Learn about the riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills, the riding which Jack represents.
The provincial riding of Carleton-Mississippi Mills was created in 2004 and first contested in 2007. The riding consists of a mixture of urban and rural communities. The urban areas include Kanata and Stittsville, and the rural areas include Almonte, Carp, Constance Bay, Dunrobin, Fitzroy Harbour, Goulbourn, Kinburn, Mississippi Mills, Richmond, and West Carleton. As of 2011, the riding had a population of approximately 149,769, with nearly an even gender split. The average age of constituents in Carleton-Mississippi Mills is about 40 years (Statistics Canada, 2012). Dominant industries in Carleton-Mississippi Mills include a vibrant and growing high tech sector, the public service, and agriculture. Unique riding features include but are not limited to the scenic Ottawa River, the historic Diefenbunker, and the Canadian Tire Centre, which is home to the Ottawa Senators, a professional hockey team in the National Hockey League.