1978 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Municipality elections


Municipal elections were held on November 13, 1978 in the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (RMOC), Ontario, Canada. This page lists the election results for local mayors, reeves, councils and hydro commissions of the RMOC in 1978.

Cumberland


Reeve

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Henri Rocque Acclaimed

Council

Four to be elected

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Don Boudria2,65425.79
Frank Kenny1,78717.36
Paul MacDonnell1,64816.01
Ray Friel1,48614.44
Patricia Wright1,44414.03
Ray Danis1,27212.36

Gloucester


Reeve

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Betty Stewart6,04551.50
Mitch Owens5,69448.50

Deputy reeve

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Fred G. Barrett7,78966.82
Doris Schackleton3,86833.18

Council

(Five to be elected)

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Harry Allen6,83114.17
Eugène Bellemare (X)6,06112.57
William Hunter4.86810.10
Mary A. Bryden4,6159.57
Harold G. Keenan4,0968.50
Jim Arnold3,7987.88
Vincent Barsona3,5707.41
Andre Ladouceur3,3376.92
Andre Sarault3,0056.23
David Duncan2,8525.92
Charles Dolan1,9894.13
Leona Davignon1,8583.85
Neil Lewer1,312.74

Hydro commission

(Two to be elected)

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Robert Basallion Acclaimed
A. J. Bowker Acclaimed

Goulbourn


Mayor

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Betty Hill (X)2,48660.11
Fred H. A. Campbell1,65039.89

Council

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Ward 1
Gilmour Brown53869.33
M. J. Fergus12616.24
McGill Aboud11214.43
Ward 2
Bob Fredericks35135.93
Roger Griffiths (X)28829.48
Jim Whiteside21722.21
Bud Haw12112.38
Ward 3
J. Don Green70357.81
Cy Warner (X)51342.19
Ward 4
Anton Wytenburg61254.50
Nancy Laws51145.50

Kanata


Referendum

This was the first municipal election in Kanata's history, which amalgamated March Township with parts of Nepean and Goulbourn. As the city had yet to be named, voters voted in a referendum to choose the new city's name. Kanata was the choice of a plurality of voters, thanks to winning the support of voters in March Township.[2]

Choice Vote  %
Kanata3,09439.73
Hazeldean2,96438.06
March1,16214.92
Kairnwood5687.29

Mayor

Candidate Vote  %
Marianne Wilkinson3,59946.24
Ihor Nakonecznyj2,81136.12
Pat Carroll1,37317.64

Council

Candidate Vote  %
Ward 1 (rural March)
Carroll Foley Acclaimed
Ward 2 (Kanata)
Bob Kingham91065.28
Maurice Dubras48434.72
Ward 3 (Kanata)
Bill Lund78154.54
Chris Robinson65145.46
Ward 4 (Katimavik)
Doug Nash45242.88
John Perchall35934.06
Doug Foster20119.07
J. Harold Moore423.98
Ward 5 (Glen Cairn-Hazeldean)
Charles Rogers88750.74
Bob Cunningham86149.26
Ward 6 (Glen Cairn-Bridlewood)
Jean Gabby73250.27
G. R. Godin72449.73

Nepean


Reeve

Candidate[3] Vote  %
Ben Franklin10,42651.17
Bob Mitchell9,95048.83

Deputy Reeve

Candidate Vote  %
Al Loney10,40352.31
Bob Kimmerly4,19521.10
J. Kenneth Kerr3,18416.01
Victoria Mason2,10410.586

Council

(Five to be elected)

Candidate Vote  %
Margaret Ellen Rywak (X)10,62613.03
Ed Puccini (X)9,86912.10
Al Brown9,41911.55
Beryl Gaffney8,32010.20
Hugh McDonald8,1069.94
Frank Reid7,5289.23
Paul Charlebois5,8267.15
Ray Smith5,0636.21
Hank Van Der Horn4,2605.22
Terrence Bell4,2545.22
Reba Kingston3,7604.61
Harry Splett3,4924.28
Albert W. Jeans1,0101.24

Hydro commission

(Four to be elected)

Candidate Vote  %
Martin J. Montague (X)10,78418.20
Wayne Phillips (X)9,92516.75
Edward R. Lauer6,79411.47
Mervyn Sullivan (X)6,65611.24
Steve Shore5,95910.06
Tom Dewar5,94610.04
John Wentzell4,6887.91
Lawrence J. Craig4,4187.46
A. Bruce Burton4,0716.87

Osgoode


Reeve

Candidate[4] Vote  %
Albert Bouwers (X) Acclaimed

Council

Four to be elected

Candidate[4] Vote  %
Mary Cooper (X)1,50018.90
Albert McKeown (X)1,41417.82
Fred Alexander (X)1,32216.66
Philip McEvoy (X)1,19215.02
Doug Thompson1,11214.01
Paul Coulson85210.74
Brent Reid5446.85

Ottawa


Mayor

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Marion Dewar51,79154.24
Pat Nicol32,03333.55
Bernard Pelot8,4398.84
Alphonse Frederick Lapointe1,8581.95
Eddie Turgeon7300.76
Ian Orenstein5970.63


Rideau


Mayor

Candidate[1] Vote  %
David Bartlett2,20757.16
Glenn Brooks1,65442.84

Council

Two to be elected from each ward

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Ward 1
Bill Schouten84638.06
Don Ayres64929.19
Jack Pratt43319.48
Frank Ritskes29513.27
Ward 2
Joyce Bigley62629.16
John B. Wilson (X)56226.18
Alton Good (X)52524.45
Ward 3
Richard McDonald (X)1,04150.17
Dorothy Bickerton78137.64
Bruce Kent25312.19

Rockcliffe Park


Referendum

Voters were asked if they were in favour of licensed liquor premises in the village, which would make the village "wet".

Choice[5] Vote  %
Yes74476.15
No23323.85

Reeve

Candidate[5] Vote  %
Beryl A. Plumptre (X)52651.07
Ronald Clark50448.93

Council

Four to be elected

Candidate[5] Vote  %
Peter Newcombe (X)77021.28
Sandy Watson68518.93
Patrick Murray68318.88
John M. Coyne62317.22
Gordon Shearly (X)44512.30
J. Duncan Edmonds41211.39

Vanier


Mayor

Candidate[6] Vote  %
Bernard Grandmaître (X) Acclaimed

Council

Two elected from each ward

Candidate[6] Vote  %
Ward 1
Paul St. George (X)50334.62
Bunny McCann41328.42
Marcel Champagne32722.51
Joseph Gariepy1329.08
Paul Tomaro785.37
Ward 2
Marcel Chaput (X)1,32152.15
Ronald Killeen (X)89135.18
Yvette Bigras32112.67
Ward 3
Wilfred Champagne71033.22
Robert Madore (X)67731.68
Gilles Barbary (X)58627.42
Gerard Gagne1647.67
Ward 4
2 to be elected
Guy Cousineau (X) Acclaimed
Florian Gauthier (X) Acclaimed

West Carleton


Mayor

Candidate[1] Vote  %
Frank Marchington2,55455.08
Donald Munro2,08344.92

Council

Two to be elected from each ward

Candidate[7] Vote  %
Torbolton Ward
Betty Smith
Bill Edwards (X)
Andrew Baldwin (X)
Fitzroy Ward
Bert Reitsma (X) Acclaimed
Eric Greene (X) Acclaimed
Huntley Ward
Ivan Baird (X) Acclaimed
Acclaimed

References


  1. "Ottawa-Carleton area township vote results". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  2. "City in disunity". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  3. "Nepean results". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  4. "Council unchanged by vote results". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  5. "Plumptre new reeve in close vote count, village goes 'wet'". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  6. "Victors getting ready for 1980 mayor race, council faces familiar". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  7. "Third attempt lucky for Marchington". Ottawa Citizen. November 14, 1978. Retrieved December 26, 2020.