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.
|Ottawa City Councillor|
January 1, 2001 – 2014
|Preceded by||Position created|
|Succeeded by||George Darouze|
|Acting Mayor of Ottawa|
July 8, 2009 – August 6, 2009
|Preceded by||Michel Bellemare (acting)|
|Succeeded by||Larry O'Brien|
|Mayor of Osgoode|
December 1, 1997 – December 31, 2000
|Preceded by||Lloyd Cranston|
|Succeeded by||position abolished|
|Born||August 1946 |
|Political party||Ontario Progressive Conservative Party|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Lynne Thompson|
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.
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%). 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.
- http://www.alexcullen.ca/PDF/Report_on_2006_Municipal_Election%2025June07.pdf, p. 12
| Mayors of Osgoode Township
None, ward amalgamated into Ottawa in 2000
| City councillors from Osgoode Ward