|6th Mayor of Cambridge, Ontario|
|Assumed office |
December 1, 2018
|Preceded by||Doug Craig|
|Minister of Transportation|
January 18, 2018 – June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Steven Del Duca|
|Succeeded by||John Yakabuski|
|Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry|
June 13, 2016 – January 18, 2018
|Preceded by||Bill Mauro|
|Succeeded by||Nathalie Des Rosiers|
|Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament|
June 12, 2014 – June 7, 2018
|Preceded by||Rob Leone|
|Succeeded by||Belinda Karahalios|
(municipal politicians are elected on a non-partisan basis)
|Residence||North Dumfries, Ontario|
|Profession||Critical Care Nurse|
Kathryn McGarry is a Canadian politician serving as the current mayor of Cambridge, Ontario. Prior to her election as mayor, she represented the riding of Cambridge in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2014 to 2018. She was a Minister in the Cabinet of Premier Kathleen Wynne.
McGarry was a founding member of Hospice Waterloo Region; past president of the Heritage Cambridge Board of Directors; and past chair of the Heritage Master Plan Implementation Committee. She is a member of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, and was a contributing member of the Community Leaders' Task Force on Municipal Restructuring. McGarry has been a recipient of the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award for voluntary, community and humanitarian service, and the Bernice Adams Special Trustee award.
In the 2007 provincial election, McGarry vied as the Liberal candidate in the riding of Cambridge. She was defeated by Progressive Conservative incumbent Gerry Martiniuk by 3,238 votes. McGarry ran a second time in the 2011 provincial election but was defeated by a reduced margin of 1,954 votes to new PC candidate Rob Leone. McGarry ran a third time in 2014, this time defeating Leone by 3,067 votes.
On June 24, 2014, McGarry was named Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, and given responsibility for drafting the province's driverless car regulation, reforming the province's intercity bus system and strengthening cycling and road safety.
On November 20, 2014, McGarry introduced a private member's bill, The Lung Health Act 2014, which called for the development and implementation of a comprehensive Ontario Lung Health Action Plan covering research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of lung disease.
On June 13, 2016, McGarry was appointed Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. She introduced and passed legislation that increased accountability and oversight of Ontario’s 36 Conservation Authorities. She also introduced the Aggregate Resources and Mining Modernization Act, which modernized the province's resource extraction rules by updating processes for fee and royalty increases on aggregates, expanded public participation in the extraction application process and enhanced environmental protections through clearer regulations and better oversight for aggregate companies.
In a cabinet shuffle on January 18, 2018, McGarry was named Minister of Transportation. As Minister, McGarry announced the government would conduct a feasibility study to extend GO Transit rail service to Cambridge, connecting the city to the Kitchener line through Guelph via a currently unused CN Rail owned track.
|Ontario provincial government of Kathleen Wynne|
|Cabinet posts (2)|
|Steven Del Duca||Minister of Transportation
|Bill Mauro||Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry
|Nathalie Des Rosiers|
On July 18, 2018, McGarry announced that she was running for Mayor of Cambridge, Ontario, stating that the people of the city were no longer satisfied with Craig's leadership style, and pledged to run city hall in a more communicative and consultative manner. During the campaign, Craig was forced to apologize to McGarry when his campaign staff edited her out of a photograph of a public event they had both attended while McGarry was still sitting in the Legislative Assembly. On October 22, 2018, McGarry was elected Mayor of Cambridge, defeating 18 year incumbent Doug Craig as well as three other candidates with 13,404 votes and 47.7% of the vote, becoming the first candidate in the city's history to defeat an incumbent mayor.
|Cambridge mayoral election, 2018|
|Doug Craig (X)||7,394||26.32|
|Source: City of Cambridge |
|2018 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Belinda Karahalios||17,793||36.97%||+4.41|
|New Democratic||Marjorie Knight||15,639||32.49%||+10.88|
|Total valid votes||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||-|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2014 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Rob Leone||15,694||32.56||-5.13|
|New Democratic||Bobbi Stewart||10,413||21.59||-3.02|
|Libertarian||Allan R. Dettweiler||605||1.25||-0.24|
|Total valid votes||48,200||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||814|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+5.85|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2011 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Rob Leone||15,947||37.69||-3.97|
|New Democratic||Atinuke Bankole||10,414||24.61||+10.81|
|Total valid votes||42,310||100.00|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||187||0.44|
|Progressive Conservative hold||Swing||-1.47|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
|2007 Ontario general election|
|Progressive Conservative||Gerry Martiniuk||17,884||41.66||-0.84|
|New Democratic||Mitchell Healey||5,923||13.80||-4.29|
|Family Coalition||Paul Vendervet||650||1.50||-0.63|
|Total valid votes||42,933||100.00|
|Source: Elections Ontario|
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