Party Candidate Votes Status
263/263 polls Updated: Jun. 13, 2014 1:49 AM EDT
NDP Catherine Fife 20,034 Elected
LIB Jamie Burton 16,191
PC Tracey Weiler 14,057
GRN Stacey Danckert 2,804
LTN James Schulz 468

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Riding profile

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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 the 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.

Following the 1999 redistribution, the new Kitchener-Waterloo riding combined parts of the old ridings of Kitchener, Kitchener-Wilmot and Waterloo North.

The 2007 redistribution added some territory from the old Kitchener Centre riding, but no new voters.

Population: 126,742 (2006 census; an increase of 11.3% since 2001)

Political history

New Democrat Party member Catherine Fife defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Tracey Weiler in a 2012 by-election, carrying 39.87% of the vote. The seat had been freed by PC Elizabeth Witmer, who stepped down to accept the role of chairwoman for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board after 22 years in the legislature.

Witmer had been re-elected six months earlier in 2011, over Liberal Eric Davis by 3,828 votes.

Witmer carried this riding in 2007 over Liberal Louise Ervin by 4,900 votes. Witmer was narrowly re-elected in 2003, beating Liberal Sean Strickland by 1,503 votes.

Witmer was first elected in 1990, and was re-elected in 1995 and 1999, holding cabinet posts under Mike Harris and Ernie Eves.

John Wintermeyer, the Liberal leader from 1958 to 1963, won the former Waterloo-North riding in 1955 and 1959. Liberal Ed Good served there in 1967, 1971 and 1975, followed by fellow Liberal Herb Epp in 1977, 1981 and 1985.

2012 Provincial Byelection Results



Total votes


NDP Catherine Fife 18,599 39.87
PC Tracey Weiler 14,851 31.83
LIB Eric Davis 11,194 23.99
GRN Stacey Danckert 1,525 3.27
LTN Allan R. Dettweiler 156 0.33
FP David Driver 95 0.20
COM Elizabeth Rowley 85 0.18
IND Garnet Bruce 77 0.17
PPP Kevin Clarke 48 0.10
PPO John Turmel 23 0.05



Unemployment Rate
Provincial 6.4%
National 6.6%
Provincial 13.56%
National 13.71%
Home Owners
Provincial 26.61%
National 26.92%
Avg Family Income
Provincial $90,526
National $82,325
Provincial 28%
National 20%
Post-Secondary Degree
Provincial 33.54%
National 33.35%

Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census

2014 Candidates

Conservative   Tracey Weiler
Liberal   Jamie Burton
NDP   Catherine Fife
Green   Stacey Danckert
Libertarian    James Schulz