Info on Ottawa east and Russell / Embrun region's federal candidates.

Voters head to the polls on Sept. 20

Orleans (includes Carlsbad Springs up to Mitch Owens Rd and all of Orléans and Blackburn Hamlet)

Liberals seek repeat of big win in Orléans

Riding voted in federal Liberal newcomer by nearly 55% in 2019

Candidates:

Mary-Elsie Wolfe, CON Marie-France Lalonde, LIB* Jessica Joanis, NDP Spencer Oklobdzija, PPC


When Liberal MP Marie-France Lalonde added her name to the ballot for the 2019 federal election, she wasn't exactly a newcomer to politics.

First elected to represent the riding for the provincial Liberals in 2014, Lalonde left that post after incumbent Andrew Leslie announced he wouldn't seek re-election.

The bet paid off, too, with Lalonde winning more than 54 per cent of the vote, the largest winning percentage compared to other Ottawa ridings.

Its 106,321 registered voters will now choose between Lalonde; Conservative Party's Mary-Elsie Wolfe, an author with a doctor of ministry and a master's in divinity; and NDP candidate Jessica Joanis, a student activist and community volunteer. The People's Party of Canada candidate is Spencer Oklobdzija. The Green Party has not declared a candidate.

Roughly a third of the riding's constituents list their first language as French. It's also the region's most populated riding, with 128,000 residents, according to the 2016 census.

Candidates are included in this riding profile once they've been listed as a confirmed candidate by Elections Canada, chosen as the winner of a nomination contest or who were the chosen candidate by a party that got at least one per cent of the national popular vote.





Source:

Liberals seek repeat of big win in Orléans | CBC News


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Glengarry–Prescott–Russell's MP one of few Liberals in eastern Ontario

Francis Drouin won with 47 per cent of vote in 2019

Candidates:

Francis Drouin, LIB* Konstantine Malakos, NDP Susan McArthur, CON Daniel Lapierre, GRN Brennan Austring, PPC


Voters in Glengarry-Prescott-Russell have often flopped back and forth between their Liberal and Conservative candidates.

But since Liberal MP Francis Drouin took the seat in 2015, unseating a three-term Conservative, he's managed to hold onto the riding.

In 2019, Drouin managed to walk away with more than 47 per cent of the vote, or 7,633 more ballots than the former member of Parliament, Pierre Lemieux, who was trying to win his seat back.

Before entering federal politics, Drouin previously worked in government relations for both the Ontario premier's office and the private sector. He's one of three Liberal MPs in eastern Ontario.

For 2021, Drouin is set to face Konstantine Malakos, who ran for the NDP in 2019, businesswoman Susan McArthur of the Conservatives and Brennan Austring, running for the People's Party. The Greens have nominated Daniel Lapierre.

Glengarry-Prescott-Russell runs from rural east Ottawa to the Quebec border and is a mostly francophone riding.

Candidates are included in this riding profile once they've been listed as a confirmed candidate by Elections Canada, chosen as the winner of a nomination contest or who were the chosen candidate by a party that got at least one per cent of the national popular vote.


Source: Glengarry–Prescott–Russell's MP one of few Liberals in eastern Ontario | CBC News

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