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LIVE: Election news and results for Carleton

We’ll be updating this page throughout the night with Stittsville and Carleton riding election news.

As of 1:14am
Party Candidate Votes Percentof Votes
Green Party Deborah Coyne 1,932 3.3 %
NDP-New Democratic Party Kc Larocque 3,632 6.1 %
Conservative Pierre Poilievre 27,762 46.9 %
Liberal Chris Rodgers 25,813 43.6 %
Total number of valid votes:   59,139  

Polls Reporting: 195 of 195 (100.00 %)

Voter Turnout: 59,139 of 73,418 registered electors (80.55 %) — does not include electors who registered on election day.

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Where you can celebrate (or commiserate) with the candidates on election night

For all you political party crashers out there, here’s where the candidates and their supporters are planning to spend election night:

Deborah Coyne is attending a private function with volunteers and supporters at the home of a supporter.

Kc Larocque will be at her campaign office at 1250 Stittsville Main Street, next to the Farmboy.

Pierre Poilievre will be at the Creekside Bar and Grill at 5511 Manotick Main Street.

Chris Rodgers is also in Manotick, at the Mill Tavern (5544 Manotick Main Street), second level.

Here at StittsvilleCentral.ca Headquarters we’ll be switching channels between the Jays game and election coverage.  Watch our Twitter feed for updates about Carleton riding.


No point to voting strategically in Carleton, says Green candidate

UPDATE (Oct 17): While the Green Party thinks it’s futile to vote strategically, the Liberals want to convince you that’s not the case. Here’s an ad posted to Twitter on Saturday morning by the Chris Rodgers campaign.

Chris Rodgers Tweet - October 17


Green candidate Deborah Coyne says there’s no point in voting strategically in Carleton because Conservative Pierre Poilievre will be heading back to the House of Commons “no matter what”.

Coyne made the comments in an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit today. Continue reading


Sacred Heart students meet the candidates ahead of vote

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Carleton’s four federal election candidates visited Sacred Heart High School on Wednesday to present their platform and answer questions from students. Grade 12 student Connor Boudreau was there and wrote up this report, and shared some photos with us as well. This article is also being published on 960 News.)

The four candidates spent a half hour introducing themselves and presenting their party platforms before a half hour question period commenced. The event took place in the library and was organised by Sacred Heart teacher Roland Cardinal, as a tie-in to the student vote, a national program where students in high schools can cast votes in municipal, provincial and federal elections (the votes are intended for informational purposes and don’t actually count). Continue reading


Liberal gets endorsements from former NDP, Green candidates

Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers at the Stittsville Village Association debate on September 28.
Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers at the Stittsville debate earlier this week.

Carleton Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers has received campaign endorsements from two former Nepean-Carleton candidates.

In a press release earlier this week, Rodgers’ team announced that former NDP candidate Phil Brown and former Green candidate Lori Gadzala are serving as honourary campaign co-chairs for Rodgers’ campaign.

Brown was the NDP candidate in Nepean Carleton in 2004 and 2008, and Lori Gadzala ran for the Green party in that riding in 2006 and 2008.  They both ran against Pierre Poilievre in those elections.


Residents grill candidates on wide range of issues at debate

Close to 200 people packed a hot Stittsville United Church sanctuary on Monday night, and peppered Carleton candidates with a wide range of questions from terrorism to income splitting.

The debate was organized by the Stittsville Village Association and included Deborah Coyne (Green), Kc Larocque (NDP), Pierre Poilievre (Conservative) and Chris Rodgers (Liberal). Continue reading


CANDIDATE Q&A: Chris Rodgers (Liberal)

EDITOR’S NOTE: Over the next few days we’ll be publishing Q&A’s with each candidate in Carleton. We wanted to give our readers a bit of background about each person and what motivates them to run for office.  First up is the Liberal candidate, Chris Rodgers.

A reminder that the Stittsville Village Association is hosting an all-candidates debate on Monday, September 28 at Stittsville United Church. More info… Continue reading


Stittsville Village Association hosts election debate on September 28

The Stittsville Village Association is hosting a candidate debate on Monday, September 28 at Stittsville United Church.

All four candidates have been invited to attend the debate, which will run from 7:00pm -9:15pm. It’s being moderated by Louise Beggs, a former Goulbourn Township councillor.

The Manotick Village Association is also hosting a debate on Saturday, September 26 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Manotick Arena Hall.

Stittsville and Manotick are  part of the new riding of Carleton.


LINKED: Metro, Citizen profile Carleton riding candidates

Metro and the Ottawa Citizen each published their own mini-profiles of Carleton riding candidates this weekend.

Metro has four articles:

…and The Citizen has all in one post.

You can find all of StittsvilleCentral.ca’s election coverage here We’re also working on a questionnaire for the candidates. If there’s a question you’d like answered, please send it along to feedback@stittsvillecentral.ca


Richmond Village Association to hold candidate Q&A on September 2

The Richmond Village Association is holding an all-candidates Q&A on Wednesday, September 2. The event takes place at the Dining Hall next to the Arena in Richmond at 6107 Perth Street from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

Here in our neighbourhood, the Stittsville Village Association is also planning a candidate event before election day on October 19.

Stittsville and Richmond are part of the new riding of Carleton.


MEET THE CANDIDATES: Who’s running in the new federal riding of Carleton

When Stittsville residents vote in the federal election on October 19, we’ll be part of the newly-created riding called Carleton, instead of our old riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills.

It’s all part of a re-organization of federal ridings in Canada that will see the number of elected MPs increase by from 308 to 338.  Ontario will have 121 of those seats, up by 15 from the last election. Continue reading


Liberal candidate and supporters help clean up Stittsville Main Street

(Press release from the Chris Rodgers campaign team.)

Federal Liberal candidate Chris Rodgers led a group of supporters on Stittsville Main Street this past Sunday as they participated in the Tim Horton’s Cleaning the Capital campaign.  Conspicuous in their Liberal-red attire, the troupe filled numerous bags with the garbage strewn along Stittsville Main Street.

Most of the items collected were discarded drink containers and cigarette butts.

Stittsville is part the new riding of Carleton where Rodgers will run in the 2015 federal election.

Chris Rodgers and his campaign supporters clean up Main Street. (Supplied photo.)
Chris Rodgers and his campaign supporters clean up Main Street. (Supplied photo.)


Chris Rodgers chosen to represent Liberals in new Carleton riding

(Photo and press release from the Carleton Federal Liberal Association.)

Members of the Carleton Federal Liberal Association elected Chris Rodgers as their candidate for the next federal election, expected this October. Hundreds of local Liberals attended the nomination meeting on Saturday at South Carleton High School in Richmond.

Chris Rodgers will stand for election in the newly formed riding of Carleton that encompasses Stittsville, North Gower, Kars, Manotick, Vernon, Metcalfe, Findlay Creek, and Riverside South.

With a diverse background, Chris brings a new and enlightened view to his role in politics. His story blends strong rural roots with international exposure and expertise. Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Laurentian University in 2003, a master’s degree from McGill University in 2005 and more recently, a bachelor of education from the University of Ottawa.  His work experience ranges from five years in the funeral business to nearly a decade in the public service as a policy and research analyst.  He is bilingual and well-versed in a wide range of policy areas.  He lives in Kars with his wife Jenny and their new son.

Over the years, Chris has been involved with a number of community organizations, is active in his church and is a member of the Royal Canadian Legion in Manotick.  He keeps active by playing hockey, softball, and golf.  Chris is also a performing singer and musician.

You can meet Chris at our Politics in the Pub gathering this Thursday at 7pm upstairs at the Mill Tavern, 5544 Manotick Main Street.