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Douglas Thompson was a councillor in the city of Ottawa for the Osgoode Ward. Thompson was also the former mayor of Osgoode Township prior to the amalgamation with the new City of Ottawa. Prior to being mayor of Osgoode, Thompson was a municipal councillor in the township for 14 years.

Doug Thompson
Ottawa City Councillor
In office
January 1, 2001 – 2014
Preceded byPosition created
Succeeded byGeorge Darouze
ConstituencyOsgoode Ward
Acting Mayor of Ottawa
In office
July 8, 2009 – August 6, 2009
Preceded byMichel Bellemare (acting)
Succeeded byLarry O'Brien
Mayor of Osgoode
In office
December 1, 1997 – December 31, 2000
Preceded byLloyd Cranston
Succeeded byposition abolished
Personal details
BornAugust 1946 [1]
Political partyOntario Progressive Conservative Party[2]
Spouse(s)Mary Lynne Thompson

Prior to entering politics, Thompson was a teacher for 35 years before retiring. He lives in the community of Greely where he has lived since 1967. He has coached minor hockey and baseball.

He graduated from Carleton University, with a degree in History and Political Science.

Thompson served as acting mayor of Ottawa for one month in 2009 while mayor Larry O'Brien took a leave of absence to deal with a criminal investigation.

Electoral historyEdit

Thompson was elected as mayor of Osgoode in the 1997 elections, defeating Jim Waddell and the incumbent mayor Lloyd Cranston. Osgoode was amalgamated into Ottawa in 2001. In the first municipal elections for the amalgamated city, held in 2000, Thompson won a majority of the vote, defeating John Cyr and Dwayne Acres. In the 2003 election he was acclaimed. In 2006, Thompson won in a landslide, defeating Robert Fowler with 85% of the vote. Of all the winning candidates of the 2006 municipal elections, Thompson had the highest percentage of donations coming from corporations (81.9%).[3] In 2010, Thompson won two thirds of the vote in his ward, defeating Mark Scharfe and Bob Masaro. Thompson had planned on retiring, but was coaxed to run again. He did not run again in the 2014 elections.[4]

Thompson had intended to run provincially for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in the new riding of Carleton for the 2018 Ontario general election but dropped out.[5]

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