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The Weekend Q&A: How’d you cope when the temperature dropped from 30 to 15 degrees overnight?

By Shruti Shekar      

In the first edition of this new weekly feature, we ask MPs how they adjusted to the swift weather change in the nation's capital this week.

NDP MPs Alexandre Boulerice and Hélène Laverdière were both feeling the wild temperature change this week in Ottawa. While Ms. Laverdière was rubbing her arms to keep herself warm, Mr. Boulerice said he preferred wearing his suit and tie in the cold than the sweltering heat. The Hill Times photograph by Shruti Shekar
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PARLIAMENT HILL‚ÄĒAfter a summer of wacky weather in Canada (flooding, forest fires, and more), Mother Nature ended the season with a bang this week in Ottawa when one day felt like balmy bikini-wearing weather and the next day felt like walking into a freezer. Temperatures rose to nearly 33 degrees Celsius, but it actually felt hotter thanks to the humidity.   [caption id="attachment_120635" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screenshot from The Weather Network[/caption] It was incredibly unusual for late September, when

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