A combination of suburban Kitchener with some rural townships has created a riding with razor-thin margins. It often defies trends, with Conservatives stopping the Liberal tide in 2015 to win by less than 300 votes, when the Liberals were losing their majority in 2019, they stole this seat by less than 400 votes. Long-time Conservative MP Harold Albrecht is not running again so they are trying their luck with Carlene Hawley to defeat Liberal MP Tim Louis.