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Business of the nation begins, you’re on

By Barry Campbell       

You are all there to make a difference, do a job, and get noticed. Enjoy it. Wherever you’re sitting in the Chamber of the House of Commons, you have a front row seat to Canadian political theatre.

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TORONTO—The bells will ring Thursday calling you—the Members—to the sitting of the 42nd House of Commons. The House Chamber should take your breath away as you enter history and begin to do the nation’s business. Understanding the seating plan of the House of Commons will be important (beyond knowing where to plant yourself).  Like the order of the Politburo standing atop Lenin’s Tomb on May Day, the seating plan tells you who is in or out, who is

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