Catherine Fife will represent the NDP in the yet to be called Kitchener-Waterloo by-election.

It was made official during a nomination meeting last night in Waterloo. Since Fife was the only person to seek the nomination, the meeting was purely procedural.

“One of the things that I think is an opportunity here in Kitchener-Waterloo is to elect somebody who has a proven track record of being in touch with this community, of being respectful of this community and working hard for this community, and that’s Catherine Fife”, said NDP leader Andrea Horwath who was among the hundreds of NDP supporters at Knox Church on Erb Street. “Catherine Fife is a proven local leader who has delivered real results for this community.”

Seeing as how Fife was the only person to file papers to seek this nomination, the meeting was purely procedural. During her speech Fife said the province wants change.

“This by-election provides an opportunity for the citizens of this riding to choose an MPP who is committed to hard work, social responsibility, and securing a healthy economy. A strong a vibrant economy that is key to our shared and collective goals as a party and as a province.”

During the meeting Fife reminded people that the K-W riding was not a Conservative riding, but rather Elizabeth’s Witmer’s riding. She said that now people have an opportunity to elect an MPP with the same kind of experience as Witmer had.

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