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MPs return to House, including 197 rookies, promise better tone

By Rachel Aiello      

'It’s never going to be perfect. There’s always going to be people reacting a bit here and there but that’s human nature,' says House Speaker Regan. 'But, let’s remember that this is not the boys’ club that it probably was 60 years ago.'

House Speaker Geoff Regan says, 'You can disagree without being disagreeable.' The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

MPs are promising to strike a new tone in this new Parliament and say gone are the days of the “raucous” boys’ club behaviour.

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