1930 Ottawa municipal election


The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on December 1, 1930.

Mayor of Ottawa


Controller John J. Allen was elected as mayor without opposition, after mayor Frank H. Plant decided to retire after running as a Conservative in the 1930 Canadian federal election.

Candidate Votes %
John J. Allen Acclaimed

Ottawa Board of Control


All three incumbent controllers were defeated as voters opted to elect a new slate of controllers. Notably, no French Canadians were elected to the Board of Control, and it was thought that this was the first election to have all four elected controllers be Protestants.

(4 elected)

Candidate Votes %
G. M. Geldert16,45919.04
James Warren York14,12116.34
J. E. Stanley Lewis13,48315.60
George H. Dunbar12,35314.29
Gerald Sims (X)10,97212.69
Frank LaFortune (X)7,7298.94
Charles J. Tulley (X)6,9918.09
Joseph Albert Pinard4,3275.01

Ottawa City Council


While voters kicked out the incumbent members of the board of control, they opted to maintain their local incumbent alderman. Only one incumbent councillor (Nelson J. Lacasse) went down in defeat.

(2 elected from each ward)

Rideau Ward
Candidate Votes %
Rod Plant (X)88242.71
Thomas Brethour (X)85141.21
Hood33216.08
By Ward
Candidate Votes %
A. W. Desjardins (X)1,24035.40
Eric Query (X)1,17033.40
Joseph Albert Parisien1,09331.20
St. George's Ward
Candidate Votes %
Norman H. MacDonald (X)1,51328.89
Fulgence Charpentier (X)1,38326.40
George J. O'Connor1,35225.81
Lachaine68613.10
Max Feller3045.80
Wellington Ward
Candidate Votes %
James W. McNabb (X)1,98633.93
J. Edward McVeigh (X)1,53726.26
Beach1,35323.11
Farth97816.71
Capital Ward
Candidate Votes %
Edward Band (X)2,39736.90
Harold D. Marshall1,71626.42
Schwerdfager1,34020.63
McLaughlin1,04316.06
Dalhousie Ward
Candidate Votes %
Dan McCann (X)1,99335.58
E. P. McGrath1,32623.67
Balharrie1,06218.96
James J. McVeigh81114.48
Jack Arron4107.32
Elmdale Ward
Candidate Votes %
Sam Crooks (X)1,33229.85
Jim Forward (X)89620.08
William H. Marsden86119.29
Bradley73616.49
Graham63814.30
Victoria Ward
Candidate Votes %
John R. Welch1,14329.18
Ernest Laroche (X)1,01926.01
Nelson J. Lacasse (X)96124.53
Nolan79420.27
Ottawa Ward
Candidate Votes %
Aristide Belanger (X)1,56536.03
W. J. St. Aubin (X)1,34230.90
Landriault74617.18
Rose49211.33
Morin1032.37
Gamanche952.19
Riverdale Ward
Candidate Votes %
George Sloan (X)1,78839.23
George Pushman (X)1,62135.56
David McMillan1,14925.21
Central Ward
Candidate Votes %
Kirby Bangs1,77535.45
William R. Low (X)1,69533.85
Harold C. Shipman1,53730.70

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