1944 Ottawa municipal election

The city of Ottawa, Canada held municipal elections on December 4, 1944.

Mayor of Ottawa

Candidate Votes %
J. E. Stanley Lewis (X)17,81456.71
C. E. Pickering7,60224.20
V. Cyril Phelan5,99719.10


(Only property owners could vote in the referendums)

$2,000,000 for Post-War projects
Option Votes %
$500,000 for Slum clearance
Option Votes %

Ottawa Board of Control

(4 elected)

Candidate Votes %
Grenville Goodwin (X)18,062
G. M. Geldert (X)17,757
Finley McRae (X)16,739
E. A. Bourque (X)14,746
S. Leonard Belaire11,266
Sydney T. Checkland3,802
Percy Bedford2,805

Ottawa City Council

(2 elected from each ward)

Rideau Ward
Candidate Votes %
Leslie Avery (X) Acclaimed
John Powers (X) Acclaimed
By Ward
Candidate Votes %
Eric Query (X)1,186
Jules Morin733
Paul E. Tasse528
J. F. Laframboise (X)438
Edgar Lachine361
St. George's Ward
Candidate Votes %
Arthur Pinard (X)1,612
Roy Donaldson1,504
James W. Jefferson1,294

Wellington Ward
Candidate Votes %
Martin M. Walsh1,866
Charles Parker (X)1,759
Sam Chandler (X)1,357
C. A. McDonald1,016
Capital Ward
Candidate Votes %
Edward Band (X)2,594
Joseph McCulloch (X)2,431
J. A. Enstone940
Dalhousie Ward
Candidate Votes %
Daniel McCann (X)2,196
Wilbert Hamilton (X)1,577
James McAuley848
J. R. Sands356
Elmdale Ward
Candidate Votes %
Henry Bradley (X)2,236
George Pingle (X)2,164
R. A. Lefebvre730
Victoria Ward
Candidate Votes %
Paul Tardif (X)1,474
Frank Ellis629
Joseph Allard604
Charles Boone459
Harvey Lacasse172
Ernest Arbour68
Ottawa Ward
Candidate Votes %
Napoleon Bordeleau (X)1,475
Aristide Belanger (X)1,353
Henri Rheaume1,267
Riverdale Ward
Candidate Votes %
Len Coulter (X)2,259
David McMillan (X)1,642
George S. Sloan1,127
Central Ward
Candidate Votes %
J. Grant Shaw (X)1,699
Fred Journeaux (X)1,654
J. C. Thomas929
E. A. Davis657
J. J. Enright625


  • Ottawa Citizen, December 5, 1944