Kitchener—Waterloo (provincial electoral district)

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For the federal electoral district, see Kitchener—Waterloo (electoral district).
Kitchener—Waterloo (provincial electoral district)
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
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Kitchener—Waterloo in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
MPP
 
 
 
Catherine Fife
New Democratic
District created 1996
First contested 1999
Last contested 2014
Demographics
Population (2006) 126,742
Electors (2007) 92,313
Area (km²) 91
Pop. density (per km²) 1,392.8
Census divisions Waterloo
Census subdivisions Waterloo, Kitchener

Kitchener—Waterloo is a provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. Its population in 2006 was 126,742. The riding was created in 1996 from parts of Waterloo North, Kitchener-Wilmot and Kitchener.

Geography[edit]

The district consists of the City of Waterloo and the northern part of the City of Kitchener.

The electoral district was created in 1999 when provincial ridings were defined to have the same borders as federal ridings.

It consisted initially of the City of Waterloo and the part of the City of Kitchener lying north of a line drawn from west to east along Highland Road West, Lawrence Avenue and Victoria Street.

In 2003, the Kitchener part of the riding was redefined to be the part of the city lying north of a line drawn from west to east along Highland Road West, Fischer Hallman Road and the Canadian National Railway situated north of Shadeland Crescent.

Member of Provincial Parliament[edit]

This riding has elected the following members of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:

Kitchener—Waterloo
Assembly Years Member Party
Riding created from Waterloo North, Kitchener—Wilmot and Kitchener
37th  1999 − 2003     Elizabeth Witmer Progressive Conservative
38th  2003 − 2007
39th  2007 − 2011
40th  2011 − 2012
 2012 − 2014     Catherine Fife New Democratic
41st  2014 − Present

Election results[edit]

Ontario general election, 2014
** Preliminary results — Not yet official **
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Catherine Fife 20,536 37.43 -2.44
Liberal Jamie Burton 16,534 30.14 +6.15
Progressive Conservative Tracey Weiler 14,450 26.34 -5.49
Green Stacey Danckert 2,859 5.21 +1.94
Libertarian James Schulz 481 0.88 +0.55
Total valid votes 54,860 100.00
New Democratic hold Swing -4.22
Source: Elections Ontario[1]
Ontario provincial by-election, September 6, 2012
Resignation of Elizabeth Witmer
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
New Democratic Catherine Fife 18,599 39.87 +23.20
Progressive Conservative Tracey Weiler 14,851 31.83 -11.94
Liberal Eric Davis 11,194 23.99 -12.05
Green Stacey Danckert 1,525 3.27 +0.63
Libertarian Allan Dettweiler 156 0.33
Freedom David Driver 95 0.20 -0.05
Communist Elizabeth Rowley 85 0.18
Independent Garnet Bruce 77 0.17
People's Kevin Clarke 48 0.10
Pauper John Turmel 23 0.05
Total valid votes 46,653 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 128 0.27
Turnout 46,781 47.00
Eligible voters 99,544
New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative Swing +17.57
Source: Elections Ontario[2]
Ontario general election, 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer 21,665 43.77 +2.93
Liberal Eric Davis 17,837 36.04 +4.84
New Democratic Isabel Cisterna 8,250 16.67 -0.85
Green J. D. McGuire 1,308 2.64 -6.63
Independent Peter Davis 316 0.64
Freedom Melanie Motz 123 0.25
Total valid votes 49,499 100.00
Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots 168 0.34
Turnout 49,667 50.54 -3.09
Eligible voters 98,268
Progressive Conservative hold Swing -0.96
Source: Elections Ontario[3]
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
Ontario general election, 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ∆%
Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer 23,957 43.08 -11.28
Liberal Sean Strickland 22,456 40.38 +5.16
New Democratic Dan Lajoie 6,084 10.94 +4.84
Green Pauline Richards 1,774 3.19 +1.56
Family Coalition Lou Reitzel 949 1.71 -0.08
Independent Owen Alastair Ferguson 242 0.44
Independent Julian Ichim 153 0.28
Total valid votes 55,615 100.00
Ontario general election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer 27,830 54.36
Liberal Sean Strickland 18,034 35.22
New Democratic Ted Martin 3,122 6.10
Family Coalition Lou Reitzel 919 1.79
Green Judy Greenwood-Speers 836 1.63
Independent Matthew Albrecht 202 0.39
Natural Law Richard Beecroft 135 0.26
Independent Helmut Braun 122 0.24
Total valid votes 51,200 100.00

2007 electoral reform referendum[edit]

Ontario electoral reform referendum, 2007
Side Votes %
First Past the Post 28,641 57.1
Mixed member proportional 21,516 42.9
Total valid votes 50,157 100.0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elections Ontario. "General Election Results by District, 039 Kitchener-Waterloo". Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Elections Ontario (2012). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Kitchener—Waterloo by-election". Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Elections Ontario (2011). "Official return from the records / Rapport des registres officiels - Kitchener—Waterloo". Retrieved 2 June 2014. 

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