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Peter Braid

Peter Braid was elected Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo in October 2008, and re-elected on May 2, 2011. He was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities on September 19, 2013.

Peter attended both the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, and graduated from the latter in 1989 with a degree in International Relations. He has a diverse background in both government and the private sector, including work experience in the constituency office of the Hon. Walter McLean; at the Immigration and Refugee Board; and as a Director of Operations at Sun Life Financial.

In Ottawa, as Parliamentary Secretary, Peter provides leadership at the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. He previously served as the Vice-Chair of the Government Operations and Estimates Committee, as well as a member of the Industry, Science and Technology Committee. In addition, he is a Vice-Chair of both the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association and the Canada-China Legislative Association, Co-Chair of the Canada-Scotland Friendship Group, and Chair of the Conservative Insurance Caucus.

As Member of Parliament, Peter envisions the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo as a dynamic, prosperous, and caring community. He has built solid partnerships with many businesses and organizations in our region, and believes that collaboration is the key to achieving our full potential.


Institute for Quantum Computing
$60 Million

Next Einstein Initiative through the Perimeter Institute
$20 Million

Wilfrid Laurier University Pool
$1 Million

Centre for Aboriginal Learning at St. Paul’s University College (University of Waterloo)
$1 Million

University of Waterloo KIP construction
$25 Million

Balsillie Campus
$25 Million

Waterloo Region Rapid Transit Plan
Up to $265 Million

Fire Station No. 4 (Eastbridge)
$2.6 Million

Stork Family YMCA and John M Harper District Library
$3.9 Million

Lutherwood Children’s Mental Health Centre
$2 Million

RIM Park Soccer Fields
$1.6 Million

Affordable Housing Projects
$9.4 Million

Community RInC Upgrades
$3+ Million

Waterloo Park

University of Waterloo Science Complex
$25 Million

Open Data Exchange
$3 Million

Support for Businesses through FedDev Ontario for:
• Accelerator Centre
• Intellijoint Surgical
• Auvik
• Dejero Labs
• Clearpath Robotics
• In the Chat Communications
• RSVP Technologies
• I Think Security
• Aeryon Labs

Support for Arts and Culture:
• University of Waterloo Canada Day Celebrations
• Kitchener Blues Festival
• UpTown Waterloo Jazz Festival
• Grand River Jazz Society
• Community Festivals and events

New Horizons For Seniors:
• South Asian Seniors of Waterloo Region
• Parkwood Mennonite Home
• First United Church
• Emmanuel United Church
• Button Factory Community Arts Program

Enabling Accessibility:
• Kidsability
• Parkminster United Church
• First United Church

Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program:

• Columbia Icefields Arena improvements
• Royal Canadian Legion Branch 530 improvements
• KW Granite Club
• Parkwood Mennonite Home


• Advocating for Charities – Peter was instrumental in:
o Creation of the First Time Donor Super Credit
o Elimination of Capital Gains Tax on donations of privately held shares and real estate

• Raising awareness and securing funding for the African Institute for Mathematics – Next Einstein Initiative as part of our international development assistance

• Advocating for changes to the Canada Student Loans program

• Driving force behind the creation of Canada’s Mandela Scholarships in tribute to Nelson Mandela, and representing Waterloo and Canada at the Mandela memorial in South Africa.

• Promoting Waterloo internationally: Parliamentary delegations to Ethiopia, Senegal, Botswana, South Africa, and South Korea.

• Promoted to Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities, Sept. 2013

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Thank you!

“For all of those who have over the past decade and a half built our party and contributed to our campaign, you have our deepest gratitude and you should feel nothing but pride … Never forget, that due to your efforts, our country stands tall today. We have built a Canada that is stronger than […]


More Support For Parents

A re-elected Conservative government will provide new benefits for moms and dads having a baby. We will provide up to 18 months of job protection for new parents and the option to stretch Employment Insurance (EI) benefits over 18 months. Parents who are interested in earning additional income or starting their own business while at […]


Protecting Canadian Auto Jobs

Hundreds of thousands of Canadian families work in the auto sector. That’s why a re-elected Conservative government will implement the new Automotive Supplier Innovation Program, which will help Canadian automotive suppliers gain a competitive edge in the global marketplace. If automakers are prepared to make firm commitments to new and modernized plants in Canada for […]


1.3 Million New Jobs

Canada’s economy created 1.3 million net new jobs since the depths of the global recession – one of the strongest job creation records in the G-7. In fact, not only are more Canadians working than before the recession, there are more Canadians working than ever before in our country’s history. And we will continue to […]


Protecting Jobs

Canada’s manufacturing sector provides good, well-paying jobs for Canadians in communities across our country. Prime Minister Harper has announced new support from our Conservative Government for Canadian manufacturers. Our low-tax, balanced budget Manufacturing Strategy will keep Canada’s manufacturing sector growing and creating jobs. Under our Manufacturing Strategy, Canadians will benefit from new jobs, new investment […]


Support For Canadian Seniors

Our Conservative Party will introduce new support for single and widowed seniors in Canada. A re-elected Conservative government will introduce a $2,000 Single Seniors Tax Credit that will extend additional tax relief to nearly 1.6 million single and widowed seniors in Canada who have pension income. When combined with the existing Pension Income Credit that […]


Budget Balanced A Year Early!

Our Conservative government has a strong record of economic and fiscal management. Our government achieved a balanced budget last year – one full year ahead of schedule. This is good for our economy and good for Canadian families. Spending beyond our means, as Justin’s Liberals and Thomas Mulcair’s NDP propose, would lead to permanent deficits, […]


Cutting Taxes For Small Businesses

A re-elected Conservative Government will lower the small business tax rate from 11 percent to 9 percent over the next four years. This tax cut – the largest tax rate cut for small businesses in more than 25 years – will provide $2.7 billion in tax relief to nearly 700,000 small businesses over this period. […]


Keeping Canadians Safe

A re-elected Harper Government will build on our record of fighting global terrorism to keep Canadians safe. And, we will continue to address the growing problem of terrorist radicalization and violent extremism among Canadian youth by providing a renewed $10 million in funding for the Kanishka Project. We will also create banned travel zones in […]


Keeping More Money In Your Pocket

We announced our plan to cut payroll taxes by over 20 percent in 2017 and protect Canadian jobs from the dangerous Employment Insurance and CPP tax hikes promised by both Justin Trudeau and Mulcair’s NDP. By dramatically reducing payroll taxes, Canadian workers will see their take-home pay increase and businesses – especially small businesses – […]


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I am proud of my record of accomplishment, but there is more work to do. I look forward to building on my record and delivering further results for the people of Waterloo.

- Peter Braid

Waterloo Electoral District

Consisting of that part of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo comprised of:

(a) the City of Waterloo; and
(b) that part of the City of Kitchener lying northerly of the Canadian National Railway and northeasterly of Conestoga Parkway.

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