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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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2005 House Committee report on electoral reform

December 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…

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Articles on Electoral Reform

December 9, 2015

“Developing a Coalition for Electoral Reform”. Policy Options, 2001. “The Road to Electoral Reform”. Canadian Parliamentary Review, 2005. With the start of the 42nd Parliament, the issue of electoral reform is back in the news. But it’s not the first time the issue has been on the agenda. Twice, in 2001 and in 2005, I was invited to give…

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The Persons Case: Two Articles

December 1, 2015

The 1929 “Persons Case”, in which the courts ruled that women ought to be regarded as “eligible persons” for the purposes of Senate appointments, has assumed such legendary proportions in Canada that it is commemorated by a statue on Parliament Hill. My feelings about this mythology are mixed, as I explain in the accompanying short editorial (first published as an op-ed in…

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Should We End Marijuana Prohibition?

October 9, 2014

I first published this article in 2001, in the public policy journal, Policy Options. The recent re-emergence of marijuana legalization as a policy issue has prompted me to republish it here. The original title was, simply, “Should We End Prohibition?” – Scott Reid, October 9, 2014.

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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  >