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Politics This Morning: Most common hecklers male, veteran MPs who sit on government backbench, says new report

By Bea Vongdouangchanh      
'With a House of Commons comprised of more than half rookie MPs, next week’s start of a new Parliament offers an opportunity for MPs to change the way the House functions to become a more respectful, 21st-century workplace,' says Samara Canada's Jane Hilderman. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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The majority of MPs in the House of Commons decry heckling and feel that there needs to be some improvement, but the majority of them also freely admit to doing it, according to a new report by Samara Canada. The organization dedicated to reconnecting Canadians with politics surveyed MPs in the last Parliament and 69 per cent of them said heckling is a problem during House debates, and especially during Question Period—yet 72 per cent of them continue

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