Two weeks ago, Conservative Member of Parliament Blake Richards was “named” by the House Speaker and ejected for excessive heckling. It was the first time an MP has been ejected from the House in 15 years. Speaker Geoff Regan has shown a willingness to keep a tighter leash on the debate, which has been worsening this fall. But this was the first time he felt compelled to remove a Member, one of the harshest punishments available to him.
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