2005 House Committee report on electoral reformDecember 21, 2015
I have served continuously as a member of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (otherwise known by its parliamentary acronym “PROC”) since 2004, and before that as a member of one of its sub-committees from 2002—almost the entire time since I was first elected in 2000. It is the House of Commons committee where issues relating to democratic and parliamentary reform are usually studied.
In 2005, PROC studied the issue of electoral reform, and on June 7, 2005, adopted its 43rd Report, available above. The Conservative members on PROC, then in Opposition, submitted a Supplementary Opinion to that report. Lastly, on October 7, 2005, the Liberal government of the day provided the accompanying Government Response.
I was the primary author of the Conservative caucus’ Supplementary Opinion. These parliamentary documents, which are also available on the Parliament of Canada website, may also provide a glimpse into what a future special committee on electoral reform, promised by the current government, might have to say on the matter.
-Scott Reid, December 21, 2015.
43rd Report of the Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) on Electoral Reform, June 7, 2005
Supplementary Opinion of the Conservative Caucus to PROC’s 43rd Report, June 7, 2005
Government Response to the 43rd Report of the Committee on Procedure and House Affairs on Electoral Reform, October 7, 2005
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