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Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

and is currently the Shadow Cabinet critic for Democratic Institutions.

He served from 2008 to 2015 as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

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Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government want to change the way you elect your MPs, and don’t want to give you the final decision in a national referendum. You can find more information on this issue HERE.

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The House of Commons has implemented an electronic petitions (e-petitions) system to allow Canadians to create and sign petitions online. You can view all active petitions available for signature on the House of Commons’ e-petition homepage: https://petitions.parl.gc.ca

The petitions listed below have been sponsored by Scott Reid:

e-48 (Electoral system)

December 10, 2015

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CLOSED FOR SIGNATURE: April 9, 2016

Presented to the House of Commons: May 19, 2016

Final number of signatures: 14,237

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Petition to the Minister of Democratic Institutions

Whereas:

  • Since the 1950s Canadian governments have consulted their people in a referendum when trying to alter their electoral system;
  • In peer countries New Zealand (1992, 1993, and 2011) and the United Kingdom (2011), the people were similarly consulted by way of referenda;
  • The Liberal platform did not propose an alternative method of electing Members of Parliament, but only that the current system should change.

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, request (or call upon) the Minister of Democratic Institutions to hold a referendum on any changes to Canada’s federal electoral system so that the citizens of Canada have their direct say on any proposed changes by the government.


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Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston

and is currently the Shadow Cabinet critic for Democratic Institutions.

He served from 2008 to 2015 as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

More About Scott  >