Ontario Election 2022: Song remains the same in Kitchener-Waterloo
Like most of Ontario, little changed in Kitchener-Waterloo on election night as three incumbent MPPs were re-elected while the fourth seat remained in the hands of the PCs.
Jess Dixon in Kitchener South Hespeler will be the only fresh face from the two cities headed to Queen’s Park.
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The prosecutor cruised to victory with NDP candidate Joanne Weston, a Waterloo Region District School Board trustee, finishing a distant second.
Over in Kitchener Conestoga, PC candidate Mike Harris had an easier night this time around, easily fending off a challenge by another WRDSB trustee, Karen Meissner who ran for the NDP.
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There were some who believed the presence of Jim Karahalios, co-founder and leader of the Ontario Party, on the ballot might make the race close, but it did not make the difference.
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Down In the Kitchener Centre, Laura Mae Lindo was given a second tour of duty at Queen’s Park, finishing well ahead of Progressive Conservative Jim Schmidt.
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Initially elected in 2018 as the city’s first Black MPP, Lindo was serving as the Opposition Critic for Anti-Racism, and Colleges and Universities.
It was a similar story in Waterloo, where the area’s longest serving MPP, Catherine Fife (NDP), finished well ahead of Progressive Conservative Andrew Aitken. Fife, has held the seat since first winning a by-election in 2012.
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