It was a sea of orange outside of  Kitchener-Waterloo NDP candidate Catherine Fife’s office on Weber Street in Waterloo on Monday.

Over 200 supporters wearing hats, shoes, and shirts held signs on the sidewalks surrounding the office, showing their support for the NDP.

Fife wasn’t only joined by the public, she also had strong support from the party’s leaders.

Federal NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath joined Fife as she spoke outside of her office.

Earlier in the day, Fife and Horwath canvassed throughout the region before they met Mulcair in Waterloo.

There were warm embraces exchanged between Fife and her leaders, but she soon got down to business. She told supporters that the Liberals and their leaders cannot be trusted.

“Dalton McGuinty is only interested in a majority and Tim Hudak cannot be trusted. He sat comfortably on the sidelines during the budget process not participating and abstaining from his responsibility as millions of tax dollars were wasted.”

If the NDP lose to Liberal Kitchener-Waterloo candidate Eric Davis, it would give the Liberal’s a majority, something that Mulcair has been working hard to avoid.

“We work to get the NDP elected here in Kitchener-Waterloo, and deny Mr. McGuinty the majority he craves.”

Dalton McGuinty visited the region twice last week after introducing  his “Putting Students First Act”.

Horwath says the bill was only introduced to win the byelection.

“The situation with the teachers is a crisis that Mr. McGuinty created himself, he did it on purpose, he did it in order to try to win these by-elections and it’s a very cynical way of doing politics.”

The Kitchener-Waterloo and Vaughan by-elections take place Thursday, September 6th.

Casey.MacDonald@rci.rogers.com