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House Speaker candidates should campaign publicly, says NDP pundit

But Parliamentary expert Ned Franks says The Speaker is for the MPs, not for the public.

Parliament should take the campaign for House Speaker out of closed caucus rooms and in front of news cameras to shed some light on the process for Canadians, says a high-profile former NDP spokesperson and Parliamentary procedure junkie, but traditionalists aren't keen to shine the floodlights on a process they say is meant to be for MPs only.

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House Speaker candidates should campaign publicly, says NDP pundit

But Parliamentary expert Ned Franks says The Speaker is for the MPs, not for the public.

Parliament should take the campaign for House Speaker out of closed caucus rooms and in front of news cameras to shed some light on the process for Canadians, says a high-profile former NDP spokesperson and Parliamentary procedure junkie, but traditionalists aren't keen to shine the floodlights on a process they say is meant to be for MPs only.

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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