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article imageFederal Election 2011: Candidates for Kitchener-Waterloo

By Susan Keeping     Apr 22, 2011 in Politics
Kitchener - The Canadian public will be showing up at the polls on May 2 to either elect a new government or keep the current one. The last federal election was held in 2008.
In two of the Kitchener ridings, the winner was decided by a very small majority and both incumbents were defeated.
The Kitchener-Waterloo riding is the largest of the three Kitchener-area ridings. According to the 2001 census, the population of the area is 126,742 and there are 94,784 registered voters. The riding also has the most candidates of the three ridings; Kitchener-Waterloo has 7 candidates running.
Peter Braid (Conservative Party)
Peter Braid is the incumbent MP. In 2008, he defeated Andrew Telegdi by the smallest of margins. Braid received 36.06% of the vote while Telegdi received 36.03% of the vote. Braid has a BA in International Relations from the University of Toronto. Before entering politics, he was a federal government employee for over 20 years.
Bill Brown (New Democratic Party)
Bill Brown works as an employee at a chartered bank. He is also attending the University of Waterloo where he is studying Economics and History. He is a volunteer with the Kitchener-Grand River Rotary Club.
Cathy MacLellan (Green Party)
Cathy MacLellan has a Bsc in Health Studies from the University of Waterloo. She is the co-founder of ARISE Technologies.
Andrew Telegdi (Liberal Party)
Andrew Telegdi represented the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo from 1993 to 2008. He was defeated in 2008 by less than .03% of the vote. Telegdi was born in Hungary and has a BA in psychology from the University of Waterloo. During his time in Ottawa he served on several committees and helped to found the Liberal Post-Secondary Education Caucus.
Julian Ichim (Marxist-Leninist Party)
Julian Ichim is a local activist who is active with the Kitchener Waterloo Youth Collective. He was charged with mischief during the G20 protests in Toronto last year but the charges against him were dropped.
Steven Bradley Scott (Pirate Party)
Steven Bradley Scott graduated from Sheridan College with a diploma in Computer Science Technology. He currently works in IT Security in Waterloo.
Richard Walsh-Bowers (Independent)
Richard Walsh-Bowers is a professor of psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. He formerly worked at Grand River Hospital as a clinical psychologist. He also ran as a federal candidate in 2000.
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