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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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January 29

January 29, 2024

Today, January 29, we mark the 7th anniversary of the heinous murder of six of our fellow citizens who were killed solely for practising their faith in peace, in their place of worship, because they were Muslim.  Violence and bigotry directed against religious believers, based on their religion, is inimical to a free, peaceful, and plural society. I stand…

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Magna Carta

June 12, 2023

Full-text translation of the 1215 edition of Magna Carta Source: The British Library PDF (created by Scott Reid, with additional notes) La Grande Charte des Libertés (“La Magna Carta”, 1215) Source du texte : https://mjp.univ-perp.fr/constit/uk1215.htm PDF (créé par Scott Reid, avec des notes supplémentaires)  

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My statement on this morning’s announcement from Canopy Growth

February 9, 2023

Today, Canopy Growth announced that it is laying off 46% of its workforce in Smiths Falls, ON. This announcement comes as a shock to the many workers and their families, so it is appropriate for everyone’s thoughts and prayers to be with them today. While there are many reasons that this industry is retrenching, the overwhelming factors are the…

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Update on my roles as MP and with Giant Tiger Stores Ltd.

February 6, 2023

This is an update on my message, following a Toronto Star interview, in 2018. The original response is posted on my website, HERE.  Back in May 2018, the Toronto Star searched through the public postings on the webpage of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner, and was thereby able to establish that about a dozen of Canada’s 338…

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Democratizing the Notwithstanding Clause

June 11, 2021

In a 1996 essay, “Penumbras for the People”, I advocated the adoption of a law that would permit Parliament to invoke Section 33 of the Charter of Rights (the so-called “Notwithstanding Clause“, which permits Parliament and the provincial legislatures to re-enact laws that have been struck down by the courts as being in violation of the Charter), only if its…

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Response to today’s Tay Valley Township press release

June 22, 2020

Dear Tay Valley Township Councillors, Today’s press release contains a few errors that ought to be corrected. Do you mind if I draw these points to your attention? —–o0o—– Incorrect statement #1: “In Mr. Reid’s recent blog post on his federal government website, he makes a number of allegations ….” Correction: Actually, the website (www.scottreid.ca) was purchased by me independently,…

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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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