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 DISTRICT: Kitchener-Waterloo
Candidate Party Vote Count Vote Share Elected
Andrew Telegdi LIB 28015 48.16% X
Steve Strauss CON 17155 29.49%
Edwin Laryea NDP 9267 15.92%
Pauline Richards GRN 3277 5.63%
Frank Ellis CHP 379 0.65%
Ciprian Mihalcea IND 124 0.21%
 Last Update:  June 29, 5:38:24 AM EDT 248 of 248 polls reporting

Ridings

146 Kitchener-Waterloo

2004 Candidates
CHP: Frank Ellis
NDP: Edwin Laryea
IND: Ciprian Mihalcea
GRN: Pauline Richards
CPC: Steve Strauss
LIB: Andrew Telegdi (Incumbent)

Riding Profile
 Riding Map

This southern Ontario riding includes the city of Waterloo and part of the city of Kitchener.

The Grand River is the eastern boundary and the riding stretches to Wilmot Line in the west, between Benjamin Road and Country Squire Road in the north and the CN Rail Line, Fischer Hallman Road and Highland Road West in the south.

The City of Waterloo makes up about three-quarters of the riding. Waterloo's economic activities include manufacturing, financial and insurance sectors as well as retail trade. It has a strong technology sector and is home to University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and a campus of Conestoga College.

Average family income is $84,077 and unemployment is 5.5 per cent.

In 2004, a portion of the city of Kitchener in the southeast has moved into Kitchener Centre riding. The riding of Waterloo was created in 1966 from Waterloo South and North. In 1996, the name changed to Kitchener-Waterloo.

Population: 113,000

Political History

WATERLOO:
1968, 1972, 1974: NDP
1979-1988 inclusive: PC
1993: LIB
KITCHENER-WATERLOO
1997, 2000: LIB

In 2000, Liberal Andrew Telegdi defeated Joshua Doig of the Alliance, winning a second term. In 1993, Telegdi won in Waterloo riding. Waterloo South was Tory from 1900 to 1949, but since then has elected candidates from all three main parties. New Democrat Max Saltsman won a 1964 by-election and served four terms. Then Conservative cabinet minister Walter McLean won in 1979 and held the seat until 1993. He was minister responsible for the status of women and minister of state for immigration in the Mulroney administration.


Candidate Profiles

Andrew Telegdi

Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: May 28, 1946
Age: 58
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Year of Arrival in Canada: 1957

University Degree: Yes
Education: BA in psychology, University of Waterloo.
Profession: Administrator
Career Background: Former executive director for Youth in Conflict with the Law.
Former administrator/caseworker for People in Legal Difficulty.
Former member, board of governors for Wilfrid Laurier University.
Member of Waterloo Co-operative Residence Inc.
Community:
Member of the board of the working centre with the St. John's Soup Kitchen and member of board of directors for Kitchener House.
Former chair of the community reference group for Basic Job Readiness Training at Conestoga College.
Has been active in Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre; Waterloo Uptown Business Association; and the Business Education committee of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Nancy
Children: Erin

Political History
Municipal: Councillor of Waterloo (1985-1988).
Councillor of the regional municipality of Waterloo (1988-1993).
Provincial: Defeated in Waterloo North (1990).
Federal: Elected in Waterloo (1993).
Elected in Kitchener-Waterloo (1997 and 2000).

Political History (Federal/Provincial)
Parliamentary Secretary: To minister of citizenship and immigration (1998-2000).
To the prime minister with special emphasis on aboriginal affairs (2004).
Committees: Former vice-chair of Human Rights and Public Accounts committees.
Former member of Justice and Human Rights, Public Accounts and Canadian Heritage committees, as well as joint committee on the Library of Parliament.
Member of Citizenship and Immigration committee.
Caucus: Member of the Liberal caucus task force on the Future of Financial Services.
Former chair of the Liberal caucus on Insurance.
Office Address: 22 King St. South, Waterloo, Ont., 519-746-1573.
Capital Address: Room 285, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont., 613-996-5928.


Steve Strauss

Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1959
Birthplace: Kitchener, Ont.

University Degree: Yes
Education: B.Eng., Royal Military College of Canada.
Career Background: Joined Air Canada where he is currently an Airbus A320 Captain.
Spent two years based in Kuwait flying throughout the Middle East.
Has flown search and rescue, humanitarian and tactical missions.
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Lavinica
Children: Matthew and Veronica


Edwin Laryea

Party: The New Democratic Party of Canada

University Degree: Yes
Education: Studied at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.
Holds a BA, B.Ed. and a MA in French and Spanish.
Profession: Employed for 29 years with the Waterloo Region District School Board as a teacher and department head.
Career Background: Vice-principal of University Heights and Waterloo Oxford Secondary Schools and Vice-principal and site supervisor for the Cambridge campus of Open Door Adult Education.
Published articles in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record and Cross Cultures Magazine.
Community:
Chair of From The Ground Up, a division of Working Against Youth Violence Everywhere. Member of the board of the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and area and the Literacy Group of Waterloo Region.
Children: Three


Pauline Richards

Party: The Green Party of Canada
Age: 52

Profession: Manages a small manufacturing plant.
Career Background: Leads a tri-city peer counselling network and teaches peer-counselling techniques to adults.
Founding member of the Seven Generations Network and the Lakeshore Neighbourhood Association.
Community:
The Laurel Creek Citizens' committee; the Environment committee for RIM Park; and the Beaver Creek Housing Co-operative.
Served with Get Rid of Urban Pesticides.

Political History
Provincial: Defeated in Kitchener-Waterloo (2003).


Frank Ellis

Party: The Christian Heritage Party of Canada

Political History
Federal: Defeated in Kitchener-Waterloo (2000).


Ciprian Mihalcea

Party: Independent


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 Overall Election Results (2004)
Party Elected Leading Total Vote Share
LIB 135 0 135 36.71%
CON 99 0 99 29.61%
BQ 54 0 54 12.40%
NDP 19 0 19 15.69%
NA 1 0 1 .13%
OTH 0 0 0 5.47%
 Last Update June 29, 5:39:26 AM EDT

 

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