|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
September 6, 2012
|Preceded by||Elizabeth Witmer|
|Born||1969 (age 47–48)|
|Political party||New Democrat|
Catherine Fife (born c. 1969) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is a New Democratic member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who represents the riding of Kitchener—Waterloo. She has been an MPP since 2012.
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. She lives in Kitchener-Waterloo with her husband Dale and their two children.
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.
In the 2007 provincial election, Fife ran as the New Democrat candidate in the riding of Kitchener—Waterloo. She came in third behind incumbent Progressive Conservative Elizabeth Witmer and Liberal candidate Louis Ervin.
After Witmer resigned to take a position with the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board, Fife ran in a by-election on September 6, 2012 to replace her. She defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler by 3,748 votes. She was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Jamie Burton by 3,843 votes.
She is the party's critic for Finance and the Treasury Board.
|Ontario general election, 2014: Kitchener—Waterloo|
|New Democratic||Catherine Fife||20,536||37.43||-2.44|
|Progressive Conservative||Tracey Weiler||14,450||26.34||-5.49|
|Total valid votes||54,860||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||623||1.12|
|New Democratic hold||Swing||-4.29|
Ontario provincial by-election, September 6, 2012: |
Resignation of Elizabeth Witmer
|New Democratic||Catherine Fife||18,599||39.87||+23.20|
|Progressive Conservative||Tracey Weiler||14,851||31.83||-11.94|
|People's Political Party||Kevin Clarke||48||0.10|
|Total valid votes||46,653||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||128||0.27|
|New Democratic gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+17.57|
|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|
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 7 (xvi). Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. September 6, 2012. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-01.
- "Ontario NDP’s by-election win leaves majority outside Liberals’ grasp". The Globe and Mail, September 6, 2012.
- "General Election by District: Kitchener-Waterloo". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014.
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