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Waterloo (electoral district)

Waterloo is a federal electoral district in the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1968 to 1997 (from 1973 to 1976, it was known as Waterloo—Cambridge) and that is again represented in the House of Commons since the 2015 federal election as a result of the Canadian federal electoral redistribution, 2012.[2]

Waterloo
Ontario electoral district
Waterloo - Canadian Federal Electoral District.png
Waterloo in relation to southern Ontario ridings (2013 boundaries)
Federal electoral district
Legislature House of Commons
MP
 
 
 
Bardish Chagger
Liberal
District created 1966
First contested 1968
Last contested 2015
District webpage profile, map
Demographics
Population (2011)[1] 103,192
Electors (2015) 77,312
Area (km²)[1] 78
Pop. density (per km²) 1,323
Census divisions Waterloo
Census subdivisions Waterloo, Kitchener

Contents

GeographyEdit

The Waterloo electoral district contains all of the city of Waterloo plus the Bridgeport neighbourhood of Kitchener.

HistoryEdit

1966–1973Edit

The Waterloo electoral district was created in 1966 from parts of Waterloo North and Waterloo South electoral districts. It initially comprised the City of Galt (now part of Cambridge), the City of Waterloo and the Townships of North Dumfries and Waterloo.[3]

1973–1976Edit

After the amalgamation of the City of Galt with the Towns of Preston and Hespeler into the City of Cambridge in 1973, the name of the electoral district was changed to Waterloo—Cambridge, The boundaries of the district were not changed.[4]

1976–1996Edit

In 1976, Waterloo—Cambridge was abolished when it was redistributed among Cambridge, Kitchener, and a new Waterloo electoral district.

The new Waterloo electoral district was created from parts of the Kitchener, Perth—Wilmot, Waterloo—Cambridge, and Wellington—Grey—Dufferin—Waterloo electoral districts. It comprised the Townships of Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich, the City of Waterloo, and parts of the City of Kitchener.[5]

In 1987, the Waterloo electoral district was redefined to comprise the City of Waterloo, the northern part of the City of Kitchener, and the Township of Woolwich. The Townships of Wellesley and Wilmot were redistributed to the Perth—Wellington—Waterloo district.[6]

The Waterloo electoral district was abolished in 1996 when it was redistributed between the Kitchener—Waterloo[7] and Waterloo—Wellington[8] electoral districts.

2013–presentEdit

Following the 2011 Census and a Canadian Parliament decision to increase the number of Federal electoral districts from 308 to 338, Elections Canada conducted a redistribution process that began with the establishment of Electoral Boundaries Commissions for each province in 2012. As a result of the work of the Electoral Boundaries Commission for the Province of Ontario, which was concluded in July 2013, a new Waterloo electoral district was created out of 80% of the Kitchener—Waterloo electoral district.[2]

The new Waterloo electoral district includes all of the City of Waterloo and the portion of the City of Kitchener lying northerly of the Canadian National Railway and northeasterly of Conestoga Parkway.

Members of ParliamentEdit

This riding has elected the following members of the House of Commons of Canada:

Parliament Years Member Party
Waterloo
Riding created from Waterloo North and Waterloo South
28th  1968–1972     Max Saltsman New Democratic
29th  1972–1974
Waterloo—Cambridge
30th  1974–1979     Max Saltsman New Democratic
Waterloo
31st  1979–1980     Walter McLean Progressive Conservative
32nd  1980–1984
33rd  1984–1988
34th  1988–1993
35th  1993–1997     Andrew Telegdi Liberal
Riding dissolved into Kitchener—Waterloo and Waterloo—Wellington
Riding re-created from Kitchener—Waterloo
42nd  2015–Present     Bardish Chagger Liberal

Electoral historyEdit

Waterloo, 2015–presentEdit

Canadian federal election, 2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bardish Chagger 29,752 49.7 +11.38 $140,131.74
Conservative Peter Braid 19,318 32.3 -9.08 $148,370.13
New Democratic Diane Freeman 8,928 14.9 -0.04 $96,964.67
Green Richard Walsh 1,713 2.9 -1.78
Animal Alliance Emma Hawley-Yan 138 0.2 $4,066.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,849 100.0     $212,120.63
Total rejected ballots 198
Turnout 60,047
Eligible voters 77,312
Source: Elections Canada[9][10]
2011 federal election redistributed results[11]
Party Vote  %
  Conservative 22,193 41.38
  Liberal 20,551 38.32
  New Democratic 8,014 14.94
  Green 2,508 4.68
  Others 366 0.68

Waterloo, 1976–1996Edit

Canadian federal election, 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Andrew Telegdi 25,689 42.06 +5.71
Reform Mike Connolly 15,549 25.46
Progressive Conservative Lynne Woolstencroft 14,882 24.37 –20.74
New Democratic Scott Piatkowski 2,779 4.55 –12.89
Christian Heritage Ted Kryn 920 1.51
Libertarian Rita Huschka-Sprague 473 0.77 –0.34
Natural Law Blaine P. Watson 456 0.75
Independent Don Philip Faithful 329 0.54
Total valid votes 61,077 100.00  
Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative Swing –9.88
Canadian federal election, 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Walter McLean 26,949 45.11 –11.24
Liberal Steve Woodworth 21,715 36.35 +11.78
New Democratic Scott Piatkowski 10,418 17.44 –0.71
Libertarian Rita Huschka-Sprague 663 1.11 +0.18
Total valid votes 59,745 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing –11.51
Canadian federal election, 1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Walter McLean 31,898 56.35 +16.36
Liberal Lynn Myers 13,911 24.57 –15.13
New Democratic Bob Needham 10,275 18.15 –0.91
Libertarian Layne E. Kulchecki 525 0.93 +0.49
Total valid votes 56,609 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing +15.74
Canadian federal election, 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Walter McLean 20,609 39.99 –6.07
Liberal Frank Epp 20,455 39.70 +4.59
New Democratic Bob Needham 9,819 19.06 +0.94
Rhinoceros Rick Nigol 330 0.64
Libertarian Colin McLorg 229 0.44 –0.03
Marxist–Leninist Brian Erdman 87 0.17 –0.07
Total valid votes 51,529 100.0  
Progressive Conservative hold Swing –5.33
Canadian federal election, 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Progressive Conservative Walter McLean 23,837 46.06 +17.68
Liberal Frank Epp 18,172 35.11 +5.68
New Democratic Mike Makarchuk 9,375 18.12 –23.46
Libertarian Bonne Willy Posma 241 0.47
Marxist–Leninist Brian Erdman 125 0.24 +0.04
Total valid votes 51,750 100.0  
Progressive Conservative gain from New Democratic Swing +6.00

Waterloo—Cambridge, 1973–1976Edit

Canadian federal election, 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Max Saltsman 25,479 41.58 +1.10
Liberal Brian Goff 18,034 29.43 +3.39
Progressive Conservative Glenn Carroll 17,394 28.38 –4.77
Social Credit John H. Long 253 0.41 +0.17
Marxist–Leninist Richard E. Rathwell 122 0.20
Total valid votes 61,282 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing –1.14

Waterloo, 1966–1973Edit

Canadian federal election, 1972
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
New Democratic Max Saltsman 24,197 40.48 +6.48
Progressive Conservative Glenn E. Carroll 19,817 33.15 +0.63
Liberal Lou Breithaupt 15,570 26.04 –7.07
Social Credit Régent G. Gervais 143 0.24 –0.13
Unknown Jules W.P. Grajower 55 0.09
Total valid votes 59,782 100.0  
New Democratic hold Swing +2.92
Canadian federal election, 1968
Party Candidate Votes %
New Democratic Max Saltsman 15,231 34.00
Liberal Herbert Epp 14,835 33.11
Progressive Conservative Liam S. O'Brian 14,568 32.52
Social Credit Régent Gervais 167 0.37
Total valid votes 44,801 100.0  
This riding was created from parts of Waterloo North and Waterloo South, which elected a Liberal and a Progressive Conservative, respectively, in the last election.

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