Somerset Ward

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Somerset
Location within Ottawa
Location within Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°25′N 75°42′W / 45.417°N 75.700°W / 45.417; -75.700Coordinates: 45°25′N 75°42′W / 45.417°N 75.700°W / 45.417; -75.700
Country Canada
Province Ontario
City Ottawa
Government
 • Councillor Catherine McKenney
Area
 • Total 5.8 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Population (2011)Canada 2011 Census [1]
 • Total 35,110
 • Density 6,100/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • English 63.8%
 • French 13.1%
 • Others 23.2%
Avg. income 38,202

Somerset (Ward 14) is a city ward in the city of Ottawa, Canada. It covers the neighbourhoods of Downtown Ottawa, Centretown, Lebreton Flats and most of Centretown West. It is Ottawa's smallest and most dense ward. It is represented on Ottawa City Council by Catherine McKenney.[2] It has an area of 6.5 km² and a projected 2006 population of 38,500. According to Canada 2001 Census it had a population of 36,365. The ward was created in 1994 when Dalhousie Ward and Wellington Ward were merged.

City councillors[edit]

  1. Elisabeth Arnold (1994-2003)
  2. Diane Holmes (2003-2014)
  3. Catherine McKenney (2014–present)

Population data[edit]

Languages (mother tongue):

  • English: 60.2%
  • French: 9.9%
  • Chinese: 7.9% (inc. Mandarin, Cantonese and Chinese)
  • Vietnamese: 1.9%
  • Arabic: 1.8%
  • Italian: 1.7%
  • Spanish: 1.6%

Religion:

  • Roman Catholic: 36.0%
  • No religion: 27.3%
  • Anglican: 6.7%
  • United Church: 5.2%
  • Muslim: 4.7%
  • Buddhist: 3.5%
  • Presbyterian: 1.3%
  • Baptist: 1.3%
  • Jewish: 1.0%
  • Greek Orthodox: 1.0%

Income:

  • Average household income: $51,319
  • Average income: $36,042

Election results[edit]

1994 elections[edit]

Arnold defeated Harris in a rematch of the 1991 election in Dalhousie Ward for city council.

City council
Candidate Votes %
Elisabeth Arnold 4,529 50.48
Peter Harris 4,443 49.52
Regional council
Candidate Votes %
Diane Holmes 6,496 76.07
Dale Curwin 1,080 12.64
Ross Taylor 742 8.69
Bill Overall 222 2.60

1997 elections[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Elisabeth Arnold 4,004 78.16
Kris Schimmel 1,119 21.84
Regional Council
Candidate Votes %
Diane Holmes Acclaimed

Ottawa municipal election, 2000[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Elisabeth Arnold 6,517 75.77
Olivia Bradley 2,084 24.2

Ottawa municipal election, 2003[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Diane Holmes 4105 61.62%
Dawn Pickering 1195 17.94%
David MacDonald 567 8.51%
William A. Ostapyk 366 5.49%
Steve Sweeney 189 2.84%
Sotos Petrides 132 1.98%
Bill Driver 55 0.83%
Mike Jung 53 0.80%

Ottawa municipal election, 2006[edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Diane Holmes 6600 63.07%
Luc Lapointe 1782 17.03%
George Guirguis 1497 14.31%
Karen Dawe 359 3.43%
Idris Ben-Tahir 226 2.16%

Ottawa municipal election, 2010[edit]

Diane Holmes is running for re-election against Don Fex, a former festival production manager and manager of a local book store, Susan Miller, a former elected School Commissioner for the Western Quebec School Board 2007, and Barkley Pollock, an unsuccessful mayoral candidate from 2006 election, and past supporter of Liberal candidate Richard Mahoney.

City council
Candidate Votes %
Diane Holmes 6282 66.51
Don Fex 2024 21.43
Susan Miller 810 8.58
Barkley Pollock 329 3.48

[[Ottawa municipal election, 2014**[3]]][edit]

City council
Candidate Votes %
Catherine McKenney 3997 40.13%
Jeff Morrison 1681 16.88%
Martin Canning 1631 16.38%
Conor Meade 807 8.10%
Edward Conway 576 5.78%
Thomas McVeigh 434 4.36%
Lili V. Weemen 292 3.94%
Denis Schryburt 223 2.24%
Sandro Provenzano 99 0.99%
Curtis Tom 77 0.77%
Silviu Riley 43 0.43%

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