Stittsville Ward

Shad Qadri Janet Stavinga Glen Gower
Location within Ottawa
Location within Ottawa
Coordinates: 45°16′N 75°55′W / 45.267°N 75.917°W / 45.267; -75.917Coordinates: 45°16′N 75°55′W / 45.267°N 75.917°W / 45.267; -75.917
 • CouncillorGlen Gower
 • Total16.3 km2 (6.3 sq mi)
 • Total30,510
 • Density1,900/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
Languages (2016)
 • English80.2%
 • French8.7%
 • Mandarin1.0%
Avg. income$53,111

Stittsville (Ward 6) is a city ward in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It consists of the community of Stittsville in suburban Ottawa. Prior to the 2006 election, the Ward was known as Goulbourn Ward which consisted of the former Goulbourn Township (including Stittsville and Richmond). The ward was altered in 2006, by losing all of the rural parts of Goulbourn (including urban Richmond) and gaining a tiny bit of the former city of Kanata around the Canadian Tire Centre. The ward was created when Goulbourn was amalgamated into Ottawa in 2000. It was known as Stittsville-Kanata West Ward until 2010.

In 2014, the ward expanded to gain the newly built Blackstone subdivision from Rideau-Goulbourn Ward.[2][3]

Stittsville's current councillor is Glen Gower, who replaced Shad Qadri after defeating him in the 2018 election. Mr. Qadri replaced Janet Stavinga in the 2006 election, in which Ms. Stavinga did not run. She had held the ward since its creation.

City councillors

  1. Janet Stavinga (2000–2006)
  2. Shad Qadri (2006–2018)
  3. Glen Gower (2018–present)

Election results

2000 Ottawa municipal election

Following amalgamation, Goulbourn Mayor Janet Stavinga defeated regional councillor Betty Hill and Goulbourn's Ward 3 township councillor Steven Lewis.

City council
Candidate Votes %
Janet Stavinga 4528 45.01
Betty Hill 3401 33.80
Steven Lewis 2132 21.19

2003 Ottawa municipal election

City council
Candidate Votes %
Janet Stavinga 5076 64.15
Michal P. O'Rourke 2837 35.85

2006 Ottawa municipal election

Incumbent councillor Janet Stavinga decided against running for re-election, in the newly formed ward which lost most of its rural areas. The race to fill the seat is between Gilles R. Chasles and Shad Qadri. Chasles is a Conservative and a businessman, owning Danicks Data Systems. Qadri is also a businessman, operating Showbiz Entertainment and Gifts with his family.

City council
Candidate Votes %
Shad Qadri 6287 72.02
Gilles R. Chasles 2442 27.98

2010 Ottawa municipal election

City council
Candidate Votes %
Shad Qadri 7185 91.46
Richard Eveleigh 671 8.54

2014 Ottawa municipal election

City council
Candidate Vote %
    Shad Qadri 5,182 60.94
    David Lee 3,322 39.06
Ottawa mayor (Ward results)
Candidate Vote %
    Jim Watson 5,745 68.54
    Mike Maguire 2,331 27.81
    Rebecca Pyrah 74 0.88
    Robert White 63 0.75
    Anwar Syed 60 0.72
    Darren W. Wood 53 0.63
    Bernard Couchman 29 0.35
    Michael St. Arnaud 27 0.32

2018 Ottawa municipal election

Council candidate Vote %
    Glen Gower 5,877 57.86
    Shad Qadri 4,280 42.14