Catherine Fife re-elected as NDP dominates Kitchener-Waterloo ridings

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Screenshot from the Toronto Star of southern Ontario’s election results

The results of the 2018 provincial election are in; Doug Ford, PC party leader, is the new premiere of Ontario.

The PC party has earned a majority government, currently holding over 70 seats.

Behind Ford, NDP leader Andrea Horwath has currently acquired over 35 seats, while Wynne — the premiere of Ontario since 2013  — has only received 6 seats overall. Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green party, gained one seat.

In the Waterloo Region, however, NDP candidates showed to be the front runners.

In Waterloo’s riding, NDP candidate Catherine Fife was re-elected as MPP. This will be Fife’s third term as Waterloo MPP, having served since 2012.

Fife acquired 49.9 per cent of the vote, with PC candidate Dan Weber coming up second with 31 per cent of the vote.

Next door to Waterloo, NDP candidate Laura Mae Lindo — director of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Diversity and Equity Office — has become MPP of Kitchener Centre.

Lindo received 43 per cent of the votes in her riding over, which means she will be taking over for Liberal candidate Daiene Vernile, who served as MPP since 2014.

More information to come.

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