Kitchener-Waterloo

Our ridings: Ontario Votes 2018 in Waterloo region, Guelph

CBC in Kitchener-Waterloo hosts panel discussions in the five city ridings plus Guelph for Ontario Votes 2018. Listen to the panels to hear who said what.
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CBC in Kitchener-Waterloo hosted panel discussions in the five city ridings for Ontario Votes 2018, and also for the city of Guelph. Here's who said what.

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Kitchener South-Hespeler

Kitchener South-Hespeler riding, 2018. (Elections Ontario )

Candidates (in alphabetical order by last name, winner in bold):

  • Amy Fee, PC Party of Ontario.
  • Nathan Andre Lajeunesse, Libertarian.
  • Surekha Shenoy, Ontario Liberal Party.
  • Fitzroy Vanderpool, Ontario NDP.
  • David Weber, Green Party of Ontario.

Population: 105,305

Three candidates for the new riding of Kitchener South-Hespeler discussed the opioid crisis and transit issues during a provincial election panel that aired on The Morning Edition.

The panel included Green candidate David Weber, NDP candidate Fitzroy Vanderpool and Liberal candidate Surekha Shenoy. 

Progressive Conservative candidate Amy Fee declined to take part in the panel, saying she had a previous engagement.

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Cambridge

Cambridge riding 2018. (Elections Ontario)

Candidates:

  • Michele Braniff, Green Party of Ontario.
  • Allan Dettweiler, Libertarian.
  • Belinda Karahalios, PC Party of Ontario.
  • Marjorie Knight, Ontario NDP.
  • Kathryn McGarry, Ontario Liberal Party.

Population: 115,460

Three candidates for the riding of Cambridge discussed the city's opioid crisis, social housing and transit on The Morning Edition.

The panel was Progressive Conservative candidate Belinda Karahalios, NDP candidate Marjorie Knight and Liberal candidate Kathryn McGarry.

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Kitchener Centre

Kitchener Centre riding, 2018. (Elections Ontario)

Candidates:

  • Chris Carr, None of the Above Democracy Party.
  • Stacey Danckert, Green Party of Ontario.
  • Jason Erb, Libertarian.
  • Mary Henein Thorn, PC Party of Ontario.
  • Laura Mae Lindo, Ontario NDP.
  • Martin Suter, Communist.
  • Daiene Vernile, Ontario Liberal Party.

Population: 105,260

Transit, health care and social housing were the top issues discussed by three candidates for the riding of Kitchener Centre on The Morning Edition.

The panel included NDP candidate Laura Mae Lindo, Liberal candidate Daiene Vernile and Green candidate Stacy Danckert.

Progressive Conservative candidate Mary Henein Thorn declined to take part in the panel.

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Waterloo

Waterloo riding, 2018. (Elections Ontario)

Candidates:

  • Andrew Allison, Libertarian.
  • Catherine Fife, Ontario NDP.
  • Zdravko Gunjevic, Green Party of Ontario.
  • Dorothy McCabe, Ontario Liberal Party.
  • Dan Weber, PC Party of Ontario.

Population: 110,135

Mental health supports for university students, transit and social housing were the top issues discussed by three candidates for the riding of Waterloo during the provincial election panel on The Morning Edition.

The panel included ​Progressive Conservative candidate Dan Weber, Liberal candidate Dorothy McCabe and NDP candidate Catherine Fife.

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Kitchener-Conestoga

Kitchener-Conestoga riding, 2018 (Elections Ontario)

Candidates:

  • Daniel Benoy, Libertarian.
  • Kelly Dick, Ontario NDP.
  • Joe Gowing, Ontario Liberal Party.
  • Mike Harris Jr., PC Party of Ontario.
  • Dan Holt, Consensus Ontario.
  • Bob Jonkman, Green Party of Ontario.

Population: 100,705

Three candidates for the riding of Kitchener-Conestoga discussed transit and how the opioid crisis is affecting people in their riding during the provincial election panel on The Morning Edition.

The panel included Progressive Conservative candidate Mike Harris Jr., NDP candidate Kelly Dick and Liberal candidate Joe Gowing.

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Guelph

Guelph riding, 2018. (Elections Ontario)

Candidates:

  • Juanita Burnett, Communist.
  • Sly Castaldi, Ontario Liberal Party.
  • Ray Ferraro, PC Party of Ontario.
  • Agnieszka Mlynarz, Ontario NDP.
  • Thomas Mooney, Ontario Party.
  • Michael Riehl, Libertarian.
  • Mike Schreiner, Green Party of Ontario.
  • Paul Taylor, None of the Above Direct Democracy Party.

Population: 131,790

Transit and a growing opioid crisis were the top issues discussed by two candidates for the riding of Guelph during a provincial election panel on The Morning Edition.

The panel included NDP candidate Agnieszka Mlynarz and Liberal candidate Sly Castaldi, who sat down with host Craig Norris at the Guelph Public Library. 

Progressive Conservative candidate Ray Ferraro was scheduled to be part of the panel, but cancelled citing a family emergency. Green party leader Mike Schreiner is also running in this riding. As a party leader, he had appeared previously on The Morning Edition.

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