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Peter Braid

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Peter Braid
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Member of Parliament
for Kitchener—Waterloo
In office
2008 – August 4, 2015
Preceded byAndrew Telegdi
Succeeded byriding dissolved
Personal details
Born (1964-01-07) January 7, 1964 (age 57)
Kitchener, Ontario
Political partyConservative

Peter Braid (born January 7, 1964) is a Canadian businessman and former politician, who served as the Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Waterloo from 2008 to 2015.[1] While in office he served as Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities.[2] He is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Career[edit]

Braid has worked as a communications consultant and also in the constituency office of former MP Walter McLean, as an employee of the Immigration and Refugee Board. More recently he has worked 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.

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. A judicial recount confirmed the margin of victory on November 1, 2008. On May 2, 2011, Braid was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Kitchener—Waterloo, this time defeating Telegdi by 2,144 votes. On September 19, 2014, he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities.[2]

In the 2015 federal election, Braid sought re-election in the newly drawn district of Waterloo, which contained the bulk of his old district. He was defeated by Liberal candidate Bardish Chagger, a former staffer for Andrew Telegdi.

Political issues and record

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.[3] On March 2, 2011, the House passed Braid's motion unanimously.[4]

On October 1, 2012, Braid introduced Bill C-458 in the House of Commons, which would have established a National Charities Week in Canada, and amended the Income Tax Act to move the annual deadline for charitable donations for income tax purposes.[5] Bill C-458 passed Second Reading in the House of Commons unanimously on May 29, 2013,[6] but was later withdrawn upon Braid's appointment as Parliamentary Secretary.[7] Under House of Commons rules, Parliamentary Secretaries are unable to sponsor Private Member's Business.

Education[edit]

Braid attended both the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto, graduating from the latter in 1989 with a degree in international relations.[citation needed]

Electoral record[edit]

2015 Canadian federal election: Waterloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Liberal Bardish Chagger 29,752 49.7 +11.38 $140,131.74
Conservative Peter Braid 19,318 32.3 -9.08 $148,370.13
New Democratic Diane Freeman 8,928 14.9 -0.04 $96,964.67
Green Richard Walsh 1,713 2.9 -1.78
Animal Alliance Emma Hawley-Yan 138 0.2 $4,066.17
Total valid votes/Expense limit 59,849 100.0     $212,120.63
Total rejected ballots 198
Turnout 60,047
Eligible voters 77,312
Source: Elections Canada[8][9]
2011 Canadian federal election: Kitchener—Waterloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Braid 27,039 40.85 +4.79 $90,641.15
Liberal Andrew Telegdi 24,895 37.62 +1.59
New Democratic Bill Brown 10,606 16.03 +1.31 $21,334.44
Green Cathy MacLellan 3,158 4.77 -7.33
Pirate Steven Bradley Scott 245 0.37
Independent Richard Walsh-Bowers 174 0.26
Marxist–Leninist Julian Ichim 66 0.10 none listed
Total valid votes 66,183 100.00
Total rejected ballots 216 0.33 -0.05
Turnout 66,399 70.17 +7.86
Eligible voters 94,624
2008 Canadian federal election: Kitchener—Waterloo
Party Candidate Votes % ±% Expenditures
Conservative Peter Braid 21,830 36.06 +7.75 $93,455
Liberal Andrew Telegdi 21,813 36.03 -10.82 $71,443
New Democratic Cindy Jacobsen 8,915 14.72 -3.16 $34,713
Green Cathy MacLellan 7,326 12.10 +5.64 $19,781
Libertarian Jason Cousineau 333 0.55 $0
Independent Mark Corbiere 107 0.17
Communist Ramon Portillo 105 0.17 $373
Canadian Action Kyle Huntingdon 105 0.17 $203
Total valid votes/expense limit 60,534 100.00 $95,412
Total rejected ballots 229 0.38
Turnout 60,763 62.31 -8.08

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BRAID, Peter, B.A." Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 10 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Peter Braid - Roles - House of Commons of Canada". Ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Debates (Hansard) No. 100 - November 19, 2010 (40-3) - House of Commons of Canada". Ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Debates (Hansard) No. 137 - March 2, 2011 (40-3) - House of Commons of Canada". Ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  5. ^ "LEGISinfo - Private Member's Bill C-458 (41-1)". Parl.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Parliamentary Business Events, Calendar, and Publications - House of Commons of Canada". Ourcommons.ca. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-04-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Elections Canada – Confirmed candidates for Waterloo, 30 September 2015
  9. ^ Elections Canada – Preliminary Election Expenses Limits for Candidates Archived 2015-08-15 at the Wayback Machine

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