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The Devolin crackdown

One of the Speaker’s understudies gets tough

Speaker Scheer’s 2nd Annual Hilloween Party

Speaker Andrew Scheer hosted his second annual Hilloween party for MPs, staffers and all their children.

Live: A very long night for a very long bill

Welcome to Aaron Wherry’s live coverage of tonight’s C-38 votes


In the midnight hour

With the NDP’s Matthew Kellway on his feet addressing the House, debate of Bill C-6 has now carried over into a new day, at least so far as the outside world is concerned. Mr. Kellway is not quite electric, but the discussion remains mostly on topic*.


The new Speaker, Starbucks and ice cream

While Andrew Scheer (below) became the new Speaker, other Conservatives tried their best to win over votes.

Who will be the next Speaker of the House?

LIVE BLOG: Aaron Wherry reports from the Speaker’s election


For your consideration: Barry Devolin

Next in our series on the prospective speakers, Barry Devolin, the MP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. His answers are after the jump.


‘I’m asking my fellow MPs to imagine a Parliament that functions well’

The NDP’s Denise Savoie has officially entered the race to be the next Speaker of the House. From the news release:


Place your bets

The Canadian Press widens the current field to replace Peter Milliken as Speaker to six MPs, all of them Conservatives.


The next Speaker of the House

Conservative MPs Andrew Scheer (who served as deputy speaker during the last Parliament) and Barry Devolin (who served as an assistant speaker) will apparently seek to replace Peter Milliken as Speaker of the House of Commons. NDP MP Joe Comartin, who sought the Speaker’s chair in 2008, apparently won’t do so this time around.


Three hundred and eight elections

The Liberal candidate in Manicougan has been dismissed over offensive remarks about Aboriginals. London West incumbent Ed Holder doesn’t want to debate health care. Calgary East incumbent Deepak Obhrai doesn’t want to debate his opponents at all. There is journalism drama in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and sign drama in South Shore-St. Margaret’s. The candidates explain what matters most in Oakville and the candidates in Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon meet the Rotarians.


Signs of life for Michael Ignatieff

Prorogation allowed Ignatieff to see through the fog of his foibles and find his vision