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November 21, 2008 12:58 ET

Prime Minister Harper Names Scott Reid as Deputy Government House Leader

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2008) - Scott Reid, the Member of Parliament for Lanark - Frontenac - Lennox and Addington will serve as Deputy Government House Leader, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today.

"Scott is a veteran of the House of Commons with a clear command of both House procedure and the important issues facing our country," said the Prime Minister. "In a time of global economic instability it is crucial that we can move our governing agenda efficiently through the House of Commons and Scott has the right skills for the job."

First elected in 2000, Mr. Reid has already served as Deputy Government House leader since 2006. He has also served as chair of the subcommittee on International Human Rights of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development.

Prior to entering public life, Mr. Reid was an author who wrote extensively on Canadian constitutional issues. He would go on to serve as a constitutional advisor to a former Canadian Leader of the Official Opposition.

"I am delighted that the Prime Minister has asked me to continue to serve as Deputy House Leader," said Mr. Reid. "I look forward to working with my caucus colleagues to deliver better government for all Canadians."

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