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Election Day: Oct. 2, 2003   

Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
John Milloy Liberal Party 18292 42.61% X
Wayne Wettlaufer Prog Conservative 16137 37.59%
Ted Martin New Democratic Party 6775 15.78%
Luigi D'Agnillo Green Party of Ont. 1721 4.01%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003 213 of 213 polls reporting


2003 Candidates:
Wayne Wettlaufer (PC) - incumbent
John Milloy (Liberal)
Ted Martin (NDP)
Luigi D'Agnillo (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Wayne Wettlaufer (PC) 22,593 50.15%
Berry Vrbanovic (Liberal) 17,984 39.92%
David Brohman (NDP) 3,494 7.76%

Irvine James Conner (Independent)

109 0.24%
Julian Ichim (Independent) 107 0.24%
Susan Koswan (Green Party) 561 1.25%
Roy Anderson (Natural Law Party) 204 0.45%

Riding Profile:
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Kitchener's downtown core is in the centre of this riding. The area is known for the strength of its German heritage: in the 1996 census, 14 per cent listed German as their ethnic origin.

Kitchener Centre is bordered by Highland Road to Lawrence Avenue and Victoria Street South in the north, to Conestoga Parkway and Block Line Road and Grand River in the south. To the west, the riding begins at the Kitchener city limits and stretches to a portion of Chicopee in the east.

After the 1999 redistribution, the new Kitchener Centre was formed out of the old Kitchener and Kitchener-Wilmot ridings.

Political History:

In the old riding of Kitchener, Liberal Jim Breithaupt won five straight elections, serving from 1967 to 1981. Liberal Jim Cooke won in 1985 and 1987, but was defeated by NDP candidate Will Ferguson in 1990.

Ferguson served in the Bob Rae cabinet until his resignation in 1992 amid accusations of sexual misconduct at a girls' reform school two decades earlier. Acquitted of all charges, Ferguson resigned from the NDP caucus in 1994 and ran an unsuccessful campaign to become mayor of Kitchener.

In the old riding of Kitchener-Wilmont, Liberal John Sweeney held the seat from 1975 to 1990. After serving in several cabinet posts, he was defeated by NDP candidate Mike Cooper in 1990. Cooper was in turn defeated by PC candidate Gary Leadston in 1995.





 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

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