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Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. He was first elected in November 2000.

He has previously served as the Shadow Minister (or opposition critic) for Democratic Institutions (2015-2018), Deputy Opposition House Leader (2015-2016), and Deputy Government House Leader (2006-2015).

He also served as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (2008-2015).

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Constituency Referendum #7: Bill C-14, The Medical Assistance in Dying Act

May 10, 2016

Resources from the Office of Scott Reid, M.P.: Announcement of Constituency Referendum #7 (News release) PDF version of Scott Reid’s mail-out — Constituency Referendum #7 Results of Constituency Referendum #7 (News Release) Supreme Court of Canada ruling: Carter v. Canada — February 6, 2015 Parliamentary resources: Bill C-14 (as introduced by the government at 1st Reading) Report of the Special…

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Electoral reform must go to a referendum: Scott Reid’s Op-Ed

January 6, 2016

Electoral reform must go to a referendum SCOTT REID, MP Ottawa Citizen Published on: December 28, 2015 On Oct. 19, the Liberals were elected on a platform that included dozens of promises, including more than 30 on various aspects of democratic reform. One of these was the dramatic but vague promise that 2015 would be “the last election conducted…

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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

  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 my views on how to get from “here” (first-past-the-post) to “there” (some new electoral system). In 2001,…

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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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Scott Reid is the Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. He was first elected in November 2000.

He has previously served as the Shadow Minister (or opposition critic) for Democratic Institutions (2015-2018), Deputy Opposition House Leader (2015-2016), and Deputy Government House Leader (2006-2015).

He also served as the chairman of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development (2008-2015).

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