The final day of Ottawa's mayoral campaign
Published Sunday, October 24, 2010 5:24PM EDT
You could call it the dog days of the mayoral campaign. Maggie, mayoral candidate Clive Doucet's official campaign dog, helped dig up votes Sunday, the last day before the municipal election, at a campaign stop at Bruce Pit.
"We've had a great, great campaign," Doucet said.
"I'm really proud of it and it feels like we're on a roll. I think we're going to surprise Ottawa."
O'Brien: 'The beginning of another four years'
Larry O'Brien was also optimistic as he campaigned with his two sons at Place D'Orleans.
"Tomorow will be the beginning of another four years."
O'Brien declared his candidacy late in the game. He said he's satisfied with his campaign, and looks forward to building on his successes.
"We have done more in the last couple of years that have been done in the previous 20 years combined," he said.
"So I ask the voters when they go tomorrow, just remember how much we've gotten done."
Haydon: Follow the money
And how much there still is to do.
Andy Haydon said he knows he won't win, but wants voters to follow the money trail on the $2.1 billion light-rail transit plan that includes a downtown tunnel.
"We're a billion dollars in debt, you know," he said. "Three times that we have been in the last four years. And we're going to go another one or two more billion dollars to a total of three."
Watson: All about the grassroots
Candidate Jim Watson says he's knocked on 30,000 doors in his 10-month campaign.
"We're proud of our grassroots effort to get the message out to as many people as possible," he said. "It's a big city now, and it requires a pretty big effort to get to all corners of Ottawa."
Doucet: People must vote with hearts, heads
In 2006, voter turnout was 54 per cent.
"I'd love to get above 54 per cent, because municipal government touches everyone one way or another," said Watson. "Ironically, we get the lowest voter turnout."
"Now, we just have to be sure that people come out and vote with their hearts and their heads," added Doucet. "And I think they will."
Said O'Brien, "It's in the voters' hands. The voters will never be wrong."
Polls open at 10 a.m. You can get all the information you need about voting, wards and candidates here.
With a report from CTV Ottawa's Karen Soloman