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March 23rd, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, yesterday I noted that the government's attempt to give itself carte blanche to unilaterally rewrite the Standing Orders is opposite to the practices of most recent Liberal and Conservative administrations, but the tradition goes back much further. On December 28,

March 22nd, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Government Accountability  Mr. Speaker, if he gets his way, we really never will get to second-guess the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister would put everybody's mind at ease if he would just agree that he will not use his majority to ram through changes to the Standing Orders without all-party consent. U

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, it is a long-standing practice that no major changes to the Standing Orders be adopted without the consent of all parties. To pick one example among many, the Chr├ętien government established a special committee on House of Commons procedures. That committee produced

March 20th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, less than two hours after the proposals and Standing Orders were made public, a Liberal MP put forward a motion to, one, force the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs to treat the proposals as a single omnibus measure, and two, impose draconian deadline

February 16th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Defibrillators  Mr. Speaker, statistics from Canadian police forces show that one life is saved every year for every 17 installed defibrillators in police cruisers. Thus, placing defibrillators in the trunks of all 5,600 RCMP cruisers would save 320 lives per year. This was true when I raised

February 15th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination  Mr. Speaker, as I address Motion No. 103, I will attempt to draw upon two sources of experience that may be relevant. First, I was the chair of the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights from 2008 to 2015. Second, I co-chaired the Canadian Parliamentary Coali

February 15th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, the Minister of Democratic Institutions' mandate letter was made public on February 1, so it is curious that the minister continues to be evasive about answering apparently innocuous questions about the date on which she received the mandate letter. One possible expl

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Madam Speaker, my hon. colleague speaks so fast, he has so many ideas in his head. He is certainly one of the smartest people in the House of Commons. Some would say that is faint praise, but I mean it sincerely. He is a genuinely intelligent person. I enjoy serving on committee

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the member said that the government has many priorities and that there is no room for this one because there is so much on its plate now, including the election of Mr. Trump to the presidency. I would ask the member this question. Is the idea of a cabinet governmen

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, having run over my last response, I will ask you how long I have for this one.

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Thank you, Mr. Speaker. It is good not to apply very tight time constraints after the parliamentary secretary has asked a question, all things considered. I mean that with all respect and love. The answer to his question is, we conducted a survey in my constituency in which we a

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the obvious comment to make is that the sense of hurry was entirely imposed by the Liberals themselves. It was never clear. I think it has become clear actually, but it was never stated clearly which system the Liberals preferred. There was this fiction that their m

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the previous speakers, in particular my two hon. colleagues from the New Democratic Party, who brought forward the motion today. They both have been at the forefront of this debate. Having served on committee with them has been a real pleasure. I shou

February 9th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, the minister's predecessor in that portfolio said she believed that the first past the post system was outdated. I wonder what this minister's view of the first past the post system is.

February 7th, 2017
House debate

Scott Reid
Conservative

Democratic Reform  Mr. Speaker, last weekend not one but several anonymous sources reported details of the cabinet meeting in which it was decided to change course on electoral reform. Any cabinet leak is prohibited by the policy on security of cabinet confidences. By law, such breaches require imm