Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston
and is currently the Deputy House Leader of the Official Opposition and 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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e-48 (Electoral system)
December 10, 2015
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
- 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.