Rota’s victory is a surprise, but there was no doubt that the Liberals would hold the position again.
Liberal MP Anthony Rota is the new Speaker of the House of Commons.
Rota was facing off against the previous Speaker, Liberal MP Geoff Regan. Conservative MPs Bruce Stanton and Joel Godin were also running, while NDP MP Carol Hughes had put her name forward as well.
Regan had been expected to win, but Rota’s victory won’t change much, since the Liberals still retain control over the position.
You can watch Rota’s remarks upon becoming speaker below:
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