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  • His favourite word is system.

Conservative MP for Lanark—Frontenac—Kingston (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 48% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Harrington to #ERRE: In this particular case... if there is not an election to be fought on the proposal, there ought to be a referendum.

Posted on Twitter Matthew Harrington to #ERRE: There has to be some mode of direct consultation with the people: an election on the system, or a referendum.

Posted on Twitter @xTheJim I can refer you to section 10 of the Conservative Party’s recently updated policy declaration: https://t.co/q5bxBvFNt4

Posted on Twitter @xTheJim I’ve always supported a referendum, as has my party: -https://t.co/hfayx2mc1i -https://t.co/SC69l9HNDU -https://t.co/02zoWkVHx2

Posted on Twitter Nicole Goodman to #ERRE: ER needs to be done right, not just for the sake of doing it. If it takes longer than 2019, that should be OK.

Posted on Twitter Dr. Cooper to #ERRE: Pushing ER for 2019 is both imprudent & immoderate. Doing so could cause more difficulty than you’re trying to fix.

A month ago

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Dion declines to appear before electoral reform committee In the committee on Tuesday morning, Conservative MP Scott Reid moved a motion that recognized Dion as a “credentialed academic” with “compelling views” — Dion taught public administration and political science at l'Université de Montréal from 1984 to ...

Two months ago

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Well, you're right about that. Actually, when you say to yourself that it hasn't...I have always defended a referendum, and your comment gives me a chance ...

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Thank you very much. Mr. Mayrand, from my point of view it appears that the government is trying to run out the clock so that it ...

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Electoral Reform Minister, you won't say no to a referendum here. You will not say no. I've asked you directly. So now let me posit to you this ...

Spoke at the Electoral Reform committee on Election of Chair, Committee Business, and Election of Vice-Chairs I can explain why. There are two reasons. Number one, Mr. Mayrand and Mr. Kingsley should not both be put into a 90-minute spot. I don't ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Madam Speaker, I will continue with the same referendum announcement from June 20, 2006: The adoption of a new electoral system would represent a foundational change ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business I wanted to go back to one of the items he raised. After he made the point, I was interested enough to go over and pick ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, last weekend journalist and noted electoral reform advocate Andrew Coyne criticized the Liberals' schedule for the committee on electoral reform. He stated, “The very ...

Spoke in the House on Points of Order Mr. Speaker, in responding to a question for the member for Richmond—Arthabaska, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Democratic Institutions said something that could not ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #102 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, Matthew Mendelsohn is one of the principal authors of the Liberal election platform containing that famous promise about the 2015 election being the last ...

Voted Yes on Vote #101 on Bill C-223 Establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada

Voted No on Vote #100 on Bill C-210 Amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Committee Business I want to talk to you about why I think this motion is important and why I think the members of the committee should support it. ...

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, in today's National Post, Laval Professor Stephen Gordon notes: ...much of the argument against using a referendum to choose an electoral system uses technocratic ...

Spoke in the House on Questions on the Order Paper With regard to electoral reform for the period between October 19, 2015, and April 22, 2016: (a) what individuals and organizations were consulted by, or provided ...

Voted No on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, I would like to encourage my open-minded colleague opposite to consider the following. I am going to quote from that paper, which states, “the ...

Three months ago

Spoke in the House on Democratic Reform Mr. Speaker, of course Conservative members will be participating in the committee process that is starting up, but that is not the question. After that process ...

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada All-Party Support Still Not Enough To Change Electoral System: Tories OTTAWA — If every political party in the House Commons agrees on a new electoral system, it still won't have the necessary support without a referendum, a Tory MP says. Conservative ... Scott Reid during question period in the House of Commons, June 2.

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Initiatives toward a family-friendly House of Commons and Question of privilege related ... Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you, Minister, for being here in what is probably the busiest month, possibly one of the busiest weeks, of your life. ...

Mentioned by National Post Tory MP advocates for electoral reform referendum but former top official warns it would be illegal MP Scott Reid said Tuesday he stands by a 2005 paper that advocated a preferential or ranked referendum, which would offer several voting system options to Canadians, including the status quo. He also suggested there could be a two-tier referendum, ...

Mentioned by Ottawa Citizen Scott Reid on how Scott Reid is wrong and some electoral reform would be … wronger Although, in this case, the Scott Reid in question is not the loudmouth former political aide and Ace Frehley fanatic who pens this column. We're talking about the Conservative MP who opposes the Trudeau government's plan to reform the way we elect ...

Mentioned by iPolitics.ca (subscription) Tories furious about 'backroom' electoral reform deal Reacting to the surprising news on Thursday that the Liberals will support, with a few amendments, the NDP's motion on the establishment of an electoral reform committee, Conservative MP Scott Reid described the development as a “backroom deal” and ...

Spoke at the Procedure and House Affairs committee on Question of privilege related to the matter of the premature disclosure of ... Sorry. I wouldn't have eaten into Mr. Graham's time if I'd known I was about to go next. It seems we're moving into debate here. The ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) Vancouver convention: Tories attempt to forge path to victory in 2019 Led by Conservative MP Scott Reid Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Ont.), a number of Conservative MPs and volunteers are urging delegates to sign a petition and vote in favour of amending the party constitution to allow Ms. Ambrose to run. It remains to be ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-569 An Act respecting the procedure for the appointment and removal of the Governor General