Catherine Fife

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Catherine Fife
Catherine Fife, MPP.jpg
MPP for
Kitchener—Waterloo
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 6, 2012
Preceded by Elizabeth Witmer
Personal details
Nationality Canadian
Political party New Democrat
Website http://www.catherinefife.ca

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.[1] 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.

Election results[edit]

Kitchener-Waterloo (provincial)

Ontario general election, 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Catherine Fife 20,034 37.41 -2.46
Liberal Jamie Burton 16,191 30.23 +6.24
Progressive Conservative Tracey Weiler 14,057 26.25 -5.58
Green Stacey Danckert 2,804 5.24 +1.97
Libertarian James Schulz 468 0.87 +0.54
Total valid votes 53,554 100.00
Ontario provincial by-election, September 6, 2012
Resignation of Elizabeth Witmer
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Catherine Fife 18,559 39.84 +23.17
Progressive Conservative Tracey Weiler 14,823 31.82 -11.95
Liberal Eric Davis 11,204 24.05 -11.99
Green Stacey Danckert 1,516 3.25 +0.61
Libertarian Allan Detweiler 155 0.33 *
Freedom David Driver 95 0.20 -0.05
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 87 0.19 *
Independent Garnet Bruce 77 0.17 *
People's Kevin Clarke 48 0.10 *
Pauper John Turmel 23 0.05 *
Total valid votes 46,587 100.00
Ontario general election, 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer 20,748 40.84 -2.24
Liberal Louise Ervin 15,848 31.20 -9.18
New Democratic Catherine Fife 8,902 17.52 +6.58
Green Judy Greenwood-Speers 4,707 9.27 +6.08
Family Coalition Louis Reitzel 598 1.18 -0.53
Total valid votes 50,803 100.00
Total rejected ballots 313
Turnout 51,116 53.63
Eligible voters 95,319

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