Waterloo (electoral district)

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Waterloo (electoral district)
Flag of Ontario.svg Ontario electoral district
Kitchener-Waterloo.png
Waterloo in relation to southern Ontario ridings
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
To be elected in next election
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 1993
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 103,192
Electors (2011) 77,021
Census divisions Waterloo
Census subdivisions Waterloo, Kitchener

Waterloo' is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1997 (from 1973 to 1976, it was known as Waterloo—Cambridge) and that will again be represented in the House of Commons after the 42nd Canadian federal election (expected sometime in 2015) as a result of a redistribution process conducted by Elections Canada from 2012 to 2013.[2]

Geography[edit]

1966-1973[edit]

The Waterloo electoral district was created in 1966 from parts of Waterloo North and Waterloo South electoral districts. It initially comprised the City of Waterloo, the City of Galt, and the Townships of North Dumfries and Waterloo.[3]

1973-1976[edit]

After the amalgamation of the City of Galt with the Towns of Preston and Hespeler into the City of Cambridge in 1973, the name of the electoral district was changed to Waterloo—Cambridge, The boundaries of the district were not changed.[4]

1976-1996[edit]

In 1976, Waterloo—Cambridge was abolished when it was redistributed among Cambridge, Kitchener, and a new Waterloo electoral district.

The new Waterloo electoral district was created from parts of the Kitchener, Perth—Wilmot, Waterloo—Cambridge, and Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo electoral districts. It comprised the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich, the City of Waterloo, and parts of the City of Kitchener.[5]

In 1987, the Waterloo electoral district was redefined to comprise the City of Waterloo, the northern part of the City of Kitchener, and the Township of Woolwich. The Townships of Wellesley and Wilmot were redistributed to the Perth—Wellington—Waterloo district.[6]

1996-2014[edit]

The Waterloo electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between the Kitchener—Waterloo[7] and Waterloo—Wellington[8] electoral districts.

2014-Present[edit]

Following the 2011 Census and a Canadian Parliament decision to increase the number of Federal electoral districts from 308 to 338, Elections Canada conducted a redistribution process that began with the establishment of Electoral Boundaries Commissions for each province in 2012. As a result of the work of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Ontario, which was concluded in July 2013, the Kitchener-Waterloo district was abolished, with most of its territory being redistributed to a new Waterloo electoral district.[2]

The new Waterloo electoral district includes all of the City of Waterloo and the portion of the City of Kitchener lying northerly of the Canadian National Railway and northeasterly of Conestoga Parkway.

Any Canadian federal general election taking place after April 2014 will be based on the electoral districts established by the Electoral Boundaries Commissions in 2013, meaning that the Waterloo electoral district will again be represented in the Canadian House of Commons after the 42nd Canadian federal election (expected sometime in 2015).

Members of Parliament[edit]

Parliament Years Member Party
Waterloo North and Waterloo South prior to 1968.
Waterloo
28th 1968–1972     Max Saltsman New Democratic
29th 1972–1974
Waterloo—Cambridge
30th 1974–1979     Max Saltsman New Democratic
Waterloo
31st 1979-1980     Walter McLean Progressive Conservative
32nd 1980-1984
33rd 1984-1988
Wellesley and Wilmot transferred to Perth—Wellington—Waterloo in 1987.
Waterloo
34th 1988-1993     Walter McLean Progressive Conservative
35th 1993-1997     Andrew Telegdi Liberal
Kitchener—Waterloo and Waterloo—Wellington after 1997.

Electoral history[edit]

Waterloo, 1966 - 1973[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party SALTSMAN, Max 15,231
     Liberal EPP, Herbert A. 14,835
     Progressive Conservative O'BRIAN, Liam S. 14,568
     Social Credit GERVAIS, Régent 167
Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party SALTSMAN, Max 24,197
     Progressive Conservative CARROLL, Glenn E. 19,817
     Liberal BREITHAUPT, Lou 15,570
     Social Credit GERVAIS, Regent G. 143
     Unknown GRAJOWER, Jules W.P. 55

Waterloo—Cambridge, 1973 - 1976[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes
     New Democratic Party SALTSMAN, Max 25,479
     Liberal GOFF, Brian 18,034
     Progressive Conservative CARROLL, Glenn 17,394
     Social Credit LONG, John H. 253
     Marxist–Leninist RATHWELL, Richard E. 122

Waterloo, 1976 - 1996[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative MCLEAN, Walter 23,837
     Liberal EPP, Frank 18,172
     New Democratic Party MAKARCHUK, Mike 9,375
     Libertarian POSMA, Bonne Willy 241
     Marxist–Leninist ERDMAN, Brian 125
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative MCLEAN, Walter 20,609
     Liberal EPP, Frank 20,455
     New Democratic Party NEEDHAM, Bob 9,819
Rhinoceros NIGOL, Rick 330
     Libertarian MCLORG, Colin 229
     Marxist–Leninist ERDMAN, Brian 87
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative MCLEAN, Walter 31,898
     Liberal MYERS, Lynn 13,911
     New Democratic Party NEEDHAM, Bob 10,275
     Libertarian KULCHECKI, Layne E. 525
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes
     Progressive Conservative MCLEAN, Walter 26,949
     Liberal WOODWORTH, Steve 21,715
     New Democratic Party PIATKOWSKI, Scott 10,418
     Libertarian HUSCHKA-SPRAGUE, Rita 663
Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes
     Liberal TELEGDI, Andrew 25,689
     Reform CONNOLLY, Mike 15,549
     Progressive Conservative WOOLSTENCROFT, Lynne 14,882
     New Democratic Party PIATKOWSKI, Scott 2,779
     Christian Heritage KRYN, Ted 920
     Libertarian HUSCHKA SPRAGUE, Rita 473
     Natural Law WATSON, Blaine P. 456
     Independent FAITHFUL, Don Philip 329

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