Bob Monette
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Bob Monette
Bob Monette
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Deputy Mayor of Ottawa

December 1, 2014
Serving with Mark Taylor - December 1, 2018
Steve Desroches
George Darouze, Laura Dudas and Matthew Luloff
Ottawa City Councillor

January 2006 - December 1, 2018
Herb Kreling
Matthew Luloff
ConstituencyOrléans Ward
Cumberland Township Councillor

Ray Friel, Gerry Lalonde, Paul Macdonnell, Brian Coburn (At-large)
Frank Stacey
ConstituencyHeights Ward
Personal details
Political partyIndependent
ResidenceQueenswood Heights

Robert "Bob" Monette is a politician in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He first joined political life in 1985 when he served on the Cumberland City Council for six years. Monette returned to serve on the Ottawa City Council in January 2006 in a by-election and was then reelected in November 2006 and October 2010.

Prior to being elected, Monette served as the constituency office manager to MPP Phil McNeely of the Ontario Liberal Party. He ran for the Liberal Party of Canada nomination for the 1988 Canadian federal election but lost.

Monette currently sits on the Planning Committee, Transportation Committee and the Hydro Ottawa Holdings Board. Monette has also been elected by Council to sit on both the Central Canada Exhibition Association and the Heart of Orléans Business Improvement Association.

Monette has assisted at cleaning up the Ottawa River; helping to secure over 100 million dollars in funding from all the levels of three levels of government after his 2008 tour of the ROPEC facility. Monette is also focused on the development of Lansdowne Park, and was actively participated in the Lansdowne Live proposal. Monette also supports Kettle Island as the new location of the Interprovincial Bridge.

Some of Monette's local accomplishments are, opening up a community garden, the first ever Seniors Park in Eastern Ontario, facilitated in the development of Orléans first hotel in 30 years: Quality Inn, worked in paternership with Forum Inc to develop the Town Centre, and ensuring that Orleans is graffiti free.

Monette has been involved in many non-profit groups including, the Cumberland Community Resource Centre; Ottawa Arthritis Society; Queenswood Heights Neighbourhood Watch Association; Queenswood Heights Community Association, Fallingbrook Community Association.

There was much speculation that Monette would run for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party in the 2011 Ontario general election. However, on March 2, 2011, he announced he would not be running. He switched to the Tories after disagreement with the policies of Premier Dalton McGuinty.

Monette resides in Queenswood Heights with his wife and three children. On June 13, 2018 he announced he would not seek re-election in the 2018 municipal election.


During Ottawa's 2008-2009 Bus Strike, Monette threatened legal action against Councillor Clive Doucet for speaking out against the city's bargaining strategy.

In March 2009, Monette attempted to block atheist slogans from being advertised on OC Transpo buses in an Ottawa City Council motion, despite a legal opinion that such censorship would probably fail in a court challenge.[1]

Bob Monette is firmly in favour of the Corridor 5 (Kettle Island) option for an interprovincial bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau. According to a report released by the consultants engaged to explore bridge options (, a bridge at Kettle Island would result in severe congestion at key intersections along Aviation Parkway for East-West traffic between Ottawa and Orleans.[]

Election results

Cumberland municipal election, 1985

Heritage Ward (2 elected)
Candidate Votes %
Bob Monette 1372 34.84
Fern Casey 1012 25.70
Doris Douma 995 25.27
Sandra Graham 559 14.20

Cumberland municipal election, 1988

Heritage Ward (2 elected)
Candidate Votes %
Bob Monette 3169 40.02
Frank Stacey 2762 34.88
Sidney Marinoff 1102 13.92
Michael Blackburn 855 11.18

Cumberland mayoral election, 1991

Candidate Vote %
Brian Coburn 7933 64.83
Bob Monette 4304 35.17

1994 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Municipality elections

Orléans Ward
Candidate Votes %
Herb Kreling 3275 30.37
Bob Monette 3252 30.16
Keith De Cruz 3118 28.92
Bernard Pelot 766 7.10
Stan Lamothe 371 3.44

Orleans by-election, 2006

Orléans Ward (Ward 1)[2]
Candidate Votes %
Bob Monette 2891 34.15
Sheryl MacDonald 2026 23.93
Elena Harder 1738 20.53
Louise Malloy 578 6.83
Debbie Jodoin 457 5.40
Pierre Maheu 409 4.83
Gino L. Nicolini 307 3.63
Michel Tardif 60 0.71

Ottawa municipal election, 2006

Orléans Ward (Ward 1)[3]
Candidate Votes %
Bob Monette 12201 69.98
Dennis Vowles 5235 30.02

2010 Ottawa municipal election

Orléans Ward (Ward 1)[4]
Candidate Votes %
Bob Monette 9728 59.99
Fred Sherwin 3939 24.35
Jennifer Robitaille 2326 14.34
Renee Greenberg 212 1.31

2014 Ottawa municipal election

Orléans Ward
Candidate Vote %
    Bob Monette 10662 75.47
    Jennifer Robitaille 2546 18.02
    R. Gordon Jensen 919 6.51


  1. ^ Patrick Dare (2009-03-11). "Atheist ads can go on buses, council decides". Ottawa Citizen. Archived from the original on 2009-03-16. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Orleans by-election Results". City of Ottawa. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "2006 Municipal Election Results". City of Ottawa. Archived from the original on 2010-03-11. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Statement of Votes Cast" (PDF). City of Ottawa. Retrieved .

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