This southern Ontario riding includes the city of Waterloo and part of
the city of Kitchener.
The Grand River is the eastern boundary and the riding stretches to Wilmot
Line in the west, between Benjamin Road and Country Squire Road in the
north and the CN Rail line, Fischer Hallman Road and Highland Road West
in the south.
The city of Waterloo makes up about three-quarters of the riding. Waterloo's
economic activities include manufacturing, financial and insurance sectors
as well as retail trade. It has a strong technology sector and is home
to University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and a campus of
Average family income is $84,077 and unemployment is 5.5 per cent.
In 2004, a portion of the city of Kitchener in the southeast has moved
into Kitchener Centre riding. The riding of Waterloo was created in 1966
from Waterloo South and North. In 1996, the name changed to Kitchener-Waterloo.
In 2004, Liberal Andrew Telegdi defeated Steve Strauss of the Conservatives,
winning a third term. In 1993, Telegdi won in Waterloo riding.
Waterloo South was Tory from 1900 to 1949, but since then the riding
elected candidates from all three main parties. New Democrat Max Saltsman
won a 1964 byelection and served four terms. Conservative Walter McLean
won in 1979 and held the seat until 1993. He was minister responsible
for the status of women and minister of state for immigration in the Mulroney
1968, 1972, 1974 - NDP
1979-88 inclusive - PC
1993 - LIB
1997, 2000, 2004 - LIB
Party: Conservative Party of Canada
Education: Graduated from Conestoga College with a diploma in Business Administration-Materials Management
Marital Status: Married
Career Background: Operated two small businesses in his community since 1990
Community Activities: Sits on the Regional Safety and Crime Prevention Council and the Waterloo Neighbourhood Watch Board and
coaches soccer during the summer months
684 Belmot Ave., Unit 203
Party: Green Party of Canada
Career Background: Manages a small manufacturing plant
Community Activities: Leads a tri-city peer counselling network and teaches peer-counselling techniques to adults.
Founding member of the Seven Generations Network and the Lakeshore Neighbourhood Association, the Laurel Creek Citizens' committee,
the Environment committee for RIM Park and the Beaver Creek Housing Co-operative.
Served with Get Rid of Urban Pesticides
Provincial: Defeated in Kitchener-Waterloo (2003)
Federal: Defeated in Kitchener-Waterloo (2004)
Party: Liberal Party of Canada
Birth Date: 1946
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Education: BA in Psychology from the University of Waterloo
Marital Status: Married
Name of Spouse: Nancy Curtin-Telegdi
Career Background: Served as Executive Director of Youth In Conflict with the Law, and as councillor with the City of Waterloo
and the Regional Municipality of Waterloo
Federal: Elected in 1993, 1997, 2000 and 2004
Committee: Chair of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration
Caucus: Chair of the South West Ontario Caucus of the Liberal Party
247 King St. N., Unit #1, Waterloo, Ont.
22 King St. S., Main Floor, Waterloo, Ont.
Room 285, Confederation Building, House of Commons, Ottawa, Ont.
Party: New Democratic Party
Education: BA, B.Ed. and MA degrees in French and Spanish
from the University of Toronto and McMaster University
Children: Three daughters
Career Background: Employed for 29 years with the Waterloo Region District School Board as a teacher and department head.
Vice Principal of University Heights and Waterloo Oxford Secondary Schools and Vice Principal and Site Supervisor of the Cambridge
campus of Open Door Adult Education
Community Activities: Chair of From The Ground Up, a program of Working Against Youth Violence Everywhere (WAYVE),
member of the Board of the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area, the Literacy Group of Waterloo Region.
Published articles in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record and Cross Cultures Magazine
Federal: Defeated in Kitchener-Waterloo in 2004
Party: Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada
Tel.: (519) 991-5516