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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 #2: Bill C-5, the Species at Risk Act (2001 Fall)

Fall 2001

On June 11, 2002, the House of Commons voted on Bill C-5, the Species at Risk Act, which contained measures to protect Canadian indigenous wildlife, especially endangered or threatened species.

Mr. Reid proposed, on his own accord, an amendment to C-5 which would have guaranteed full and prompt compensation for landowners who lose the use of lands inhabited by endangered species. The Liberal government at the time defeated that amendment.

Mr. Reid sent a mailer to each household in his riding, asking whether he should vote for Bill C-5 at Third Reading.

In Vote No. 371, available¬†in the House of Commons’ Journals of Tuesday, June 11, 2002, Mr. Reid voted in favour of Bill C-5, as instructed to do by a majority of his constituents who responded to his riding referendum mailer by the time of the vote. The bill was adopted by a vote of 148 for and 85 against.

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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  >