Michael Harris (politician)

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Michael Harris
Michael Harris, PC.jpg
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Kitchener—Conestoga
Assumed office
October 6, 2011
Preceded by Leeanna Pendergast
Personal details
Born (1979-05-10) May 10, 1979 (age 38)
Mount Forest, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence Kitchener, Ontario
Occupation Politician

Michael Harris (born May 10, 1979) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who has represented the riding of Kitchener—Conestoga since 2011.


Harris was raised on a farm near Mount Forest, Ontario.[1] He worked in the sales department at Honeywell in Waterloo before being elected as MPP for Kitchener- Conestoga in 2011. He now lives in Kitchener with his family.[2]


In the 2007 provincial election, Harris ran as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Kitchener—Conestoga. He was defeated by Liberal Leeanna Pendergast by about 1,500 votes.[3] In the 2011 provincial election he ran against Pendergast again, this time defeating her by 3,700 votes.[2][4][5] He was re-elected in the 2014 provincial election defeating Liberal candidate Wayne Wright by 1,794 votes.[6]

Harris is currently the critic of Transportation and Innovation.


  1. ^ Benzie, Robert; Ferguson, Rob (November 21, 2011). "Rookie MPPs poised to take their seats as legislature opens". The Guelph Mercury. p. B7. 
  2. ^ a b "Two new local Tory MPPs say they're fighting for families". The Waterloo Record. October 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 10, 2007. p. 7 (xvi). Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 8. Retrieved 2014-03-02. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Harris unseats Pendergast". The Waterloo Record. October 7, 2011. 
  6. ^ "General Election by District: Kitchener—Conestoga". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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