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The House celebrates 150 years since the first meeting of Parliament

By Shruti Shekar      
Former prime ministers, clockwise from top left, Joe Clark, Paul Martin, John Turner, and Brian Mulroney were among the politicos to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the first Parliament of Canada on Nov. 6 in Centre Block. Reuters/pool photograph by Chris Wattie
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MPs celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first meeting of the Parliament of Canada on Nov. 6. Several former prime ministers and speakers of the House were recognized before Question Period, including ex-PMs John Turner, Joe Clark, Brian Mulroney, and Paul Martin, and ex-Speakers Peter Milliken and John Bosley. During a photo opportunity, Mr. Martin joked that he and Mr. Clark stood behind Mr. Mulroney and Mr. Turner—who were seated—because they were younger, to which Mr. Turner reacted with

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