|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Andrew Telegdi|
January 7, 1964 |
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Peter Braid (born January 7, 1964) is a Canadian politician. He was elected to represent the electoral district of Kitchener—Waterloo in the 2008 Canadian federal election, defeating incumbent Andrew Telegdi by a margin of 17 votes. He is a member of the Conservative Party. A judicial recount confirmed the margin of victory on November 1, 2008.
Braid attended both the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, graduating from the latter in 1989 with a degree in international relations. He previously worked as a communications consultant.
Braid also worked in the constituency office of former MP Walter McLean, as an employee of the Immigration and Refugee Board, and more recently as director of operations at Sun Life Financial and as an Account Manager with Quarry Integrated Communications in Waterloo. He is a former member of the Waterloo Economic Development Committee and the board of the Conservative riding association in Kitchener—Waterloo.
As a Member of Parliament, Braid serves on the Standing Committee on National Defence, the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, and the Legislative Committee on Bill C-32 (Copyright). He is a member of the Canada-China Legislative Association, the Canada-Germany Interparliamentary Group, the Canada-India Interparliamentary Friendship Association, and the Canada-Armenia Friendship Group.
On November 19, 2010, Braid tabled Motion 559 in the House of Commons, which asked the Standing Committee on Finance to review the charitable tax credit and the proposal to remove capital gains tax from donations of private company shares and real estate. On March 11, 2011, the House passed Braid's motion unanimously.
On May 2, 2011, Braid was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Waterloo, this time defeating Telegdi by 2,144 votes in a rematch of their 2008 battle.
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