Liberal Anthony Rota re-elected by MPs as House of Commons Speaker

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House of Commons Speaker Anthony Rota appears in the House of Commons on April 14, 2021 in Ottawa.Adrian Wilde/The Canadian Press

Members of Parliament have re-elected Liberal Anthony Rota as Speaker of the House of Commons.

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His re-election came as no surprise as he was widely praised even by opposition parties for tactfully steering the House through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The last parliamentary session was unprecedented, introducing a hybrid format to give lawmakers the option to virtually participate in proceedings to avoid spreading the virus.

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Rota was widely praised for his calm behavior of refereeing the Commons during frequent heated exchanges between MPs from rival parties.

Six other lawmakers ran for the presidency: three Conservatives, one Liberal, one New Democrat and one Green.

As president, Rota is entitled to a salary of $269,800 and access to The Farm, an official residence in Gatineau Park across the river from Parliament Hill.

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