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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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Constituency Referendum #1: MP Pay Raise (2001 Summer)

Summer 2001

News release from Scott Reid on voting against MP pay increase and launching riding referendum

In Mr. Reid’s first riding referendum, in August 2001, he sent a mailer to each household in his riding, asking constituents whether he should opt out of a proposed $21,000 MP pay raise, or opt in and give the money to charity.

83% of respondents directed Mr. Reid to opt in and give the raise to charity. He has followed up by donating this raise, each year, to a charity that provides CPR training and purchases automated external defibrillators  (AEDs) for local emergency services, recreation, and community organizations.

In 2005, Mr. Reid played a role in blocking a $15,250 MP pay raise proposed in 2004 by the Liberal Government of Prime Minister Paul Martin. Since then, MP salaries have not been approved by MPs themselves, but rather only rise in line with increases in the average annual income of Canadians.

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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  >