NDP’s Catherine Fife wins close race in Kitchener-Waterloo
Catherine Fife has successfully defended her seat in Kitchener-Waterloo, in what turned into a close three-way race.
Fife originally won her seat in a 2012 byelection trigged by the resignation of longtime PC MPP Elizabeth Witmer. Fife’s victory ended a 13-year PC winning streak in the riding.
Fife won 37.5 per cent of the vote in early results Thursday night. The Liberals’ Jamie Burton won 30.3 per cent and PC candidate Tracey Weiler won 26 per cent.
Weiler also ran – and lost – during the 2012 byelection.
Prior to entering politics, Fife was a trustee and Chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board and President of the Ontario School Boards’ Association.
This riding contains several educational institutions, including Wilfred Laurier University, the University of Waterloo and Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.