Ottawa—Vanier (provincial electoral district)

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

Ottawa—Vanier
Ontario electoral district
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Ottawa—Vanier in relation to other Ottawa electoral districts
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Nathalie Des Rosiers
Liberal
District created 1908
First contested 1908
Last contested 2016
Demographics
Population (2011) 103,687
Electors (2007) 77,318
Area (km²) 39
Pop. density (per km²) 2,658.6
Census divisions Carleton County (1908-1969)
Ottawa-Carleton (1969-2001)
Ottawa (2001-present)
Census subdivisions Ottawa
Eastview (1967-1969)
Vanier (1969-2001)
Rockcliffe Park (1999-2001)
Gloucester (1987-2001)

Ottawa—Vanier (formerly known as Ottawa East) is a provincial electoral district in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1908. It is located in the east end of Ottawa.

The riding was represented in the Legislative Assembly by Liberal Madeleine Meilleur from 2003 until her resignation in June 2016.

The riding, with a large Franco-Ontarian population in Vanier, Overbrook, Lower Town, and in adjoining neighbourhoods, has been one of the most solidly Liberal in the country in recent years, having elected Liberals both federally and provincially in every election since 1971.

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, but between 1992 and 2001, the size of this linguistic group has fallen by almost 50%. Since 2003, the population of the entire riding has fallen by almost 10% at a time when the rest of the nation's capital increased by approximately 5.2%. The riding now has the second oldest population in Ottawa.

In many ways the riding which used to be known as a French riding with an English face has become a largely English-speaking riding (65%) with a French face. The riding also contains the wealthiest part of Ottawa, Rockcliffe Park, which gives some support to the Progressive Conservatives, but also to the Liberals. The neighbourhoods with higher proportions of anglophone residents, including Sandy Hill and New Edinburgh also tend to vote Liberal, but with significant support for the Ontario New Democratic Party. The riding is characterized by below average voter turn-out and an annual loss of approximately 1% in voter support for the provincial Liberals since 1987 thereby reducing their support from approximately 74% to 50% (1987–2007).

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 No. 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 No. 174, northeast to Green's Creek, north to the Ottawa River. It contains the neighbourhoods of Beacon Hill North, Cardinal Glen, Carson Grove, Castle Heights, Cyrville, Forbes, Lindenlea, Lower Town, Manor Park, New Edinburgh, Overbook, Pineview, Quarries, Rockcliffe Park, Sandy Hill, Rothwell Heights, Vanier and Viscount Alexander Park.

Demographics[edit]

According to the Canada 2011 Census[1][2]

  • Ethnic Groups: 71.9% White, 9.5% Black, 3.5% Arab, 3.1% South Asian, 2.8% Aboriginal, 2.3% Chinese, 1.7% Latin American, 1.4% Filipino, 1.3% Southeast Asian, 1.1% West Asian
  • Languages: 51.8% English, 30.6% French, 3.5% Arabic, 1.8% Spanish, 1.5% Chinese, 1.1% Creoles
  • Religion: 65.9% Christian (44.6% Catholic, 4.7% Anglican, 3.3% United Church, 1.5% Christian Orthodox, 1.1% Baptist, 9.7% Other Christian), 7.6% Muslim, 22.8% No religion.
  • Average household income: $77,347
  • Median household income: $57,035
  • Average individual income: $45,200
  • Median individual income: $32,421

History[edit]

The provincial electoral district was created in 1908 as "Ottawa East". The name was changed to "Ottawa—Vanier" in 1999.

Members of the Legislative Assembly/Members of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Assembly Years Member Party
Ottawa East
Riding created from Ottawa
12th  1908–1911     Donald McDougal Liberal
13th  1911–1914     Napoléon Champagne Conservative
14th  1914–1919     Joseph Pinard Liberal
15th  1919–1923
16th  1923–1926
 1926–1926     Independent-Liberal
17th  1926–1929
18th  1929–1934     Louis Côté Conservative
19th  1934–1937     Paul Leduc Liberal
20th  1937–1940
 1940–1943 Robert Laurier
21st  1943–1945
22nd  1945–1948 Aurele Chartrand
23rd  1948–1951
24th  1951–1955
25th  1955–1959     Jules Morin Progressive Conservative
26th  1959–1963
27th  1963–1967     Horace Racine Liberal
28th  1967–1971     Jules Morin Progressive Conservative
29th  1971–1975     Albert Roy Liberal
30th  1975–1977
31st  1977–1981
32nd  1981–1985
33rd  1985–1987 Bernard Grandmaître
34th  1987–1990
35th  1990–1995
36th  1995–1999
Riding renamed — Ottawa—Vanier
37th  1999–2001     Claudette Boyer Liberal
 2001–2003     Independent
38th  2003–2007     Madeleine Meilleur Liberal
39th  2007–2011
40th  2011–2014
41st  2014–2016
 2016–Present Nathalie Des Rosiers

1 In 1938, the title of members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario was changed from "Members of the Legislative Assembly" (MLAs) to "Members of Provincial Parliament" (MPPs).

Election results[edit]

Ontario provincial by-election, November 17, 2016
Resignation of Madeleine Meilleur
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Nathalie Des Rosiers 14,678 48.56 -7.00
Progressive Conservative André Marin 9,023 29.85 +7.56
New Democratic Claude Bisson 4,544 15.03 +1.72
Green Raphaël Morin 972 3.22 -4.79
Stop the New Sex-Ed Agenda Elizabeth de Viel Castel 399 1.32
Libertarian Dean T. Harris 202 0.67 -0.17
None of the Above Above Znoneofthe 157 0.52
Canadian Constituents' Stephanie McEvoy 77 0.25
People's Political Party Kevin Clarke 73 0.24
Freedom David McGruer 53 0.18
Pauper John Turmel 51 0.17
Total valid votes 30,229 36.36 -12.50
Eligible voters 83,137  
Liberal hold Swing -7.28
Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Madeleine Meilleur 21,810 55.55 +4.04
Progressive Conservative Martin Forget 8,750 22.29 -1.16
New Democratic Hervé Ngamby 5,228 13.32 -6.29
Green Dave Bagler 3,144 8.01 +3.49
Libertarian Phillip Richard 329 0.84
Total valid votes 39,261 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 517 1.30 +0.88
Turnout 39,778 48.86 +2.05
Eligible voters 81,412  
Liberal hold Swing +2.60
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Madeleine Meilleur 19,619 51.51 +0.55 $ 52,761.46
Progressive Conservative Fred Sherman 8,929 23.44 +1.14 46,634.99
New Democratic Paul Étienne Laliberté-Tipple 7,466 19.60 +4.89 26,579.32
Green Dave Bagler 1,719 4.51 −5.93 28,290.65
Family Coalition Emmanuel Houle 352 0.92 −0.04 3,081.81
Total valid votes / Expense limit 38,085 100.00   $ 97,305.11
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 161 0.42 −0.24
Turnout 38,246 46.81 −4.69
Eligible voters 81,712  
Liberal hold Swing −0.30
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Madeleine Meilleur 20,954 50.96 −1.16 $ 67,322.66
Progressive Conservative Bruce Poulin 9,169 22.30 −3.87 46,691.00
New Democratic Ric Dagenais 6,049 14.71 −1.41 38,228.43
Green Leonard Poole 4,293 10.44 +4.86 10,062.52
Family Coalition Frank Cioppa 396 0.96   1,599.17
Independent Robert Larter 255 0.62   0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,116 100.00   $ 86,807.16
Total rejected ballots 274 0.66  
Turnout 41,390 51.49  
Eligible voters 80,377    
Liberal hold Swing +1.36

^ Change is from redistributed results.

2003 general election redistributed results[4]
Party Vote  %
  Liberal 19,271 52.12
  Progressive Conservative 9,676 26.17
  New Democratic 5,962 16.13
  Green 2,063 5.58


Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Madeleine Meilleur 22,188 53.53 +0.50 $ 56,519.01
Progressive Conservative Maurice Lamirande 10,878 26.24 −5.57 25,275.00
New Democratic Joseph Zebrowski 6,507 15.70 +5.19 21,295.58
Green Raphael Thierrin 1,876 4.53 +2.12 591.94
Total valid votes/Expense limit 41,449 100.0   +4.62 $ 79,080.96
Total rejected ballots 399 0.95 −0.04
Turnout 41,848 50.80 +1.68
Eligible voters 82,376   +1.12
Liberal hold Swing +3.04
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Claudette Boyer 21,009 53.03 −3.91 $ 29,251.18
Progressive Conservative Maurice Lamirande 12,605 31.81 +10.64 26,664.80
New Democratic David Gagnon 4,163 10.51 −8.49 19,834.85
Green Richard Briggs 953 2.41 +1.09 0.00
Natural Law Pierrette Blondin 580 1.46 +0.43 0.00
Independent Kevin Corkill 310 0.78   49.11
Total valid votes/Expense limit 39,620 100.0   +56.27 $ 78,205.44
Total rejected ballots 395 0.99 −0.30
Turnout 40,015 49.12 −4.09
Eligible voters 81,464   +68.76


Ontario general election, 1995: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆% Expenditures
Liberal Bernard Grandmaître 14,436 56.94 −5.47 $ 19,824.52
Progressive Conservative Cynthia Bled 5,368 21.17 +12.77 28,483.15
New Democratic David Dyment 4,818 19.00 −4.28 17,425.03
Green Larry Tyldsley 335 1.32 −1.44 524.72
Natural Law Robert Mayer 261 1.03   0.00
Independent Steven White 136 0.54   0.00
Total valid votes/Expense limit 25,354 100.0   −3.30 $ 45,818.00
Total rejected ballots 331 1.29
Turnout 25,685 53.21
Eligible voters 48,272
Ontario general election, 1990: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Grandmaître 16,363 62.41 −11.85
New Democratic Lori Lucier 6,103 23.28 +7.08
Progressive Conservative Diana Morin 2,203 8.40 −1.14
Family Coalition Richard Hudon 826 3.15  
Green Frank de Jong 723 2.76  
Total valid votes 26,218 100.0   +2.69
Ontario general election, 1987: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Grandmaître 18,959 74.26 +5.86
New Democratic Alex Connelly 4,137 16.20 −2.40
Progressive Conservative Corinne Price 2,435 9.54 −1.03
Total valid votes 25,531 100.0   +19.60
Ontario general election, 1985: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Grandmaître 14,601 68.40 +0.03
New Democratic Kathryn Barnard 3,971 18.60 +5.1
Progressive Conservative Paul St. Georges 2,257 10.57 −6.48
Independent Serge Girard 518 2.43 +1.35
Total valid votes 21,347 100.0   +88.23
Ontario provincial by-election, December 13, 1984: Ottawa East
Resignation of Albert J. Roy
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Bernard Grandmaître 7,754 68.37 −0.85
Progressive Conservative Richard Boudreau 1,934 17.05 −3.58
New Democratic Jean Gilbert 1,531 13.50 +4.22
Independent Serge Girard 122 1.08 +0.21
Total valid votes 11,341 100.0   −44.74
Ontario general election, 1981: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Albert J. Roy 14,207 69.22 +1.78
Progressive Conservative Omar Deslauriers 4,235 20.63 +3.39
New Democratic Danielle Page 1,905 9.28 −6.04
Independent Serge Girard 177 0.86  
Total valid votes 20,524 100.0   −12.75
Ontario general election, 1977: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Albert J. Roy 15,864 67.44 +6.48
Progressive Conservative Gisèle Lalonde 4,055 17.24 -3.22
New Democratic Robert Choquette 3,605 15.32 -3.26
Total valid votes 23,524 100.00
Ontario general election, 1975: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Albert J. Roy 14,900 60.96 +8.44
Progressive Conservative David Dehler 5,001 20.46 -7.19
New Democratic Robert Cournoyer 4,543 18.59 +1.17
Total valid votes 24,444 100.00
Ontario general election, 1971: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Liberal Albert J. Roy 10,827 52.52 +6.15
Progressive Conservative Jules Morin 5,700 27.65 -18.79
New Democratic Denis Deneau 3,590 17.41 +10.22
Independent Richard Morin 499 2.42
Total valid votes 20,616 100.00
Ontario general election, 1967: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jules Morin 8,155 46.44
Liberal Horace Racine 8,143 46.37
New Democratic Frederick R. Cote 1,263 7.19
Total valid votes 17,561 100.00
1933-1966
Ottawa Ward, By Ward, Rideau Ward, St. George's Ward, Riverdale Ward (east of Main Street), Victoria Ward (east of Parkdale Avenue)
Ontario general election, 1963: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Horace Racine 8,814 50.87
Progressive Conservative Jules Morin 7,461 44.06
New Democratic Harry Pope 857 5.06
Total valid votes 16,932 100.00
Ontario general election, 1959: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jules Morin 7,965 49.27
Liberal Paul Leduc 7,652 47.34
Co-operative Commonwealth Donald F. Prot 548 3.39
Total valid votes 16,165 100.00
Ontario general election, 1955: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Jules Morin 8,688 51.32
Liberal Aurèle Chartrand 7,586 44.81
Co-operative Commonwealth Henri Robert 654 3.86
Total valid votes 16,928 100.00
Ontario general election, 1951: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Aurèle Chartrand 10,722 50.08
Progressive Conservative Henri St. Jacques 8,447 39.45
Co-operative Commonwealth Henri Robert 2,242 10.47
Total valid votes 21,411 100.00
Ontario general election, 1948: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Aurèle Chartrand 9,407 45.83
Progressive Conservative Lorenzo Lafleur 7,777 37.88
Co-operative Commonwealth Henri Robert 2,857 13.93
     Union of Electors Patrice Brunet 485 2.36
Total valid votes 20,528 100.00
Ontario general election, 1945: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Aurèle Chartrand 10,725 42.36
Liberal A. Vincent 6,017 23.77
Progressive Conservative C. A. McDonald 5,287 20.88
Co-operative Commonwealth A. A. Marchand 2,234 8.82
Independent J. C. Beauchamp 464 1.83
Independent M. Feller 342 1.35
Social Credit A. Denomme 247 0.98
Total valid votes 25,316 100.00
Ontario general election, 1943: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Robert Laurier 11,004 74.70
Progressive Conservative James A. Cornier 2,811 19.08
Independent Max Feller 916 6.22
Total valid votes 14,731 100.00
Ontario provincial by-election, 1940: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Robert Laurier 10,193 91.43
Social Credit M. Alexandre Denomme 625 5.61
Independent Liberal Aldege Scott 331 2.97
Total valid votes 11,149 100.00
Ontario general election, 1937: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Paul Leduc 16,920 79.65
Conservative M. Nelson J. Lacasse 3,786 17.82
Social Credit M. Alexandre Denomme 538 2.53
Total valid votes 21,244 100.00
Ontario general election, 1934: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Paul Leduc 10,315 43.37
Conservative Eugene J. Labelle 7,275 30.59
Independent Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 6,116 25.71
Independent Liberal Aurelian Rose 79 0.33
Total valid votes 23,785 100.00
1908-1933
Ottawa Ward, By Ward, Rideau Ward, St. George's Ward
Ontario general election, 1929: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Louis Côté 7,813 57.72
Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 5,724 42.28
Total valid votes 13,537 100.00
Ontario general election, 1926: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 5,195 43.86
Conservative Moses Doctor 4,777 40.33
Independent Conservative Eugene J. Labelle 1,872 15.81
Total valid votes 11,844 100.00
Ontario general election, 1923: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 4,635 59.35
Liberal J. Wilfred Gauvreau 3,175 40.65
Total valid votes 7,810 100.00
Ontario general election, 1919: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 7,309 63.57
Labour Videle Lafontaine 2,878 25.03
Conservative Olivier Durocher 1,311 11.40
Total valid votes 11,498 100.00
Ontario general election, 1914: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Joseph Albert Pinard 2,842 53.74
Conservative Napoléon Champagne 1,978 37.41
Independent Liberal John G. Kilt 468 8.85
Total valid votes 5,288 100.00
Ontario general election, 1911: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Conservative Napoléon Champagne 2,842 64.46
Liberal Louis J. Kehoe 1,567 35.54
Total valid votes 4,409 100.00
Ontario general election, 1908: Ottawa East
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Donald Joseph McDougal 2,798 54.54
Conservative Napoléon Champagne 2,332 45.46
Total valid votes 5,130 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 24,562 61.12
Mixed Member Proportional 15,624 38.88
Total 40,186

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