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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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A letter to Tay Valley Councillors (cost of Integrity Commissioner hearings)

June 17, 2020

Dear TVT Councillors, I was disturbed to learn, yesterday evening, that $16,000 of taxypayers’ money was spent on the recently-completed Integrity Commissioner hearing into Councillor Darling’s alleged violation of the Code of Conduct for TVT Councillors. I suspect that you, in turn, will be disturbed to learn just how much these Integrity Commissioner hearings are costing the taxpayers. A…

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Why I am in the House today

March 24, 2020

UPDATE AT 1:24pm, March 24, 2020: If you read my essay below, I make it clear that my objections are completely procedural. I have no objection to the relief measures bill passing today as long as the government provides it to MPs with enough time to read and understand it. The reason the House of Commons is suspended right…

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COVID Spending Must Have On-going Parliamentary Oversight

March 19, 2020

Yesterday, Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez announced that the House of Commons will be recalled to authorize the largest spending package in Canadian history, and that he’d like Parliament to do so by means of an expedited process, in which all of the normal procedural protections are stripped away. Normally any draft legislation can expect to go through the following…

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Essay #2: On Constituency Referenda

March 3, 2020

By Scott Reid Member of Parliament for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston Open the PDF here: On Constituency Referenda   —————o0o————— This is the second in a series of essays that I will be publishing, during the course of the 2020 Conservative Party leadership race, with the goal of persuading any and all leadership candidates to borrow what I believe to be intelligent…

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Essay #1: Conservatives should be leading on democracy issues

December 30, 2019

By Scott Reid Member of Parliament for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston Open the PDF here: CONSERVATIVES SHOULD BE LEADING, INSTEAD OF LAGGING, ON DEMOCRACY ISSUES   —————o0o————— Like one of the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis, I’ve been around Parliament Hill for a very, very long time. My colleague Cheryl Gallant and I are jointly the longest-serving MPs in the Conservative…

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Responses to Kingston Whig-Standard candidate survey

October 18, 2019

Original Post: October 18, 2019 I provided my responses to a survey provided by the Kingston Whig-Standard to all candidates in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston. The paper printed all responses it received in THIS STORY. Take a look! Note added: November 20, 2019 The Whig Standard asked some questions to which it decided not to publish (presumably on the basis that the…

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Canada Summer Jobs 2019

July 22, 2019

Welcome! I am happy to provide additional information to my constituents on the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, and my own thoughts and actions respecting that program. Please see the links below. You can see my 2018-2019 annual report, in which I wrote about what made my get involved in the CSJ program after never having done so in…

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On Quebec’s Bill 21

June 24, 2019

I am writing to express my admiration for Ichrak Nourel Hak, the courageous young Quebec woman who is challenging the province’s Bill 21. The new law makes it unlawful for a person to work for the provincial government, including schools, while wearing “any object, including clothing, a symbol, jewellery, an adornment, an accessory, or headwear that (i) is worn…

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J’Accuse: An Open Letter to TVT Councillors regarding the Integrity Commissioner’s ruling against Judy Farrell

October 18, 2018

To all members of Tay Valley Township Council, Please read this open letter carefully. It has been submitted to all members of Council, and also to the media and the general public. INTRODUCTORY REMARKS This open letter is an appeal to Tay Valley Township Council to order an immediate review of the Integrity Commissioner report authored by John Ewart,…

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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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