Orléans (electoral district)

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

Orléans
Ontario electoral district
Ottawa-ottawaorleans.PNG
Ottawa—Orléans in relation to other electoral districts in Ottawa (2003 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
LegislatureHouse of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Marie-France Lalonde
Liberal
District created1987
First contested1988
Last contested2019
District webpageprofile, map
Demographics
Population (2016)[1]128,281
Electors (2015)94,830
Area (km²)[1]211
Pop. density (per km²)608
Census divisionsOttawa
Census subdivisionsOttawa

Orléans (formerly Ottawa—Orléans, Gloucester—Carleton and Carleton—Gloucester) is a federal electoral district in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1988.

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" and to just "Orléans" in 2013.

Despite having an English-speaking majority, 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]

It encompasses the suburban community of Orleans in the east end of Ottawa, Ontario (northern and eastern parts of the former city of Gloucester, Ontario plus the northwestern corner of the former city of Cumberland) as well as the neighbourhood of Blackburn Hamlet and the communities of Notre-Dame-des-Champs and Carlsbad Springs.

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 Green's Creek, south along that creek, southwest along Regional Road 174 to Blair Road, south to Innes Road, west to a transmission line, south to an abandoned Canadian Pacific Railway track, west to Highway 417, southeast to Ramsayville Road, south to Mitch Owens Road, east to Boundary Road, south to Devine Road, east to Frontier Road, north to Carlsbad Lane and its northern production to Tenth Line Road, north to Wall Road, east to Frank Kenny Road, north to Frank Kenny Road, north to the Ottawa River.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census; 2013 representation[2][3]

Ethnic groups: 77.6% White, 6.5% Black, 3.7% South Asian, 3.1% Arab, 2.4% Aboriginal, 2.1% Chinese, 1.1% Filipino, 1.0% Latin American
Languages: 55.9% English, 33.1% French, 2.3% Arabic, 1.5% Chinese
Religions: 75.8% Christian (52.4% Catholic, 5.5% United Church, 5.4% Anglican, 1.5% Pentecostal, 1.4% Baptist, 1.3% Christian Orthodox, 1.1% Presbyterian, 7.2% Other), 4.8% Muslim, 1.2% Hindu, 16.8% No religion
Median income (2010): $46,606
Average income (2010): $52,230

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 Glengarry—Prescott—Russell,
Nepean—Carleton and Ottawa—Carleton
34th  1988–1993     Eugène Bellemare Liberal
35th  1993–1997
36th  1997–2000
Ottawa—Orléans
37th  2000–2004     Eugène Bellemare Liberal
38th  2004–2006 Marc Godbout
39th  2006–2008     Royal Galipeau Conservative
40th  2008–2011
41st  2011–2015
Orléans
42nd  2015–2019     Andrew Leslie Liberal
43rd  2019–present Marie-France Lalonde

Election results[edit]

Orléans[edit]

2019 Canadian federal election
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Marie-France Lalonde 44,183 54.3 -5.37
Conservative David Bertschi 22,984 28.2 -2.24
New Democratic Jacqui Wiens 9,428 11.6 +3.63
Green Michelle Petersen 3,829 4.7 +2.79
People's Roger Saint-Fleur 986 1.2
Total valid votes/Expense limit 81,410 100.0
Total rejected ballots 585
Turnout 81,995 77.3
Eligible voters 106,021
Liberal hold Swing -
Source: Elections Canada[4][5]
2015 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Andrew Leslie 46,542 59.67 +21.69 $186,398.15
Conservative Royal Galipeau 23,821 30.54 -14.64 $126,974.94
New Democratic Nancy Tremblay 6,215 7.97 -6.01 $9,314.72
Green Raphaël Morin 1,410 1.81 -1.05 $3,260.02
Total valid votes/Expense limit 77,988 100.0   $240,250.25
Total rejected ballots 272 0.30
Turnout 78,260 81.37
Eligible voters 96,174
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +18.2
2011 federal election redistributed results[6]
Party Vote %
  Conservative 28,916 45.18
  Liberal 24,307 37.98
  New Democratic 8,945 13.98
  Green 1,830 2.86
  Others 7 0.01

Ottawa–Orléans[edit]

2011 Canadian federal election
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
2008 Canadian federal election
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
2006 Canadian federal election
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
2004 Canadian federal election
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.

2000 Canadian federal election
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]

1997 Canadian federal election
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
1993 Canadian federal election
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
1988 Canadian federal election
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "(Code 35063) Census Profile". 2011 census. Statistics Canada. 2012. Retrieved 2011-03-03.

Federal riding history from the Library of Parliament:

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