3.71 -17.00
Independent Edward Victor O'Meara 777 2.60
Social Credit Patrice Brunet 208 0.70
Total valid votes 29,850 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal J.-T. Richard 15,014 49.48 +6.88
Independent Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 6,284 20.71
Progressive Conservative Henri Saint-Jacques 6,013 19.82 -1.35
Co-operative Commonwealth Armand Ducharme 2,188 7.21
Social Credit Joseph-Ubald Dupont 374 1.23
Independent James-Aimé Cronier 295 0.97
Independent Max Feller 176 0.58
Total valid votes 30,344 100.00

Note: Progressive Conservative vote is compared to "National Government" vote in 1940 election.

Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 12,373 42.60 +1.36
Independent Liberal Aurèle Chartrand 10,526 36.24
National Government Armand Ducharme 6,149 21.17
Total valid votes 29,048 100.00
Canadian federal by-election, 26 October 1936
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Chevrier appointed to the High Court of Justice of Ontario
Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 9,726 41.24 -22.90
Independent Liberal William Michael Unger 6,832 28.97
Independent Jean Tissot 3,449 14.63 -0.68
Independent Liberal Cecile Gauthier-O'Regan 1,849 7.84
Independent Liberal Rufus Henry Parent 1,726 7.32
Total valid votes 23,582 100.00
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Edgar-Rodolphe-Eugène Chevrier 16,598 64.14
Independent Jean Tissot 3,961 15.31
Conservative Lionel Choquette 3,701 14.30
Reconstruction Wilbert Spearman 1,617 6.25
Total valid votes 25,877 100.00

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