The election of Liberal MP Anthony Rota to the Speaker's role over his party colleague Geoff Regan, the incumbent, did not surprise Conservative MP John Nater, who said his caucus may have wanted an alternative.
Newly elected House Speaker Anthony Rota, pictured in his West Block office on Dec. 11, days after defeating his party colleague Geoff Regan, right, for the top job. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade
While the exact results of the Speaker’s election may not be known for certain, at least one Conservative MP says his peers were less likely to throw their support behind the incumbent Speaker.
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