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Nepean (electoral district)

Nepean is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1988 to 1997, and was reinstated during the 2012 electoral redistribution.

Ontario electoral district
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
Chandra Arya
District created 1987
First contested 1988
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Population (2011)[1] 104,775
Electors (2015) 82,976
Area (km²)[2] 179
Pop. density (per km²) 585.3
Census divisions Ottawa
Census subdivisions Ottawa

The original riding was created in 1987 from parts of the Nepean—Carleton riding. It consisted of the City of Nepean. The electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between the Nepean—Carleton (54%) and the Ottawa West—Nepean (46%) ridings. The riding was then reinstated in 2012 by Elections Canada, taking effect upon the dropping of the writs for the 2015 federal election, scheduled for 19 October 2015.[3][4] All of the current riding comes from parts of the former riding of Nepean—Carleton.



The most recent iteration of the riding of Nepean is formally described by Elections Canada as follows:

Commencing at the intersection of Richmond Road with Highway No. 417; thence southwesterly along said highway to March Road; thence southeasterly along said road and Eagleson Road to Robertson Road; thence northeasterly along said road to Haanel Drive; thence southeasterly in a straight line to the intersection of West Hunt Club Road with Richmond Road; thence southerly along Richmond Road to Hope Side Road; thence southwesterly along said road to Eagleson Road; thence southeasterly along said road to Brophy Drive; thence northeasterly along said drive, Bankfield Road and its northeasterly production to the Rideau River (westerly of Long Island); thence northwesterly and generally northerly along said river (westerly of Long Island and Nicolls Island) to West Hunt Club Road; thence westerly, northwesterly and southwesterly along said road to Merivale Road; thence northwesterly along said road to the Canadian National Railway; thence westerly along said railway to Richmond Road; thence northerly along said road to the point of commencement.


According to the Canada 2011 Census[5]

Ethnic groups: 68.5% White, 7.1% South Asian, 6.5% Chinese, 4.3% Black, 3.7% Indigenous, 3.2% Arab, 2.3% Southeast Asian, 1.5% Filipino, 2.9% Other
Languages: 69.2% English, 6.3% French, 5.0% Chinese, 2.6% Arabic, 1.4% Italian, 1.2% Spanish, 1.2% Vietnamese, 13.1% Other
Religions: 64.0% Christian, 6.3% Muslim, 2.9% Hindu, 1.9% Jewish, 1.8% Buddhist, 1.0% Sikh, 0.4% Other, 21.7% None
Median income: $43,517 (2010)
Average income: $50,403 (2010)

Members of ParliamentEdit

The riding has elected the following Members of Parliament:

Parliament Years Member Party
Riding created from Nepean—Carleton
34th  1988–1993     Beryl Gaffney Liberal
35th  1993–1997
Riding dissolved into Nepean—Carleton and
Ottawa West—Nepean
Riding re-created from Nepean—Carleton
42nd  2015–Present     Chandra Arya Liberal

Riding associationsEdit

Riding associations are the local branches of the national political parties: [1]

Party Association Name CEO HQ Address Neighbourhood
Green Nepean Green Party of Canada EDA Jean-Luc Cooke 47 Quinpool Crescent Nepean
  Conservative Party of Canada Nepean Conservative Association Bill Ayyad 900 Greenbank Road Nepean
  Liberal Party of Canada Nepean Federal Liberal Association Linda Belanger 6 Nakota Way Ottawa
  New Democratic Party Nepean Federal NDP Riding Association Jason Lushington 825 River Road Manotick

Election resultsEdit

Nepean, 2015–presentEdit

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Chandra Arya 34,017 52.42 +25.32 $180,234.39
Conservative Andy Wang 23,442 36.13 -14.89 $160,893.69
New Democratic Sean Devine 5,324 8.20 -9.62 $23,472.19
Green Jean-Luc Roger Cooke 1,513 2.33 -1.70 $14,291.13
Independent Jesus Cosico 416 0.64
Independent Hubert Mamba 69 0.11 $1,309.19
Independent Harry Splett 66 0.10
Marxist–Leninist Tony Seed 41 0.06
Total valid votes/Expense limit 64,888 100.00   $219,121.45
Total rejected ballots 262 0.40
Turnout 65,150 78.52
Eligible voters 82,976
Liberal notional gain from Conservative Swing +20.10
Source: Elections Canada[6][7]
2011 federal election redistributed results[8]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 26,087 51.02
  Liberal 13,863 27.11
  New Democratic 9,117 17.83
  Green 2,062 4.03

Nepean, 1993–1997Edit

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Beryl Gaffney 33,376 59.55 +12.37
Progressive Conservative Donna Hicks 9,668 17.25 –24.21
Reform Gus Klovan 9,114 16.26
New Democratic Nizam Siddiqui 1,967 3.51 –7.33
National Ralph Anderson 979 1.75
Green Andrew Van Iterson 420 0.75
Natural Law Brian Jackson 255 0.45
Libertarian Brian MacKintosh 133 0.24
Commonwealth of Canada Marko Braovac 105 0.19 –0.33
Abolitionist Tonis Kasvand 33 0.06
Total valid votes 56,050 100.0  
Liberal hold Swing +18.29
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes %
Liberal Beryl Gaffney 26,632 47.18
Progressive Conservative Bill Tupper 23,399 41.46
New Democratic Bea Murray 6,119 10.84
Commonwealth of Canada Debbie Brennan 292 0.52
Total valid votes 56,442 100.0  


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