Meet Brad

Born in Matsqui, BC, Brad has deep roots in the Fraser Valley. The grandson of Dutch immigrants, he was raised on the values of hard work, sacrifice, integrity and determination.

First elected as the Member of Parliament in 2019, Brad has worked tirelessly on behalf of all residents of Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon. He once again seeks to represent local voters in Ottawa.

Passionate about housing and an outspoken affordability advocate, Brad was named the Conservative Party’s Shadow Minister for Housing in September 2020 by the Hon. Erin O’Toole. He successfully passed an Opposition Day Motion in the House of Commons calling on the federal government to meaningfully address Canada’s Housing Crisis, while providing constructive solutions to do so; the Liberals voted against it.

Avid about the outdoors and fiercely protective of wild salmon and the Fraser River, he was one of the first parliamentarians to raise the Big Bar Landslide in the House of Commons. A Conservative and conservationist, he is committed to the protection of wild fish and to habitat restoration.

Brad is a champion for increased public safety, pressing the government to reduce gang violence and halt the use of illegal firearms by targeting smugglers and drug dealers – while stopping the ongoing federal harassment of law-abiding gun-owners.

He has jointly-seconded the following pieces of legislation in Parliament:

  • C-238: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (possession of unlawfully imported firearms);
  • C-220: An Act to amend the Canada Labour Code (compassionate care leave);
  • C-208: An Act to amend the Income Tax Act (transfer of small business or family farm or fishing corporation);
  • C-205: An Act to amend the Health of Animals Act;
  • C-204: An Act to amend the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (final disposal of plastic waste).

Connected to the community, Brad is a coach with the Abbotsford Soccer Club and member of Mission’s Haven in the Hollow Neighbourhood Advisory Group. He is happily married to Kathleen, and lives in Abbotsford where they raise their two boys, Declyn and Nicholas.

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