Peter Braid was elected Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo in October, 2008, and re-elected on May 2, 2011. His background includes a diverse experience in business, government and the community.
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.
Peter served in the constituency office of Hon. Walter McLean P.C., M.P., worked at the Immigration and Refugee Board, was a Director of Operations at Sun Life Financial, and more recently was employed as an Account Manager with Quarry Integrated Communications in Waterloo. He is a former member of the Waterloo Economic Development Committee, and has volunteered with numerous community agencies.
In Ottawa, Peter is the Vice-Chair of the Government Operations and Estimates Committee, and 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 a member of the Canada-Germany Interparliamentary Group and the Canada-India Friendship Group.
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.
Peter and his wife Annette have two daughters, Tamara and Alexandra.