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Sutcliffe Wins Ottawa Race After Campaign That Divided Liberals

Canada’s capital city elected a new centrist mayor after a surprisingly contentious campaign that divided members of the country’s governing Liberal Party.

Mark Sutcliffe staved off a strong challenge from Catherine McKenney, a city councilor and social justice activist who had attracted support from many high-profile Liberals, including former Bank of Canada Governor Mark Carney and two former advisers to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Gerald Butts and Tyler Meredith.