|Ontario electoral district|
Ottawa—Orléans in relation to other electoral districts in Ottawa
|Federal electoral district|
|Legislature||House of Commons|
|District webpage||profile, map|
|Pop. density (per km²)||896.8|
- 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.
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.
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.
- Average family income: $107,777 (2006 census)
- Median household income: $80,473 (2001 census)
- Unemployment: 4.5%
- Language, Mother Tongue: English 58%, French 30%, Other 12%
- Religion: Catholic 58%, Protestant 23%, Muslim 3%, Orthodox Christian 1%, Other Christian 1%, Hindu 1%, Sikh 1%, Non Religious Affiliation 11%, Other 1%
- Visible Minorities: Black 3%, South Asian 3%, Chinese 2%, Arab 2%, Filipino 1%, Latin American 1%, Other 1%
- 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
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|
|2011 federal election redistributed results|
|New Democratic Party||8,945||13.98|
|Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Martine Cenatus||9,086||14.16||+4.06||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||64,158||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||235||0.36||–|
|Canadian federal election, 2008|
|New Democratic||Amy O'Dell||6,127||10.10||-3.98||$1,544|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||60,670||100.00||$88,543|
|Canadian federal election, 2006|
|New Democratic||Mark Leahy||9,339||15.08||+5.01|
|Total valid votes||61,921||100.00|
|Canadian federal election, 2004|
|New Democratic||Crystal Leblanc||5,905||10.07||+5.92|
|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|
|Progressive Conservative||Marc-André Bélair||8,738||16.73||-2.93|
|New Democratic||Crystal Leblanc||2,169||4.15||-1.44|
|Natural Law||Heather Hanson||117||0.22||-0.47|
|Canadian Action||Jean Saintonge||117||0.22||-0.26|
|Total valid votes||52,228||100.00|
Note: Canadian Alliance vote is compared to the Reform vote in 1997 election.
|Canadian federal election, 1997|
|Progressive Conservative||Michel Drapeau||9,960||19.66||+4.47|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Federal riding history from the Library of Parliament:
- Carleton—Gloucester (1987-1996)
- Carleton—Gloucester (1997-2000)
- Gloucester Carleton (1996-1997)
- Ottawa—Orléans (2000-2008)
- http://enr.elections.ca/ElectoralDistricts_e.aspx?type=3&criteria=Ottawa--Orleans Ottawa—Orléans (2011) from Elections Canada
- Campaign expense data from Elections Canada