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A guide to the Kitchener Centre byelection

Although the Ford government has decided not to put up much of a fight, it will be fascinating to see the level of support they garner. The vote in Kitchener Centre will also demonstrate which of Ontario’s opposition parties has the wind at its back.

Published Nov 10, 2023 at 2:14pm

John Milloy
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John Milloy
A guide to the Kitchener Centre byelection
Voters walk to the cast their vote for the Ontario Provincial election at the Vaughan-Woodbridge polling station in Woodbridge, Ont., Thursday, June 2, 2022. (Aaron Vincent Elkaim/The Canadian Press)

A provincial byelection has finally been called for Kitchener Centre. On November 30 voters will head to the polls in the riding that I used to represent as MPP.

Although it’s too early to predict a winner, here is a quick guide.

Located in the heart of Waterloo Region, Kitchener Centre is an urban riding which gained a reputation in the 1980s as a bell-weather — always electing an MPP from the winning party.

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