Riding News

Book of Condolences in Memory of the Honourable Jim Flaherty

1 / April 15, 2014 11:00 am

Please be advised that following the passing of the Honourable Jim Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Former Minister of Finance, a Book of Condolences will be available to the public in the constituency office of Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, […]

Statement on the passing of Jim Flaherty

1 / April 10, 2014 8:28 pm

Today is a very sad day. The death of Jim Flaherty is a great loss to his family, friends, colleagues, and his country.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. He was a great public […]

Government of Canada unveils plan for Canada’s digital future

Government of Canada unveils plan for Canada’s digital future

0 / April 4, 2014 4:53 pm

April 4, 2014 – Waterloo, Ontario – Industry Minister James Moore today unveiled Digital Canada 150, an ambitious path forward for Canadians to take full advantage of the opportunities of the digital age. Digital Canada 150 encompasses 39 new initiatives […]

From Peter’s Desk: The Fair Elections Act

7 / February 20, 2014 7:18 pm

Dear Constituent, I would like to take this opportunity to discuss Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act, and the important measures proposed within. I am proud of the level of democratic engagement in the riding of Kitchener-Waterloo – our voter […]

Prime Minister announces details of historic 10-year infrastructure plan

Prime Minister announces details of historic 10-year infrastructure plan

0 / February 13, 2014 8:15 pm

February 13 2014, Gormley, Ontario -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper today released important details on the New Building Canada Plan, including support that will ensure small communities have stable, long-term and unprecedented access to funding for vital infrastructure projects. He […]

Budget 2014 – The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities

Budget 2014 – The Road to Balance: Creating Jobs and Opportunities

0 / February 11, 2014 11:26 pm

Peter Braid, MP for Kitchener-Waterloo, welcomes Budget 2014’s focus on job creation and economic growth. Keeping taxes low and returning to a balanced budget by 2015 is further good news for Canadians. “In Economic Action Plan 2014, our Conservative Government […]

From Peter’s Desk: Supporting Veterans and their Families

From Peter’s Desk: Supporting Veterans and their Families

1 / February 7, 2014 8:31 pm

Over the past few weeks, I have heard from a number of constituents who are concerned about changes being made to service delivery at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC). I would like to take this opportunity to provide clarification on the […]

Government of Canada Supports Economic Opportunities for Women in Kitchener-Waterloo

Government of Canada Supports Economic Opportunities for Women in Kitchener-Waterloo

/ January 24, 2014 5:22 pm

January 24, 2014 – Waterloo, ON – The Government of Canada today announced support for a project to enhance economic prosperity among immigrant women in Kitchener-Waterloo and Cambridge. The announcement was made by Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of […]

Op-Ed: Saying goodbye to a global icon

0 / January 20, 2014 5:20 pm

It was an honour for me to represent my constituents and all Canadians as part of the Canadian delegation to Nelson Mandela’s memorial in South Africa in December. In my mind, Nelson Mandela was the most important political figure of […]

MP Peter Braid champions Mandela Scholarships

2 / December 11, 2013 3:47 pm

December 11, 2013, Pretoria, South Africa – Peter Braid, Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo is pleased that the Government of Canada is creating new scholarships in honour of Nelson Mandela. Credited with the original idea, Braid has been working behind […]