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…
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).
I first published this article in October, 2001, in the public policy journal, Policy Options. The recent re-emergence of marijuana legalization as a policy issue has prompted me to republish it here. The original title was, simply, “Should We End Prohibition?” – Scott Reid, October 9, 2014.
A suggested change to the boundaries between the proposed new riding of Lanark – Frontenac and Kingston & The Islands.