1969 Ottawa municipal election

The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on December 1, 1969.

Controller Kenneth Fogarty is easily elected as mayor. This would be the last election where two aldermen would be elected from each ward.

Mayor of Ottawa

Candidate Votes %
Ken H. Fogarty57,89081.26
John Kroeker5,1827.27
Joseph Louis Paradis3,7815.31
David E. Porter2,3043.98
Lucien A. Dube2,0832.92

Ottawa Board of Control

(4 elected)

Candidate Votes %
Claude Bennett47,739*
Pierre Benoit43,237*
Lorry Greenberg37,926*
Ernie Jones (X)29,831*
Murray Heit (X)29,288
Ellen Webber (X)18,097
Roy Donaldson13,325

City council

Map of Ottawa's Wards used in this election
1. Alta Vista Ward
2. By Ward
3. Capital Ward
4. Carleton Ward
5. Dalhousie Ward
6. Elmdale-Victoria Ward
7. Gloucester Ward
8. Queensboro Ward
9. Rideau Ward
10. St. George's Ward
11. Wellington Ward .

(2 elected from each ward)

Alta Vista Ward
Candidate Votes %
Don Kay (X)6,979*
Jeff King6,476*
Gwendeline Power-Binns2,250
Ross Potter1,982
Gloucester Ward
Candidate Votes %
Joe Quinn (X)2,780*
Pat Doherty1,643*
Bill Zlepnig1,506
Ralph Boone1,096
Leo Gallien857
Rideau Ward
Candidate Votes %
Desmond Bender (X)1,976*
Tom McDougall1,950*
Colin Matheson1,644
Pierre Belanger1,143
Tom Farrell1,003
Dorothea O'Brien697
Capital Ward
Candidate Votes %
Charlotte Whitton (X)4,254*35.57
Garry Guzzo2,620*21.90
Dave Gourlie2,01316.83
E. J. Henry1,51112.63
George Hynna1,1599.69
Leo Morency4043.38
Carleton Ward
Candidate Votes %
Bill Law6,343*
Ralph Sutherland5,520*
Ed Mulkins2,835
Philip Coulter2,515
Charles Strong1,870
Alfred Lapointe1,168
Queensboro Ward
Candidate Votes %
Kenneth Workman (X)4,366*39.01
H. O. Waddell (X)3,737*33.39
Evelyn Gigantes1,34612.03
Edward Ayoub1,0119.03
M. J. Besharah7336.55
Dalhousie Ward
Candidate Votes %
Gale Kerwin1,994*
Rudy Capogreco (X)1,737*
Angelo Licari1,719
Frank Chiarelli1,454
Gerry Tremblay1,130
Elmdale-Victoria Ward
Candidate Votes %
Roland Wall (X)3,650*
Walter Ryan2,403*
Bruce Harvey (X)2,376
Keith Hearn1,573
James Nichol601
George Ayoub335
Ferdinand Clement335
By Ward
Candidate Votes %
Jules Morin (X)3,531*
Ralph Brunet (X)2,518*
Andre Grattan1,113
James Conway947
Hubert Mantha476
St. George's Ward
Candidate Votes %
Charles St. Germain (X)3,353*
R. A. Robert (X)3,107*
Thomas Edwards1,302
Raoul Levesque1,187
Wellington Ward
Candidate Votes %
Michael Cassidy2,288*
Matthew McGrath1,566*
Jim Robinson1,551
Mary Harrison (X)1,302
Sam McLean656
James Doig475

*Results official for winning candidates only.[1]


  1. "Official election returns". Ottawa Citizen. December 4, 1969. p. 3. Retrieved January 1, 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Ottawa Journal, December 2, 1969