September 6, 2012
|Preceded by||Elizabeth Witmer|
|Political party||New Democrat|
Catherine Fife is a Canadian politician, who is an MPP first elected in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, after winning a by-election on September 6, 2012. She represents the electoral district of Kitchener—Waterloo as a member of the Ontario New Democratic Party caucus.
Fife was reelected in the 2014 provincial election.
Prior to entering politics, she spent 10 years with the Toronto District School Board as an educational assistant, a school community advisor and a settlement worker for new immigrants. She was the research coordinator for the Partnerships for Children and Families Project at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Fife was elected to represent Waterloo/Wilmot as a trustee for the Waterloo Region District School Board in 2003, and was re-elected in 2006 and 2010. She was on the Volunteer Development Advisory Committee for the City of Waterloo and the Community Justice Initiatives Family Group Decision Making Advisory Group, as well as a member of the Political Action Committee for the Canadian Federation of University Women. She also sits on the editorial board of the Child & Family Journal (KidsLink).
Fife had previously run unsuccessfully for the NDP in the 2007 provincial election. At the time of the 2012 by-election she was chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board and president of the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association.
|Ontario general election, 2014|
|New Democratic||Catherine Fife||20,034||37.41||-2.46|
|Progressive Conservative||Tracey Weiler||14,057||26.25||-5.58|
|Total valid votes||53,554||100.00|
|Ontario provincial by-election, September 6, 2012
Resignation of Elizabeth Witmer
|New Democratic||Catherine Fife||18,559||39.84||+23.17|
|Progressive Conservative||Tracey Weiler||14,823||31.82||-11.95|
|Total valid votes||46,587||100.00|
|Ontario general election, 2007|
|Progressive Conservative||Elizabeth Witmer||20,748||40.84||-2.24|
|New Democratic||Catherine Fife||8,902||17.52||+6.58|
|Family Coalition||Louis Reitzel||598||1.18||-0.53|
|Total valid votes||50,803||100.00|
|Total rejected ballots||313|
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