Ottawa Citizen

Ward 20: Osgoode


Population (2016): 27,770

Households (2016): 9,736

Votes eligible/cast in 2014: 18,656/8,514 (45.6 per cent)

Area: 459 sq. km.

Boundaries: The Rideau River on the west and as far north as, but not including, Findlay Creek or the built-up neighbourh­oods off Earl Armstrong Road near the Vimy Memorial Bridge; to Anderson, Boundary and Gregoire roads in the east, and Belmeade Road in the south. Located in the southeast corner of the city, the mostly rural ward includes Osgoode, Greely and Metcalfe.

In 2014, George Darouze led a field of 11 candidates who contested for the seat vacated by Doug Thompson. Darouze won with 1,783 votes, or just over 21 per cent of the votes cast. Only Mark Scharfe and Kim Sheldrick, who finished seventh and eighth, respective­ly, in that campaign, are running here again. Scharfe is a cattle farmer and former police officer, while Sheldrick is a stay-athome mom and volunteer extraordin­aire. The other candidates are Auguste Banfalvi and Jay Tysick, the latter a former aide to Coun. Rick Chiarelli and provincial candidate this year in the Carleton riding, under the Ontario Party banner he founded, where he finished in sixth place with 0.8 per cent of the vote.

Darouze did not respond to multiple emails asking him to participat­e in the survey. Tysick also did not complete the survey.

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