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Committees of the House  Mr. Speaker, I have to take exception to one thing my hon. colleague just said. I personally do not believe that any electoral system has the effect of privileging or diminishing extremism. It has been an unfortunate aspect of this debate that the Prime Minister has asserted that

May 30th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, there are two kinds of young people: those who voted in the last election and those for whom the next election will be their first opportunity to vote. Among those in the first category, some voted for the Liberals and for the current Prime Minister. Indeed, during

May 30th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I suspect they are best explained by self-interest. That goes further than anything else. I have outlined a scenario that I sincerely believe is what was afoot. I think that at some point the Prime Minister realized things were not going to go the way he wanted th

May 30th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, let me answer the second question first. I am not actually advocating in favour of proportional representation. I am advocating that if one is looking at alternatives to the status quo, one ought to move toward something that actually has a base of support, that ac

May 30th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Committees of the House  Madam Speaker, I take issue with something the hon. parliamentary secretary said in his remarks. He suggested that there was a lack of consensus and that it would be irresponsible to move forward in the absence of that lack of consensus. I want to read the relevant recommendation

May 30th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Democratic Reform  Madam Speaker, the first 30 seconds of that answer was actually on the topic of the cabinet leak. The rest was on another topic. With regard to that question, I will just say that the parliamentary secretary's assertion that a cabinet leak did not occur is obviously counterfactu

May 17th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Democratic Reform  Madam Speaker, on February 3, Althia Raj, in the Huffington Post, reported on a leak from a recent meeting. She reported: Several government sources, speaking to The Huffington Post Canada on condition of anonymity, said a decision to abandon the Liberals’ election promise of

May 17th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Religious Freedom  Mr. Speaker, here are three facts: one, thanks be to God, state-sanctioned persecution in the name of Christianity is nearly extinct worldwide; two, religious persecution by officially Muslim states, and even more by officially atheist regimes, is alive and well; and, three, over

May 11th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Privilege  It is the obvious analogy, Mr. Speaker. There is one distinction between the electoral reform promise that the government gave and the promise it gave here, which is that the electoral reform promise was dramatic in terms of timing. The promise was that this would be the last f

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I cannot do justice to the hon. member's quite detailed and lengthy paper on changes to the Standing Orders. She came forward in good faith with a substantial number of proposals. Rather than dealing with any of the specifics, I will make this observation. What she

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, first of all, I am shocked and appalled to discover that member introducing electoral reform into one of his comments.

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I hope you will not object if I take a moment to give context to the comments of my hon. colleague from Winnipeg North. In the last Parliament, I proposed a motion to amend the Standing Orders and when that motion came before the House, it was voted on in a free vo

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Privilege  Mr. Speaker, I am very glad indeed to participate in this debate. I want to address the problem that faces us as we decide on this matter of privilege to face the fact that we are going to be sending this question of privilege to a committee which has itself largely broken down

May 2nd, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Standing Orders of the House of Commons  Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberals announced that they will use a government order to ram through changes to the Standing Orders by the end of June. According to the House leader, these Standing Order changes will “make the House of Commons more efficient”. I think I am stating

May 1st, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative

Standing Orders of the House of Commons  Mr. Speaker, when the Prime Minister promised he would be answering the questions on Wednesdays, we had no idea it would be done like this. The Liberal election platform contains only two commitments regarding the Standing Orders, only two, one of which is this gem, “We will cha

April 12th, 2017House debate

Scott ReidConservative