Candidates’ Forum, upcoming events and voting information

It was a standing-room-only crowd as moderator Emilie Taman posed residents’ questions to 16 of our 17 Councillor candidates during Friday’s Candidates’ Forum at the Overbrook Community Centre.  The evening was lively and informative and thanks go both to Emilie and the candidates and to the organizers and other volunteers from the Overbrook Community Association and the Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.

Rogers TV streamed the event live and Le Droit covered it: Les candidats débattent dans Rideau-Rockcliffe

There are two other upcoming opportunities to see candidates in action:

  • Tuesday, April 2, 7-9:30 pm at Queen Juliana Hall, Rockcliffe Park Public School, 350 Buena Vista Rd.
  • Environment and Climate Change, Monday, April 8, 7-9:00 pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ottawa, 400 McArthur Ave.

Other ways to learn more about them:

Voting information

Advance Vote Day for the 2019 Rideau-Rockcliffe By-election will take place on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 10 am to 8 pm. Voting Day will take place on Monday, April 15 from 10 am to 8 pm.

Voting places are listed on Voter Notification letters and can also be found using the Where Do I Vote? tool on

Eligible electors should bring an acceptable piece of identification with their name and qualifying Ottawa address when they vote.

For more information on the 2019 Rideau-Rockcliffe By-election, including voter eligibility and proxy voting, visit or contact the Elections Office at 613-580-2660 or You can also connect with the Elections Office through Facebook and Twitter.

Sixteen candidates will participate in today’s forum, broadcast live on Rogers TV

Doors open at 6. Mingling opportunities before and after the formal meeting.

Formal televised session: 7 to 9 pm.

The questions have been prepared in advance based on your input. Each question will be answered by three or four candidates (random selection).

The 16 (of 17) candidates who have agreed to participate are:
Kasia Adamiec
Idris Ben-Tahir
Marc Dorgeville
Bruce A. Faulkner
Johan Hamels
Peter Heyck
Miklos Horvath
Rawlson King
Jerry Kovacs
Jamie Kwong
Oriana Ngabirano
Maurice Lamirande
Patrick Mayangi
Chris Penton
Sheila Perry
Penny Thompson