Ontario election: What the Ottawa candidates are saying

Curious about the local people running in your riding? The Citizen invited Ottawa-area candidates to share their visions, in 450 words or less. You can find them all here.

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Curious about the people running in your local riding? The Citizen invited registered candidates in the Ottawa area to share their visions, in 450 words or less. Below, you can find links to the articles written by those who took us up on our offer by deadline. Ridings include: Carleton, Orléans, Ottawa Centre, Ottawa West-Nepean, Ottawa Vanier, Ottawa South, Nepean and Kanata-Carleton. (If there is no piece below from a specific candidate, it is because that candidate did not participate or did not meet our deadline.)

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Ontario election, Carleton riding: Dawson — ‘First and foremost, we need to address affordability’

Ontario election, Carleton riding: St. Denis — ‘We have a diverse population of brilliant youngsters ready to do what they can’

Ontario election, Carleton riding: Zulinski — ‘Our rural communities are about to experience a massive shift’

Ontario election, Carleton Riding: Beauchamp — ‘Elected officials should have the independence to act in the best interest of their constituents’

Ontario election, Orléans riding: Bourdon — ‘A strong, Franco-Ontarian voice at Queen’s Park’

Ontario election, Orleans riding: Felián — ‘For too long, the people of Ottawa have been stuck in gridlock’

Ontario election, Orléans Riding: Blais — ‘A community champion who has always fought for you’

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Ontario election, Orléans riding: Petersen — ‘A strong advocate for sexual health education, informed consent and healthy relationships’

Ontario election, Ottawa Centre: Healey — ‘Time to move to the government side of the legislature’

Ontario election, Ottawa Centre: Harden — ‘Let’s fund health care like it matters’

Ontario election, Ottawa Centre: Bertrand — ‘We cannot solve the health care, climate and housing crises without approaching all three in tandem’

Ontario election, Ottawa Centre: Gibbs — ‘The experience and passion to deliver real progressive results’

Ontario election, Ottawa Centre: Borcsok — ‘I offer a promise of progress over partisanship’

Ontario election, Ottawa Centre: Adornato — Tired of government overreach? Then vote ‘None of the above’

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Ontario election, Ottawa West-Nepean: Warren — ‘Discrimination is frustrating and hurtful, but I will never let it stop me’

Ontario election, Ottawa West-Nepean: Roberts — ‘My commitment has been to deliver real results for families across our community’

Ontario election, Ottawa West-Nepean: Bhalesar — ‘Care, commitment, community. This is my life philosophy’

Ontario election, Ottawa West-Nepean: Pasma — ‘I am excited to get to work on fixing what is broken’

Ontario election, Ottawa-Vanier: Collard — ‘We’ll build a province that works as hard and cares as much as you do’

Ontario election, Ottawa-Vanier: Proulx — Affordable housing, sustainable communities and mental-health care

Ontario election, Ottawa South: Fraser — ‘Fighting for the things that matter most to our families’

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Ontario election, Ottawa South: Gay — ‘A government that will invest in its constituents’

Ontario election, Ottawa South: Nira Dookeran — ‘We have the power to create affordable, safe and sustainable communities’

Ontario election, Nepean riding: Watt — ‘We have a moral obligation to invest in health care, education and social services’

Ontario election, Nepean riding: Double — ‘I will fight to reduce the high cost of living’

Ontario election, Kanata-Carleton: Coenraad — ‘Getting the right investments into our health-care system will help us when the next pandemic hits’

Ontario election, Kanata-Carleton: Syed — ‘Appreciation of diversity and inclusion is what inspires me’

Ontario election, Kanata-Carleton: Freel — ‘I’m running so I can serve my constituency first, my party second’

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