The Speaker’s role is to ensure that question period is conducted in a civil manner while defending the right of all MPs to be heard in debate.

The House of Commons has elected Liberal MP Greg Fergus to be the next Speaker of the House.
“We need to make sure that we treat each other with respect, that we show Canadians the example because there can be no dialogue unless there’s a mutual understanding of respect,” Mr. Fergus said during his acceptance speech on Oct. 3.

“There can be no ability to perceive the arguments to make your points be heard unless we all agreed to extend to each other that sense of respect and decorum. So I’m going to be working hard on this. And I need all of your help to make this happen.”

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