Here for Waterloo
- Official Opposition Critic for Finance and Treasury Board.
- Catherine has served three terms as MPP. First elected in 2012, she is an advocate for progressive investments that impact job creation & climate change.
- Catherine is a strong champion of housing solutions that work for everyone; inclusive, practical, and just.
- As WRDSB Chair, Catherine helped manage a budget of $645 million and advocated for schools as childcare hubs.
- Catherine is a fierce advocate for All–day, Two–way GO transit to Waterloo Region.
- Catherine was voted Waterloo Region's Best Politician four years in a row by The Community Edition and was twice named MPP of the Year by the Professional Engineers of Ontario.
Ontario NDP commemorates National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
QUEEN'S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, and Deputy Leader Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, issued the following statement to commemorate the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation:
"Today, on the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation,...
REALITY CHECK: Ford’s Conservatives reward failure with millions while holding down wages for everyone else
QUEEN’S PARK – Earlier this week, Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster took the stage at Metrolinx offices to further delay an already long-delayed announcement and tell transit riders that he had no idea when the Eglinton Crosstown LRT would open.
Verster is the fifth highest paid public servant in the province and...
NDP seeks Auditor General investigation into Ford’s forced urban boundary expansions
QUEEN’S PARK – Following a successful fight to protect the Greenbelt, Leader of the Official Opposition, Marit Stiles and her Ontario NDP are calling for the Auditor General to investigate Ford’s shady backroom deals, and his government’s decision to force municipal urban boundary expansions across the...
West: 6,000 ACTRA workers take stand against Ford
QUEEN'S PARK - Ontario NDP Labour Critic Jamie West (Sudbury) passionately spoke out against the Ford Conservatives’ ongoing backing of union-busting advertising agencies.
West wasn't alone in this fight - he was joined by representatives from the powerful group of 6,000 ACTRA commercial workers...
Reality Check: Ford Conservatives have no plan to restore the Greenbelt
QUEEN'S PARK - In a not-so-surprising twist, the Ford Conservatives’ promise to restore the Greenbelt is now weeks behind schedule – another letdown from a government tainted by corruption.
The question remains: Will this...
NDP demands committee to investigate Ford’s Greenbelt corruption
QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP Leader, Marit Stiles, has tabled a motion to form a special Select Committee to investigate how the Conservatives rigged the Greenbelt process to benefit a few of their speculator friends.
“I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again – we are going to use...
NDP MPPs demand investigation into Ottawa's urban boundary expansion
QUEEN'S PARK- Ontario NDP MPPs Joel Harden (Ottawa-Centre) and Chandra Pasma (Ottawa West—Nepean) issued a joint statement after announcing that they will call on the Auditor General to investigate the Ford Conservatives’ decision to expand Ottawa's urban boundary and amendments to municipal official...
Stiles, NDP stand in solidarity with First Nations
QUEEN'S PARK - Leader of the Official Opposition NDP Marit Stiles and Deputy Leader Sol Mamakwa (Kiiwetinoong), Critic for Indigenous and Treaty Relations, issued a joint statement condemning Premier Ford's outright refusal to engage in meaningful meeting with First Nations Chiefs regarding issues that...
NDP renews calls for public investigation into minor league hockey
QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Jennie Stevens (St. Catharines), Official Opposition NDP critic for Sports and Tourism, renewed calls for a public investigation into the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) after the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) launched an investigation into allegations of minor league hockey teams being...
NDP: fire Verster over colossal, costly Eglinton LRT disaster
QUEEN’S PARK – Joel Harden (Ottawa Centre), Official Opposition NDP Critic for Transit, called for accountability from new Transportation Minister Sarkaria, beginning with firing Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster after today’s announcement that the Eglinton Crosstown LRT continues to be plagued with problems and is...
MPP Fife: After Greenbelt scandal, Ford’s Conservatives can’t be trusted with finances
QUEEN’S PARK – MPP Catherine Fife (Waterloo), NDP Finance critic, released the following statement in response to the release of 2022-23 Public Accounts:
“This is a government in disarray, who spent almost a year wasting time on the Greenbelt scandal instead of implementing real solutions that could help...
Stiles: Ontarians are owed transparency, accountability following Greenbelt corruption
QUEEN’S PARK – Official Opposition NDP Leader Marit Stiles will be calling to issue a Speaker’s Warrant to require public testimony from the two Ford-connected developers who were set to make the highest financial gain from the Conservatives’ $8.3 billion cash-for-access Greenbelt grab.
If passed, the...