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Liberal MP Anthony Rota elected Speaker of the House of Commons

Liberal legislator Anthony Rota became the Speaker of House of Commons and the first Italian-Canadian to hold the position after beating four other Members of Parliament in a secret ballot election on Thursday. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Leader »

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Politics Today – September 28, 2014

On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda reports on the signing of a free trade agreement between Canada and South Korea, on the controversy over the role of the Speaker of Canada’s House of Commons, and on the »

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Speaker drops private member’s bill rewritten by government

In what the Speaker of Canada’s House of Commons called an “unprecedented situation” Andrew Scheer ruled that a private members bill that had been extensively rewritten by government MPs and approved, could not proceed and would be dropped from the »

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House of Commons Speaker ruling on MPs’ freedom of speech

Canada’s House of Commons Speaker Andrew Scheer ruled on Tuesday (April 23) on a government Member of Parliament’s complaint that the parties in the House are going too far in muzzling their MPs. Journalist Colin Horgan summed up the ruling this »