1920 Ottawa municipal election


The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on January 5, 1920 to elect members of the 1920 Ottawa City Council.

Mayor of Ottawa


Candidate Votes %
Harold Fisher7,96258.67
G. C. Hurdman5,60841.33

Plebiscites



Vote on By-law to raise $300,000 by the issue of debentures for the purpose of constructing a new Police Station
Option Votes %
Against4,47372.79
For1,67227.21
Vote on By-law to raise $150,000 by the issue of debentures for the purpose of constructing a new Fire Station
Option Votes %
Against4,48571.93
For1,75028.07
Vote on the By-law to raise $700,000 by the issue of debentures for the purpose of constructing a Memorial Hall
Option Votes %
Against4,91181.13
For1,14218.87
Vote on By-Law to change the mode of Assessing For Taxation purposes
Option Votes %
Against4,92274.90
For1,64925.10
Vote on By-Law to raise $50,000 for Playgrounds and Recreation purposes
Option Votes %
For3,26450.91
Against3,14749.09
Vote on the question of the adoption of "Daylight Saving" during the period from the 1st of May to 1st October, 1920
Option Votes %
Yes8,41165.13
No4,90836.85

Ottawa Board of Control


John Cameron becomes the first "Labour" candidate ever to be elected to Ottawa's board of control. His "running mate", William Lodge was not as successful.

(4 elected)

Candidate Votes %
Napoleon Champagne6,71016.15
Frank H. Plant6,59415.87
Joseph Kent6,53415.72
John Cameron6,33915.25
W. H. Cluff4,31310.38
E. H. Hinchey4,0399.72
Thomas Brethour3,7268.97
William Lodge3,3017.94

Ottawa City Council


(2 elected from each ward)

Rideau Ward
Candidate Votes %
Douglas H. Macdonald34731.55
Arthur Ellis28525.91
Kuske16615.09
Breary Slinn16414.91
Coattee13812.55
By Ward
Candidate Votes %
Edward Gaulin66935.21
Fred Desjardins63233.26
Labelle46024.21
Beaudet1397.32
St. George Ward
Candidate Votes %
Walter Cunningham1,02235.58
Wilfrid J. Grace98534.30
Serres62921.90
Binns2368.22
Wellington Ward
Candidate Votes %
James D. Denny1,21840.22
Erenest D. Lowe1,11536.82
Hunt69522.95
Capital Ward
Candidate Votes %
Arthur R. Ford1,68644.30
William Y. Denison1,33735.13
Patrick78320.57
Dalhousie Ward
Candidate Votes %
John P. Balharrie1,36633.44
James A. Forward1,19629.28
W. E. O'Meara76818.80
Cain75518.48
Victoria Ward
Candidate Votes %
Ernest Laroche70142.05
David Rice60436.23
Stimson36221.72
Ottawa Ward
Candidate Votes %
Joseph Albert Pinard79433.11
Napoleon Bordeleau65227.19
Waldo Guertin39616.51
Potvin34614.43
Lanthier2108.76
Central Ward
Candidate Votes %
John F. McKinley1,50044.99
Charles Pepper1,40242.05
Swan43212.96

By-election

There was a by-election held on March 22, 1920 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of James D. Denny in Wellington Ward. Results:[1]

Wellington Ward
Candidate Votes %
Joseph G. McGuire44135.54
J. W. McNabb38731.18
E. W. Marshall15812.73
William Lodge12510.07
C. R. Stephen907.25
Fred Hunt403.22

References


  • The Ottawa Evening Citizen, Jan 6, 1920
  • Ottawa City Council Minutes: 1920